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h i THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC Hearst, Sue Elliott Lonqtime Kansas Citv resident Sue Elliott Hearst died on January 5, 2014. Sue was 89 years old and had a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease. She was residing in Paradise Valley, Arizona at the time of her death. Sue was born on October 15,1924 in Kansas City. She was the daughter of Katherine Bond Elliott and Robert Barney El liott, bue was predeceased by ner husband ot almost 50 years, Rex Hearst, in 1995. Sue thoroughly enjoyed ath letics during her childhood, and loved her time growing up at the Lake of the Ozarks. She played volleyball and basketball at Monticello College before attending the University of Kansas where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. Sue remained active with the Kappas for many years. On April 10, 1945 Sue married Rex Hearst. Sue and Rex started their life together in Kansas City. Rex was then relocated to the Bay area of California and later to Los Angeles before making their way back home to Kansas City where they raised their two children, Rex and Prue. Sue was very active in her children's lives. She served as a den mother; ran the Homestead Country Club swim program and continued to play tennis and enjoy sports. Sue is survived by two children, Rex (Kellee) Hearst of Overland Park, Prue (Gilberto) Brito of Paradise Valley, Arizona; four grandchildren, Amanda Hearst Lubiewski of O'Fallon, Missouri, Cristina Brito Kiernan of San Francisco, Nicolas Brito of London and Lauren Brito of Denver; two great-grandchildren, Ab-by and Emily Lubiewski; and her brother, Joe (Tea) Elliott. A family memorial service will be held in Kansas City at a time to be determined. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Banner Alzheimer's Foundation, 2025 N. 3rd Street, Suite 250, Phoenix, AZ 85004 ( Hounshell, Patricia (Spears) Kovach, Barbara A. sir ft - Barbara A. Kovach, 83, passed away Dec. 29, 2013, in Sun City after a brief illness due to pancreatic cancer. Bar bara was born April 19, 1930, in Everett, Mass., the only child of of William and Bernice Crockett. She graduated from Melrose (Mass.) High School and the Massachu- setts School of Physiotherapy and married Joseph J. Kovach in in 1952. The Kovaches had four daughters anu eventually aeiueu in Duiniyuiuurv, in. iney aiquneu the Beacon, a weekly newspaper in their new hometown, in 1963 and became co-publishers. Devoted to children and sports, Barbara was most proud of leading efforts to establish the Bolinqbrook Park District and serving as its board president in 1972-73. The Kovaches sold the Beacon in the early 1980s and traveled the United States in an RV before settling near Lake Chapala, Mexico. The couple divorced in 1989, and in 1991 Barbara left another community she loved to care for her mother and stepfather Earl Smith in Maine. Barbara moved to Arizona in 1994 to be near her daughters. She loved cooking, entertaining, gardening and music, and she showed a daredevil side with parasailing and hot-air balloon rides. A longtime Unitarian, Barbara also served as board president of the West Valley Unitarian Universalist Church. She will be remembered by family and friends for her smile, kindness and stunning blue eyes, as well as her leadership and quiet strength. Barbara was preceded in death by her mother, stepfather, ex-husband, daughter Kitt and sister-in-law Anne Garey. She is survived by daughters Karen Kovach, Kandi Kovach, Kim Kovach and son-in-law Jim Owens; stepson Eric Bagai; nieces Anita, Margo and Sharon Garey; granddaughters Samantha Kovach, Danielle Osborne and Bernadette Osborne; and great-granddaughter Brooke Weedhunt. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Feb. 1, 2014, at West Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 5904 W. Cholla St., Glendale. