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Ronald Abner Wallick, passed away April, 6th 2023, at home in Overgaard, Az at the age of 82, due to complications with Alzheimer’s disease. Ron was born July 26th, 1940 in Dover, Ohio, to his parents Marion Ost and Edward Wallick. At age 4, the Wallick family moved to Goodyear, Arizona where he attended Avondale Elementary school and Agua Fria Union H.S. where he excelled in sports. Ron then went on to attend Northern Arizona University. He then enlisted into the United States Airforce where he served his country. After his service, he began working as a painter/drywaller for Pete King Corporation in Sun City, Arizona. He was then promoted to Superintendent of Customer Service, where he then moved his family to Las Vegas, Nevada and resided for the next 20 years. In 2004, Ron retired from Pete King Corp, after fulfilling 43 years of employment. Ron and his wife Pat, of 54 years, were then able to move into one of the two cabins, he applied blood, sweat, and tears into, to finally call they’re forever retirement home he built in Overgaard, Az. He loved gardening, wood working, and fishing in the beautiful pines. He was an avid Arizona State University Sun Devils fan, and if you knew Ron, they were the ONE and ONLY team. Ron was Shelley’s “bonus” dad, and provided all the love and support throughout the years. He was so proud to watch her grow and flourish in her 21-year career as a human resources technician at the College of Southern Nevada. He loved playing guitar, surfing, and riding motorcycles with his son Lance. He supported Lance in furthering his education and loved reading his books and scripts that Lance wrote. He was a loving grandpa, and influential in teaching and guiding the fundamentals of life, as a father figure to granddaughters, Ashlee and Stevie. His dedication to them was never ending and lead to the successes of their numerous softball accomplishments. He was a devoted husband to his wife Pat; they loved to travel and create unforgettable memories. Their love was undeniable and ever so present to any and all who knew their relationship. Many photos over the years holding each other loving, to the next photo, with their hands wrapped around each other’s throats. Ron’s passive and Pat’s aggressive, nature proves, opposites do attract. Their inner comedians brought laughter and joy to many. He was loved by many and had a profound impact with everyone he met. He will be greatly missed by all.
Ron was pre deceased by his mother Marion Ost, and father Edward Wallick. Brothers, Sam, Fred, Joe, and sisters Roseanne and Barbara.
Ron is survived by his wife Pat, daughter Shelley, son Lance. 2 granddaughters Ashlee Dean and Stevie Dean, and 4 great grandchildren, (twins) Reese and Rylee, and grandson Ryatt and granddaughter Fallon. Survived by his sisters Nancy, Judy, and brother Monty Wallick. He is also survived by his many nieces and nephews whom he loved very much. The family is having a Celebration of Life on Friday May 12th, 2023 @ Thompson Funeral Chapel located @ 926 S. Litchfield Rd. Goodyear, Az. Celebration will be from 5-9pm, at 6pm will be the dedication flag presentation for his service, proceeded by Eulogy. Followed with time for friends and loved ones to speak and share memories and be together.
Gary Charles Krasuna
Born October 5, 1940 ~ Died April 19, 2023
Gary was born to Charles and Rose Krasuna on October 5, 1940 in Cleveland, Ohio. He graduated from Rhodes High School and went on to proudly serve in the United States Navy. After his time in the Navy, he earned four associate degrees while working full time and raising a family. In 2002, after a long career with Ford Motor Company, he and his wife, Norma, moved to Arizona.
Gary loved nature and was an avid mushroom picker. He was a talented artist from a young age and dabbled in many mediums including drawing, painting, and woodworking. He loved crossword puzzles and building model cars, airplanes, and ships. His favorite hobby was collecting recipes and cooking, and his passion was making memorable meals for his loved ones.
When his health failed, he bravely went through a brain tumor, diabetes, COPD, kidney disease, dialysis for four years, and the last colon cancer.
To everything there is a season
A time for ever purpose under heaven
A time to be born
And a time to die
When the colon cancer with dialysis became too much to bear, he bravely made the decision to stop dialysis and let God take over.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Rose and Charles Krasuna and his twin sister Gayle Gerst.
Gary is survived by his wife Norma, his four children Jeff (Debbie) Krasuna, Greg (Tammy) Krasuna, Kim Feeney, and Amy (Mike) Sveda, his step-children Sherry (Sidney) Smith and Mike Bruce, and his sister Karen. He also leaves 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren whom he adored.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30am, May 2, at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Interment will take place at a later date at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona.
