Joseph Louis Latona, born in East Deer Township Pa., passed away peacefully on June 3 in Peoria. Survivors include Georjean (Nemeth) Grant and Roxann (Nemeth) Forrey. No services are planned at this time.

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Friday, June 22, 2018

James Lester Corbin was born to Lester and Mildred Corbin on Feb. 15, 1945, in Bloomfield, Mo. Mr. Corbin was a beloved son, brother, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and friend. He proudly served his country in the Army during the Vietnam War.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Gloria Helen Linstead, 87, died June 5. She was born in Chicago, Ill., to Herbert and Helen Haggh. She and her husband, Robert, moved to Phoenix in 1962 to escape the cold Chicago winters. She attended Glendale Community and graduated from Grand Canyon University in 1976 with a bachelor’s degree in music.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Barbara Lamb Mills, 79, of Sun City, was called to heaven May 11, 2018. Mrs. Mills, the second of three girls, was born Jan. 30, 1939, in Alliance, Ohio, to W. Lowell and Eleanor A. (Huth) Lamb. Her parents later moved to Ashtabula, Ohio, where Mrs. Mills attended elementary and high school.…

Monday, April 02, 2018
Friday, March 23, 2018

Hazel Heinz, 96, born Hazeldell Johnson, in Peoria, Ill., passed away quietly March 6 in Peoria, in her home that she helped build 65 years ago with her husband, Albert Heinz, and her father, Edward Johnson.

Friday, March 09, 2018

Carrie Vargas of Peoria, the daughter of Frank Vargas and Lark Vargas and stepdaughter of Annie Vargas, and Benjamin Bernes of Phoenix, the son of Sandy Bernes and Jane Bernes, were married Dec. 30, 2017, at the Urban Desert Bungalow in Phoenix.

Friday, March 02, 2018

Born July 21, 1946 in Los Angeles, Ronald Peter Kissich was a long-time resident of Glendale, where he passed away peacefully Nov. 20, 2017. He was a graduate of Chapman College and worked for APS for more than 20 years. Survivors include children, Cary, Karl, Erin and Ronda; and 11 grandchildren.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Francisco “Frank” Mireles was born Dec. 15, 1941 in Goldroad, Ariz. He grew up in the El Mirage/Surprise area and was a lifelong resident of Peoria after he married. He died Dec. 23, 2017, after a brief hospitalization.

Friday, December 29, 2017

Catalina Estrada passed away peacefully Dec. 19, 2017. She was born Jan. 14, 1916 in New Mexico to Francisco and Cleotilda Zamarripa.

Friday, December 08, 2017
Monday, October 30, 2017

Harlin C. Bodenstedt, went to be with the Lord Oct. 25, 2017. Mr. Bodenstedt was born in Wayne, Neb. in 1940. In 1948, his family settled in Peoria, and he has resided there ever since.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Mary Lou Estrada, 66, passed away Oct. 20, 2017. She was born Oct. 11, 1951 to Ezekiel and Catalina Estrada in Phoenix, Ariz.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Greg Eckman passed away peacefully in his sleep early in the morning of Sept. 27 at the age of 70 with his son, Matthew Eckman, and wife, Tonja H. Eckman, by his side. He was born Sept. 3, 1947 to James and Erma Eckman of Gonzales Calif.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Peggy Jolene (Millage) Oakey, 63, was called home to our Lord and died peacefully Sept. 29 after a long and courageous battle with cancer at Hospice of the Valley in Glendale.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Donna Marie Harris, age 58, of Goodyear, died Oct. 2 at the Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix, due to sudden complications while battling a serious illness.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Geraldine E. Jordan-Cutlip, 97, of Sun City, died April 8, 2017.  She was born March 14, 1920 in Braxton County, W.V. She lived in Ohio for 47 years, before moving to Arizona in 1970.  

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Friday, July 28, 2017

James Aloysius Bihn, 69, of Peoria, unexpectedly passed away at home July 18, 2017. Mr. Bihn was born May 27, 1948 in Toledo, Ohio to Lawrence J. and Olive (Busson) Bihn. He graduated from Lake High School in 1966 and served as a U.S. Marine in Vietnam, where he was awarded a Purple Heart.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Carol L. Schomisch 55, of Peoria, died June 22, 2017, after a courageous battle with leukemia. Carol was born Oct. 7, 1961, daughter of Dan and Betty Schomisch.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Betty lou Long, 72, died peacefully in her home May 12, surrounded by family. She was born May 13, 1944 in Kingman to Bob and Lois Bolin. She was raised in various parts of the country, but her family settled in Glendale in 1960 after her father retired from the U.S. Air Force.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Larry Dee Sather, 74, died April 20, 2017 at the Hospice of the Valley in Surprise, after battling Alzheimer’s Disease and pneumonia. Mr. Sather is survived by life partner, Barbara Tiberi; three children, L. Troy Sather and his wife, Linda; Rick Sather; and Jennifer Monosco and her husband,…

Betty Jean “Cook” Palmer died April 21, 2017 at the age of 83. She was born Aug. 6, 1933 to Elvin Louis and Darlie Hooper Cook in Peoria, at the family homestead. She attended Peoria Unified schools and upon graduating, attended Arizona State University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree.