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to CureSearch for Children's Cancer, Bethesda, Md. It mm SUNDAY, JANUARY 19, 2014 B7 MacKenzie, Robert J. . jmmr t 75' f Phoenix peacefully passed away on January 13, jr lip 2014 surrounded by his family. Bob was a loving and giv-Tr ' ing father and grandpa. He is survived by son John, ' daughter Lynn, grandchildren Shane, Lucas, and Heath er Rae, and one great-grandchild, Rylond. A Celebration v n " oi Kuuerib li le win ue neiu di t: jupn i, January zi, zuit f WM: at 35610 West Central Avenue, Phoenix, w mJ 85086. In lieu of flowers the family is re- mvz3 ,.: .-I .: I .,1- i ci quesuny uuiicuiuiib ue inaue lu me Guelman Home, 5801 E. Mayo Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85054. Marquez, Ruth L 'Luca' 79, of Phoenix passed away peacefully and surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, January 15, 2014. Ruth was born November 13, 1934 in Glendale, AZ. She was predeceased in death by her husband Nick Marquez. She is survived by her four children; Nick (Candy), Nancy (Guero), Norma and Robert. She was a proud Nana of 8 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was truly beautiful both inside and out! She may be gone, but will never be forgotten. Mom you will always be in our hearts. Visitation will be held at Chapel of the Chimes Mortuary 7924 N. 59th Ave. Glendale, AZ 85301 on Thursday, January 23 at 10am followed by a funeral service in the funeral home chapel at nam. Interment will follow at Resthaven Park , Cemetery 6450 W. Northern Ave. Glendale, AZ. To send condolen-i ces please visit .k. 56, of Scottsdale, AZ, passed away on January 17, 2014 with her family by her side. Patty was a beloved wife and mother, lovinq dauqhter. cherished sister and carinq friend. She is survived by Homer, her husband of 32 Little DOrOtllV years- sons. Nathan and Instin- her mother, loan Snears- vmmj her brothers and sisters; and, many extended family members, all of whom will cherish her memory. Funeral ..... r. Martin, Tommy Joe 9": mass will be held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, ScottS' Dunai to toiiow at bt. i-rancis uemetery, nnoe-nix, AZ. Arrangements entrusted to iviebbiriyer muiari acnuui iviuriuary. MESSIc;ER Humphries, Dorothy L 88 years old, was born in Bloomington, III on February 24th 1925. She passed away January 10th 2014. She is survived by her daughter Cheryl L. Ingram, Grandchildren Brandy L. Scarfo and Joseph W. Bair and 6 Great Grandchildren. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Donald F, Humphries and 3 sons, Paul R. Stephan A. and Jeffrey S. Humphries. She is preceded by her sister Helen W. Petry. She was the daughter of the John L. Whartons of Mesa, Arizona. Dorothy will be dearly missed. Private services will be held. Johnson, LaVerne "Johnnie" LaVerne "Johnnie" Johnson, a remarkable woman, jt. passed away on January 4, 2014, at her home in Tucson, Arizona. LaVerne was born in Casselton, North Dakota, i on April 1, 1928, to Oscar and Laura Johnson, farmers of fvi.. . Scandinavian descent. In her youth, LaVerne rode her .""7' ' horse, Nipper, bareback, attended barn dances, and as , ' j her mother boasted "worked harder on the farm than any hired man." She attended St. John's School of Nurs-1. ing, in Fargo, North Dakota. In 1948, while on a nursing practicum in Moose Lake, Minnesota, she met the love JL of her life, Walter. They married in 1949 and moved to w Moorhead, Minnesota. After their children, identical twins, Jean and Jo, and their youngest Janet were born, LaVerne returned to nursing at St. Ansgar Hospital. In 1968, the family moved to Phoenix, Arizona with LaVerne's parents, where her brother, Oscar Junior resided. After working at Doctors Hospital, LaVerne was recruited to work as an occupational health nurse at Valley National Bank. LaVerne took pride in the fact she had performed health screenings and taught CPR at every bank branch in Arizona. LaVerne was an avid traveler. She and Walt visited over thirty countries, which included Egypt, Sweden, and China. In addition, they traveled