Debra Dian Hansen, affectionately known as Debby, passed away peacefully at her home in Buckeye, AZ on April 9th, 2023 at the age of 62. She was born on September 14th, 1960 in Illinois to the late Albert and Donna Sandberg. Debby grew up in Cary, Illinois and attended Cary Grove High School where she made many lifelong friends.
Debby was united in marriage to Steven Hansen in October of 1979, marking the beginning of a loving and devoted partnership that lasted for 44 years. Together, Debby and Steve had the joy of raising two wonderful daughters, Cori and Brittany, who brought them immense pride and happiness throughout their lives together. Debby lived life to the fullest and enjoyed a variety of activities from bowling and skiing to racquetball and golf. She had a talent for cooking and baking, and was an avid lover of her beagle companions. Her infectious smile, laughter, and kind heart endeared her to many and made her a cherished friend. She treasured time spent with her loved ones, and she always brought a lively and fun-loving spirit to any gathering.
Following her graduation from high school, Debby embarked on a career in dental and orthodontic assistance, quickly earning the admiration and respect of both her colleagues and patients alike. Later on in life, she also found joy in babysitting her beloved grandchildren. Debby had a unique ability to make everyone feel comfortable and at ease, and her warmth and kindness will be forever remembered by those who knew her.
Debby is survived by her husband Steve Hansen, their two daughters, Cori (Chris) Kmetz and Brittany (Brett) Dorr, sisters Pam (David) Rieke and Kathy (Mark) Anderson, and grandchildren, Aubrey, Emily, Owen, and Bennett. Affectionately known as Deedee to her grandchildren, they will treasure the memories and dearly miss their Deedee time.
A private celebration of Debby’s life will be held for family and close friends.
Debby’s passing has left a profound void in the lives of her loved ones and all who knew her. She will be fondly remembered and deeply missed.
Steven Alan Wing
Steven Alan Wing, 71, passed away unexpectedly April 21, 2023. He was born July 23rd 1951 in Pratt, Kansas to John Eugene and Helen Marcille Wing.
Steve graduated from High School in Fort Morgan, Colorado. He attended Colorado State University where he received a B.S. in Outdoor Recreation from the College of Forestry and Natural Resources. Steve was a wildland firefighter (Bighorn National Forest, Wyoming) for 4 years and aided in fighting 42 wildfires. After graduating from college, he worked for the Bureau of Land Management where he served in the following positions – Ranger, Outdoor Recreation Planner, Natural Resource Specialist, Computer Specialist, IT Operations Manager, and Chief Information Officer (CIO).
Steve received his Masters Certification for Project Management from George Washington University and as well received a Masters for Chief Information Officer from the College of Information Resource Management at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C.
Steve met the love of his life and eternal companion LuAnn Huff in 1975 and they were sealed together in the Salt Lake City, Utah temple for time and eternity on January 23rd, 1976. Steve and LuAnn were blessed with 5 children – 2 daughters and 3 sons who are the light of their lives.
Steve was a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served the Lord in many ways. He was ordained as a Bishop on August 16th, 1992. Other positions he served in included: Elders Quorum President, Ward Executive Secretary, Stake High Councilor, Stake Clerk, Scout Master, Cub Scout Master, Gospel Doctrine Teacher, Stake Temple Worker, Phoenix Region Welfare Agent, Arizona Department of Corrections – Lewis Prison Teacher, Stake Web Administrator, and Primary Teacher.
His love of God and nature was evident in everything he did. Steve loved animals and throughout his life raised everything from horses, chickens, ducks, snakes, birds, fish, chameleons and more. Steve spent lots of time outdoors and had an avid thirst to learn and share all kinds of history.
Steve was preceded in death, and was called to his heavenly home, by his son John Alan Wing.
He is survived by his eternal sweetheart LuAnn, parents John Eugene Wing and Helen Marcille Wing, his sister Vicki (Richard) Mildenberger, his children Kathryn Wing Alexander, Crystal (Tom) DeGraw, (Summer Wing), David (Jessica) Wing, and Daniel (Tayler) Wing, and his 16 grandchildren.
