Obituaries: November 12, 2013

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Raymundo CelayaRaymundo Tapia Celaya

Raymundo Tapia Celaya, 75, formerly of Litchfield Park, died Oct. 19, 2013, in Fresno, Calif.

Mr. Celaya was born March 15, 1938, in Litchfield Park.

He served three years in the Army.

He was a retired truck driver and a member of the M.A.G.A. Golf Club.

He is survived by his wife, Martha Celaya; four sons, Raymundo Jr., Steve, Ralph and David; two daughters, Laura and Denise; two brothers, Adam and Ramon; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Peter JensenPeter Eugene Jensen

Peter Eugene Jensen, 81, of Litchfield Park died Nov. 7, 2013.

Mr. Jensen was born March 28, 1932, in Sheridan County, Mont.

He served in the Navy from 1951 to 1955 as a petty officer in the Construction Battalion.

He is survived by two daughters, Twila Hoyt and Susan Jensen; three sons, Joseph, Russel and Jeffrey Jensen; two sisters, Helen McMillian and Fay Oberlitner; two brothers, Bill and Ray Jensen; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

No services are being held at this time.

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Luis LopezLuis Lopez

Luis Lopez, 78, of Goodyear and formerly of El Paso, Texas, died Nov. 7, 2013, in Goodyear.

Mr. Lopez was born Aug. 25, 1935, in San Bernardo, Durango, Mexico, to Felipe and Manuela Lopez.

He is survived by his wife, Maria de Jesus Lopez Vasquez; three daughters, Alma Lopez, Maria Lopez and Griselda Cantu; seven sons, Jose Luis, Ernesto, Antonio, Carlos, Angel, Mauricio and Saul Lopez; six sisters, Luz Lopez, Socorro Burola, Diega Lopez, Maria Campos, Juana Lopez and Guillermina Leon; three brothers, Gabriel, Rito and Manuel Lopez; 18 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

A visitation and funeral was held Nov. 9.

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Joseph RyanJoseph Eugene Ryan

Joseph Eugene Ryan, 52, died Nov. 6, 2013.

Mr. Ryan was born Oct. 19, 1961, in Lynwood, Calif., to Eugene and Vivienne Ryan.

He worked in the grocery business for 30 years.

He is survived by one daughter, Amanda Jo Ryan; two sons, Jack and Nick Ryan; their mother, Vicki Hayek; his partner, Christine Fenton; one sister, Patty Ehrle; two brothers, Wayne Hebenstreit and Greg Ryan; and his parents, Eugene and Vivienne.

A visitation and funeral was held Nov. 11.

Burial will be in California.

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Josephine TellezJosephine Tellez

Josephine Tellez, 85, of Tolleson died Nov. 7, 2013, in Avondale.

Ms. Tellez was born Aug. 27, 1928, in Tornillo, Texas.

She moved to Arizona in 1943.

She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church and the Guadalupanas.

She is survived by Gilbert Tellez of Tolleson; two daughters, Gloria Quinonez and Susan Tellez of Tolleson; one son, Augustine Tellez of Tolleson; one brother, Raul Almanza of Phoenix; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

A viewing is scheduled from 9 to 11 a.m., with a rosary at 11 a.m. and a Mass to be celebrated at noon Wednesday at Blessed Sacrament Church, 512 N. 93rd Ave., Tolleson.

Burial will be at Resthaven Park Cemetery in Glendale.

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