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- B4 SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2001 OBITUARIES The Arizona Republic To place a customized funeral announcement contact your funeral home or the Classified Advertising De-. partment at 602-444-8774 or , 602-444-8772. The Arizona r Republic publishes a free T basic obituary notice as a ,, public service, including name, age, date of death, ... place of residence, .visitation services, military status, and t. one contribution. Families who choose to present additional information are charged $60 for the first 20 lines plus additional linage ' and photo charges. The Arizona Republic is not responsible for returning un-r solicited photos. Deadline to ... place your notice through The Arizona Republic is 12noon for next day's publication. Obituaries submitted f to the Republic may be published or distributed in print, electronic or other 1 forms. ' ACKLEY, Corbin Elyott ADAMS, Stan ALLEN, Floyd Orville Jr. BAIN, Dorothy J. , BAKER, Betty Jane BAKER, Irene Elizabeth BANKER, David K. Jr. BECKETT, Doug BUSSEMA, Carl Frank CASTLE, Leroy William Sr. , CURRY, Patricia E. DEANE, Mary del VALLE, Jose Luis Ovante FAIR, Richard H. ! FELTEN, ALYSE M. GAY, Robert GRAY, Beatrice M. HUNTER, Reed A. . HUNTINGTON, Ethel H. - KARSZNIA, Leohard Henry I KOROS, Joseph LORENZEN, Virginia L LOWE, Edna Maye . .. MARTINEZ, Dario McDONALD, Mary E. 'MEADOWS, Robert I Wood row MERCURIO, Michael J. MILLER, Lottie I. OKOLITA, Genowefa ' PENROD, Robbie Wayne PRIEST, Edwin Harvey PURSELL, Edward K. , ROGERS, Mary Ann Kesterson ROWLEY, Var Haws SALDATE, Mary L. SAMPLE, Jolyne C. SCHLECTIC, William SELBY, Sheila Ethel SIMONS, Jeffrey Marc SIMS, Charles C. SOTO, Marcos H. Jr. SPENCER, Garland Leroy STINSON, Richard H. STOFFERAHN, Mildred TARANTA, Owen D. TEETER, Russell Jr. TRETHEWEY, Lois L. Richards TURNBULL, Edith C. VENTURINO, Mary C. WASTCHAK, David WEBB, Inez Patricia Kavanagh WINGERT, Robert WISNIEWSKI, Anthony Richard WITHERSPOON, Greg L. ZAUCHA, John A. ZIMMERLIN, Dean C. Corbin Elyott Ackley, 17 weeks old, of Chandler, iff V frj passed away 12- if u-ui. orom nas helped our family bond and taught us the things that we need in order to survive life's most difficult struggles. He may have left us physically but will remain in our hearts for all eternity. We love you Corbin. Services will be held Sunday 11:00AM, December 30th at Sunland Memorial Park, 15826 Del Webb Blvd., Sun City, AZ 85351. Donations can be made to the M.I.S.S. Foundation in Corbin's name at.www.misschildren.org Stan Adams, 66, Mesa AZ, went to be with God in heaven on December 24th, 2001. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother. He exemplified the true meaning of unconditional love, and will live forever in the hearts of those he left behind. He was survived by his wife Eve Adams, his two daughters, Darlcne Adams, Kimberly and her husband George Curry, his two grandsons, Kristopher Adams, and Nick Curry, and his two sisters Jacqueline Segal, and Geri Benko. The funeral will be held on December 29, 2001 at 9:30am, at Christ the King Catholic Church, 1551 E Dana, Mesa, AZ 85204, (480) 964.1719. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers donations be made to East Valley Habitat for Humanity, 28 East 2nd Avenue, Mesa, AZ 85210. Floyd Orville Allen Jr., 62, of New River Arizona, passed away December 25, 2001. He served in the U.S. Navy. Please make a contribution to the charity of your choice in his name. Dorothy J. Bain, 69, of Phoenix AZ, passed away December 22, 2001. Visitation is Sat., Dec. 29, noon to 1:00pm, Unity Church of Phoenix, 1500 E. Greenway Parkway, Phoenix, . AZ. Services are Sat., Dec. 29, 1pm, Unity Church of Phoenix, 1500 E. Greenway Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 7m J ii m 4m .'3 aann VTanvnt Gone, but never forgotten. Your beautiful spirit remains with us, for you have touched many with your kindness and warmth. Yet we still feel the deep sorrow of your untimely death. You are greatly missed by those : love you. Uone, but never torgotten. K(J Berry Jane Baker, 78, of Globe Arizona, passed away Thursday, December 27, 2001. Visitation Sunday, December 30th from two o'clock until eight p.m. at Miles-Damron Funeral Home, 237 S. Sutherland, Globe. Services Monday., December 31st, ten a.m. atMiles Damron Chapel, 237 S. Sutherland, Globe, AZ. Irene Elizabeth Baker, 58, of Scottsdale, died Dec. 27, 2001. She was born in Patterson, NJ, May 24, 1943. Survived by husband Robert; sons, Robert & William; daughters, Peggy Beau-' lieu & Penny Varner; brother, Richard Botbyl; mother, Irene Botbyl' & 10 grandchildren. Visitation: 2-6pm, Sun., Dec. 30, 2001, Hansen Desert Hills Mortuary, 6500 E. Bell Rd. Funeral service: 11am, Mon., Dec. 31, Hansen Desert Hills Chapel. In lieu of flowers contributions to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phx, 85014 David K. Banker Jr., of Peoria, entered into rest on December 26th, age 81. He is survived by his wife Virginia Lee, sons, William, Paul, David, John and step-son Bruce as well as sixteen grandchildren. He was an Army Veteran of World War II and an active Member of the Masonic Lodge and Shrine from his days in living in New Jersey. He was retired from General Motors. The family has arranged to hold services privately with the assistance of Heritage Funeral Chapel. Mr. Doug Beckett, passed away on . December 22, 2001 at the age of 39. He was born in Hartford, Connecticut on May 5, 1962. He moved to Arizona in 1968 from Hartford. He was a member of Calvary Community Church of Phoenix. Survivors include his parents: Asa and Elizabeth Beckett of Sun City; three daughters: Tina Beckett and Dana Beckett of Phoenix and Sarah Beckett of Wickenburg; two sisters: Bonnie Baker of Glendale, Arizona and Cindy Cody of Phoenix.-Funeral services are set for Friday, December 28, 2001 at 1:00 P.M. at Sunland Lakeside Chapel, 15826 Del Webb Blvd., Sun City, Arizona. Arrangements by Sunland Mortuary. Carl Frank Bussema, 73, of Paradise Valley, AZ died Dec. 26, 2001 in Celebration, FL. Born in Chicago, IL on Dec. 22, 1928, he moved to Arizona 22 years ago from Lombard, IL. He was an executive at Baxter Laborato- ries and President of hjr 'own medical consulting company, Bussema, Inc. He was a member of Paradise Valley Methodist Church, and a graduate of Michigan State University (BS), and the University of Chicago (MBA). He is survived by his wife, Betty; daughters, Carol O'Connell, Reston, VA; Christine Groth, Hartland, WI; Donna Storer, Sherborn, MA; Amy Bussema, Scottsdale, AZ; son, Cary, Wellesley, MA; grandchildren, Jenny, Michael, Bill, Jim, Molly, Harry, Charlotte, and Lilly. A Memorial Service will be held Sat., Jan. 19, 2002, at 2 PM at Paradise Valley United Methodist Church, 4555 E. Lincoln Dr., Paradise Valley, AZ 85253. Contributions may be made to the Church. Arrangements by Messin-ger .'ndian School Mortuary. Leroy William Castle Sr., 87, of Phoenix AZ, passed away December 25, 2001. He was born March 18, 1914 in Youngstown, Ohio. He married Myrtle Bailey in 1937. Moved to Phoenix, in 1947 and was employed at Borden's Dairy until he retired in 1981. He was an active member and Deacon at Central Heights Baptist Church. He was a pilot and long time member of Experimental Aircraft Assoc. He volunteered at Bryans Extended Care Center. He is preceded in death by his loving wife and daughter Bette Marble. Survivors