Steve lived his life to the fullest and believed that, “if a little is good – a lot is better”. This was no truer than in the love he showed to everyone/family.
A service of remembrance will be held Saturday, April 29th, 2023 at 11:00am in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints chapel located at 425 Estrella Parkway Goodyear, AZ 85338.
A GoFundMe account has been organized to help his wife with future expenses listed under “Steve Wing Memorial Donations”.
Aneita Moten Cook
Aneita Moten Cook, born Aneita Remell Moten has gone to be with the Lord April 21st, 2023. Aneita was born on June 12th, 1964, to Herbert and Rubye Moten in Ventura, CA. She grew up as the second youngest in her family of 6. During young adulthood, she graduated from California State University- Eastbay with a degree in Sociology where she pledged the sorority Sigma Gamma Ro. Within her life she dedicated herself to various leadership positions, like being a court appointed special advocate for almost a decade. Aneita also worked for the County of Ventura for 20 years before retiring. While she worked for the county, she led the office morale and recognition group called Our Gang (Oxnard Ultimate Recognition) for four years. In 2020 Aneita moved to Goodyear, AZ where she would serve as a Department of Child Services Investigator until her passing.
As the matriarch of our family, she led with positivity and light. Aneita was a loving mother, wife, sister, aunt, and a devoted Christian. Because of her faith in Christ, we know where we will find her since she has left this earth.
She is preceded in death by her mother Rubye Moten, father Herbert Moten, and Sister Karen Moten. She is survived by her husband Tony Cook, daughter Danielle DeBose, and stepson Xavier Cook. She will also be missed by her brother Herbert Moten, her sister Urissa Moten, her niece Joi Moten-Ragland, nephew Marlon Moten-Taylor, nephew Aaron Moten-Cain, as well as her great nieces and nephews.
Aneita, you are so loved, and missed. Rest easy.
Services will be held at Thompson Funeral Home, located at 926 S Litchfield Rd., Goodyear, AZ on May 6th, 2023, at 5pm.
Darren Paul Johnson, 53, of Goodyear, Arizona passed away on April 14, 2023. Daren was born in Plymouth, Massachusetts on September 24, 1969 to Paul and Judy Johnson of Goodyear, Arizona.
Darren graduated from North Reading High School in North Reading, Massachusetts with the class of 1988 where he lettered in Golf and Hockey. He received the most valuable player award for golf in his senior year. He always played right-handed as a lefty.
Darren attended Essex Agriculture School in Danvers, Massachusetts before becoming the Golf Course Superintendent at Cedar Glenn Golf Club in Saugus, Massachusetts for 10 years. He moved to Goodyear, Arizona in 2006 and worked for 12 years as the Golf Course Superintendent at Eagles Nest Golf Club in Pebble Creek under the director of Golf Operations Paul McGinnis, past president of the Golf Course Superintendent’s Association of America.
Darren was a member of the Golf Course Superintendent’s Association of New England and the Cactus and Pines Golf Course Superintendent’s Association of Arizona.
He was an avid sports fan and followed every move his beloved Boston Bruins hockey team made. He was so happy with their record this year.
He is survived by his parents Paul and Judy Johnson, his brother Michael, wife Lisa, niece Kaia and nephew Bradley of Topsfield, Massachusetts, his aunt, uncle, and many cousins along with friends and buddies on the North Shore area of Massachusetts.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date in Massachusetts.
Danny Joe Drake
Danny Joe Drake of Glendale, Arizona passed away April 21, 2023 at the age of 76. He was born April 11, 1947 in Amma, West Virginia to Virgil and Katherine (neé Hess) Drake.
Danny was a proud veteran of the United States Navy have served from 1971 to 1998. He retired as a Navy Senior Chief. His favorite quote came from the most famous sailor of all time … Popeye. “I yam what I yam.” He lived by that motto. He was a patriot who traveled the world through the Navy and across America as a truck driver. True to his motto, he loved classic western movies, southern cooking (especially biscuits with gravy, and grits), and reloading bullets as a hobby. He also loved his dogs Bowser and Fuzz with whom he is now reunited.
His proudest achievements were his time in the Navy and his family. He loved to spend time with his kids and attending any activity where his grandkids were involved. Danny was known as an easy-going man who was loving and nurturing. He gave the best advice, and was always there when we needed him. He was patient and authentic and always followed through with his word. But he was no stranger to laughter. He loved to make other people laugh with his jokes, wit, and sarcasm.
