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December 2022
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Jean Thomason

Mrs. Jean F. Thomason, 67, of Goodyear, Arizona passed away November 30, 2022 at her home in Goodyear. She was born July 3, 1955 in Washington, D.C. to James and Joanne Jordan.

Jean grew up ad went to school in Washington, D.C. She moved to Tucson, Arizona in the 1990’s and worked for the University of Arizona. In the year 2000, she met Donald J. Thomason, Jr. over the internet. They got an apartment  in Scottsdale, Arizona. On July 4, 2002 they bought and moved into a house in Goodyear. Donald and Jean were the best of friends and were married at the Toleson Court House on September 3, 2004. Jean was a computer wizard and started a home business designing websites sometime in 2012. Her business did very well and was called gojeannie.com. It is now closed.

Jean is survived by her husband Donald J. Thomason, Jr., daughter Laura M Jordan and son Steven H. Jordan.

A service will be held at 10am on Friday, December 9, 2022 at Sunwest Cemetery in El Mirage, Arizona.

Maria Elranda Aguilar

Maria Elranda Aguilar of Goodyear, Arizona died December 4, 2022 in Goodyear, Arizona. She was born May 8, 1940 in Colima City, Mexico.

A service will be held Thursday, December 8 from 10am to 1pm at Thompson Funeral Chapel in Goodyear, Arizona.

Eugene “Nick” Young, Jr.

Eugene Nicholas Young Jr – Nick

1965-2022

Nick Young, of Goodyear, AZ and Coeur d’Alene, ID, died unexpectedly on November 13, 2022 with his wife by his side. His family is deeply saddened and shocked by Nick’s sudden death.

Nick was born on November 1, 1965, to Mary Jean Knochenhauer and Eugene ‘Gene’ Nicholas Young Sr in Costa Mesa, California. He joined siblings Barbara and John. He was raised in California, Northern Arizona and North Idaho.

Nick was a graduate of Lakeland High School, Rathdrum Idaho. He graduated from University of Washington with a MS in Electrical Engineering. He was an Army Veteran of the Persian Gulf war and a member of the elite Army Special Forces Unit. He was honorably discharged after an injury that would leave him with debilitating chronic pain for the remainder of his life.

Nick enjoyed hunting, working on his Ford pickup truck, and visiting with friends. He was active member in Veterans of Foreign Wars, St Mary’s Basilica Catholic church in Phoenix, AZ, and St Thomas Catholic church in Coeur d’Alene, ID.

Nick met the love of his life, Rita George, in Arizona. Nick and Rita were married in February 2007. They recently celebrated 15 years of marriage. Nick and Rita loved to travel. They had many memorable times with Scuba trips, Ski trips, Europe, and recently to the Holy land.

Joyous moments in Nick’s life were the birth of his son, Nicholas Daniel, and meeting his wife, Rita. Nick was a proud father and enjoyed all the time he spent with his son. The trips skiing, scuba diving, and biking the Hiawatha scenic bike trail in Idaho.

Nick is preceded in death by his father, Gene. His mother Mary Jean passed away 6 days after Nick. He is survived by his wife Rita; son Nicholas of Gilbert, AZ; sister Barbara (Jon) Zimmermann Richland, WA; brother John (Connie) Young Hayden, ID. Sisters-in-law Anne (John) Newman; Mary (Ed) Fairbairn,  2 nieces, 3 nephews and many  Knochenhauer cousins.  He is also survived by his good friend Margie Rochon.

A celebration of life on Thursday Jan 19, 2023 Thompson Funeral Chapel. A funeral mass will be held in Phoenix at St Mary’s Basilica at 10 am on Friday Jan 20, 2023, followed by internment at National Memorial Cemetery.

Bernard J. LoMonaco

Bernard J. LoMonaco of Goodyear, Arizona passed away after a strong fight with leukemia on November 27, 2022 at the age of 75. He was born April 7, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois to Philip LoMonaco and Shirley Ziemann. He was preceded in death by his father, Philip, mother Shirley and sister Christine. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Susan LoMonaco, daughter, Lynn LoMonaco, son, Bernard LoMonaco Jr. Siblings, Philip (Deborah) LoMonaco, James (Debra) LoMonaco, Cynthia (Daniel) Rossman and Anthony LoMonaco. Brother-in-law, Skip (Geralyn) Faust, and Mary Reed.

Bernard was the eldest child of a family of six. He was the proud father of Lynn and Bernard Jr. as well as being an adoring uncle, cousin, and nephew to many. Family and friends meant the world to him. His Italian heritage was extremely important to him. Bernie spent much of his time cooking, grilling and entertaining while enjoying wine with those meals. He enjoyed travelling and going to plays. Bernie was known as a devoted friend who was the life of the party. Bernie will be missed by many as he left an impression on every life that he touched.