include his daughter Grace Perkins, son-in-law Claude Perkins; daughter Judith Rollins Leroy Jr.; daughter-in-law Mary Beth; son-in-law Elmer. Marble; 5 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren and 1 great greatgrandchild. Memorial Service: Central Heights Baptist Church, Sat., January 5th, 10:00 AM. Thanks to Hospice of the Valley. Patricia E. Ciirry, 73, of Mesa AZ, passed away December 26, 2001. Mesa Heritage Mortuary Mary (Holm) Deane, age 77, of Sun City West Arizona, passed away on December 27, 2001. A memorial gathering will be held at Camino del Sol Funeral Chapel, 13738 Camino del Sol, Sun City West, AZ from 2-4pm, Sunday, December 30, 2001. Mary was born in Pennsylvania and lived all of her childhoold and early adulthood in Michigan, before moving to the West Coast in the late 1940's. She and her late husband, Bill, who passed away in July 2000, moved to Sun City West in 1990. She is survived by one son, Noel and his wife, Onna of Sitka, Alaska, and 4 granchildren, and one greatgrandchild: Adam and his wife Michelle and daughter Dayva, of Hawaii; Aaron of Huntington Beach, California; Kjersti and Luke of Sitka. The family requests no flowers be sent, but that memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 12211 West Bell Road, Surprise, AZ 85374 lVInnmnn Jose Luis Ovante del Valle "Lil Preacher", age 23, heard the Lord calling him and guiding him under his wing on Christmas morning. With his heartfelt philosophy he surely touched the lives of many people. Religious in nature and upbringing always blessing whom he met and requesting "pray for me." His life here was rocky, but he always had a smile and was truly a brilliant diamond with one flaw that cost him his life. A loveable young man that will sorely be missed. He was survived by his Mother, Maria Guadalupe "Lupe" Ovante, Father Martin R. del Valle, Step-Mother Jacque M. del Valle, Grandmothers Sophia Ovante and Alicia "Lecha" del Valle, Brothers Freddy Ovante, Martin R. del Valle, Jr. Antonio 'Tony" del Valle, and Michael Ovante. Sister Rosalee Ovante and many extended family and friends. For all that knew him let his death be in vain, but learn from him. Visitation will be Sunday, December 30, at 30 E. Cody Dr., from 5:00 to 9:00 P.M. and a funeral mass will follow on Monday, 10:00 A.M. at St. Catherine Catholic Church, 6401 S. Central Ave., Phoe-, nix. Richard H. Fair, of Glendale AZ, passed away December 26, 2001. He was born in Reading, Pennsylvania. He was a truck driver. Survivors include his wife Nancy; daughter Penny; mother-in-law Dolores Zappia; brothers-in-law: Daniel Zappia (wife Margaret), Anthony Zappia (wife Rocheal), Robert Zappia (wife Cynthia), David Zappia (wife Susan) John Zappia (wife Donna). A memorial mass was held at 8:30 AM on Friday, December 28, 2001 at St. Helen's Calholic Church. Alyse M. Felten, 60, Scottsdale, died 122701. Visitation Sat. & Sun. 2-4 p.m. & 6-8 p.m. at Green Acres Mortuary, 401 N. Hayden Rd. Mass of Christian Burial on Monday at 10:00 AM at St. Daniel the Prophet Catholic Church 1030 N. Hayden Rd, Scottsdale. Arrangements by Heritage Funeral Chapel, 6830 W. Thunderbird Rd, Peoria. Robert Gay, 63, passed away Dec. 25, 20O1 in Phoenix. He was born April 23, 1938 in Pontiac, Michigan. Services will be held Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001 at 2 pm at Greer-Wilson Funeral Home, 5921 W. Thomas, Road, with a visitation one hour prior to services. Beatrice M. Gray, 83, of Sun City Arizona, passed away on December 26th, 2001. She was a former resident of Great Falls, MT. Services will be in Montana. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Reed A. Hunter, 44, of Sun City, passed away on Dec. 26, 2001. He was born Sept. 7, 1957 in Pipestone, Minnesota and moved to Arizona in 1980. He was employed for 20 years at Arizona Technical Employment as a Specialist. He is survived by his father Bernard M. Hunter. Brothers Merrill Hunter of El Mirage, AZ and Boyd Hunter of Glendale, AZ and nieces and nephews. Visitation will be 10:00 AM Monday, Jan. 31, 2001 with funeral services to be held at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow at Sunland Memorial Park in Sun City, AZ. Ethel H. Huntington, 92, passed away Dec. 25, 2001. She was born in St. Paul, Minnesota and came to Arizona in 1947 from Salt Lake City, Utah. She was a homemaker and a member of All Saints of the Desert Episcopal Church. She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years Richard who died in 1996. Ethel is survived by her daughters Marjory Hammontree and Marilyn Perry of Phoenix, 6 grandchildren, 6 great-grand, and 2 great great grand. Private services will be held at a later date. Contributions to Hospice of the valley 2000 W. Bethany Home Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85015. Menke Funeral Home, Sun City handled arrangements. Leonard Henry Karsznia, ' 79, of Mesa AZ, passed away December 18, 2001. He was a U. S. Navy Veteran, WWII. Services will be ; held in Erie, PA. Arrange- ments by Mesa Funeral . Care at Mariposa Gardens. Joseph Koros, 87, of Scottsdale AZ, passed away December 26, 2001. He was born in Omaha, NE and came to Arizona 16 years ago. Survivors include his daughter Mary Jo (John) Courtney, grandson Brian and sister Irene Thaden. Private services have been held. Contribution may be made to Alzheimer's Assoc, 1028 E. Mcdowell Rd, Phx, AZ 85006. Messinger Indian School Mortuary Virginia L. Lorenzen, 59, of Prescott Valley, passeda way December 22, 2001. Mesa Heritage Mortuary Edna Maye Lowe, 82, of Phoenix AZ, passed away December 26, 2001. Visitation Sunday, December 30, 2-2:30 PM at Calvary Methodist Church, 7949 W. Indian School Rd., Phoenix. Services Sunday, December 30, 2:30 PM at the Calvary Methodist Church, 7949 W. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ. Arrangements by Crystal Rose Funeral Home,' Tolleson, AZ. Robert (Bob) Woodrow Meadows, 74, from Scottsdale, was taken to heaven on Christmas night. Bob led a very well rounded life which began on Oct. 15, 1927 in Jackson, TN. He is a' WWII Navy veteran and a proud member of the Grand Lodge of AZ Masons. He is a well known steel guitarist who began his career on The Grand Of Opry stage and worked with the likes of Elvis Presley, Waylon Jennings, Tex Ritter, Bob Wills, and many more throughout the years. He and his wife took over Porters Western Wear in the 60's and it continues as a family run business today. Bob was a great story teller who was known for his wonderful sense of humor and who always lived his life to the fullest. He is deeply missed and loved by his devoted and loving wife of 50 years, Margie, his son Ron and wile Lucy, his daughters Fran, Deborah, Staci and husband Ryan. He is known as Papa to grandchildren Nikki, Scott, Jamie, Randy, Becky, Dallas and Makcnzi and 5 great grandchildren. Services are planned for Sunday, December 30that 6:30 p.m. at Messinger Mortuary, 7601 E. Indian School Road in Scottsdale Dario Martinez, 74, of Phoenix AZ, passed away December ,26, 2001. Visitation Sunday, December 39, 2001, " 9-10 AM at Resthaven Park Mortuary, 4310 S. Southern Ave., Phoenix, AZ. Services Sunday, December 30, 2001, 10 AM, Resthaven Park Mortuary, 4310 E. Southern Ave., Phoenix, AZ. Mary E. McDonald, 67, of Strawberry Az, Graveside memorial services f6r Mary E McDonald, will be held at 3:00PM, Saturday, December 29, 2001 at Valley qf the Sun Cemetery, 10940 E. Chandler Heights Rd., Chandler, AZ. Mrs. McDonald, an Inventory Control Specialist for SCM, an electronics manufacturing company, for 15 years, was born April 26, 1934 in Hackett, Arkansas. She moved to Arizona 18 years ago from Brea, California. She was also a songwriter and a volunteer entertainer at the Veterans Hospital. She passed away, Sunday, December 23, 2001 in Payson. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Cecil R. McDonald of Strawberry; daughters, Brenda Valliere of Strawberry, AZ; Loretta Maveety of Redlands, CA; Karen Houghtaling of Yoba Linda, CA; sisters, Barbara Ann Yanatta of Fairland, OK; Florence Wallace of San Pablo, CA; brother, Clarence "Buddy" Wheatley of Afton, OK; dear friend, Ruby Archer' of Modesto, CA; 5 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and ber dog, Porky. Arrangements Valley of the Sun Mortuary and Cemetery. Michael J. "Mike" Mercurio, 68, of Mesa AZ, A Memorial Service for Michael J. "Mike" Mercurio will be held at 10:30 AM, Saturday, December 29, 2001 at Baseline Road Baptist Church, 7930 E. Baseline Rd., Mesa, AZ. Mr. Mercurio, a truck driver for Circle K for 15 years, retiring in 1995, was born, May 29, 1933 in Toledo, Ohio and passed away, December 26, 2001 in Mesa. He was also an avid golfer and a U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by his daughter, Angela Hartwell of Mesa, AZ; son, Stephen Mercurio of Chandler, AZ; Brothers, Phillip Mercurio of Lorraine, OH, Robert Re of Denver, CO; as well as 2 grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Michael J. "Mike" Mercurio Memorial Fund, co any Wells Fargo Bank. u. Valley of the Sun Mortuary is entrusted with the arrangements. Lottie L Miller, 78, of Apache Junction, passed away on December 26, 2001. No services are scheduled at this time. Arrangements by Apache Junction Mortuary. Genowefa Okolita, 50, of Gilbert AZ, passed away December 29, 2001. Visitation Sunday, Dec. 30th from 6-8 PM with Rosary at 7:00 PM at Bueler Mortuary ChapeL 14 W. Hulet Dr., Chandler, AZ. Funeral Mass Monday, Dec. 31st at 10:00 AM at St. Anne's Catholic Church, 440 E. Elliot Rd., Gilbert, AZ. Arrangements entrusted to Bueler Mortuary Robbie Wayne Penrod, 40, born in Mesa, AZ, lived in Queen Creek since 1988. He valiantly fought cancer for two months before gracefully passing away with the support of family and friends on December 26, 2001. He was the loving husband of Cindy Lee (Cole) Penrod, and they were the parents of seven children - Ashley, Bryson, Tyler,- Jace, Kelten, Raynee, and preceded in death by son Delaney James Penrod. Survived by parents Chester (Sonny) and Velma Kay Penrod; brother Robert (Shirley) Penrod of Queen Creek, sisters Vonda (Robert) Salmon of' Utah, Shannon (Terry) Bellows of Mesa and grand--mother Fern Penrod of Vernon, AZ. Funeral services will be Monday, December 31, 2001 'at 11:00 AM at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Queen Creek Chapel, 20415 E. Chandler Heights Road (Chandler Heights Road 12 mile west of Ellsworth Road), with visitation one hour prior to the service ata the church. Interment will be at Mesa City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Penrod Children Missionary Fund, co Bishop Brian Solomon, 25020 S. 224th St., Queen Creek, AZ 85242. Bunker's Garden Chapel handled the arrangements. Edwin Harvey Priest, 80, of Mesa AZ, passed away December 18, 2001. He served in the Air Force. Graveside Services Saturday, Decem- i ber 29, 2001, 2:00 PM. Arrangements by Valley of the Sun Mortuary. Edward K. PurselL 80, of Mesa Arizona, passed away December 25, 2001. Memorial services 2pm, Tuesday, January 15, 2002 at Evangel Assembly of God, 1010 S. Ellsworth Road, Mesa. Arrangements