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2006 Arizona Obituary Abstracts

All obituaries are from The Arizona Republic unless otherwise indicated.

Vaccaro, Josephine "Jay" Cipiti

Josephine "Jay" Vaccaro (nee Cipiti), wife of the late Croce; mother of Mary "Marie" Gillombardo and James (wife Pamela); grandmother of Maria Gillombardo (husband Jason Scott), Gina Gillombardo (husband Thomas Naypauer Jr.), Lyssa Gillombardo, Jamie and Brian Vaccaro; great grandmother of Isabel and Lillian Scott and Josephine Naypauer; sister of Rose LoPresti (deceased), Joseph, Nick and Anthony Cipiti and Mary LaCorte. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday March 3 at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Gates Mills, Ohio. Interment March 6 at St. Francis Cemetery Phoenix, Arizona. diciccoandsonsfh.com. 3/5/2006.

Vadovich, Rudolph Edward "Pops"

Rudolph "Pops" Edward Vadovich, 82, passed away on July 19, 2006. He was born on June 19, 1924, in Breckenridge, Michigan, to Rudolph L. Vadovich and Johanna Wech. He was one of eight children. He was in the U.S. Navy WWII and served on the S.S. Eugene Hale, the U.S.S. Yorktown, Randolph, and Leyte. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Pops married and raised nine children. He is preceded in death by his parents, four sisters, two brothers, and one grandson. He is survived by his sister Helen, his nine children, one son-in-law, one daughter-in-law, 16 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchilden. His ashes will be scattered at sea in a Naval Ceremony. 7/24/2006.

Vahary, Robert S., Sr.

Vaillancourt, Dennis R., Sr.

Vakeva, William Jay "Billy"

William "Billy" Jay Vakeva, 56, of Phoenix, AZ, passed away on July 1, 2006. He was born in Prescott, AZ on Feb. 22, 1950. He was preceded in death by his Father Wilho Vakeva and Nephew Larry Heatwole. He is survived by his mother Mayme, daughters Jody (Michael) & Brenda (Cruz), sister Shirley Heatwole, brother Lonnie, grandchildren Samantha, Amanda, Michaela, Cruz & Xavier, nieces Amanda & Sheila. Services were held at Greenwood Memory Lawn Mortuary 719 N. 27th Ave. 7/6/2006.

Valazquez-DeLeon, Virginia

Virginia Valazquez-DeLeon, 88, of Scottsdale, Arizona, passed away on November 28, 2006 in Scottsdale. Advantage Colonial Chapel made arrangements. 12/1/2006.

Valdez, Arthur Lopez

Arthur Lopez Valdez, 64, of Avondale, AZ passed away on December 20, 2006. Visitation at Crystal Rose Funeral Home, 9155 W. Van Buren St., Tolleson. 12/27/2006.

Valdez, Clara Montano

Clara Montano Valdez, 78, was born Feburary 14, 1928 in Bard, California. On June 23, 2006, Clara passed on to join her husband, Modesto A. Valdez, son, Modesto M. Valdez, and great grandson, Garrett Muss, in Heaven. Clara resided in Arizona 61 years. She is survived by her six children; Dolores (Fred Abouna), Manuel, Trinidad (Reyna) Reyes (Linda), Carlos (Amparo), and Modesto (Laura), grandchildren; Christopher, Rosalie, Eileen, Reyes Jr., Anthony, Rita, Vanessa, Nicolas, Marcos, Cecilia, and great grandchildren; Modesto, Jr., Matthew, Christopher, Jr., Michael, and Brian. Visitation was held at Lowmans Arizona Funeral Home, 717 W. Dobbins Rd., Phoenix, AZ. Funeral Mass was Thursday June 29, 2006, at St. Catherine's of Siena, 6200 S. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ. 6/27/2006.

Valdez, Irene Gordoa

Irene G. Valdez, age 85, went to meet her Lord, June 5, 2006. She was born in Yuma, AZ to Pafnuncio & Sara Gordoa. She moved to Phoenix as a young adult where she met Eddy Valdez & was married on Feb. 16, 1946. They were married 54 yrs. & had 5 children. Irene was a lifelong member of the 1st Hispanic Baptist Church for more than 50 yrs. She is survived by a son David Valdez (JoAnn), 3 daughters Linda Tesch (Rodney), Elisabeth Valdez (Andres) & Susan Martinez (Hector), 4 brothers & two sisters. She is preceded in death by her husband Eddy Sr. & her eldest son Eddie Jr. Visitation and services were at 1st Hispanic Baptist Church 1537 W. Monroe St. Greenwood Memory Lawn Mortuary 6/7/2006.

