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Obituaries - February 15, 2017
Submitted by Kourtney Balsan on Wed, 02/15/2017 - 12:00am
Olivia A. Aguilar
Olivia A. Aguilar, 80, of Buckeye died Feb. 10, 2017, in Phoenix.
Mrs. Aguilar was born in Monte Vista, Colo.
She is survived by two daughters, Roberta Aguilar and Debra Gomez; two sisters, Eleanor Martinez and Josie Ciardella; two brothers, Victor and Joe Lobato; 26 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
A visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 20 at Avenidas Funeral Chapel, 522 E. Western Ave., Avondale. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Feb. 21 at Our Lady of Fatima, 1418 S. 17th Ave., Phoenix, followed by interment at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Road, Phoenix. Check with Avenidas Funeral Chapel for service times.
Condolences for the family may be left at avenidasfuneralchapel.com.
Esperanza “Hope” E. Beltran
Esperanza “Hope” E. Beltran, 89, of Avondale died Feb. 6, 2017.
Mrs. Beltran was born May 27, 1927, in Historic Goodyear Farms Camp 52 in Litchfield Park to Rafael Encinas and Delfina Nunez.
She worked in the cafeteria for the Avondale Elementary School District for more than 20 years.
She was a member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Goodyear.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Carol Lawrence.
She is survived by one son, Bob Beltran Jr.; one daughter, Rose Nield; one stepdaughter, Delfina Ruiz; one sister, Maria Jesus Valenzuela; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
A visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m., with a rosary recital at 7 p.m. today at Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home, 9925 W. Thomas Road, Avondale. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 539 La Pasada Blvd., Goodyear, followed by interment at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Avondale.
Myra Gayle Binns
Myra Gayle Binns, 76, of Buckeye died Feb. 7, 2017, at Banner Hospice in Sun City.
Mrs. Binns was born Aug. 5, 1940, in Bessemer, Ala.
She moved to Arizona in 2012.
She worked to help feed the hungry and house the homeless.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Lisa Deanne Wollenberg; and one son, Christopher Earl Binns.
She is survived by one daughter, Danielle McMartin of Castle Rock, Colo.; two sons, Mark Binns of Tipton, Iowa, and Kaleb Binns of Buckeye; one brother, Bill Jenkins of Birmingham, Ala.; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Memorial services were Feb. 12 at Palo Verde Baptist Church in Palo Verde.
The Rev. Don Moenich officiated.
Memorials may be made to Palo Verde Baptist Church, 29600 W. Old Highway 80, Palo Verde, AZ 85343.
Francis Ann Diaz
Francis Ann Diaz, 56, of Avondale died Feb. 12, 2017, in Phoenix.
Mrs. Diaz was born May 15, 1960, in Phoenix to Ernest Caro and Patricia Romo.
She worked in bookkeeping and secretarial services and was a cook at Raul and Theresa’s Mexican Restaurant in Avondale.
She is survived by three daughters, Jacqueline Bonome, Angelito Caro and Suzan Diaz; two sons, Patrick Caro and Ysmael Diaz; one sister, Paula Morgan; one brother, Joe Caro; and two grandchildren.
No services are planned.
Condolences may be left for the family at avenidasfuneralchapel.com.
Nancy King Giebel
Nancy King Giebel, 81, of Goodyear died Feb. 10, 2017, at Banner Grandview Terrace.
Mrs. Giebel was born Dec. 20, 1935, in Brazil, Ind., to Aubrey and Charlotte King.
She moved to Arizona in 1945.
She was a Cub Scout and Girl Scout leader and member of the Fowler Women’s Club, Christian Cowboy’s Association and Calvary United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Giebel; and one son, Charles Giebel.
She is survived by two daughters, Jackie Branham and Georgann Walsh; three sons, Leroy King, Kenneth King and Robert King; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
A visitation will be at 10 a.m. Feb. 20 at Green Acres Mortuary, 401 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale.
Perley B. Hayes
Perley B. Hayes, 84, of Tolleson died Feb. 8, 2017, in Goodyear.
Ms. Hayes was born Jan. 26, 1933, in Peoria to Walter J. Lawrence and Anne B. Lane.
She is survived by three sons, Kenneth J. Lewis, Daniel R. Lewis and Ted E. Lewis; one sister, Myrtle Peterson; one brother, Pete Lawrence; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Condolences for the family may be left at thompsonfuneralchapel.com.
Jose Angel Luera
Jose Angel Luera, 87, of Avondale died Feb. 12, 2017, at his home.
Mr. Luera was born March 1, 1929, in Millersview, Texas, to Ygnacio and Angelita.
He moved to Arizona in 1953.
He worked as a farmhand and retired as a custodian for the Avondale Elementary School District.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ofelia Salas Luera; and two sons, Jose Angel Munoz and Patrick Salas Luera.
He is survived by four daughters, Diana Daley, Evelyn L. Salcido, Martina L. Quijada and Rosemary L. Vargas; one son, Ignacio S. Luera; four sisters, Juanita L. Silva, Petra Baltazar, Carmen L. Gutierrez and Virginia Ortega.
A visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with a rosary recital at 12:30 p.m. Friday at Avenidas Funeral Chapel, 522 E. Western Ave., Avondale. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m. Friday at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 539 E. La Pasada Blvd., Goodyear, followed by interment at Resthaven Park Cemetery, 8450 W. Northern Ave., Glendale.