extensively in the United States, from Mt. McKinley to the Florida Keys. In 1998, she and her husband moved to Tucson to be closer to their only grandchild Waylon Martin. In addition to being a doting grandmother, she enjoyed going to the casino and making Sunday dinners for the whole family. Due to her generosity and gregarious nature, LaVerne made friends wherever she went. She will be sorely missed by her family and numerous people whose lives she touched along the way. Jones, Patricia Joyce r tj 76 of Chandler, AZ began her new journey on January 13, 2014. She was born on February 13, 1937 in Kansas City, Kansas. Patricia is survived by her 5 children Robert, Simon, Hugh, Deborrah and Dana. She is also survived by her siblings Benny, Harold and Ellen and has 4 Grandchil dren. Patricia was married to Simon Ray Jones Jr. for 48 years before his passing in 2004. She was loved by all who were fortunate enough to have her touch their life. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Andrews Catholic Church - 3450 W Ray Rd, Chandler, AZ 85226 - on January , 25, 2014 at 11am. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Patricia's name to Hospice of The -v. Valley, Arrangements entrusted to Valley of theffJiunityv Sun Funeral Home, to leave condolences visit, www.vallevofthes Jordan, Tracy Alfred was a beloved son, husband, father, brother, grandpa, and uncle, that left us to join his Heavenly Father on January 16th 2014 free of all pain. He was born October 06, 1954 to Walter Phillip Jordan and Portia Jordan in Phoenix AZ. He graduated from Kingman High School (Kingman Az) in 1972. In 1975 he enlisted in the Us Navy, he served his country with much pride. In 1977 he returned to Phoenix to study at ASU, and remain a Native of Arizona. On January 2,1988 he married his best friend Colleen Murphy where together they have shared their love for Labrador s in raising and breeding outstanding champion lines. Truth is if it had four legs and barked it was a match. Tracy was beyond an a avid sports fan and season ticket holder to the D-backs since the doors opened at Chase Field. He loved all sports and could give you stats from any given game, and was the creator of the weekly football and baseball pool with friends and family. Tracy was the oldest brother of Wade Jordan, of Arizona, Jane (David) Breshears, of Alaska and Brad Jordan which was waiting in Heaven along with Portia to greet him. Each one of them could share hours of stories of laughter they shared with him. Tracy has a daughter Stacey (Jim) Gastineau, with Corytha Jackson his first wife. He has three grandchildren Corytha Gastineau, Sashlyn Gastineau, and Lanndon Gastineau. Tracy was a loved uncle and great uncle many times. He was a devoted friend liked by many, and gave much to his friendship. A small service and open forum will be Thursday, January 23rd at 11am graveside at National Veterans Cemetery located Cave Creek and the loop 101. In lieu of flower's please make donations to Maricopa County Animal Control & Carewww.maricopa.govpets For more details and stories to be shared view www.serenicare.comarizona Judson, Ronald Howard (Ron) 83. Born in San Jose, California to Clarence Howard Judson and Mary Agnes Reddington on Dec. 2, 1930. After graduation from St. James High school in San Francisco he enlisted in the Air Force and flew in several missions over Korea. Upon returning home he joined the Police Force for the city of San Francisco. In 1959 he married the former Therese Wisniewski. He later transferred to the Fire Department where he spent the next 25 years, during which time he worked to become a Battalion chief. In 1983 he and Therese retired to Orcas Island, Washington where he was asked to take over as interim Fire Chief. Therese passed away in 1988 and Ron moved back to California. In 1990 he married the former Mary Hansen and they moved to Scottsdale, AZ. where they spent the next 24 years. During that time they enjoyed summers at dude ranch in Lions, Colorado