Valdez, Isabel Silvas

Isabel Silvas Valdez, 73, of El Mirage, Arizona passed away on November 17, 2006. She was the wife of Eliseo M. Valdez for 52 years. She was blessed with six children. six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She is survived by her sisters Lucy Curiel, Mickie Diaz, Rose Barrera and her brother Steve. Services were conducted by the congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. Crystal Rose Funeral Home. 11/23/2006.

Valdez, Joe Agapito

Joe Agapito Valdez of Mesa passed away November 13, 2006. He was born in Costilla N.M. July 11, 1939. He is survived by his wife, Delia, his brothers, Mike and Jose, his sisters, Erma Urquijo and Linda Lujan, his daughters, Anna and Tina, his sons, Bobby, Rodney, and Chris and his granddaughters, Jessica and Rayna. He is also preceded in death by his son Xavier. Memorial service was held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 611 N. Stewart in Mesa. East Valley Tribune 11/16/2006.

Valdez, Joe M. (Ginjo)

Joe (Ginjo) M. Valdez, 69, of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away on December 14, 2006. He was born on May 25, 1937 in Phoenix, Arizona, and worked for Allied Signal/Honeywell for 35 years. He was a member of the 101st Airborne. Ginjo is survived by his wife of 49 years Irene Valdez: sons Joe (Janet) Valdez; Fernando (Geraldine) Valdez, daughter Dina Valdez; brother Abel (Frances) Valdez; sisters Alice, Estella, Velia, Delia, Barbara, and Molly. He is also survived by nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Visitation and services were at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 6200 S. Central Ave., Phx, AZ. Burial at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery. Universal Memorial Center (602) 252-6011 made arrangements. 12/19/2006.

Valdez, Peter Martinez

Valdez, Petra Angelina "Grandma Bessie"

Petra Angelina Valdez, 86, of Phoenix, AZ, passed away Feb. 14, 2006. Samaritan Funeral Home, 1505 E. McDowell Rd, Phx, AZ. 2/19/2006.

Valdez, Tomasa

23 Sep 1924 - 28 Nov 2006
Tomasa Valdez, 82, of Glendale, AZ passed away on November 28, 2006. She is survived by her children Ramona, Rosa, Maria, Paula, Leo, Pete, Sid, Raymond and Eusebio, Jr., 1 sister Anita and 2 brothers Juan and Longuino; 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Visitation with the Rosary was at Green Acres Glendale Mortuary, 5830 W. Missouri Ave., Glendale, AZ. Mass was Dec. 4, 2006 at our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 5614 W. Orangewood Ave., Glendale, AZ. Interment Resthaven Park Cemetery, Glendale, AZ. 12/1/2006.

Valdez-Delgado, Adelina

Adelina Valdez-Delgado, 59, of Cashion, Arizona, passed away on June 17, 2006. Visitation was Sunday, June 25,2006 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Mass of Christian Burial Monday, June 26, 2006, Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 515 North 93rd Avenue, Tolleson, Arizona, Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Avondale, AZ Published in The Arizona Republic on 6/24/2006.

Valdivia, Andrew Lucero

1 Oct 1943 - 1 Apr 2006
Andrew Lucero Valdivia, 62, of Glendale, Arizona, passed away April 1, 2006. Services St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church, 3140 N. 51st Ave, Phoenix, AZ. Burial at Glendale Memorial Cemetery, Glendale, AZ. Abel Funeral Services & Chapel, 1627 N. 51st Ave, Phoenix, AZ. 4/6/2006.

Valdivia, Louis R.

Louis R. Valdivia, 88, of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away on June 26, 2006. He was a WW II Army Veteran. He is survived by his wife Alice of 62 years, son Louis Valdivia, daughters Betty Valdivia and Sharon Guajardo, brothers Danny & Albert Valdivia, sister Adelina Maldonado and 4 grandchildren. A Rosary was held at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix. A Funeral Mass was at St. Agnes, 1954 N. 24th St., Phoenix. 7/1/2006.

