• Payson

    Jo Ann Kidd: 1931-2019

    Jo Ann Kidd, 87, of Payson, AZ passed on June 26, 2019. Jo was preceded in death by her son Ron and daughter Debra. Jo is survived by her sons Gary Bowles and Donald Rhodes, 9 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and…

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    Nellie Macias Correa 1923-2019

    Nellie M. Correa, 96, of Goodyear, AZ passed from a life well-lived on May 26, 2019. She was born on January 4, 1923 to Paulino Macias and Josefa Soto Macias in Kansas City, KS, but was raised by her mother…

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    Brettly Ryan Flynn

    On the morning of June 30, 2019 Brettly Ryan Flynn, age 21, made his final journey home. Born and raised in Payson, he was loved by many and will be dearly missed by all.

  • Fountain Hills,  Payson,  Scottsdale

    Edith Lewis Steury

    Edith Lewis Steury Payson, Arizona Edith Lewis Steury was 79 years old when she passed peacefully at Payson Care Center on March 26, 2019.  Edith was born in Camp Verde, Arizona.  Her mother was Eva Engle and father Charlie Saxe.  She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt.  Edith met a lot of wonderful people thru her journey of life that she called friends.  Edith was a homemaker, a prayer warrior and a teacher to the end.  She wil…

  • Fountain Hills,  Payson,  Scottsdale

    Shelby Ann Keller & Raul Eloyed Montoya

    Shelby Ann Keller & Raul Eloyed Montoya Scottsdale The families of Shelby Ann Keller and Raul Eloyed Montoya are deeply saddened and regret to announce the passing of the couple on March 30, 2019. We are at peace knowing that they passed doing what they loved and enjoyed so much. Both of these beautiful souls were happy and looking forward to many new chapters of life together. Shelby and Raul loved their families, friends, coworkers and large network of interesting characters t…

  • Fountain Hills,  Payson,  Scottsdale

    Kelly Sue McNeil

    Kelly Sue McNeil Payson, Arizona Kelly Sickler McNeil, 60, of Payson, AZ died unexpectedly Saturday March 30, 2019 in Phoenix AZ. Memorial services will be held in Payson, AZ at 1:30 pm on Friday April 5th.  Messinger Payson Funeral Home in Payson is in charge of arrangements.  Kelly was born Nov. 21, 1958 in LaMesa CA to Dale and Marilyn Sickler.  She grew up in Amherst, NE where she attended elementary and high school.  She graduated with the class of 1978. Following hig…

  • Fountain Hills,  Payson,  Scottsdale

    Gloria M. Diefenderfer

    Gloria M. Diefenderfer Scottsdale Gloria Louise Diefenderfer of Scottsdale, Arizona passed away on April 1st, 2019 at the age of 93 years old. Born on January 6th, 1926 in Westminster, Maryland, she was the daughter of Harry J. and Janet Koons Mathias. Her husband, Leonard A. Diefenderfer preceded her in death in 2006. Gloria was a 1942 graduate of Westminster High School. In 1946 she received a Bachelor of Arts – Cum Laude degree from Western Maryland College. This led to her music teaching …

  • Fountain Hills,  Payson,  Scottsdale

    Justin H. Lee

    Justin H. Lee Surprise Justin H. Lee, 57, went to be with the Lord on March 25, 2019. Justin was born on February 27, 1962 in Waterbury, CT to Earl and Thelma Lee. Justin is survived by his wife, Lisa, sons Adam, Trevor (Claudia) and his beloved granddaughter Savannah. He is also survived by his mother Thelma and five siblings, Allyson, Corey (LuAnn), Marc (Mary), Dana (Ginger) and Jody (Eddie), his Aunt Pat (Henry) along with numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service wil…

  • Fountain Hills,  Payson,  Scottsdale

    Howard D Losey

    Howard D Losey Howard Dean Losey born 1939 in Belle Plaine Iowa, passed away March 29th, 2019 at the age of 79. He is survived by his wife Charlene (Susie). Howard was a father of two sons, Kevin and Jon Losey and a step-son Eric Kirtland. Howard had four grandsons, 2 granddaughters and thirteen great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Jerry and Ruth (Wandling) Choteborsky.   For many years Howard was the founder and owner of Howard’s Auto Service in Mesa. He sold the…