Mesa Funeal Care at Mariposa Gardens. Mary Ann Kesterson Rogers, 70, passed away December 26, 2001. Mary Ann was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. She was a graduate of Phoenix North High School and Arizona State University. She married Lt. Col. Russell L. Rogers who served as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force. They lived all around the world enjoying 18 years of marriage with their five children until his untimely death in 1967. She settled in Scottsdale to be near her parents and raise her family. She has been a loving and caring mother and grandmother. Her kindness and goodness have touched countless individuals in her church and. community. She was loved by all and will be dearly missed by her family and friends. Mary Ann is survived by her daughter- Sharon Cowley and sons Steven, David, Gary and Michael; brother Russell Kesterson; 26 grandchildren including 2 who preceded her in death and 6 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Sunday, December 30, 2001, at Newcomer Mortuary 6812 East Thomas Rd. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00, am Monday December 31, 2001, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2202 North 74th Street, Scottsdale, AZ. A visitation preceding funeral services will begin at 9:00 AM. t Var Haws Rowley, age 80, resident of Mesa for 76 years, died December 23, 2001 of complications resulting from injuries suffered in a fall on July 4, 1995. Survivors include his I i W4!' f wife, Zeltha; daughters: Sandra Ashby, April Coleman, Rena Blaser and Penny Rowley; sons: Ken Rowley, Ron Hooper, Gordon Rowley, Chris Rowley and Roger Rowley; 41 grand-' children; 57 great grandchildren; and 3 great great grandchildren. Var came from a family of 18 children. Formerly a machinist for the Santa Fe Railroad, a journeyman plumber and a member of Plumbers Union Local 469, he owned and operated Rowley Pipelines prior to his retirement. Var was a good husband and father, a hard worker, an outdoorsman and a respected businessman. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and had served as Scoutmaster, Elders Quorum President and worked at the Bishop's Storehouse for 15 years. Viewing and visitation will be Friday, December 28th from 7-8:30pm at Mesa Funeral Care, 400 S. Power Road. Funeral will be held on Saturday, December 29th at 11am at the LDS Church at 633 S. Higley Rd. Visitation will be at 10am. Interment will be at the Mesa City Cemetery. (Mrs.) Mary L Saldate, 78, Mesa, died Dec. 27, 2001. Visitation 1 to 2 p.m., Mon. Dec. . 31, 2001 in Mtn. View Mortuary Chapel, 7900 E. Main, Mesa. Services 2pm Mon. Dec. 31, 2001 at the Mortuary. Jolyne C. Sample, 67, of St Joseph Michigan, formerly of Phoenix Arizona, died Wednesday, December 26, 2001. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in St. Joseph, MI. Burial will follow in Riverview Cemetery, Friends may call on Friday from 6-8pm at the Starks & Mechinger Funeral Home, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI 49085. Memorials may be made to St. Paul's Episcopal Church. William Schlectic, 85, of Phoenix Arizona, passed away December 16, 2001. Graveside services were held at Sunwest Cemetery. Arrangements by Sunwest Funeral Home, El Mirage, Arizona. Sheila Ethel Selby, 82, of Phoenix AZ, passed away December 24, 2001. Services 11am Saturday December 29, 2001 at Hansen Desert Hills ChapeL 6500 E. Bell Rd., Scottsdale. Contributions: West Side Food Bank, 5605 N. 55th Ave, Glendale, Az 85301 Jeffrey Marc Simons, 45, of Apache Junction Az, passed away December 24 2001. Military service: U.S. Army. Visitation 10 to 11am, with services following at 11am, Monday, 1231, in Mountain View