Bernard was a veteran of the United States Army. Serving as a drill Sargent during the Vietnam War. In July of 2019, Bernard went on the “Honor Flight” to Washington DC with fellow veterans.

A Celebration of Life will be held on January 21, 2023, in Arizona.

Burial will be held at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL., on April 7, 2023 at 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to be made in his name to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society https://givenow.lls.org/blomonaco or the Disabled American Veterans https://www.dav.org/

Victor Vasquez III

Victor Vasquez, III of Glendale, Arizona passed away on November 26, 2022. He was born January 3, 1996 in Glendale, Arizona to Victor Vasquez-Duarte and Maria da la Luz Romero.
A visitation and funeral will be held at 1PM, December 10, at Thompson Funeral Chapel.

Marcia Fisher

Marcia Jean Fisher of Scottsdale, Az passed away on November 26, 2022 at the age of 78, in Litchfield Park, Az. Marcia was born July 18, 1944 in Sacramento, California to Robert “Bob” and Olga “Sandy” McGregor. She graduated from the original St. Mary’s High School in Phoenix, then went to the University of Dayton, Ohio where she obtained her BS in Elementary Education. Marcia taught in Phoenix off and on, but the proudest part of her teaching career was spent in Guam. While there, she was able to travel throughout the Orient and truly loved the different cultures and people she encountered on her journeys. Marcia also worked at Motorola, as a secretary at the National Coffee Company (where she met her husband, Lyle Fisher), and as an Arizona Tour Guide. Most of all, she was a mother, wife, and grandmother – her three favorite jobs. Marcia was the best mom, wife, and nana anyone could ask for. A truly good, generous, and kind woman, she often had a smile on her face and a hug in her heart. She gave all of herself to others and genuinely loved everyone that crossed her path. Marcia was a devout Catholic and spent her life serving the Lord. In her free time, she could be found reading, working with her plants, doing yoga and crafts. Nature was her happy place and was often hiking throughout Arizona, including the Grand Canyon at least three times.

Marcia is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Christi and Barry Worman, her granddaughter, Paige, and grandson, Brenden. She is also survived by her beloved siblings, Donna Chiappini (Clay) and Bill McGregor (Bonnie), and many cherished nieces and nephews. Marcia was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Lyle Fisher, her parents, Bob and Sandy McGregor, twin sister Janice Hertzberg, brother, Doug McGregor, and nephew, Ryan Jacobs.

A visitation will be held at 1:00 pm, followed by a funeral service at 2:00 pm on Monday, December 5, 2022 at Thompson’s Funeral Chapel, 926 S. Litchfield Road, Goodyear, Az. A private mass and burial will be held for family later in December.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Mary Moreno

Mrs. Mary G. Moreno of Miami, Arizona passed away surrounded by her family on November 25, 2022. She was born on February 25, 1930 in Peoria, Arizona to Martin and Emilia Garcia. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Eddie P. Moreno, son, Marcos, and daughters, Rebecca and Yolanda. She is survived by her sons, Eddie Moreno II, Michael Moreno, Randy Moreno, Andrew Moreno, and Juan Moreno, daughter Anna Rodriguez, brother Martin Garcia, and sisters Carmon Beltran, Emilia Vizzera, and Ernestina Contreras. She is also survived by 22 grandchildren, over 30 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.

Mary grew up on Waddell Ranch in Arizona. She and Eddie raised nine children together. When her children were younger, she was an active participant in their athletic and scholastic endeavors, and even received an “Honorary Cheerleader” award from their high school. When her grandchildren came along, she did her best to attend as many of their events as she could. Her family was her proudest achievement.

When Mary wasn’t cheering on her family, attending church, or calling the radio station, she could be found cooking. She was an amazing cook known for her bean burritos, tamales, and capirotada. She showed her love through her cooking. “Are you hungry?” was always one of the first things she said to visitors and her family. Mary also enjoyed reading the Bible and newspaper and watching TBN. She was a frequent caller to her local radio station and became well known to those who worked there.  She also found time to visit Italy, Greece, and Rome.

Mary was actively involved in her church and was always serving the Lord. Mary was a God-fearing and faithful woman. She would tell everybody, “You need to know Jesus!” She wanted everybody to know about the Lord and His many works.

A visitation will be held December 6 from 6 to 9PM at Thompson Funeral Chapel in Goodyear, Arizona. A funeral service will be held December 7 at 10am at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Goodyear, Arizona. Burial will follow at West Resthaven Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, Arizona.

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