He is survived by his wife, best friend, and partner in crime of 30 years Marissa Drake, children Tom, Elizabeth, Amanda, Mary, Bobby, and Ann, sons-in-law Kyle and Travis, and Daughters-in-law Teresa, and Alexis. He is also survived by his grandchildren Dylan, Syrene, Devin, Ebony, Damien, Beau, Kailo, Gavyn, Laurali, Mackenzie, Kayla, Samantha (Taylor), and Shelleah (Colton), and great-grandchildren Ellie, Teagan, Madilyn, Amelia, Brooklyn, and Talyn.
A visitation will be held from 9am to 1pm on Saturday, April 29 at Thompson Funeral. Burial will take place at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona at 10am on Thursday, May 4.
Lillie Mae Hicks
The Reverend Lillie Mae Hicks, known to family, friends and colleagues as Mae, fulfilled her ministry and completed her earthly journey on April 19, 2023, at age 94.Born in 1929, in Hamilton, Ohio, the Presbyterian ministry was her second career. While creating a loving home for husband David E. Hicks and their three children, David, Marcia, and Laura, Mae became an award-winning realtor with Dick Bryant Realty in Hamilton. It was only after caring for her husband during his long sickness and death from cancer that she discovered her true calling. Although she had long been an elder in the First Presbyterian Church of Hamilton, and assisted their pastor in guiding and comforting other families through sickness and bereavement, Mae lacked the college degree needed to attend Presbyterian seminary. But an exception was made after she proved herself fully capable of graduate school studies by taking independent courses at both Miami University of Ohio and Dayton University. In May of 1984, she became the first student without a Bachelor’s Degree to receive the Master of Divinity degree from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. The Rev. Mae had a long and varied career in the church, beginning as Chaplain in Notre Dame University Hospital and then at Children’s Hospital, both in Indiana. Chaplaincy put her in emergency rooms and children’s wards and on ethics committees. Through the years she pastored both rural and urban churches from Indiana to Connecticut to Arizona until very recent semi-retirement. Even in her late 80s and 90s, Mae continued as a volunteer assisting chaplains at the Beatitudes Campus in Phoenix where she made her home.
The Rev. Mae was preceded in death by her daughter Marcia Hicks. She is survived by her son The Reverend David C. Hicks and his wife, Starr Luteri; her daughter Laura Lee Imai and her husband Gayland Imai; as well as her grandchildren Suzanna Hicks Rea, Peter Hicks, and Gabbi Imai; and two great grandsons: William Hostetter, and Airman 1C Matthew Hostetter who is stationed at RAF Mildenhall, UK.
The Celebration of Life service will be held at Mission del Sol Presbyterian Church in Tempe at 2 pm on Saturday, May 27.Memorial gifts may be sent to Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.
On Thursday, April 20, 2023, Christopher Kennedy, my wonderful husband and devoted father passed away at age 55 from a brief battle with cancer. Chris was born May 8, 1967 in Downey, California. Chris moved to Alaska at a young age with his father Mike, mother Sara, and his older sister Tracy. He was a life-long Alaskan until he retired and moved to Arizona. Chris loved muscle cars, 70-80’s rock music, and his family.
He is survived by his wife Malie, his children Lindie and Paden, his parents, his sister, his brother-in-law Tom, and nephew Will. He is also survived by a few aunts and numerous cousins. He will always be remembered as a loyal friend and dedicated father with a sarcastic sense of humor.
We will miss him.
Mr. James W. Lawrence of Gypsum, Colorado died April 7, 2023 in Litchfield, Arizona at the age of 81. He was born June 12, 1941 in Montevideo, Minnesota to Robert and Ivy Lawrence, both of whom predeceased him.
While growing up, James lived in Colorado before moving with his parents to Edmonds, Washington, where he graduated from high school. He eventually started his own successful business as a drywall contractor. Not only was he talented with drywall, he was also an amazing cook. In fact, his favorite books were cookbooks and he was always watching cooking shows on television. He was especially good at making chili and cooking shrimp.