Mem. Gardens Mortuary Chapel, 7900 E. Main, Mesa Az. Charles C. Sims, 56, of Gilbert AZ, passed away December 24, 2001. Services 2pm 1202 at Arizona Community Church, 9525 S. Rural Rd, Tempe. Contributions to: The Church. Tempe Mortuary handled arrangements. Marcos H. Soto Jr., 19, of Tolleson AZ, passed away Dec. 24, 2001. Marcos was born July 6, 1982 in Phoenix, AZ. He was a construction laborerstudent. Marcos is survived by companion, Marissa Castaneda; daughter, Marissa Castaneda; son, Brandon Castaneda; parents, Marcos H. Sr. & Marie Soto; sister, Sandra Armenta; brother, Jesse R. Mendez; grand--mother Rose M. Armenta; uncles, -Jose Leyva, Frank, Joe, Alfred Murrietta; aunts, Kathy, Susie, Vivian, Connie, Ernestina Soto; nephew Jesse Jendez Jr., & niece Rianna Mendez. Visitation Dec. 30, 2001 from 6-9pm at Cruz Del Calvario 1010 N. 95 Ave, Tolleson, AZ. Services Dec. 31, 2001, 10am at Cruz Del Calvario. Contributions can be made to the Sotp Family Garland Leroy Spencer, 75, of Phoenix AZ, passed away December 26, 2001. He served in the U.S. Army. Arrangements by Best Funeral Services & Chapel. Richard H. Stinson, 77, of Mesa AZ, passed away December 27, 2001. Contributions: Neely Ray Hospice. Arrangements by Mesa Funeral Care. Mildred Stofferahn, 96, of Mesa AZ, passed away December 26, 2001. Arrangements by Meldrum Mortuary. Owen D. Taranta, 47, Scottsdale, died Dec. 18, 2001. Owen was born in Mt. Clemens, MI, March 10, 1954. For much of his youth, he lived in Fowler, OH (near Youngstown.) He attended the University of Arizona on a ROTC scholarship and graduated in 1976. That same year he married Emily Colter. During the years of his employment, he was a senior member of the management team of several hi-tech companies. He earned several other educational degrees including a MBA from the University of Arizona and a Masters in Computer Science from DePaul University. He also wrote a book, Soldier Skills about time management -for an organization. Although divorced, he is survived by his former wife Emily and his children, Ethan, Libby, Austin and Rachel. He is also survived by six sisters: Margaret Perry, Paula Turk, Therese Groves, Stephanie Herron, Rene Parker and Rosona Taranta and four brothers:, Ranieri, Eugene, Joseph and Chrisitan Taranta. His parents Therese and Ranieri Taranta and two brothers, Mark and Evan are deceased. Sevices will be held on Sunday, Dec. 30th at 2 PM at the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center, 15 E. Pima, Phoenix. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 20547, Phoenix, AZ, 85036. RussU "Rusty" Teeter Jr., 69, of Maricopa AZ, passed away December 26, 2001. Served Army during the Korean Conflict. Visitation Sunday, December 30, 5 - 7 PM at Simes Mortuaries Casa Grande Chapel, 1575 E. Florence Blvd., Casa Grande, AZ. Services Monday, December 21, 1:00 PM at Simes Mortuaries. Contribu te tions to American Cancer 4 c:... mm r t.. jv.icijr, J i, x mm 1.1., Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85016 Lois L. Richards-Trethcwey, 76, of Sun City West AZ, passed away December 26, 2001. Visitation Sunday December 30, 2001 from l-5pm at Camino Del Sol Funeral Chapel, 13738 Camino Del Sol, Sun City West, AZ. Services on December 31, 2001 at Ham at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 13724 W. Meeker Blvd. Sun City West AZ. Contribution: Lord of Life Lutherna Church, 13724 W. Meer, Blvd. Sun City West AZ 85375 Mrs. Edith C. TnrnbulL 79, of Tempe AZ, passed away December 27, 2001: Services are 9:30am, Tues., Jan. 8, Our Lady of Mount CarmeL 2121 S. Rural Rd., Tempe. Mrs. Mary C. Venturino, 82, of Youngtown Arizona, passed away December 27, 2001. Visitation will be Saturday, December 29th