Marie Geraldine Searls
Marie Geraldine Searls, age 91 of Avondale, AZ died January 19, 2018 in Avondale, AZ. She was born May 29, 1926 to Wilfred Jackson and Margaret Voigt in Niagra Falls, Canada. Marie was a loving mother who enjoyed cooking for others, being outdoors, fishing and camping, helping to raise her grandkids, playing cards and bowling. She moved to Avondale with husband Walt and her three boys in 1959. She was exceptionally healthy throughout her life until she suffered Alzheimer’s-Dementia her last six years. Marie is survived by her sons, Dan Searls (Beth), Tom Searls (Shirley), Ken Searls; sister, Jane Eppard; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of over 52 years, Walter Searls; brother, James Jackson; and sister, Connie Bacharz. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Thompson Funeral Chapel, 926 S. Litchfield Road, Goodyear, AZ 85338. The family suggests that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Condolences for the family may be left at www.thompsonfuneralchapel.com.