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"V" Surnames, 1994 Arizona Obituaries and Abstracts

1994 Arizona Obituaries & Abstracts

VALENCIA, Rosemary Robestina

Rosemary Robestina Valencia, 57, of Mesa, an office manager, died May 17, 1994. She was born in Globe. Survivors include her father, Pete; sisters, Angelina H. Rivera and Lucille Rodriguez; and brother, Pete, Jr. Services National Memorial Park Cemetery. Contributions: American Cancer Society. Chapel of the Chimes Mortuary. Published May 19, 1994.


Javier Valenzuela, infant son of Maria and Javier A., of Phoenix, died May 5, 1994. Services were private. Romero and Boykins Mortuary. Friday, May 20, 1994.

VALLE, Raymond

Raymond Valle, 41, of Phoenix, a truck driver, died Feb. 5, 1994. He was born in Phoenix. Survivors include his daughter, Reyna; sisters, Martha Castro and Jenney; and brother, Reynaldo. Visitation Crystal Rose Funeral Home, 9155 W. Van Buren, Tolleson. Services Our lady of Fatima, 1414 S. 17th Ave. Thursday, February 10, 1994.

Van ZANTE, Wesley R.

Wesley R. Van Zante, 74, of Mesa, a stock clerk for Motorola, Inc., died May 21, 1994. He was born in Idaho. Survivors include his wife, Cecile; daughters, Bonny Moore and Patricia Price; son, James; sister, Alice Morton; brother, Herman J.; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Services were held in Idaho. Green Acres Mortuary and Cemetery. 5/23/1994.

VANCE, Violet E.

Violet E. Vance, 77, of Prescott, died Feb. 12, 1994. She was born in North Carolina and was a homemaker. Survivors include her daughter, Nila Jean Shaffer; sons, Ronnie Dean and Gary; sister, Stella Knapp; brother, Clarence Welch. Published in the Arizona Republic 2/15/1994.

VANDY, Richard B.

Richard B. Vandy, 76, of Sun City West, was born in Des Plaines, Illinois, and died Oct. 31, 1994. He was retired chairman of the board for Vandy Craft, Inc. Survivors include his daughters, Susan Sgrignoli, Mary WIckersham, Patricia Hogle, Judith Nelson, Kathleen Goski and Barbara Mohr; brother, Pierce R. Ryan; 17 grandchildren. 2 Nov 1994.


Lola M. Vankannel, 83, of Mesa, died June 11, 1994. She was born in Ashland, Ohio. Survivors include her friends, Fred and Martha Smith. Services Saturday, Apache Junction Nazarene Church 127 N. Signal Butte, Apache Junction. Bunker's Desert View Chapel. Friday, June 17, 1994.

Van HORN, Donald W.

Donald W. Van Horn, 71, of Prescott, a rancher, died July 31, 1994. He was born in Eagle, Colorado, and was member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Survivors include his daughters, Donna and Debbie; sons, John, Tom, Bret and Tod; and 12 grandchildren. Services Friday, Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, 719 N. 27th Ave. Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home, Prescott. August 4, 1994.

VAN NOTE, Evelyn D.

Evelyn D. Van Note, 78, of Payson, died June 13, 1994. She was born in Mason City, Iowa. Survivors include her nieces, Dorothy Hecht and Lynne Grace; and nephew, Charlie Grace. No services planned. Payson Funeral Home. 6/16/1994.

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VASQUEZ, Paula Leija

Paula Leija Vasquez, 68, of Phoenix, a homemaker, died June 12, 1994. She was born in Cotulla, Texas. Husband, Bicente N.; daughters, Ana Beltran, Maria Cruz, Carmen Cortez, Modesta Ruiz and Connie Leonard; sons, Larry and Peter; 19 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren. Holy Family Church, 6820 S. 24th St. Botimer Funeral Home. The Arizona Republic 6/16/1994.


Jose H. Vasquez, 87, of Camp Verde, a retired logger, died Feb. 2, 1994. He was born in Mexico. Survivors include his daughters, Cora and Calarina; son, Richard; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Services will be private. Hepler Funeral Home. February 5, 1994.

VASQUEZ, Paula Leija

Paula Leija Vasquez, 68, of Phoenix, a homemaker, was born in Cotulla, Texas, and died June 12, 1994, in Phoenix. Survivors include her husband, Bicente N.; daughters, Ann Beltran, Maria Cruz, Carmen Cortez, Modesta Ruiz and Connie Leonard; sons, Larry and Peter; 19 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren. 6/16/1994.

VASQUEZ, Victoria G.

Victoria G. Vasquez, 91, of Chandler, a homemaker, died May 18, 1994. She was born in Mexico. Survivors include her daughter, Maria G.; sons, Jesus G. and Jose G.; one grandchild and two great-grandchildren. Visitation Friday, Guadalupe Catholic Church, 5445 E. San Angelo St., Guadalupe. Mass Saturday at the church. Family Burial and Cremation Center. Published May 19, 1994.

VERDE, Charles Dominick

Charles Dominick Verde, 75, of Sun City, died Nov. 2, 1994. He was born in Union City, New Jersey, and was a member of the American Legion. Wife, Marie B. daughter, Carol PARETTI; son, Edward; sisters, Gilda WEBB, Julia GOBBO and Theresa SABIN; three grandchildren. Sunland Mortuary 11/4/1994.

VERDICK, Richard D.

Richard D. Verdick, 71, of Sun City, died August 16, 1994. He was born in Henry County, Illinois, and was a sales amanager for International Harvester. Survivors include his companion, Joyce Nauen; daughters, Sheryl L. Maitland and Jill E. Verdick; sisters, Loretta Nelson and Mabel Pierce; brothers, Herbert and Lawrence; three grandchildren. Sunland Mortuary, Lakeside Chapel, Sun City. 8/19/1994.