Valdovinos, Pedro Duarte

Pedro Duarte Valdovinos, 34, of Phoenix, AZ, passed away Dec. 22, 2005. Private services. Samaritan Funeral Home. 1/3/2006.

Valencia, Maximo Antonio, Sr.

Valencia, Abigil Esperanza Pantaleon

Abigil Esperanza Pantaleon Valencia, infant, of Phoenix, passed away on November 11, 2006. Greenwood Memory Lawn Mortuary 719 N. 27th Ave. 11/15/2006.

Valencia, Antonio

Valencia, Concepcion Castro

Concepcion Castro Valencia, 66, Phoenix, died 6-19-06. Rosary followed by Mass at South Mountain Mortuary. Burial at Greenwood Cemetery. The Arizona Republic on 6/23/2006.

Valencia, Ernest Greg

Ernest Greg Valencia, 51, of El Mirage, Arizona, passed away on September 19, 2006. He was born May 9, 1955 in Phoenix. Ernest is survived by his wife, Lucy Valencia; daughter, Tanya Valencia; son, Alex (Monica) Miranda; grandchildren, Andres and Giovanni Miranda; five brothers and two sisters. Visitation was held at Mercer Chapel, 1541 E. Thomas Rd., Phoenix. Funeral mass was at St. Theresa Parish, 5045 E. Thomas Rd., Phoenix. Burial at Holy Cross Cemetery, Avondale. 9/27/2006.

Valencia, Henry Lozano

Henry Lozano Valencia (KIKI), 56, of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away on July 17, 2006. Born in Carlsbad, NM on 12/25/49. Moved to Arizona in the 60's and joined the Navy in 1970. He married Virginia from Guam and lived in Guam for over 30 years. When his wife died 4 years ago, Henry moved back to Arizona in April of 2005. He is survived by 2 brothers and 3 sisters, Sammy Valencia, Manuel Valverde, Jr., Juana Aguilera, Yolanda Valenica and Lorna Aguilar and many nieces and nephews. Visitation and services were at Our Lady of Fatima, 1418 S. 17th Ave., Phoenix, AZ. Interment at National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona. Universal Memorial Center. (602)252-6011. 7/25/2006.

Valencia, Jose

Valencia, Lucy Medina

Lucy Medina Valencia, age 80, passed away on June 23, 2006. Lucy was born on February 24, 1926 in Centerville, Arizona to Gorgonio and Margarita Medina. She was preceded in death by daughter Grace. Lucy is survived by her husband of 58 years, Frank Lopez Valencia; children: Rachel Ramirez (Arnold), Frances Miller (Phillip), Terry Federico (Mike), Frank Jr. (Joette), and Valerie McMahan (Todd); nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Other survivors include three sisters and one brother: Margaret Garcia, Felicitas Pino, Isabel Medina, and Joe Medina. Rosary and viewing was held at Chapel of the Chimes Mortuary, 7924 N. 59th Ave., Glendale, Arizona 85301. Funeral mass was at St. Raphael's Catholic Church, 5525 W. Acoma Rd., Glendale, Arizona 85306. Interment at National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona. 6/27/2006.

Valencia, Luis

Valencia, Silvia V.

Silvia V. Valencia, 62, passed away on March 9, 2006 in Phoenix, Arizona. Viewing was held at her home on Sunday, March 12, 2006. Mass of Christian Burial at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church 909 E. Washington, Phoenix, AZ. Interment at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery in Phoenix, Arizona. 3/11/2006.

Valencia, Thomasa Mesquita

Thomasa Mesquita Valencia, 56, of Chandler died Dec. 27, 2005, in Tempe. An all night vigil was held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 5445 Calle San Angelo, Guadalupe. Burial at Guadalupe Cemetery. Tempe Mortuary. (480) 967-1643. East Valley Tribune 1/4/2006.

Valenti, Phyllis T.

Valentine, Ann B.