Alice (nee Delgado) Mead
Alice (nee Delgado) Mead, 81, of Peoria and formerly of Litchfield Park died Feb. 10, 2017, in Glendale.
Mrs. Mead was born March 26, 1935, in Erie, Pa.
She moved to Arizona in 1970.
She was a business owner for more than 40 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Mead Sr.; and one daughter, Judy Anderson.
She is survived by two daughters, Alice McNamee of Peoria and Erin Lawson of Waddell; one son, Richard Mead of Waddell; two sisters, Barbara Budny of Erie, Pa., and Joan Wasyl of Erie, Pa.; 13 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Lighthouse Fellowship, 3015 N. 195th Ave., Litchfield Park.
The Rev. Clay McGuire will officiate.
Memorials may be sent to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 95014.
Joseph L. Wall
Joseph L. Wall, 65, of Buckeye died Jan. 9, 2017, at Palm Valley Hospice in Goodyear.
Mr. Wall was born Aug. 21, 1951, in Phoenix.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1970 to 1972 as a ranger in Vietnam, and was awarded the Purple Heart.
He is survived by his finance, Lynn Gilkey of Buckeye; two daughters, Heather Guiterrez of Alabama and Rebeckah Romero of Orange, Calif.; two sons, Justin Bertrand of Florida and Joseph Wall Jr. of Glendale; one sister, Janice Wall of Huntington Beach, Calif.; one brother, Leland Wall of Tolleson; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services were Jan. 13 at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix.
The Rev. Mark Knister officiated.
Donald Charles Westergaard
Donald Charles Westergaard, 87, of Goodyear died Feb. 11, 2017.
Mr. Westergaard was born Oct. 19, 1929, in Viborg, S.D., to Eben and Lillie Westergaard.
He lived in South Dakota, California, Washington and Arizona.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Joyce Westergaard.
He is survived by two daughters, Diane Jones and Linda Westergaard; one son Greg Westergaard; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial service is planned for a later date in Viborg, S.D.
Condolences for the family may be left at thompsonfuneralchapel.com.
Mary-Jo Klackle, 84, passed away peacefully on January 26, 2017. Mary-Jo was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan on April 2, 1932. She is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Billy; sister, Sue; sons, Mike, Scott, Kurt and Chris; daughter-in-laws, Candy, Laura, Joy and Lisa; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Mary-Jo loved all of her family and went out of her way to keep in touch with them.
She was a working mother and retired from her real estate career at PebbleCreek in 2007. Mary-Jo enjoyed a full life filled with friends and family and various hobbies, sports, clubs, and causes. She traveled the world and loved adventures, exploring new places and meeting new people. She loved to talk and laugh, surrounded by family and friends. She will be missed by all of us.
There will be a memorial service on February 18, 2017 at 11a.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church, 925 N Sarival Ave, Goodyear, AZ 85338 Phone: (623) 882-0721. Donations can be made to: PebbleCreek Kare Bears - http://www.karebears.org/returns-donations.html, Disabled Veterans - https://www.dav.org/, Autism Society http://www.autism-society.org/get-involved/donate/. Condolences for the family may be left at www.thompsonfuneralchapel.com.
Joan Frew, the daughter of Steve Burkhead and Myrtle (Yaste) Burkhead, was born November 15, 1933 at Perryville, Kentucky and passed away on February 9, 2017 at the Republic County Hospital, Belleville, KS at the age of 83 years, 2 months, and 23 days.
Joan lived and attended schools in her early years in Kentucky, moving to the London Mills, Illinois area and graduating from Spoon River Valley High School. Joan was one of thirteen children born to her parents.
Joan was a waitress/cook at the Teddy Bear Junction at Fiatt, Illinois and met her husband Glenn McHenry Frew. They were married on April 3, 1954 at Canton, Illinois and to this union was born Glenda and Kenneth.
The couple moved to Buckeye, Arizona where they were involved in the management and operation of Whiting Brothers Gas for nearly 30 years. They retired and moved to Republic, KS in 2000.
Joan was very active in the V.F.W. Post # 1826 Auxiliary in Buckeye. She also enjoyed bingo, birdwatching, and spending time with her grandchildren.
Joan was preceded in death by her parents, husband Glenn M. Frew on July 23, 2014; grandson, Todd Frew; sisters, Geneva, Gladys, Nellie and Helen and brothers, R.H., Bobby, and an infant brother; and sister-in-law, Pauline Burkhead.
Joan is survived by one daughter, Glenda (Ronnie) Gaspar of Republic, KS; one son, Kenny (Marcia) Frew of Buckeye, AZ; two grandchildren, Randi Frew (Jim) Shaffer and Tyler (Savannah) Frew; two great grandchildren, Ashley and Sophie Shaffer; one sister, Ruby Neff of Galesburg, Illinois; four brothers, Cecil Burkhead of Canton, Illinois, Johnnie (Ruth) Burkhead of Fairview Illinois, Raymond (Joan) Burkhead of rural Canton, Illinois, and Edward (Donna) Burkhead of Ellisville, Illinois; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
Cremation was selected and memorial services and inurnment will be held at a later date in Canton, Illinois.
Memorials are suggested to the Joan Frew Memorial.
Online condolences at www.bachelor-surber.com
Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, KS
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