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Obituaries: November 5, 2013
Submitted by West Valley View on Mon, 11/04/2013 - 10:00pm
Carol Ann Chicoine
Carol Ann Chicoine, 77, of Goodyear, died Nov. 1, 2013, in her home from pancreatic cancer.
Mrs. Chicoine was born Jan. 21, 1936, in Worcester, Mass.
She moved to Arizona in 1989.
She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Henry Chicoine.
She is survived by three daughters, Michelle Bean, Suzanne Esobar and Barbara Foutz; one son, Michael Chicoine; one sister, Joyce Plotczyk; one brother, Roger Dragon; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services are private.
George Curtis Greathouse Jr.
George Curtis Greathouse Jr., 58, of Avondale, died Oct. 29, 2013.
Mr. Greathouse was born June 15, 1955, in Phoenix to Betty and George Greathouse.
He attended Spitanly Elementary School and Maryvale High School.
He attended the University of Arizona in Tucson on an athletic scholarship and earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing.
He worked at Dean Wittier, Motorola and Prudential before opening a Roni Deutsch tax office in 2009. He eventually transitioned it into an H&R Block franchise.
He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Nadine; his parents, Betty and George Greathouse Sr.; his grandmother, Mae. L Harris; one brother, Arthur Greathouse; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
A visitation is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Preston Funeral Home, 3800 S. Central Ave. in Phoenix.
A funeral is scheduled for 2 p.m. Nov. 7 at Kingdom in the Valley, 15002 N. 25th Drive in Phoenix.
James Doyle Hampton
James Doyle Hampton, 68, of Goodyear died Sept. 17, 2013, at Hospice of the Valley in Avondale.
Mr. Hampton was born Sept. 11, 1943, in Phoenix to Athel and Fern Hampton.
He was a truck driver.
He is survived by his wife, Geraldine Hampton; four sons, Jimmy Hampton, Travis Hampton, John Hampton Crane and Donovon Hampton; three daughters, Norma Schmitt, Kimberly Teixeia and Nicole Jurewicz; and two sisters, Voncille Scamp and Vonieta Keesler; and numerous grand and great-grandchildren.
Gregory Allen Harnish
Gregory Allen Harnish, 62, of Goodyear died Oct. 25, 2013, in his home.
Mr. Harnish was born June 14, 1951, in Huntington, Ind.
He moved to Arizona when he was 5 years old.
He retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 37 years and was an Army veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Susan K. Harnish; one daughter, Amy L. Hayhurst; three sons, Chadwick J. Harnish, Dak Hodge and Sam A. Hodge Jr.; two sisters, Valarie Beach and Tina Aldana; one brother, Jimmy Beach; and four grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Avendias Funeral Chapel, 522 E. Western Ave., Avondale.
George Wayne Moorhead
George Wayne Moorhead, 82, of Glendale died Nov. 1, 2013.
Mr. Moorhead was born July 4, 1931, in Aspermont, Texas, to William and Martha Moorhead.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Bonnie Moorhead; three sons; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Memorial services are scheduled for 1 p.m. today at the Arrowhead Messianic Congregation, 10738 N. 75th Ave., Peoria.
Condolences can be sent to www.thompsonfuneralchapel.com.
Lynda Frehner Riffle
Lynda Frehner Riffle, 66, of Avondale, died Nov. 1, 2013, from Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Mrs. Riffle was born Oct. 9, 1947, in Cedar City, Utah, to Orlin Frehner and Lucille DeMille.
She married Austin Neal Riffle in 1968. They lived in Idaho, Montana and Utah.
She graduated with a degree in accounting from Southern Utah University. She earned a master’s degree in financial services from the American College at Bryn Mawr Pennsylvania.
She worked more than 30 years as a CPA and was a vice president in the Trust Department at Bank One.
She also served as regional vice president with Arbonne International; on the Board of Directors of Wasatch Peaks Credit Union in Ogden, Utah; as chairwoman of the Board of the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce; as president of Soroptimist International of the Kachinas; as District 4 director for the Golden West Region of Soroptimist; and on the Board of the APECA.
She is survived by her husband, Neal; two sons, Steve Riffle of Goodyear and Scott Riffle of Centerville, Utah; one daughter, Leah Slade of Austin, Texas; one brother, Jeff Frehner of Sun City; two half-brothers, Brad and Brett Frehner; one step-mother, Wanda Frehner; and eight grandchildren.
Visitations are scheduled at 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday followed by funeral services at 10 a.m. Saturday at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 918 S. Litchfield Road in Goodyear.
An additional visitation is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 11 at Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff St. in St. George, Utah.
Graveside services and burial will be Nov. 12 at the Historic Pioneer Cemetery in Virgin, Utah.
Memorials may be made to the ALS Association of Arizona, 4643 E. Thomas Road, Suite 1, Phoenix, AZ 85018, or to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014.
Condolences can be sent to www.thompsonfuneralchapel.com.
Al Schireman, 85, formerly of Litchfield Park, died Oct. 30, 2013.
Mr. Schireman was born Feb. 22, 1928, in Ellensburg, Wash., to Alvin Schireman Sr. and Selma Johnson Schireman.
He graduated from Bothell High School in 1946 and attended Everett Junior College, where he played on the football team in 1947.
He was also a member of the Bellingham Bells baseball team, and later played football for the University of Idaho and Western Washington.
In 1952 he joined the Air Force and was stationed in Indiana, Georgia and North Carolina.
He was honorably discharged in 1955.
He graduated from Western Washington University in Bellingham, Wash., with a bachelor’s degree in education.
He moved to Arizona and taught for two years in the Washington Elementary School District.
In 1959, he started working at Agua Fria High School, where he coached numerous sports.
He retired from teaching in 1987.
He was inducted into the Agua Fria Hall of Fame.
He is survived by second his wife, Alice; two sons, Jeffrey and Richard; their mother, Mitzi; two brothers, Loren and Duane; three grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday in Bozeman, Mt.
Memorials may be made to the Snohmish County Football Officials Association Hall of Fame Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 557, Everett, WA, 98206.
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