Valentine, Holly Jeanine Valentine

Holly Jeanine Valentine, 51, of Flagstaff, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006. She was born on Sept. 11, 1955, in Lockport, N.Y., to Eugene and Gloria Salisbury. She moved with her family to Arizona in 1974. She met her husband, Gary, in Pinetop, Arizona. They moved to Flagstaff in 1989, and made it their permanent home. Mrs. Valentine is survived by her husband of 18 years, Gary Valentine; daughters, Tammy (Scott) Barnett and Heather (Jimmie) Peace; four grandchildren; sisters, Mary Rogers, Heather Salisbury, and Regina Salazar; and brother, Randy Salisbury. She was preceded in death by her brother, Michael Salisbury, and one niece. Visitation and services were at Norvel Owens Mortuary.. Donations may be made to Northland Hospice, PO Box 997, Flagstaff, AZ 86002 or Sunshine Rescue Mission, 124 S. San Francisco St., Flagstaff, AZ 86001. The Arizona Daily Sun 11/14/2006.

Valentine, Ida E.

4 Jan 1921 - 23 June 2006
Ida E. Valentine, 85, of Glendale, Arizona, passed away on June 23, 2006. Visitation and funeral service was at Heritage Funeral Chapel, 6830 W. Thunderbird Rd., Peoria. 6/27/2006.

Valentine, Joseph R.

9 Aug 1920 - 27 Jan 2006
Joseph R. Valentine, 85, of Sun City West, AZ, passed away on January 27, 2006. He retired from the U.S. Air Force as Master Sergeant. A memorial service was held at Sun City West Christian Church, 20803 N. 151st Ave. Sun City West. Camino del Sol Funeral Chapel. 1/31/2006.

Valentine, Makayla Merrill

Makayla Merrill Valentine, infant daughter, of Glendale, AZ, passed away on December 21, 2006. Visitation at Hansen Desert Hills Mortuary, 6500 E. Bell Rd. Donations can be made to the Banner Desert Medical Center NICU, 1400 S. Dobson Rd., Mesa, AZ, 85202. Hansen Mortuary. 12/23/2006.

Valentino, Laurie H.

4 Feb 1960 - 4 Jan 2006
Laurie H. Valentino, of Gilbert, AZ. passed away Wednesday, January 4, 2006. She is survived by Ken Bruck, daughter Jessica Bruck, sons Mark and Brian Huffman, mother Gertrude Valentino, brothers Joe and Chris Valentino, sisters Pat Fincher and Carole Leadbeater, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Donations may be made to The City of Gilbert, 50 E. Civic Center Drive, Gilbert, AZ 85296, to help build their new 'puppy park'. 1/11/2006.

Valenzuela, Adrian David

Valenzuela, Anthony

Anthony Valenzuela, 27, of Phoenix, AZ, passed away on December 25, 2005. Visitation and Funeral Services were private for the family. Universal Memorial Center. 1/1/2006.

Valenzuela, Elias "Lee"

20 Oct 1932 - 9 Apr 2006
Elias "Lee" Valenzuela, 73, Globe, Arizona, passed away April 9, 2006. Air Force - Korean War. Private Family Services. Miles Funeral Services Globe. The Arizona Republic on 4/14/2006.

Valenzuela, Ernestine B.

30 Apr 1919 - 30 Mar 2006
Mrs. Ernestine B. Valenzuela, 86, of Globe, AZ, passed away March 30, 2006. Memorial Services at First Christian Church, 401 S. Broad St, Globe, AZ. Lamont Mortuary of Globe. The Arizona Republic on 4/2/2006.

Valenzuela, Freddy

19 May 1987 - 17 Apr 2006
Freddy Valenzuela 18, El Mirage, passed away on April 17, 2006. Visitation and Rosary at Palm Funeral Home. Mass at Santa Teresita Catholic Church, 14016 N. Verbena Street, El Mirage. Interment at Sunwest Cemetery, El Mirage. Palm Funeral Home 10761 Grand Avenue, Sun City. 4/25/2006.

Valenzuela, Ignacio "Nacho"

Ignacio "Nacho" Valenzuela, 37, of Raleigh, NC formerly of Phoenix, AZ, passed away July 2, 2006. Visitation at Mitchell Funeral Home 919-783-7128. Funeral Mass was July 7, 2006 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Raleigh, NC. 7/6/2006.

Valenzuela, Jesus A.

Jesus A. Valenzuela, 90, passed away at his home on March 22, 2006. He was born in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. Jesus was a gardener, landscaper and farm laborer in the Phoenix area for over 70 years. He is survived by his wife, Dominga; his sons and daughters: Jesse, Gloria (Antonio), David, Juanita, Fidel (Barbara), Alice, and Ernest; 23 grand children, 46 great-grandchildren, and 25 great-great-grandchildren. Green Acres Funeral Home, 401 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale. Funeral Mass at St. Margaret's Catholic Church, 2435 E. McArthur Drive, Tempe. Interment at Green Acres Cemetery. 3/26/2006.