where they taught country dancing, let trail rides, and played host and hostess. He loved being a cowboy and together he and Mary escaped the hot Arizona summers. When old back injuries resurfaced he was forced to give up work at the ranch and returned home to Scottsdale. He passed away on January 13, 2014 at home surrounded by his family. Those who loved him best include his wife Mary, his sister Faith Ansaldo and her husband Pietro, nephew Rob Ansaldo and his wife Karen, stepson Bill Westen, sister-in-law Jane Donath and Nancy Pool, best buddies Norm Alter and Marvin Pool, and most of all his beloved little Pug, Mojo. He also loved being a 'Poppy' to Lance and Amanda Gunlock. He was generous, loving and thoughtful and in lieu of flowers, he would ask that you make a donation in his name to St. Jude's Children's Hospital. Services are scheduled for Thursday, January 23rd at 10:00 AM, Highlands Bible Church, Pinnacle Peak Road, Scottsdale, Arizona. iff 88, of Mesa, AZ passed away on January 12, 2014 at the home of Larry and Jan Little. Born in Lake Charles, Louisiana on September 29, 1925, she was the beloved wife of Joseph G. Little who preceded her in death 6 years ago. She was an incredible Pastor's wife, loving Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. Dorothy will be missed by her son Larry Little, daughter-in-law Jan Little, daughter Linda McDuffie, son-in-law James McDuffie Sr.. seven Grandchildren. James McDuffie. Jr.. Lisa -ji Thompson, Michele Little, Matthew Little, Kelly Rowley, Melissa Davis, Scott McFadden and six Great-k EBB Grandchildren, Kayla Lilley, Keri McDuffie, Gehrig Thompson, Michael Rowley, Connor Rowley and Mason Davis. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dorothy's memory to East Mesa Baptist Church or Hospice of the Valley are suggested. Funeral Service will be January 25, 2014 at 11:00 AM at East Mesa Baptist Church, 752 S. Ellsworth Rd., Mesa, AZ 85208 followed by a graveside ceremony at West Resthaven Cemetery, 6450 W. Northern Ave., Glendale, AZ. Funeral arrangements entrusted to A Wise Choice Desert View Chapel, 9702 E. Apache Trail, Mesa, AZ. Little, Carol Jane J?: t . 72, of Tempe, AZ, passed away January 13, 2014. She f .f was born in Minot, ND to Henry and Suzanne Wall. She V. Z " graduated from Window Rock High in 1959 and was a j-jn-. aaj member of Chi Omega sorority while attending ASU. She V met her husband of 52 years, Leslie Little, while working fc j I a summer job at Yellowstone Park. She worked at ASU '"" 'Ll fr over 40 Vears' where she mentored many students Hjjk Hu and made lifelong friends. She was previously President k SB of UCW and a member of ASU Choral Union. She loved HjHjHL VjH playing bingo with her friends and family. Jane is sur-JBHJW Vfl vived by her husband, Les, daughter, Jennifer Lynne Lit-tie, son, Robert Little, daughter in-law, Jennifer Lee Little, grandchildren, Rebecca and Robby, brother, James Wall, nephew, Jimmy, and nieces Suzy and Charlotte. Visitation 1:30 PM, Tues. Jan. 21, 2014, at Green Acres Mortuary, 401 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale, yT. AZ 85257, where services will be held at 2:30 PM. lnterment(Uignity Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Lopez De La Rosa, Marilyn passed away on January 14, 2014. Marilyn was born in Fort Defiance, NM on 72743. She grew up in Albuquerque, NM, and live in OH. In 1964 she moved to Phoenix with her family. She was preceded in death by her first husband Eugene R. Lopez and her eldest son Leonard Lopez. Raising her youngest son Javier, she worked for many local businesses; most memorably was La Cucaracha Restaurant. Marilyn remarried in 1993 to Justino De La Rosa. She touched the lives of everyone she met along the way. She loved life and was happiest among family and friends. She was active with her church, neighborhood watch captain, police advisory committee, Bunko, and a member of many clubs and organizations over the years. She loved sports and was a