  • Fountain Hills,  Payson,  Scottsdale

    Shelby Ann Keller & Raul Eloy Montoya

    Shelby Ann Keller & Raul Eloy Montoya Scottsdale The families of Shelby Ann Keller and Raul Eloy Montoya are sad to announce the passing of the couple on Saturday, March 30, 2019. We are at peace knowing that they passed together doing what they loved and enjoyed so very much. These two wonderful souls were happy and looking forward to the many new chapters life has to offer. Shelby and Raul loved their families, friends, coworkers and the vast array of interesting characters they’ve met …

  • Fountain Hills,  Payson,  Scottsdale

    Patty Ann Momeyer

    Patty Ann Momeyer Scottsdale Patty Ann Momeyer passed away peacefully in Scottsdale, Arizona on March 28, 2019. Born on November 14, 1932 in Erie, Pennsylvania, the only child of Gerald and Janet Momeyer, Patty – or “Pat” as she was known by many of her friends and neighbors – loved life almost as much as she loved dogs. Pat is survived by her best friend Gloria Reed. The two lived together for over 50 years and Gloria remained steadfast in caring for and loving Pat in her later years. The tw…

  • Fountain Hills,  Payson,  Scottsdale

    Roland E. Thomas

    Roland E. Thomas Scottsdale Roland E. Thomas, age 88, of Scottsdale, Arizona passed away peacefully March 23, 2019. Ron was born April 12, 1930 in Austin, Texas. He was reared and educated in Las Cruces New Mexico, graduating from New Mexico State in 1952. Upon graduation, he was commissioned in the United States Air Force and served for more 26 years before retiring in the grade of Brigadier General. Roland earned a Master’s of Science in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and a…

  • Fountain Hills,  Payson,  Scottsdale

    Francisco “Frank Kaduco” Cabrera

    Francisco “Frank Kaduco” Cabrera Francisco “Frank Kaduco” Cabrera Francisco “Frank Kaduco” Cabrera, 76, of Phoenix, AZ passed away peacefully on March 25, 2019. Frank was born on October 2, 1942 on the island of Saipan CNMI. Frank is survived by his wife Bernadette Blaz Cabrera, four sons Pete (Tina) Arriola, Frankie Cabrera, Anthony Cabrera and Michael (Jaylene) Cabrera, four daughters Nicole Cabrera, Therese (Colin) Marfil, Carmen Cabrera, Angel Cabrera, two step-children from his previous….

  • Fountain Hills,  Payson,  Scottsdale

    Jane F. Pearson

    Jane F. Pearson Scottsdale Jane Aurelia Finnegan Carley Kerkhof  ‘Rockette’ Pearson passed on March 27, 2019, two days after her 102nd birthday.  Jane was born on March 25, 1917 in St. Louis, MO to Aurelia Hollis and John ‘King’ Finnegan.   She began her modeling career at the age of 18 months when she was chosen as the Pevely Dairy baby and her photo adorned the side of the Pevely milk trucks.  Jane trained as a dancer and spent four years with the Roxyettes at the…..

  • Fountain Hills,  Payson,  Scottsdale

    John Pugh

    John Pugh Scottsdale John Pugh, 92 of Scottsdale, AZ passed away peacefully on March 20, 2019.  John was born May 17, 1926 in Upland, IN.  John is survived by his four daughters, Nancy (Ron) Winger, Mary Ann Joyner, Lorraine (Charles) Schriefer, and Amy (Carl) Gassmann, nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren.  John was preceded in death by his father Paul, mother Effie, sister Ruth Etta, and his loving wife of forty-seven years, Mary Jane Bragg.  John served in th…

