Obituaries

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Paula Lee Heyntsen

Paula Lee Heyntsen, age 67, of Buckeye, AZ, passed away on March 13, 2020 in Goodyear, AZ. She was born August 12, 1952 in Renton, Washington to Paul and Marjorie Vance.

Services are private.

Arne Holger Heyntsen

Arne Holger Heyntsen, age 68, of Buckeye, AZ, passed away on March 4, 2020 in Buckeye, AZ. He was born March 30, 1951 in Sedro-Woolley, Washington to Holger and Jeannette Heyntsen.

Services are private.

Tammara Orbach

Tammara Orbach, 60, of Buckeye, AZ passed away on April 2, 2020 in Goodyear, AZ. She was born May 17, 1959 in the San Fernando Valley, CA to Harold Orbach and Bernice Zappia.

Tammara touched many lives thru her decades of work in the social services industry from working with troubled teens to helping people with developmental disabilities. She left a mark with those she worked with and for.

Tammara is survived by her daughter Tina Henry (Jason Henry); son Edward Gaffney (Heidi Haines); mother Bernice Zappia (Anthony Zappia); and five grandchildren, Tyler Henry, Sierra Henry, Jason “JJ” Henry, Martin Haines and Zaldin Gaffney. She was preceded in death by her father Harold Orbach.

Private family services will be held. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Ruby Mae Warren

Ruby Mae Warren, age 86, of Litchfield Park, AZ died April 1, 2020 in Litchfield Park, AZ. She was born July 17, 1933 in Winslow, AZ to Henry and Ada Haught. Ruby is survived by her daughters Cindy Ausmus, Patricia Funk, Verdine Miller; and sons James and Daniel Warren. Services are private.

Joan Y. LeRoy

Joan Y. LeRoy, 79, of Buckeye, AZ died April 1, 2020 in Buckeye, AZ.  She was born August 15, 1940 in Phoenix, Arizona to Claude and Irene Wingfield.  Joan loved to cook, play bingo and spending time with her family and friends especially her grandkids.

Joan is survived by her daughter Kelly Byassee (Joe), sons Ken LeRoy (Cynthia) and Keith LeRoy (Tracey); brothers Claude, Gary and Pat Wingfield; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband Ken C. LeRoy, parents Claude and Irene Wingfield, sister Phillis Brown, brothers Phillip, Jack, Jerry and her twin brother John Wingfield.

Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of the Valley at https://hov.org/donate/.

Amanda Keller

Amanda Keller, age 82, of Goodyear, AZ passed away on March 31, 2020 in Goodyear, AZ.  She was born on July 13, 1938 in Cochabamba, Bolivia to Hugo Rios and Elsa Canedo.

Amanda is survived by her husband, Vincent Randall Keller; sons Michael and Mark Keller; brothers Juan and Fernando Rios; and six grandchildren.

Services are private.

Bonnie Helen Bruckelmyer,

Bonnie Helen Bruckelmyer, age 70 of Goodyear, AZ died March 30, 2020 in Goodyear, AZ.  She was born on January 4, 1950 in Minneapolis, MN and resided in Golden Valley, MN with her parents, Glen and Elizabeth Balfanz.   She graduated from Golden Valley High School in 1968.  She married her husband, David Bruckelmyer, in 1978.  She worked as a travel agent, a job she loved, for 18 years.  She enjoyed traveling throughout the US and all over the world with David by her side.  The couple moved to Goodyear, AZ in 2000 where she worked at the Wigwam Golf Resort as a Guest Concierge for ten years.  She loved meeting and assisting the guests at the resort as well as playing golf with David.

Bonnie is survived by her husband, David R. Bruckelmyer of Goodyear, AZ; sisters Janice Frys of Plymouth, MN, Irene Kangas of Columbia Heights, MN, Angela Balfanz of Brooklyn Park, MN; and many other loving family members.  She will be remembered for her vibrant personality and will be missed by all who knew her.

No local services are planned.  Burial will be at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, MN where she will share a grave site with her loving companion and husband, David.  Condolences for the family may be left below.

James Thomas King

James Thomas King, age 90 of Goodyear, AZ died March 29, 2020 in Goodyear, AZ.  He was born October 26, 1929 in Pinson, TN to Jesse and Kathryn David King.  James met the love of his life, Joyce in Tennessee.  They moved to Arizona in 1956 where he started his own business, James T. King Fertilizer, in 1960.  Through hard work and business acumen, he produced a highly successful business from which he retired in 2010.  James like outdoor activities with his family.  He enjoyed horseback riding, fishing and camping.  He was an avid card player and loved to play Texas Hold’em.

James is survived by his daughter, Charlotte Potter and Carolyn “Cookie” Reynolds; sons, Rick King (Bonnie), Donny King (Karri), and Mark King (Rhonda); 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Marie King; parents, Jesse and Kathryn King; sisters, Mildred Ware, Janet Pierce, Inell Dean; brother, Johnny King; grandson, Garrett Bardwell; and great-grandson, Ty Folsom.

A private service will be held.  Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery.  The family suggests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society, https://www.cancer.org/involved/donate/memorial-giving.html.  Condolences for the family may be left below.

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