from 3 to 6 p.m. at Sunland Mortuary, 15826 Del Webb Blvd., Sun City, Arizona. Rosary at 5:00 p.m. There will be no funeral services. Contributions to the American Diabetes Association, 8125 N. 23rd Avenue, suite 222, Phoenix, AZ 85021. Arrangements by Sunland Mortuary. David Wastchak, 64, of Tempe, passed away December 26, 2001. He was a proud Rotarian for 25 years, a , . -y pnarmacisi, ana a xjiv business owner for I 30 years. David fly-fishing, hunting, and helping others. He is survived by wife Doreen of 39 years and children David, Donna, Dan, Daran and Devan. David will be greatly missed. Memorial Services will be held January 3rd, 10:00 a.m. at . Dayspring United Methodist Church, 13t5 E. Elliot Road in Tempe. Memorial contributions should be sent to: The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona, co Jim Aslin, 7775 East Cleary Way, Tucson, AZ 85715. Inez Patricia Kavanagh (Pat) Webb, age 74, of Phoenix Arizona and Sequim Washington, passed away on December 24, 2001. She was born June 6, 1927 in Omaha, Nebraska. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Wilsie (Bill) Webb and 5 children: John Webb of Sequim WA, Gail Webb of Pleasanton CA, Michael Webb of Phoenix AZ, Margaret Webb of Oakland CA and George Webb of Coronado CA. Family services will be held at a later date in Sequim WA. Contributions suggested to Hospice of The Valley, 1510 E. Flower Street, Phx, AZ 85014, or the charity of your choice- Robert Wingert, 85, of Chandler Az, passed away December 26, 2001. Private family services. Arrangements Mesa Funeral Care. Anthony Richard Wisniewski, 80, of Chandler Arizona, passed away December 26, 2001. Services 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 31st, 3450 W. Ray Rd., Chandler, at St. Andrew The Apostle Catholic Church. I r", Witherspoon, 53, of Gilbert AZ, ' '- ' died December J . 1 j ?4, 2001 while on ms aauy run. ne was born July 4, 1948 in Omaha, Nebraska, was a 1966 graduate of Scottsdale High, received his undergraduate degree and MBA from Arizona State University and had been employed with SRP for the past 22 yean and most recently as Principal Environmental Engineer. An extreme skier, golfer and diver, Greg lived life to the fullest and we love him. Survivors include his father, Losey Witherspoon; 2 brothers, Gary (Sandy) and Dan; nephew, Kyle and niece, Stephanie. Greg was preceded in death by his beautiful, loving mqther, Odette. Funeral Services will be 10am Monday, December 31st at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 3641 N. 56th Street, Phoenix with visitation one hour prior to the the service. Greg was actively involved in his church and it's Building Program. Contributions may be given in his memory to the Building Fund at Prince of Peace. Messinger Indian School Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements. John A. Zaucha, 89, of Sun City AZ, ' passed away December 26, 2001. No local services are planned. Arrangements by Lundberg Golden Door, Youngtown AZ. Dean C. Zimmerlin, age 67, of Phoenix Arizona, passed away Decern- -ber 19, 2001. Memorial Services will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Webster City, Iowa. Arrangements entrusted to A. L. Moore Grimshaw Bethany Chapel 833 In Memoriam HELEN LOUISE BUSRELL 122213 -122999 To remember her III 'e. Another vear has oasspd and was here with us. The pam lessens but the good memories remain strong. Hove vou Mom! JuavK. ceieprate the run fun nup Ann hanninctcc uubnn AAnm 859 Cemetery Lots, Monuments ft Svcs 833 In Memoriam MM MEMORY OTTILraCE 8131 -122900 Sail away, vou are free You're an angel now vou see. aav awny, pedieiunv. No more pain and misery. 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