huge fan of her AZ Cardinals and Diamondbacks. We are very sad at our loss, Marilyn passed away after a long illness at the age of 70. She was a loving person always willing to help others. Marilyn was a devoted wife, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. She will be greatly missed! "We Love You"! A Visitation is scheduled for Tuesday January 21 from 5-8 PM at West Resthaven Funeral Home, 6450 W. Northern Ave. Glendale, AZ 85301. A Mass is schedule for Wednesday January 22 at 11:30 AM at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 5614 W. Orange- "N. wood Ave. Glendale, AZ 85301 Condolences may be offered at wUJignity) Lovell, Graham Vinson was born May 1, 1964 in Dallas, Texas. He moved to Los Angeles in 1973 and attended Rosewood Elementary, then John Burroughs Junior High School. Graham graduated from Fairfax High School in West Hollywood where he excelled in Music and Theater. He then attended the -i University nf North Texas where he mainreri in Music. Af- i ter college, Graham returned to Los Angeles and helped TJf form the band Mr. Ectomy with fellow North Texas musi-h cian, John Garwood. The band played regularly in popu lar shows in and around Southern California including the legendary House of Blues in Hollywood. In 1997 Graham married the love of his life, Erin Elizabeth Stratton. The couple settled in Long Beach where the couple's sons Joshua and Cameron were born. In 2004 the family moved to Fountain Hills, AZ where Graham began a new career with Surety Placement Services eventually becoming the company's Vice President. Graham was honest, kind and compassionate to all he met. Graham was an exceedingly talented singersongwriter who played a variety of instruments including guitar, piano, organ and harmonica. Music remained a passion throughout his life and he always enjoyed performing whether in a crowded theater or a backyard family BBQ. He is survived by a large adoring family including his wife, Erin Stratton Lovell, sons Joshua James and Cameron Alexander Lovell, his Father, Jan Arlen Lovell, his mother, Rosemary Lovell Alexander (Newell Alexander), Grandmother Vada Lovell brother, Jeffrey Arlen Lovell (Sammi Maon Lovell), sisters, Phyllis Lynn Alexander and Kelley Jeanne Alexander, nephew, Jake Bohn, nieces, Amber Lovell, Carrie Shores and Rebecca Shores, brother in law, Del Shores and Aunt Dee Van Ackeren, In-laws Jim and Marilyn Stratton and sister in law, Lauren Stratton The memorial services are scheduled on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 11:00 at Messinger Mortuary located at 12065 North Saguaro Blvd. Fountain Hills, Arizona. Reception to follow at Boys & Girls Clubs McKee Branch located at 14605 N. Del Cambre Ave. Fountain Hills, AZ In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale. 61, of Buckeye, Arizona, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 11th, 2014. He was preceded in death by his father, Lester Charles Martin. Tom is survived by his loving wife of almost 40 years, Patricia Ann Martin; his son, Michael Ray (Gail) Martin; mother, Billie Jean Martin; 2 grandchildren, Brett Marie and Colt Riley Martin; brothers, Johnny, Jerry and Mickey Martin; sisters, Doris Danforth, Eva Childress and Linda Martin; and many other family members, horseback riding buddies and friends. Tom was deeply loved and will forever be missed and treasured in our hearts. The Visitation will be from 1:00-2:00 PM, Tuesday, January 21st, 2014, with KiKI the Funeral Service to immediately follow, beginning at 2:00 PM, Hill at Lowmans Arizona Funeral Home, 717 West Dobbins Road, Phoenix, Arizona, 85041. Arrangements entrusted to Lowmans VETERAN Arizona Funeral Home, Inc., (602) 276-3601. Martinez, Paul 48, of Buckeye, passed away on January 14, 2014. He was born April 2, 1965 in Phoenix, AZ to Joe Martinez and Frances Alvarez. He loved his family and friends; and enjoyed fishing, hunting, and golfing. He will be greatly missed and will be in our hearts forever. Paul is survived