Lamont D. Heyer, known by his family and friends as Monty, age 80, originally of Denver, Colo., died April 23, 2017, following a long battle with Parkinson’s disease, in his home at La Vida Mission Viejo in Southern California. Monty was born April 14, 1937, in Colorado Springs, Colo., to Ha…

Friday, April 07, 2017

Peoria teen Becky Heller earned a Gold Award from the Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council (GSACPC), the highest and most prestigious award a girl can earn in Girl Scouting. The Gold Award is comparable to the Boy Scouts of America’s Eagle Scout merit. Girls who pursue their Gold Award as…

Andy Lopez Sr., 69, of Peoria, passed away March 28. Mr. Lopez was born Sept. 22, 1947 in Phoenix, to Louis R. Lopez and Trina G. Lopez.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Dennis Ray Simonson of Chino Hills, Calif., passed away unexpectedly Jan. 27 from cardiac arrest. Born Oct. 7, 1953 in Conrad, Mont., he was 63 years old and a man of strong Christian faith and fine character.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Roy M. Coulliette, 75, died March 8, after a short hospital stay. Mr. Coulliette was a native of Florida, who moved to Phoenix with his family in 1954. He is survived by his long-time companion, Ruth Wallace; son, Mathew Coulliette; brothers, Don (Sue) Coulliette and Maxwell (Joan) Coulliett…

Friday, March 10, 2017
Friday, December 09, 2016

Mrs. Sterrenberg was born in Cincinnati, Ohio to Lowell and Velma Wright. Elsie’s education included a BFA (music) from Illinois Wesleyan University and MFA (violin concentration) from the Chicago Conservatory College.

Friday, December 02, 2016

Daniel Hunt of Lapeer County, Mich., was killed in action Sept. 28, 1951 in South Korea, while serving in the US Army.

Della Estelle (James) Jones, 83, long-time resident of Arizona, died Nov. 9, 2016 of progressive Alzheimer’s. Mrs. Jones was born Jan. 28, 1933 in Dodge City, Kan. She fell in love and married Sam Jones in 1952 and they soon moved to California to build their life and family together.

Friday, November 18, 2016

At the age of 96, Margaret M. Klino went to rest Oct. 21, 2016. She was the daughter of the late William Crowley and Blanche (Wochna) Crowley-Litchfield; and wife of the late Louis C. Klino.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Gary David Combs died in September at the age of 70. Loving father to son, Tom, and daughter, Julie, brother to Roger, Joanne, Judy and Danny, and grandfather to Sabrina and Braden.

Friday, September 09, 2016
Friday, August 26, 2016

Belia “Billie” Huerta Florez, 84, of Glendale, the matriarch of the Florez family - mother and grandmother - will be truly missed by all. She went home to be with our Lord.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Friday, July 08, 2016

After a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s and with her loving children by her side, Sally L. McDonnell, 74, from Peoria, joined her predeceased loved ones June 13, 2016 at the Fletcher Heights Assisted Living Facility in Peoria.

Friday, June 03, 2016

Carol Rose (Henschen) Tucker, 82, formerly of Peoria, was reunited with her Lord May 20, 2016. Mrs. Tucker is survived by her husband, Robert K. Tucker; and son, Dennis K, Tucker (Barbara (Clay) Tucker), all residing in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. She is also survived by three grandchildren, He…

Friday, May 27, 2016

Louis Lopez Ortiz, 91, died May 19 surrounded by his family. He celebrated his 91st birthday March 12. Mr. Ortiz and his wife, Maria, has just celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary April 21, with their entire family gathered for the occasion.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Amanda M. McConnell and Taylor R. Pubins of Colorado Springs, Colo., announce their wedding to be held June 9 at Chapel of Our Savior, Colorado Springs.

Friday, April 29, 2016
Saturday, April 16, 2016

Jerome “Jay” Ellison of Peoria, Arizona passed away April 13, 2016 at age 65. He is survived by his wife, Michele; two children, Jared and Jaime, and their families; two brothers, Tim and Bill, and their children. He had two grandsons, Christian and Taylor, whom he dearly loved. 

Friday, April 15, 2016

Marcia G. Petheram, 71, of Peoria, formerly of Charles City, Iowa, died of cancer April 8 at Banner Hospice House in Sun City West.

Friday, April 08, 2016

Anita Heffernon passed away at her home March 27 after a long illness. She was born in 1921 to Louise (Koehler) and David Breschel in Orange, N.J. She trained as a registered nurse in Connecticut and enlisted in the U.S. Navy as a navy nurse during World War II.

Friday, April 01, 2016

Anthony Frank Ilardo, Jr., a man with a warm, generous heart, a wonderful sense of humor and a smile bigger than life, left us all too soon March 17, 2016 after an exceptionally valiant two-year struggle with cancer.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Sean James Hatrick, was born in Far Rockaway, N.Y, July 29, 1979, and lived in Arizona for the last 10 years. He is survived by his fiancé, Jwan Brooks; his father, William J. Hatrick; his mother, Irene M Ringel; his stepmom, Colette Korry Hatrick; his brothers, Gilbert Ringel and Brendan Ha…

Helen Naoma Moody, 89, died Feb.10, 2016, in her Peoria home. She was proceeded in death by her husband, Leroy H. Moody, and son, Richard Moody. Mrs. Moody is survived by daughters; Betty Moody, Dorothy Moody, and Patricia Strecker; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-g…

Friday, February 12, 2016

Thomas Edward Sherman, 78, passed away at his home Feb. 1, 2016 in Peoria. He is survived by his beloved wife, Joan Leora Sherman (née Verville); son, James Sherman and wife, Pam, of Ferndale, Mich.; son, Patrick Sherman of San Diego; step-daughter, Jean Dylong of Rochester Hills, Mich.; and…

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Kathryn (Kay) Lucille Spradley Rukstelis of Peoria passed away Jan. 31, 2016. Mrs. Spradley was born Oct. 17, 1931 in Wagener, S.C., to Clarence and Marie Spradley. She was predeceased by her husband of 51 years, John A. Rukstelis, her brother, Grady, sister, Mary, and grandchild, Andrew Ruk…

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