James loved to travel. He’d been to Puerto Peñasco, Mexico, Hawaii, Ireland, and Alaska. While on his travels, he’d try all the new foods, go skiing, and just enjoy the view. In his free time, he also enjoyed cheering on the Broncos, listening to Dan Folgelburg or The Eagles, and watching westerns (and cooking shows) with his dog Bo, and his two black cats – both named Sam.
James was always whistling. You always knew when he was around because of it. He was fun loving but also patient as he taught others how to drywall or ski. He was generous with his time and always tried to help others. He was thoughtful and always kind. His blue eyes would sparkle when he smiled. His greatest accomplishments were his family, friends, and his business. His success in both his personal and professional lives made him very happy.
James is survived by his sister Millie Hull, his daughter Shannon Rambo and sons Todd and Robert Lawrence. He is also survived by four grandchildren Amanda Kandle, Kassandra Dumke, Victoria Miller, and Mina Lawrence and two great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life will be held from 2 to 4:30pm, June 4, at the Creekside Clubhouse and Grill in Gypsum, Colorado.
Joseph H. Crane
Mr. Joseph H. Crane, 96, of Avondale, Arizona died April 7, 2023 in Avondale, Arizona. He was born June 11, 1926 in Humboldt, Arizona to Joseph Crane, Sr., and Mary Amanda Hoffman. He was preceded in death by his sisters Helen, Mary, and Kathleen. Joe is survived by his wife Marilyn Crane, daughters Theresa Crane Payne Jones, Patricia Renee Hoffman, March Andrus, and Suzy Hasse, sons Charles J. Crane Mike Bernhardt. He is also survived by 17 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, 6 great-great grandchildren, and three still on their way.
Joe was born June 11, 1926 in Humboldt, Arizona to Mollie Hoffman and Joseph Crane, Sr. He moved to Mayer at age 9 where he enjoyed electricity (1 bulb with a string) and indoor plumbing (only in the kitchen) for the first time. He attended school in Mayer where he excelled in track and basketball. His father died when he was 15, so he went to work in the mines, for the railroad, and he learned to be a cowboy on ranches in northern Arizona. He joined the U.S. Army in October of 1944 and served in Germany until 1946. He married Dorothy Dandrea on March 21, 1945. Together they had three children Charles (Jody), Theresa, and Patricia (Trisha). He and Dorothy divorced in 1972. He met Marilyn Bernhardt on a blind date in 1974. They married in 1976 and he added three more children to his family: Mike, Suzy, and Marcy. He had a great love for horses. He was an avid team roper and loved telling people he got to compete in junior rodeos with two families.
He is a very special grandfather and all the kids love him. All have heard him tell them “It’s a long way from your heart,” and “Cowboy up” when they got hurt.
He is greatly loved by many.
A graveside service will be held at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona at 1pm on Thursday, April 27.
Raymond Duran Glass passed peacefully in his home in Glendale, Arizona on April 14, 2023.
Raymond was born in Reform, Alabama on January 25, 1946, the son of the late Joe N. Glass and Carrie B. Dantzler Glass.
After graduating high school, Raymond made the decision to join the United States Air Force. During his 30 years of service, he received many honors including but not limited to the Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, Outstanding Unit Award, and the National Defense Service Medal. He ended his career with the highest Non-Commissioned Officer ranking of Chief Master Sergeant.
Upon retirement from the US Air Force, Raymond began working for ComCare in Phoenix, Arizona. He was a counselor for individuals suffering from mental illness. He flourished in this position for the next 5 years.
Raymond’s most loved position in his life was being a soldier in the Army of the Lord. He gave his life to the Lord in 1987 and since has spent his life ministering to others about the goodness of God. He worked with people who were trying to get their life back on track through Strong Tower, a former division of Grace Temple Apostolic Church. He believed that all things were possible through God, and no one was beyond redemption if they believed. He always had a kind word, a word of encouragement, or words of wisdom to offer those who were struggling with addiction, abuse, and brokenness. Raymond believed in the power of prayer. He was a prayer warrior and was willing to pray for anyone who needed or requested it. Even until his final days, you could find him praising the Lord with all his might, you would find him in his word, and you could find him sending words of encouragement and empowerment from the word of God through his writings on social media. He loved the Lord, he loved people, and he had the heart of Christ in that he wished all would be saved.
Raymond is preceded in death by his brothers Newburn Glass, Wardell Glass Sr, Joe W. Glass Sr, and Willie A Glass, and one sister Annie Ruth Davis.