Valenzuela, Johnny J.

Johnny J. Valenzuela, 76, of Queen Valley, AZ, passed away on 8/27/06. Apache Junction Mortuary, 398 Old West Highway, Apache Junction, AZ 85219. The Arizona Republic on 9/2/2006.

Valenzuela, Jordan Isaiah

Jordan Isaiah Valenzuela, infant, of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away on March 16, 2006. Graveside Service at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, 2300 W. Van Buren, Phoenix. The Arizona Republic 4/7/2006.

Valenzuela, Judith Marie

Valenzuela, Luis Quintin

Luis Quintin Valenzuela, 92, passed away on Friday, December 15, 2006. Born in Nogales, Arizona on October 31, 1914, he is survived by his children: Bartolo, Luis Jr., Paulino, Barbara, Elsa, 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. As 'Martin Beteme', he was a member and veteran of the 'Tercer Batallion'. He retired as a heavy-duty machine operator with the Salt River Project. 'Velorio' night vigil was held at his Daughter Barbara's home in Guadalupe, AZ. Mass was at Santa Lucia Church in Guadalupe. 12/21/2006.

Valenzuela, Manuel C.

Manuel C. Valenzuela, 80, of Peoria passed away November 9, 2006. He was born on July 6, 1925 in Los Angeles, California to Ignacio and Marie Valenzuela. Manuel served in the United States Army. He is survived by his wife of 50 years Norma, son Butch Valenzuela, grandchildren Cory and Kaylan Valenzuela, sisters Mary Lou Yamamoto, and Rita (Rueben) Carroll, brother Tony C. (Frances B.) Valenzuela, nephew Alan Okabayashi and niece Diana Okabayashi. He is preceded in death by brothers Frank and Blackie Valenzuela. Donations may be made to the fraternal order of Eagles Cancer Fund, 7575 N. 67th Ave. in Glendale. Visitation with a Rosary was held at Chapel of the Chimes Mortuary, 7924 N. 59th Ave in Glendale. A Funeral Mass was at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 5614 W. Orangewood Ave in Glendale. Burial at Resthaven Park Cemetery in Glendale. 11/12/2006.

Valenzuela, Mary Luzy "Chata"

15 Jan 1937 - 25 Dec 2005
Mary Luzy "Chata" Valenzuela entered into rest on December 25, 2005. She is survived by her sister Dora Moya, and her two brothers Frank and Tony Valenzuela. She is now reunited with her parents Pablo and Carmen Valenzuela and her twin sister Cruzita. A Memorial Mass was celebrated at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church 5614 W. Orangewood Ave., Glendale. Chapel of the Chimes Mortuary, Glendale, AZ. 1/4/2006.

Valenzuela, Pete

Pete Valenzuela, 68, passed away May 15, 2006. For information call Harper Funeral Home 602-243-3961 Published 6/7/2006.

Valero, Christopher L.

Christopher L. Valero, 38, of Glendale, Arizona, passed away on June 18, 2006. A visitation and funeral service was held at Crystal Rose Funeral Home in Tolleson. 7/4/2006.

Valicenti, Louis

Valigorsky, John M.

John M. Valigorsky, 93, of Phoenix, passed away on June 17, 2006. Visitation and services were at Best Funeral Services, 9380 W. Peoria Ave., Peoria. Burial at Holy Cross Cemetery. 6/20/2006.

Valle, Ignacio R.

Ignacio R. Valle "Nicle", 72 of Guadalupe, AZ passed away on May 28, 2006. An Arizona native, Ignacio was born in Kyrene, AZ on Oct. 5, 1933. He is survived by his wife Socorro of 50 years, and 4 sons, Frank (Julie), Martin (Evelyn), Arturo (Christina), Jesse (Mary), and 2 daughters, Minnie (Bert) Uribe and Rosa (Manuel) Corrales. Tata to 13 grandchildren and brother to Gerardo. Visitation and rosary were at Tempe Mortuary, 405 E. Southern Ave. Mass of Christian Burial was at Our Lady of Guadalupe, 5445 Calle San Angelo, Guadalupe, AZ. Burial at Resthaven Park Cemetery, Phx., AZ. 6/1/2006.

