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Timothy Ronald Kennedy
Timothy Ronald Kennedy, age 78 of Buckeye, AZ died March 11, 2018 in Goodyear, AZ. He was born June 10, 1939 in West Grove, PA to Spencer Blackburn Kennedy, Sr. and Eula Geraldine Parsons. He served in the US Navy from September, 1957 to March, 1962 achieving the rank of E-5 Petty Officer 2nd Class. Timothy was a tabulating machine operator for IBM. He was also a member of 626 Carpenters Union of Wilmington, Delaware.
Timothy is survived by his wife, Barbara Kennedy; daughters, Laura Kushner (Ken), Rebecca Newman, Pamela Kennedy; step-daughter Christine Watson (Scott); sons, Rodney Kennedy (Bonnie), Gregory Kennedy (Pamela), and Scott Kennedy; sister, Patricia Dolor (Alfred); 20 grandchildren, and 28 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Spencer B. Kennedy, Sr.; mother, Eula G. Parsons; brothers, Spencer B. Kennedy, Jr., Dave Kennedy, Gerald Kennedy, Joseph Kennedy, Benjamin Kennedy; and daughter, Dawn Arb.
A visitation will be held from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm, Sunday, March 18, 2018 at Thompson Funeral Chapel, 926 S. Litchfield Road, Goodyear, AZ. A visitation will also be held at 10:00 am followed by a funeral service at 11:00 am, Monday, March 19, 2018 at Thompson Funeral Chapel. Burial will be at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, AZ 85024. After burial, the family will host a prepared meal at the Kennedy home. The family suggests that donations be made to the ALS Association, Arizona Chapter, 360 E. Coronado Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85004.
Mary Lou Thomas
Mary Lou Thomas “Mema” entered Heaven on March 3, 2018.
Mary Lou moved to Litchfield Park from Akron, OH in 1963. She worked as the Assistant Director of Catering for the Wigwam and later retired from Lucent Technologies (formerly AT&T) in 1994.
After retiring she worked part time for fun at the Litchfield Park Recreation Center where she made some wonderful friends who became family.
Mary Lou loved playing cards, hiding Hershey kisses from her grandkids, and spending as much time with her family as possible. She was a member of the Church at Litchfield Park for 54 years and remained solid in her faith until her last breath. She was loved by many and will be deeply missed by family and friends.
Mary Lou is preceded in death by her parents, Neta and Clarence Tarr, husband Jerry, two sisters Helen and Ellen, and brother George.
She is survived by her son Michael Thomas (Carol), daughter Susie Kissell (Dave), two grandchildren Tyler Kissell (Anjali), Kara Kissell Farrow (Ben) and two great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 1:30 pm at The Church at Litchfield Park. In lieu of flowers please make memorial donations in Mary Lou’s name to The Church at Litchfield Park, 300 North Old Litchfield Road, Litchfield Park, AZ 85340.
Joyce Fay Collins
Joyce Fay Collins, age 73 of Phoenix, AZ passed away on Monday, February 19, 2018 in Tolleson, AZ. She was born on April 01, 1944 in Kingston, Jamaica to George Pinto and Esmine Green. In 1969, Joyce migrated from Kingston, Jamaica to Hartford, CT to seek employment opportunities to better the lives of her children. She worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant providing high quality care to patients. Joyce enjoyed baking, cooking, dancing, singing, watching Afrocentric movies and the television shows “Burn Notice” and “Charmed”, and spending quality time with family and friends. Joyce expressed love through the food she cooked. She cooked what gave her greatest joy, nourished others, and provided a way for family and friends to gather to show their love to those they loved through the dishes she created.
Joyce is survived by her daughters Norma Baker, Carol Baker, Sophia Baker, Arita Samms, and Stacey Samms; son Michael Baker; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and brother Dalton Harrison. Joyce is preceded in death by her parents, George Pinto and Esmine Green; sons Paul Baker and Uriel Baker; sisters Beverly McCloud and Donna Green; and brother Junior Thomas.
A visitation will be held on Friday, March 9, 2018 at 5:00 – 9:00 pm at Thompson Funeral Chapel in Goodyear, AZ, 926 S. Litchfield Road, Goodyear, AZ .
Funeral service will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Thompson Funeral Chapel, 926 S. Litchfield Road, Goodyear, AZ . Burial will follow at Resthaven Park Cemetery in Glendale, AZ.
Sherry Drusha Vanosdell
Sherry Drusha Vanosdell of Glendale, AZ died February 27, 2018 in Glendale, AZ. She was born September 19, 1940 in Phoenix, AZ to Jim and Mabel Torbett. She is survived by her husband, Donald Ray Vanosdell; daughters, Shelley Helland (Kevin), Shara Voisard (Shane), Jenny Vanosdell; sons, Shawn Moseley, Paul Moseley; sister, Gayla McElvain (Fred); ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her father, Jim Torbett; mother, Mabel Torbett; sisters, Verda, Jean and Mary; and brother, Vic.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, March 9, 2018 at Thompson Funeral Chapel, 926 S. Litchfield Road, Goodyear, AZ 85338.
Tony Murillo Bojorquez
On February 26, 2018 Tony Murillo Bojorquez passed away. Tony’s signature quick wit and temperance made him a model member to his community. His greatest impact was his loving and benevolent nature as a husband, father and grandfather.
Tony was born on April 15, 1946 to Ramon and Amelia Bojorquez, the second of three children. He graduated from Carl Hayden High School and went on to attend Phoenix College. After serving in the US Army from 1968 to 1972, he returned home to begin his family and career in social services. His 29 year career representing the City of Phoenix was a source of pride and satisfaction for him. Tony was a quiet, caring honest man who lived for his family. All of his “girls” were the apples of his eyes. His “boys” were the strength of his heart.
He is survived by his beloved wife Linda, his children Suzie (Rick), Tony (Maria), Tom (Brittany), Josh (Angelica), and his darling Miranda. He was blessed with nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren all of whom were the reason he fought for so long to be an active, loving part of their life. He is also survived by his loving sister Mary Manquero. His nieces and nephews were close in his heart and loved deeply. He is preceded in death by his parents and younger brother John Bojorquez. We have lost a truly beautiful person who filled our lives with an abundance of love one can only imagine. He was the best and he was ours.
A funeral service will be held at 10:00 am, Thursday, March 8, 2018 at Thompson Funeral Chapel, 926 S. Litchfield Road, Goodyear, AZ 85338. Burial will be at 9:00 am, Friday, March 9, 2018 at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N Cave Creek Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85024.
Nobuyo Shinozaki Cole
Nobuyo Shinozaki Cole, age 83 of Waddell, AZ died March 2, 2018 in Surprise, AZ. She was born March 12, 1934 in Fukuoka, Japan to Taneichi and Emiko Shinozaki. She is survived by her husband, George Thomas Cole; sons, George T. Cole, Ward D. Cole, Thomas N. Cole, Frank E. Cole; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Taneichi and Emiko Shinozaki, and her sister Hiroko Shinozaki. A funeral will be held at 5:00 pm on Sunday, March 4, 2018 at Thompson Funeral Chapel, 926 S. Litchfield Road, Goodyear, AZ 85338. Condolences for the family may be left at www.thompsonfuneralchapel.com.