Raymond is survived by his wife Erma J. Glass, his children Rosemarie Harris, Alexandra Glass, Raymond Anthony(Brittanni)Glass, Eddie(Annette)Miranda, Milagros(William)Mankin; his stepchildren, Vachell Williams, Angela Franklin and Dorcas Owens; his siblings, Carrie Will Latham, Maggie(Freddy)Gray, Mary(Henry Lee)Turnipseed, Charles Glass, Bobby Joe(Marion)Glass, Willie James(Donna)Glass, Roy Wells, Jerry Lee Wells, LaVon Glass, JoNell Glass, his grandchildren, Leatiafala Hodges, Jazmyne(Brandon)Thomas, Daniel(Dan)Young, Kayla Young, Aaron Harris, Jaden Glass, Kyra Glass, Laila Glass, Maleah Glass, Elroy Lamkin, Brittnee Owens, Dustin Lindsey, Micah(Whitney) Franklin, Drew Smith, Emry Lindsey, Calvin Shannon II; his great-grandchildren, Jerediah Hodges, Isaiah Lee, James Harris, JaCori Harris, Dustin Lindsey II, Joshua Franklin, Micah Franklin II, Preston Smith, Miciah Franklin and a host of nephews, nieces, family and friends.
Judith J Reisner
Judith J. Reisner (neé Herrmeyer) of Casa Grande, Arizona passed away April 6, 2023. She was born June 21, 1937 in Cloquet, Minnesota to Vernon Henry Herrmeyer and Taimi Dagmar Herrmeyer (neé Maki).
She was preceded in death by her parents, 2nd husband Lyle G. Reisner, sister Vernita Holmquist, step-children Natalie and Leroy Martin, and step-son-in-law Gary Marovets.
Judy is survived by her children Lavonne A. (Kim) Boucher, Penny Lee (Bill) Brackett, and Arnold R. (Jeannie) Bridges, brothers David (Joyce) Herrmeyer and Dennis Herrmeyer, and sisters Raine “Peggy” Megivern and Brenda (Loren) Wolfensperger. She is also survived by 8 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00am, April 29 at White Tanks Southern Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Hospice of the Valley, the Dream Foundation, or the White Tank Southern Baptist Church.
Scott A Ludlow
Scott Allen Ludlow of Avondale, Arizona passed away in April of 2023. He was born in October of 1960 in Buckeye, Arizona.
His family will be holding a memorial service on Saturday, May 6, 2023 at Thompson Funeral Chapel. The visitation will begin at 9am with the service following at 10:30.
*A more detailed obituary will be posted when available.
Charles Barber of Avondale, Arizona passed away March 24, 2023 at the age of 80. He was born September 28, 1942 in Pensacola, Florida to Charles Barber and Veloria Bostick.
A visitation will begin at 9AM, Thursday, April 20 at Thompson Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at The National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona.
Ines Ortiz of Buckeye, Arizona passed away April 9, 2023 at the age of 76. She was born August 8, 1946 in Mexico to Concepcion Haro and Aurora Carrillo both of whom predeceased her. She was also preceded in death by her sisters Amalia Badilla, Elizabeth Banuelos, Rosa Chavez, and brothers Jesus Haro and Alfred Haro.
Ines was a devout member of the St. John Vianney Catholic Church where she served as a Minister of the Word and as a Eucharist Minister. She was also a member of the Our Lady of Guadalupe Perpetual Adoration.
Ines overcame many personal obstacles during her life. After receiving just a third-grade education in Mexico, she immigrated to the United States where she was a migrant worker with her family. She eventually joined the Civil Rights Movement alongside Cesar Chavez to Delano, California. She continued to selflessly give her time by working at the food pantry, volunteering at her church, and helping many others become American Citizens. With her sisters, she opened several restaurants where she honed her cooking skills. She will always be remembered as the sassy woman with a kind heart. She loved her family more than anything. She learned the English and Pilipino languages in order to help others. She was full of compassion and always did what she could to help those in need.
In her free time, Ines enjoyed cheering on her favorite soccer team the Chivas, watching all boxing matches, and indulging in Telenovelas. Ines was a fashionista who always knew just what to wear. She would dance to any music but really enjoyed Elvis and Rancheras music.
