Obituaries: January 24, 2014

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Steve BecknerSteve Beckner

Steve Beckner, 64, of Waddell died Jan. 7, 2014.

Mr. Beckner was a metal fabricator.

He is survived by his father, Ken Beckner; his wife, Deborah Beckner; one daughter, Jamaka Dockter; one son, Steven Beckner; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Services will be held Feb. 1. A procession will begin at 12:30 p.m. at 18615 W. Onyx Ave., Waddell, and continue through White Tank Mountain Regional Park to a reserved location.

Andrew CurrieAndrew Richard Currie

Andrew “Drew” Richard Currie, 25, of Litchfield Park, died Jan. 16, 2014.

Mr. Currie was born Oct. 3, 1988, in Phoenix to Richard and Kristin Currie of Buckeye.

He and his family moved to Payson in 1993 where he went to school until 2002 when his family moved to Buckeye.

He graduated from Buckeye Union High School in 2007 and continued his education at Estrella Mountain Community College in Avondale.

He was a low voltage networking technician.

He is survived by his parents, Richard and Kristin Currie; one sister, Alyssa McGuire; two brothers, Dillon and Chance Currie of Litchfield Park; and his grandparents, Milton and Janice Currie of Buckeye, Wayne Schweikart of Mesa and Suzanne Schweikart of Tucson.

A memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Jan. 31 at the First Southern Baptist Church of Buckeye, 405 N. Third St.

Condolences can be sent to thompsonfuneralchapel.com.

Lucy RamirezLucy R. Ramirez

Lucy R. Ramirez, 92, of Tolleson died Jan. 21, 2014, in Mesa.

Mrs. Ramirez was born Feb. 24, 1921, in Phoenix.

She worked for Arizona Public Service Co. for 25 years.

She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Tolleson.

She is survived by her husband, John F. Ramirez; six daughters, Ernestine Calderon, Jean Barrios, Terri Webber, Bea Longoria, Mary Forner and Roberta Case; one sister, Connie Bazan; 16 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.

A viewing will take place at 6 p.m., followed by a rosary recital at 7 p.m. and funeral service at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 512 N. 93rd Ave., Tolleson.

The Rev. Sergio Estupinan will officiate.

Eric MorenoEric Moreno

Eric Moreno, 38, of Buckeye, died Jan. 17, 2014.

Mr. Moreno was born Oct. 7, 1975, in Cortez, Colo., to Ramsey Moreno and Ruby Cuthair.

He was a member of the Ute Mountain Tribe.

He is survived by his companion, Laura Watson; one stepson, Juan Perez; one brother, Elwood Moreno of Buckeye; and two sisters, Lynelle and Adelia Scott of Ignacio, Colo.

A visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Thompson Funeral Chapel, 926 S. Litchfield Road, Goodyear. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Jan. 28 at the Community Church of Buckeye, 810 E. Eason Ave., Buckeye.

Burial will take place at 3 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Tonto Apache Tribal Cemetery in Payson.

Condolences can be sent to www.thompsonfuneralchapel.com.

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