  • Fountain Hills,  Payson,  Scottsdale

    Jane Aurelia Finnegan Carley Kerkhof “Rockette” Pearson

    Jane Aurelia Finnegan Carley Kerkhof “Rockette” Pearson Scottsdale Jane Aurelia Finnegan Carley Kerkhof  ‘Rockette’ Pearson passed on March 27, 2019, two days after her 102nd birthday.  Jane was born on March 25, 1917 in St. Louis, MO to Aurelia Hollis and John ‘King’ Finnegan.   She began her modeling career at the age of 18 months when she was chosen as the Pevely Dairy baby and her photo adorned the side of the Pevely milk trucks.  Jane trained as a dancer and spen…

  • Fountain Hills,  Payson,  Scottsdale

    Terrence Michael Zajac

    Terrence Michael Zajac Scottsdale Terrence Michael “Terry” Zajac, aged 71, passed away on Thursday, March 21, 2019 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Terry was born on March 6, 1948 in Chicago, Illinois to Robert and Alice (Vance) Zajac. A brilliant teacher, accomplished author, and respected subject matter expert, Terry created a distinguished career in real estate education that spanned over three decades. He was the recipient of numerous awards and held high-ranking positions with the Lincoln Graduat…

  • Fountain Hills,  Payson,  Scottsdale

    James Joseph Pignataro

    James Joseph Pignataro JAMES ( JIM) PIGNATARO My Jim went Home to God so peacefully at 6:21 PM Friday March 22, 2019 after a long battle with cancer, he was 76 years old. Jim was born and raised in Yonkers, New York on October 26th 1942 to Irene and Jim Pignataro, along with his Mom and Dad he will now join his 2 sisters, Joan (Mullins) and Irene (Silvestri) in Heaven. The family is now all together again. Jim attended Saunders High School and NYU, after graduation he went to work for IBM in …

  • Fountain Hills,  Payson,  Scottsdale

    Marie Theresa Tancredi

    Marie Theresa Tancredi Marie Theresa Tancredi died on Wednesday March 20, 2019 with her children by her side to be with her husband Buddy. She was born on December 15, 1931 in Manhattan, New York. Marie and Buddy raised their children in Rivervale, New Jersey. Marie worked for the Midlantic Bank for many years and was a wonderful seamstress most of her life. They retired to Arizona in 1981. Marie is survived by her children Daniel (Christine) Tancredi, Donna (Wayne) Evans, Grandchildren Thoma…

  • Fountain Hills,  Payson,  Scottsdale

    Marilyn A Vidourek

    Marilyn A Vidourek Scottsdale Chandler-Marilyn Ann Vidourek, 78, passed away on Monday March 18th, 2019.  Marilyn was the first born of Della and Paul Snyder.  She was born in Hamilton, OH on May 28th, 1940 and from the start was Daddy’s little girl.  Marilyn first attended St. Veronica’s then St. Ann’s grade school.  She graduated to, then from, Notre Dame High School where the Nuns tried to recruit her to their cause; but God had other plans.  When she was 17 years …

  • Fountain Hills,  Payson,  Scottsdale

    Michael F. Cleary

    Michael F. Cleary Scottsdale Michael F. Cleary, M.D., 92, quietly passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at his home of the last 52 years.   Michael is survived by his cherished wife of 65 years, Therese (Dunne); his devoted daughter, Pauline Dean; his two beloved grandsons, Patrick and Brian Smee; his dear son-in-law, Bill: his two younger sisters, Mona and Joan; twenty-nine nieces and nephews and their families; in addition to many friends and colleagues.   Born and raised in Dublin…

  • Fountain Hills,  Payson,  Scottsdale

    Kevin Walsh

    Kevin Walsh New River Kevin Walsh, 60, of New River, Arizona, passed away on March 16, 2019. Kevin was born June 17, 1958 in Los Angeles, California. Kevin is survived by his parents Bradley and Suzanne, brothers Colin, Mark and Adam Walsh, and sisters-in-law Paula and Padi. Kevin attended Scottsdale’s Arcadia High School where he made many lasting friendships. He leaves many dear friends in Park City, Utah. A Memorial Service will be held at Messinger Mortuary, 7601 E. Indian School Rd., Sco…