Valle, Refugio

Refugio Valle, 73, of Mesa, passed away on June 6, 2006. Services were at Community Church of New Thought 5013 E. Broadway, Mesa, Az. Angels Cremation & Burial. 6/8/2006.

Vallee, Andre N.

Andre N. Vallee, 80, of Phoenix, AZ, passed away September 14, 2006. He was born on December 25, 1925 in Bay City, MI. He graduated from University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Arts Degree and received his Masters in Accounting in 1968 from Arizona State University. He was preceded in death by his wife Holly. Survivors include his daughter, Andrea Matheus, Cary, NC, sister; Helene (John) Berger, Las Vegas, NV and two grandchildren; Lindsay and Amy Matheus. Visitation and Services at A. L. Moore Grimshaw Bethany Chapel, 710 West Bethany Home Road. 9/15/2006.

Vallejo, Dr. Carlos J.

6 May 1943 - 18 Feb 2006
Dr. Carlos J. Vallejo was a professor at ASU the past 30 years. He is survived by his wife, Delia of 38 years, daughter, Lisa Alvarado , Son, Chris Vallejo and grandchildren, Paul, Katrina, Mercedes, Marisa, and Giselle. A rosary and memorial service were at Falconer Funeral home 251 W Juniper, Gilbert. A mass was at Christ the King Church, 1551 East Dana Ave., Mesa. 2/22/2006.

Vallejos, Raymond

Raymond Vallejos, 65, of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away on July 26, 2006. Raymond was born on June 28, 1941 in New Mexico and moved to Arizona in the early 60's. He is survived by his wife Jessie. Five children, Elizabeth, Anthony, Michael, Rosemary, and Eleanor and 13 grandchildren. Memorial services were held at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. 7/30/2006 - 8/6/2006.

Vallejos-Gomez, Anthony Armando

Anthony Armando Vallejos-Gomez, 13, of Phoenix, passed away on March 30, 2006. Services were held at Phoenix First Apostolic, 2029 E. Baseline Rd, Phoenix, Az. Allen Funeral Home. The Arizona Republic on 4/5/2006.

Valles, Nora Gabrelle

Valles-Weber, Kimberly Dawn

Kimberly Dawn Valles-Weber, 39, of Phoenix, passed away on April 10, 2006. Funeral services were held at Greenwood Memory Lawn Mortuary 719 N. 27th Ave. Contributions to the National Breast Cancer Coalition 1-800-622-2838 4/15/2006.

Valletta, Richard F. (Rick)

Richard (Rick) F. Valletta died on July 14, 2006 after a brave battle with cancer. He was a veteran of the Viet Nam war and received 2 purple hearts and a bronze star. Rick was preceded in death by his son Jimmy in 2005. Rick is survived by Nancy, his children, Gina and Frank; his brother James and his wife Jan, their two children Allison and Emily; and his grandchildren, Vanessa and Luca. Visitation and services at Tempe Mortuary, 405 E. Southern Ave. Rick and Jimmy's remains were buried together at City of Mesa Cemetery, Mesa, AZ. 7/18/2006.

Valley, Frances Claire

Frances Claire Valley, Phoenix, passed away November 8, 2006. Franny joins her mom and dad, Stella and Ray, brothers Dom, Little Ray, Art, and Bill, sisters Therese, Francella, and Phyllis, and grandson Divin. Born November 24, 1938 in Wayne, MI where she was raised by her mom and dad, Stella and Ray Kline. Franny was the youngest of 13 children. In 1961, Franny married George Valley. Franny is survived by her husband of 45 years George, Bart, daughter Sheila McBrinn and husband Bob, daughter Therese Sanchez and husband Troy, son Jim and wife Patrice, son Joe and wife Joanna, daughter Stasia Stoffey and husband Mike, son Tom, grandchildren Gabe, Olivia, Nick, Ashley, Alyssa, Matt, Emma, Jack, sisters Dee, Celine, Mary, brothers Jim, and David. Memorial services were held at the Franciscan Renewal Center, 5802 E. Lincoln Dr., Paradise Valley, AZ 85253. Memorials may be made to the Huntington's Disease Society of America 505 Eighth Avenue, Suite 902, New York, NY 10018. www.hdsa.org 11/12/2006 - 11/16/2006.