Ines is survived by her husband of 45 years, Felix Vega Ortiz, children, and grandchildren Melody (Wayne) Adams, Rojelio Fajardo Jr. and his children Cierra, Rojelio Jr., Aniah, and Azariah, Letty (John) Rodriguez and their children Angel, Jessica and Kathleen, Edgar (Janie) Ortiz and their children Mercedes, Jordan, Edgar Jr., Alex, Jojo and RJ, Felix (April) Ortiz Jr. and their children Precious, Robert, Rachel, Lily, and Diego, Fabian (Jennie) Ortiz and their children Josiah, Elijah, Antonio, and Fabian Jr., Sylvia Ortiz and her children Daisy, Arely, Yesenia, Aquetzalli, and Laisa, Jaime (Sandra) Ortiz and their children Jaime, Maricela, Felix, and Alondra, Felix (America) Ortiz and their children Felix, Bryan, Karelly, and Brandon, Reyna (Jesus) Ortiz and their children Jesus and Arteth, and Angelica Gonzalez and her children Angelica, Oscar, Emanual, and Sachiel, and 28 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters Maria Louisa Lara and Concepcion Flores.
A funeral mass will be held at 10AM, Thursday, April 27 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church.
Warren Harrington Hendricks
Warren Harrington Hendricks, 77, died Tuesday, April 11, 2023, in Phoenix.
He was born Sept. 2, 1945, in Compton, Calif., to Grant and June Hendricks. He was raised with his older brother Steve and his younger brother Neil in the small community of Brea, Calif., where he made friends that lasted his whole life. He began working in the oilfields of California as a teenager, and after his high school graduation in 1963, he booked a flight to Hawaii, where he lived a carefree – and very memorable – life for a short time before returning to California. There, he met Myra Miller and her infant son, Larry. He moved to Anchorage, Alaska to work offshore drilling rigs. On Dec. 10, 1967, he married Myra and became Larry’s father. Upon returning to California in 1969, his son Wayne was born, and he attended California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, Calif., where he received bachelor’s degrees in mechanical engineering and engineering technology. His first job out of college was with Santa Fe Drilling Company in Houma, Louisiana. From there, his work in the oil industry would take him and his family to countries far and wide – including Scotland, Indonesia and Venezuela. It was in Venezuela in 1977 that his son Bill was born. He rose through the ranks to management for companies that included Blocker Energy Corporation, Pride International and Energy Services Company. During his travels abroad, he made many, many friends and had a deep and meaningful impact upon so many lives. He retired as a vice president of South American operations in 2000.
Warren spent his retirement doing what he loved – hunting and fishing throughout the world. When he wasn’t traveling the globe, he would spend time at his home on the Parker Strip on the Colorado River, where he enjoyed taking his sons and all his friends water skiing. Out of all the places he visited and lived, the Parker Strip was his favorite place to be.
He is survived by his sons Larry, Wayne and Bill, seven grandchildren, one great-grandson, his younger brother Neil, his ex-wife Myra, cousins, two nieces and a nephew. He was preceded in death by his parents and his older brother Steve. There will be no funeral services, and his Celebration of Life will be planned at the Parker Strip on a day near his birthday.
Zane Chavez of Tonopah, Arizona passed away April 3, 2023 at the age of 24. He was born May 29, 1998 in Phoenix, Arizona to Domingo Chavez and Marylynn Blevins.
*A longer obituary will be posted when available.
Charles Wyman Scott Jr. was born October 31, 1974 in Phoenix, AZ to Elaine Perkins and Charles Scott. Charles was raised in Phoenix by his mother Elaine and his Stepfather Flenoy Williams Jr. and graduated from Thomas J. Pappas high school in 1993. He served in the United States Army from 1993-1994 and later earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management.
In 2003, he married Lara (Browning) Scott at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Phoenix, where they remained active members in the general church and the marriage ministry until 2017. Charles and Lara gave birth to twins in 2008, Ashton William Scott (died from preterm birth) and Aaliyah Raine Scott.
Charles enjoyed being with his family, playing dominoes, grilling, cooking, baking, date night with Lara, hanging out with his friends and watching both basketball and football. He was a lifetime, dedicated fan of the Arizona Cardinals.
Charles is preceded in death by his mother (Elaine Williams), both fathers (Charles Scott and Flenoy Williams Jr.) his son (Ashton) and several other family members who are truly missed.