  • Fountain Hills,  Payson,  Scottsdale

    John “Jack” F. Donovan

    John “Jack” F. Donovan John F. (Jack) Donovan was born on February 20, 1932 in Garretson, South Dakota to Dennis and Gertrude Donovan. Jack finally kicked the bucket on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at the age of 87.  He attended country school in rural Garretson and attended high school at Garretson High School.  He enlisted in the U.S. Navy prior to the Korean War and served two (2) deployments to Korea on board the High Speed Mine Sweeper USS Doyle (DMS 34).  He was awarded the Ko…

  • Fountain Hills,  Payson,  Scottsdale

    Ruth McKinstry

    Ruth McKinstry On Monday, March 18, 2019, Ruth McKinstry, loving wife, cherished mother, grandmother and great grandmother, died peacefully at the age of 86 in Chandler, AZ.  Ruth was a native of Chicago, earned a BA Degree at Lawrence University, and married Jack on August 21, 1954.  She taught elementary school for a short time in Plato Center, Illinois.  As family and careers grew, she lived in St. Louis, MO, San Francisco, CA, Long Island, NY, and Scottsdale, AZ.  Afte…

  • Fountain Hills,  Payson,  Scottsdale

    Henry C. Croom

    Henry C. Croom Henry C. Croom, a Scottsdale resident, died March 19, 2019 at age 84. He was born in Wilson, N.C. on May 29, 1934 to Sue Sprott Croom and John E. Croom. After graduating in 1955 from North Carolina State College (now North Carolina State University) with degree of Bachelor of Ceramic Engineering he held a variety of jobs in brick plant operation and management in Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, and New York states, as well as serving two years in the U.S. Army at Ft. Monmouth…

  • Fountain Hills,  Payson,  Scottsdale

    Laura Elenora Carnell

    Laura Elenora Carnell Scottsdale Scottsdale. Laura Elenora “Ellie” Carnell of Scottsdale, Arizona passed away peacefully at the age of 91 on March 15, 2018 with family by her side. Ellie was born in Wallaceburg, Ontario, Canada on August 11, 1927 to Laura and William Roy Moreland. She was the youngest of 4 children with brother Lloyd Moreland and sisters Juanita Moreland and Lenora Sterling. She is survived by her children Michelle and Michael Carnell and his wife Consuelo Esnaola. She had fo…

  • Fountain Hills,  Payson,  Scottsdale

    Draga S. Kellick

    Draga S. Kellick Draga S. Kellick (nee Bartikova), passed away on March 17, 2019. Born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, she was the daughter of General Josef Bartik and Libuse Bartikova. General Bartik was the chief of Czechoslovak counterespionage prior to World War II. As the German presence threatened Europe, Draga age ten, with her mother and sister in care of the Czech underground, made the long harrowing trip to the Polish border, and hence to the security of England. She spent the WWII years…

  • Fountain Hills,  Payson,  Scottsdale

    Violet Marie Backus

    Violet Marie Backus   Violet Marie Backus passed away on March 16, 2019. She was born in Detroit Michigan on April 11, 1921. Violet and her beloved husband Alex, who passed away June 2005, eventually retired and moved to Arizona to be nearer their grandchildren. Violet was devoted to her children, neighbors, and God. Her hobbies, such as traveling, entertaining, enjoying outdoor activities, also included golf and a love of animals. Violet is survived by her four children Alex (Susan) Bac…

  • Fountain Hills,  Payson,  Scottsdale

    Phyllis Doreen Osterberg

    Phyllis Doreen Osterberg Phyllis Doreen Osterberg, 96, of Fountain Hills, AZ went with the angels March 15, 2019. Phyllis was born to Edgar Walter and Emma Mary (Steele) Merefield, 12/21/1922, in Fleur-de-Lys, Caerphilly County, South Wales.  She attended high school at New Tredgar, Wales.  Her life led to an adventure in-wed to Dennis Becker, U.S. Military, which brought her to the USA.  They began in Iowa, and then moved to Phoenix, AZ.  Dennis sadly passed at a fairly e…