Valouch, Clyde Wesley, Sr.

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Valpey-Johnson, Mary

Mary Valpey-Johnson, 81, of Mesa, Arizona passed away Sunday April 09, 2006 after a brief illness. Born in London, England, she came to this country as a war bride. She is survived by her six children, one foster child, and six grandchildren. She has been active in community theatres in Massachusetts and Tempe, Arizona. No services were held. Allen Funeral Home. 4/12/2006.

Valtierra, Cheserae Monique

Cheserae Monique Valtierra, 17, of Globe, AZ, passed away November 27, 2006. Rosary and services were at Holy Angels Catholic Church, 201 S. Broad St, Globe, AZ. Contributions to: 4-H Livestock, P.O. Box 1337, Globe, AZ, 85502. 12/1/2006.

Vamos, Mary

Mary Vamos, 80, of Phoenix, passed away on March 8, 2006, Service Saturday, March 11, 2006 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness 4806 W. Saguaro Park Lane, Glendale, Az. Best Funeral Services Chapel - Peoria, Az. 3/11/2006.

Van Aken, Harrison, Jr.

Harrison Van Aken, Jr., 93, of Mesa, Ariz., died November 24, 2006. He was born December 20, 1912, to Harrison and Susan Welch Van Aken in Sterling, Kan. He is survived by his wife R. Gayl of Mesa, son David (Linda) of Jacksonville, Ill.; son Richard Price (Helen) of Bloomingdale, Ill.; grandchildren Kristin and Ryan Van Aken of Jacksonville, Ill., Harrison IV (Lisa) of Denver, Co., Katie and Thomas of Bloomingdale and Michelle Price of Schaumburg, Ill.; and great-grandchildren Claire Van Aken of Jacksonville and Zeffy Price of Bloomingdale, Ill; and several nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his son Harrison III, brothers John (Gertrude) and David (Bonnie), and son David Price (Gail). He married Albina Osipowich, who preceded him in death in 1965. He later married R. Gayl Williams on July 16, 1975. Visitation and services were at Mountain View Mortuary Chapel, 7900 E. Main Street, Mesa. Memorials can be made to the Church of the Master, 6659 East University Drive, Mesa, 85205, Attn: Pastor Malcom Davis. 11/28/2006.

Van Aken, Jean Lenore

VanBodegon, Rose Ann

17 October 1926 - 22 December 2006
Rose Ann VanBodegon, 80, of Glendale, AZ, passed away on December 22, 2006. No local Services. Arrangements by Advantage Golden Door Chapel, Youngtown, AZ 12/28/2006.

Van Cooney, Leila

Leila Van Cooney of Mesa, AZ, born Oct. 14, 1923 in Langville, Ohio passed away June 25, 2006. She is survived by her husband of 64 years Clyde Van Cooney, sons Woody (Susan) and Bill (Terri), daughters Joan Wiegele (Bill), 11 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren, and 2 brothers and 2 sisters. Services were at Carr Tenney Mortuary, 2621 S. Rural Rd., Tempe. 6/27/2006.

Van Court, Freda Virginia

Freda Virginia Van Court, 85, of Phoenix, AZ passed away on June 3, 2006. She was born July 26, 1920 in Vincennes, Indiana and was raised in El Paso, TX. Freda was a member of the U.S. Coast Guard from 1943 to 1946. She was preceded in death by her mother Lois Van Court; sister, Polly Alexander; brother, Allan Van Court; nephews David and George Alexander; and friend Louise Jacques. Freda is survived by her nephews Allan and Jay Alexander; "adopted daughters" Mary and Deb; grandson Trevor; her "trips" Talia, Stefani, Erika; her best friend Margaret. Memorial service was held at Paradise Sunset Chapel, 3934 E. Indian School Rd. 6/7/2006 - 6/8/2006.

Van De Walle, Jerry Francis

Jerry Francis Van De Walle, 54, of Mesa, Arizona, passed away on March 6. 2006, A Memorial Service was held Saturday, March 18, 2006, at Bunker's University Chapel, 3529 East University Drive., Mesa, Arizona. 3/15/2006.