He leaves behind his wife of 20 years Lara, and their daughter Aaliyah, sister Devona McCray (Eugene), their children (Ashley and Kaleb), sister Shanice Scott and her children (De-Vante, Cedric and Ziair), sisters Tawana Marshall, Nyla Williams, brothers Darryl and Brian Williams, and Grandmother Joyce Henry, all of Phoenix. In addition, his God children, many family members and a host of friends who love and miss him.
Jennifer Lynn Moldenhauer of Buckeye, Arizona passed away surrounded by friends and family on April 8th, 2023, at the age of 51. Jennifer was born on April 13th, 1971 to Frank H. Jackson and Rebecca S. Jackson in Terre Haute, Indiana. Jennifer is survived by Marc Moldenhauer, their two children, Jackson Moldenhauer and Ethan Moldenhauer as well as sisters Marie (Matt) Luce, Katy (Gage) Brogan, and Abby (Todd) Ebinger.
A memorial and visitation will be held at 5:30pm, Friday, April 14 at Thompson Funeral Chapel.
John William Dietrich, 63 of Goodyear, Arizona passed away peacefully on Friday, April 7, 2023 surrounded by his loved ones after a long battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP).
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to CurePSP (Progressive Supranuclear Palsy) at www.psp.org
Maria Guadalupe Zazueta of Glendale, Arizona passed away March 21, 2023 at the age of 54. She was born August 5, 1968 in Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico to Cleotilde Espuro Rosales.
Christopher W. Clark of Buckeye, Arizona, passed away April 1, 2023, at the age of 72. He was born November 27, 1950, in Monmouth, Illinois, to Kenneth and Sally (nee Whitman) Clark, both of whom predeceased him. Christopher is survived by his beloved wife, Lorelei Clark, and his children, Heather Clark Fox and Brian Clark. He is also survived by his three grandchildren, Alex and Owen Fox, and Morgin Knuth.
Christopher graduated from Monmouth High School in 1968. He served in the United States Navy from 1969 to 1973. He went on to receive his associate degree from Carol Sandburg College in Galesburg, Illinois, in 1978. In 1984, he moved to Chicago, Illinois. He married his wife in 1988 and they lived in Wood Dale, Illinois. The Clarks then moved to Arizona in 2016.
Ryan Lee Shepherd
Ryan Lee Shepherd, age 37, of Avondale, Arizona passed away March 27, 2023. He was born May 8, 1985 in Glendale, Arizona to Richard Lee Shepherd and Reanae Marie Shepherd.
He was born, he lived, and he died in Arizona.
He was loved.
Mr. David Bourland, 68 of Phoenix, Arizona died March 16, 2023. He was born October 5, 1954 in Phoenix, Arizona to Frank and Joyce Bourland. He was predeceased by his parents, brothers Terry and Richard, and sisters Donna and Phyllis.
David was an Arizona native and lived in Phoenix his whole life. He graduated from Cortez High School. He married the love of his life, Aggie Wallace, in January of 1976. Together, they raised their daughters, Amy and Alyson. David loved his family; his proudest accomplishment was his family legacy.
David had four dogs – two at the office and two at home. He loved all sports, as long as the team was from Arizona. He also enjoyed golfing and attending NASCAR races. David was known as a hard worker who was always helping others. He was reliable, caring, generous, and loyal. He had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh. But he was also sensitive and had integrity.
David is survived by his wife of 47 years, Agnes “Aggie” (nee Wallace) Bourland, daughters Amy Bourland and Alyson (Kegan) Bourland Dessenberger, sisters Linda Bourland, Nancy (Bruce) Bullock, and Martha (Fernando) Castillo, and brothers Mark (Diane) Bourland and Robert Bourland. He is also survived by nine grandchildren: Gabriel Escudero, Alyna Charles, Christopher Bourland, Jorden Charles, Xavier Bourland, Dominick Bourland, Raelynn Bourland, Austin Dessenberger, and Kallen Dessenberger, as well as numbers nieces, nephews, extended family, and many friends.
A visitation will be held at Thompson Funeral Chapel beginning at 9AM on Saturday, April 15. The memorial service will begin at 11:30 followed by a procession to Estrella Mountain Park for a Celebration of Life from 2 to 5pm.