by his wife Kathie Mersch; best friend and i hi-nhai- A 1 1-11 icina Paeillv Hai inhare Ta wlni- hAarenh 1 Keauna Martinez, Sierra Martinez, Alexandra Martinez; if,;f son Paul Martinez Jr.; sisters Frances and Julie; brothers f ' t Ted, Joe, Juan and Kix; parents, Frances Alvarez and i 4 Francisco Alcala. Services will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, January 22nd at Thompson Funeral Chapel in Goodyear, AZ. Condolences can be sent to Is' Mathis, Carl Mathis, Carl William 92, passed away on January 11, 2014. He was born in Canadian, OK on November 11, 1921 to Eva Edith and Harrison William Mathis. Carl served in the Navy where he met Shirley, his wife of 65 years. He is survived by 2 sisters Dovie and Patricia (Jim). He is also survived by his 5 children Lloyd (Patricia), James (Joyce), Sharon (Mark), David (Shirley), Joyce (Jeff) and his 3 "adopted" daughters Peggy, Pamela and Tresia. He was also a proud Grandfather of 14, Great Grandfather of 16 and Great-Great Grandfather of 2. A memorial service for Carl will be held Saturday, January ?th at 11-nn a m at Hank DaymnnH Lodge 9948 W. Highway 74 Peoria, AZ 85383. Arrangements are (jSff) being handled by Heritage Funeral Chapel 6830 W. Thunderbird hecitaf Rd. Peoria, AZ 85381. ntKnt Mautz, Ruby Lanell Dnhw I anall Mant-7 mnwaH rtn trt ha mith har haawanlw fa. '"HS ther and family on Tuesday, January 14, 2014. She was a ' . t lover of music, singing and all things beautiful. Kind of 'i, ;. heart and gentle ot spirit, she was preceded in her depar ture by her adoring husband Nick, children Ray and Karren, and her favorite granddog Taz (a.k.a. "Wee"). She is survived by her forever-loving and devoted daughter Joan and son-in-law Bill, granddaughter Erin and great-grandchildren Ally and Mitch. The family wishes to thank the kind and dedicated staff at Beatitudes Campus - Sandy, Sarah, Christine, Nicole, Cindy, Patty, Aretha and many others; the generous and selfless peo ple of Hospice of the Valley - Randy, Ashlie, Katherine, Debra, Roman, Julia, Emily and Dr. Hamilton; Chaplain Dave and Father Wilt; and all who cared for Ruby and shared with us through her final hours. Special appreciation to our dear friend Rick for his unflagging support and companionship. Our angel has joined the heavenly choir. Let us hope they know some show tunes. A private service will be held in Phoenix. In lieu of flowers or cards, the family encourages donations to Beatitudes Campus and HospiceadyTTj , of the Valley. Services entrusted to Advantage Colonial Chapel . ,..,.,. 4141 N 19th Ave Phoenix, AZ 85015. 8 .1? JET McNally, Janice M. Janice M. McNally passed away peacefully on December 21, 2013 with her loving husband, family, and friends at her side. Janice was born September 21, 1962 to Thomas and Mary Shinnick in Chicago, IL. Phoenix was home to Jan for over 30 years. She was the Business Manager for RCDS Contractors for the last 20 years, working up to the week prior to her passing. Jan was a devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister, sister-in-law, aunt and friend. She is survived by her beloved husband of 31 years, Dave; her treasured sons Bryan and Kevin; dear mother and father Mary and Thomas Shinnick; loving sisters Sherrie Braslin (Garry), Jackie Quenzel (Dan), Sandi Lampinen (Ed) and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 10:30 am at St. Rose Catholic Church; 2825 W. Rose Canyon Circle; Anthem, AZ 85086. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Hospice of Arizona Founda-tion; 19820 N. 7th Avenue, Suite 130; Phoenix, AZ 85027 advantage- Mihalic, Steven Robert Now, when you place your obit in The Arizona Republic, you can also remember your loved one with stories, photos and tributes on To learn more, visit or call 602 444-8774 THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC AR-AT130621132709 aztentralcom 4 88, of Phoenix, AZ passed away on January 13, 2014. Steve was born in Cleveland, Ohio on March 10 1925, son of the late Steven and Julia Mihalic. After training to be a machinist in high school, he joined the Marine Corps. In 1942 the Marines sent him to Yale University where he received a bachelor's degree in engineering and the rank of Second Lieutenant. Steve served his country proudly in combat during the Korean War where he achieved the rank of Captain with the 1st 4.5-inch rocket bat-; tery - 11th Marine Regiment. He began a 20-year career " with General Electric in 1946 that would take Steve, his wife Lucy and their qrowinq family to live in many cities across the country, finally settling in Paradise Valley, AZ in 1967. After General Electric, he worked in different endeavors involving sales and eventually bought a small vending business that he co-owned with his son. Steve was involved in many community-oriented activities, including serving on the board of Phoenix South Community Mental Health center. Steve was passionate about golf and was a gifted player. When he was younger, he also enjoyed flying small aircraft for both business and pleasure. At very young age he noted, "I never tire of solitude; it stimulates thought and I love to think." After a long full life Steve was content to spend his days sitting on the couch with a good book. He will be missed. Steve was a member of Phi Gamma Delta, Nu deuteron, Engineering Honorary Society, Yale Alumni Association, and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He is survived by his former wife Lucy Mihalic; daughters Stephanie and Wendy Mihalic; son Michael Mihalic; and grandchildren Bree and Marchelo. A brief military service will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, January 23 at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd, Phoenix AZ 85024. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to your favorite charity. Fun6rdl Pldnniny to place an ad, call 602-444-4974 or fax 602-444-5932 Kaplan, Lee Jay age 53, formerly of Cleveland, passed away on Jan. 4th 2014. Beloved husband of Christine. Loving father of Elizabeth Kaplan and Justin Demko. Beloved son of Barbara and the late Robert Kaplan. Loving brother of Marc, and Maria Johnson, loving Brother-in-law of Marci Kaplan and Bradley Johnson. Uncle of Brian (Jill), Lauren (Luke) Gilbert, Alyssa and Jared Johnson and great uncle of Clark Kaplan. Contributions suggested to: Council for Jews with Special Needs Inc 12701 N. Scottsdale Rd 205, Scottsdale, AZ 85254-5455. Private services already held. Kegley, Lena "June" June Kegley, 85, passed away from lung cancer on Janu- ary 13, 2014 in Gilbert, AZ. June was born in Merkel . ),. Texas on May 9, 1928, and moved to Arizona with her it'. daughters in 1970. She was preceded in death by her - ,Tt.'f husband Joseph F. Keqlev, two brothers, and three sis ters. June worked as a secretary at the Arizona Department of Economic Security for many years and after her retirement loved spending time with her sister Ann at the cabin (and casinos) in Ruidoso NM. She is survived by her daughters Elizabeth and Jo Lynn, her granddaughter Amber, her great grandson Westyn, and Buster, her very spoiled and much loved West Highland Terrier. The family is grateful for the wonderful care and support provided by Hospice of the Valley (especially her CNA Doris) during this past year. We love you Mom and we will miss you. Kissinger, Geraldine Age 89. January 12, 2014. Born in Shullsburg, Wl, Geraldine was the loving wife of the late William, dear mother of Sandra (James) Young and the late Ruth Kissinger, proud grandmother of Jacob (Victoria) Young and Jessica (Wes) Rees, and dear sister and aunt to many siblings, nieces, and nephews. Memorial Service Saturday, January 25 at 3pm in the chapel of Calvary Community Church, 12612 North Black Canyon Hwy., Phoenix, AZ. Funeral Home $545 Direct Cremation Tax & Death Certificate Extra Similar Savings on All Services 2 Valley Locations Chandler Sun City 480-963-6200 623-977-6666 Family Owned 1100 E. 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