Van Den Burg, William A. "Bill"

William A. "Bill" Van Den Burg, 81, of Independence died July 15, 2006. Bill was born in Kansas City, Missouri on June 23, 1925 the son of Antonius P. "Tony" and Elizabeth Louise (Voss) Van Den Burg. He was a graduate of Shawnee Mission North High School. He was a Navy Corpsman and was assigned to the 4th Marine Division of the 23rd Battalion. He served during World War II in the Battles of Roi Namur, Tinian, Saipan and Iwo Jima and was awarded two purple hearts and recommended for the Bronze Star. He lived in Phoenix from 1967 until 1986 when he returned to the Kansas City area. He married Alice Irene Garrett in Olathe, Kansas on September 22, 1945. She survives. He is also survived by four daughters: Alice "Lynn" Yeamans and her husband Ken of Cibilo, Tx., "Mary" Louise Johnson and her husband Harley of Gardner, Ks., Virginia Anne "Jenny" Davis and her husband Jerry of Peebles, Ohio and Lora Jane "Lori" Van Becelaere of Independence, twelve grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Rita Schmidt, a daughter Rita Lorene Van Den Burg who died on February 16, 1960 and a granddaughter Katherine "Kathy" Anne (Yeamans) Rager. Speaks Suburban Chapel made arrangements. Parish Rosary and Mass of Christian Burial were celebrated at St. Mark's Catholic Church in Independence. Interment at St. John's Catholic Cemetery in Lenexa with military honors. The Arizona Republic on 7/18/2006.

Van Der Zee, Regina E.

1 Dec 1949 - 26 Jan 2006
Regina E. Van Der Zee, age 56, of Scottsdale, Arizona, passed away January 26, 2006. Services at Scottsdale Bible Church Worship Center, 7601 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85260. Allen Funeral Home. 2/4/2006.

Van Deusen, Mark Pullen

Mark Pullen VanDeusen, 50, formerly of Chandler, AZ, died on Wednesday, May 31, 2006, due to complications of surgery and cancer. A Memorial service was held at Chapin Baptist Church with Rev. Dan Ratchford and Rev. Tim Hanley officiating. Mr. VanDeusen was born July 7, 1955 in Rochester, NY. He was a graduate of Williamson Central High School '73, Williamson, NY and the University of Rochester '77, Rochester, NY. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Deobrah Burkeen VanDeusen; children, Kayce VanDeusen of Chandler, AZ, Kourtney VanDeusen of Chapin and Kyle VanDeusen of Chapin; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Peter (Denise) VanDeusen of Miami, FL, Jeffrey (Janice) VanDeusen of Williamson, NY; and one sister, Sarah VanDeusen of Marietta, GA. Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Chapin Chapel. (803) 359-6118 6/8/2006.

Van Dusen, William Elsworth "Doc"

William "Doc" E. Van Dusen, 84, of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away July 7, 2006. Bill was born in Putnam County, Illinois. He served in the US Marines in WW II. He survived by his wife Vesta, children Dale Van Dusen (Kathy), Sharon Dyke and Dean Friend (Elizabeth): 10 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren. Services at Hansen Mortuary, 8314 N. 7th St. 7/12/2006 - 7/13/2006.

Van Duzer, John Layton

John Layton VanDuzer, 84, passed away January 19, 2006 in Peoria, AZ. He is survived by a son, Bruce VanDuzer; 3 daughters, Penny Weber, Tina Gordon, Vicki Huck; a step-daughter, Janet Burroughs; 2 step-sons, William Thompson III and Wayne Thompson. He also has 9 grandchildren, James, John, Dana, Candy, Jessie, John, Holly, Devin and Jesse. 6 step grandchildren, Michelle, Nicole, Young Nam, Kayong, Kasung, Keji and 6 great-grandchildren. John was a WWII veteran in the US Army and the U.S. Marines. Menke Funeral Home, 12420 N. 103rd Ave., Sun City, AZ. Graveside service Friday, Jan. 27, 2006 at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd., Phoenix, AZ. 1/25/2006.

Van Dyke, Janice Lea

Janice Lea Van Dyke, 58, of Phoenix, AZ, passed away September 12, 2006. She was born on April 11, 1948 in Chicago, IL. Survivors include her mother; Betty Van Dyke, sisters; Judy Vandernord, Sharon Van Dyke and Susan Perrin. Visitation and services were at A. L. Moore Grimshaw Bethany Chapel. Published 9/15/2006 - 9/16/2006.

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