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 de…

Barbara Maureen Carnahan Ridge, who led the successful grassroots crusade for a Westside campus of Arizona State University beginning in the early 1970s, died peacefully in her sleep on June 6. Ridge, who had battled with Alzheimer’s disease over the past six years, was a tireless community …

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.…

Earl John Rufibach, 86, went to heaven on March 25, 2018, in Glendale. He grew up in Johnson City, NY, graduating in 1951 from New York State Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences in Binghamton. In January 1961, he married Marian Schink. They lived in Cicero, NY, until IBM transferred him t…

Bonnie Utt, 70, died Feb. 28 in her home in Glendale. She was born July 13, 1947.

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.

Marine Corps veteran Robert Estrada, 73, passed away Jan. 7, 2018. He was born April 24, 1944 to Ezekiel and Catalina Estrada in Phoenix.

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James Lee Friedman of Avondale, age 82, died Jan. 13 at his home. He was born June 6, 1935 in Peoria, Ill. to Sylvester and Elizabeth Friedman, and spent most of his life in the West Valley.

Opal Ellen Chambers, 85, of Glendale, formerly of Gardner, Kans., passed away Dec. 8, 2017 at Rejoice Assisted Living, Glendale. Funeral service was held Dec. 18 at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, Kans. Burial followed at Gardner Cemetery, Gardner, Kans. Memorial contributions may be made to th…

Jean Murphy Krawchison, 93, died Oct. 31 in Casa Grande. Mrs. Krawchison was a Red Cross volunteer for many years, and also volunteered for St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank. Her hobbies included raising birds and gardening; she especially loved roses.  

Joan Margaret Wolfrom was born Aug. 30, 1930 to Laura and Louis Wolfrom in Rhinelander, WI. As a young woman and because of health problems she moved to Phoenix, AZ, where she lived for many years. After retiring from teaching, she moved to Glencroft Retirement Community. She graduated magna…

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A memorial service will be 1 p.m. Sept. 30 for Fred Cheshire, 71, who died Sept. 22 after suffering an injury, which caused a stroke Sept. 7. The service will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 7205 N. 51st Ave., Glendale. A memorial show of Mr. Cheshire’s life will be shown on the screen.

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.  

Estelle Marie Pioro, 66, of Glendale, passed away Sept. 4, 2017.  From Wisconsin, Estelle moved to Arizona in 1980 and was a loving daughter, sister, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, who enjoyed laughing and spending time with her family.

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Carol Duella Lawson, age 70 of Phoenix, passed away Aug. 11 peacefully in her sleep. She was born Aug. 17, 1946 in Orilla, Ontario, Canada to Mostyn and Leola Lancaster.

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L. James Eggleston, 91 years, passed away July 12, 2017, after a brave battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Mary Ann, and daughters, Karen and Kathy.

Alfredo G. Gutierrez, a longtime resident of Glendale, was born Dec. 12, 1945. He passed away July 4, 2017. He was a veteran of the United States Army.

Christian James Dale was born June 6, 2017 at 9:57 a.m. at Banner Dell Web, in Sun City, to Jessica and Michael Dale of Glendale, Ariz. Christian weighed in at 8 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20 and one-quarter inches long.

Dirl R. Dennis was born Oct. 6, 1935 to John H. and Vivian Dennis. In 1939, the family moved to Glendale, where he resided until his death June 15, 2017.

Edna Lee Poe, 95, of Russellville, Ark., passed away June 20, 2017 at Baptist Health Medical Center in Conway, Ark.  The daughter of Roy and Lucy Smith Bunton, she was born March 23, 1922 in Culpepper Mountain, Ark. She was an accomplished seamstress and business owner of Edna’s Alterations …

Peggy Lou White was born Nov. 7, 1932 and passed away June 17, 2017 in Glendale. Peggy was a graduate from Glendale High School, a business owner in Glendale, and retired in Glendale.

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Elinor Ruth Ferguson, 87, died May 5 in Glendale. Mrs. Ferguson was born Oct. 6, 1929, in Detroit, Mich. In 1960, she loaded up her three children and drove to Arizona to get out of the cold winters of Michigan.

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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.

Gerry Morgan, 72, of Glendale, died Dec. 13, 2016. He was born Dec. 17, 1943 in Millinocket, Maine. An Army veteran, Gerry served in Germany as a pharmacist. He had lived in Glendale since 1987.

JL White, 89, passed away to be with his Lord and Savior March 5, 2017 at the Gardens of Sun City. Mr. White was born Nov. 23, 1927 in Rocky, Okla., to Jesse and Ila White. He served his country in the United States Army, 91st Chemical Mortar Battalion.

Dr. Richard (Doc) Francis Fields, 89, passed away peacefully Feb 1. Doc was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and great-grandfather.

Kerry Dewberry of Glendale died Jan. 10 following a stroke New Year’s Day. He spent most of his civic and volunteer life in Glendale. He was vice chair of the Glendale Parks and Recreation Commission and also served on the Aviation Commission.

Clement Carreon Ortega, 85, of Glendale, passed away Dec. 28, 2016. He is preceded in death by his dear wife, Susan, and his siblings, Arlene, Rose, Julia, Ruby and Paul.

Allene La Forest Schneider was born to Ernest and Beulah Saulvester Feb. 13, 1919 in Mexico, Mo. She died Dec. 27, 2016 in Glendale.

John Crockett Faris, 82, of Glendale, passed away Dec. 24, 2016.  He was born Sept. 16, 1934, in St. Louis, Mo., to John Claire Faris and Helen Hart Faris. His father owned a small restaurant in a medical office, and his mother was a musician, teaching voice, piano and organ. 

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

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.

Frances B. Valenzuela entered the gates of heaven and into the arms of her beloved Tony Oct. 20, 2016. She was born Sept. 26, 1934 to Virginia and Jesus Baldenegro.

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.

Cathy Joann Steele, 53, died Sept. 16 from respiratory failure at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center. She was born June 22, 1963 in Orlando, Fla.

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Enid Abel was born 94 years ago in her folks’ kitchen on Peoria Avenue in Glendale. Her daddy, Rowland Moore, was a cotton farmer, who had grown up as a Texas cowboy. Her mother, Ethyl Moore, was the Peoria Grade School bus driver…the bus in 1922 was an open-air Packard touring car and it wo…

Former Glendale City Manager, Dr. Martin Vanacour, preferably known as Papa, died Sept. 11, 2016 in Glendale. Mr. Vanacour is survived by his beloved wife of more than 50 years, Joyce Vanacour; his daughter, Barbara (Mike) Fisher; son, Jason (Heather) Vanacour; and his five grandchildren, wh…

Doris Lee (King) Hudgens of Glendale died Aug. 29. Following a stoic battle against cancer, she passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by her family. She was 86.

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Linda Faye Bender was born Sept. 9, 1948, in Crowley, La. She spent many of her last years living with her brother, James, in Glendale.

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.

Joan Carol (Doolittle) Beyer, 73, of Glendale died July 23, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert C. and Ester E. Doolittle.