Obituaries: July 26, 2017

 
 
Virginia Margaret McLemore
Virginia Margaret McLemore, 81, of Goodyear, passed away on July 5, 2017. She was born on March 15, 1936, in Petrolia, Pennsylvania, to Ivor Rhodes & Mary Kifer. Virginia has lived in Arizona for 46 years. Virginia is preceded in death by her husband Darrell McLemore and is survived by her daughter Jolene Lal 3 sons Timothy Taylor, Gene McLemore, and Scott McLemore. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday July 22, 2017 at Emmanuel Pentecostal Holiness located at 8116 W Varney Rd, Peoria, AZ 85345 Condolences may be left for the family at www.AvenidasFuneralChapel.com.
 
Martin Vincent Wicoff
Martin Vincent Wicoff, 70, of Goodyear, passed away on July 11, 2017. He was born on November 8, 1946, in Denver, Colorado, to Vincent Ray Wicoff & Mary Lois Martin. Martin has lived in Arizona for 18 years and was a real estate broker. Martin is survived by his wife, Shirley T. Wicoff; daughter, Nicole Gallo; stepdaughter, Angelette Johnson; stepson, Paul Vidal; and 5 grandchildren, Megan, Kyle, Christian, Macallin, Avyn & Liam Martin is preceded in death by his sister Diane. Interment will be held at National Memorial Cemetery located at 23029 N Cave Creek Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85024 on Thursday July 20, 2017 at 9 AM. Condolences may be left for the family at www.Avenidas FuneralChapel.com
 
Mary 'Janie' McCauley Taylor
Mary 'Janie' McCauley Taylor, 67, of Avondale died July 11, 2017 after a brief illness. Janie is survived by spouse Gary Scott Taylor; sons Jake Taylor of Chandler and Neil Taylor of Goodyear; sister Becky McCauley O'Neil, Queen Creek; brother Michael McCauley, Snowflake; and 5 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Services were held July 22nd at Community Church of Buckeye 810 E. Eason St. Buckeye, AZ 85326. Holy Cross Funeral Home (Cremation) handled arrangements 623.936.1710
 
 
Kordell Kyle Wilcox
Kordell Kyle Wilcox, 18, of Goodyear, AZ died July 11, 2017 at home. He was born June 3, 1999 to Ken Wilcox and Kimber Beardsley in Ukiah, CA. Kordell recently graduated from12th grade through K. E. Y. S. Homeschooling and got his driver'slicense. His favorite memories includeda Make-A-Wish trip to Disneyland, a trip to Legoland,being a part of the Pilot-for-a-Day program with the Luke AirForce Base Top Hats, and being a part of the youth group athis church.He is survived by his parents, Ken and Kimber; his sister and brother in law and their children, Julie, Art, Leigha, Alexandriaand Magnus Battles; his brothers Jamen Etchell and KoltenWilcox; and his grandparents, Gladys White, Penny and Lowell Wilcox. Kordell was quick witted, kind hearted, mechanicallyinclined and he loved to cook and babysit his niece. Kordellexperienced a life of medical issues, includingdialysis and a kidney transplant at the age of 12.A celebration of life will be held at 11 am on Saturday, July22, 2017 at Palm Valley Church, 431 N Litchfield Rd, GoodyearAZ. A receptionwill be held at 12:30 pm on Saturday, July 22,2017 at Skyway Church, 14900 W Van Buren St, Goodyear AZ.
Condolences can be sent to www.thompsonfuneralchapel.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Chapel in Goodyear, AZ.
 
Leon Raymond Camp, Jr. "Bugsy"
Leon Raymond Camp, Jr. "Bugsy". Born 8-9-56 and shook the Lord's hand on 7-6-17. Preceding in death, his mom and dad, "Pat & Leon", leaves behind his sisters Debbie Fleming, Betty Lou Ray and Eva Anderson. Bugsy came to pass under a peaceful shade tree in Cashion, Az. He was a native of Arizona, working most of his life at "Camp's Appliances". He volunteered at St Vincent's de Paul and North Mountain Medical and Rehab Center teaching drawing. We will miss his mischievous smile and tender heart. Celebration of his life is Wednesday 7/26/17 at 6:00pm at "Van Camp's Appliances" 4810 S Central, Phoenix,Az 85040. Accucare Cremations and Funeral handled arrangements. 480-259-1565
 
 
Sherry Schlotthauer
Sherry Schlotthauer, 66, of Goodyear, AZ died July 14th, 2017 in Goodyear, AZ. She was born January 5, 1951 in Chicago, IL to Charles and Lorraine Smaha. Sherry was an incredible mother of two successful young men, Barrett and Chad. She always remained such a positive light through a 25 year battle with multiple sclerosis. Sherry is survived by her husband Martin Schlotthauer; sons Barrett and Chad Schlotthauer; sisters Judy Sanders, Beth Moorehouse; brother Larry Smaha; and one grandson, Elliot
Schlotthauer. She was preceded in death by her sister, Chris Lettow. Condolences for the family can be left at www.ThompsonFuneralChapel.com
 
Shelly Dawn Hightower
Shelly Dawn Hightower, 42, of Avondale, AZ passed away on July 2, 2017. She was born in Phoenix, AZ, the oldest of 4 children to Stan and Cindi Gable. Shelly was a graduate of Arlington Elementary School as well as Buckeye Union High School. In 1999 she married her longtime boyfriend Kelly Hightower who also grew up in Arlington, AZ. The two welcomed the birth of their son in 2007. Most of Shelly’s professional career she worked alongside her father in the family business, Desert Weed Control. Shelly also worked 7 seasons at Fear Farm, a west valley Halloween attraction, this experience was a catalyst in making the fall holiday a family favorite. In 2014 Shelly took a position with Fiesta Canning, a sister company to the Macayo’s Mexican Restaurant chain, also a local family owned company. Shelly was an amazing mother which led her to be very active at Zane’s school, Legacy Tradition Avondale, where she served as room parent multiple years, she also assisted in the production of many other on campus activities. The bond between Shelly and Zane was incredible and every weekend you could find the two in the family’s kitchen either creating a delicious meal or working on countless crafting projects. Shelly leaves behind her beloved husband Kelly and son Zane. She is also survived by her mother Cindi, brother Zack and his wife Shaynee and their 3 children, Sister Meagan and her husband Tim, their three girls, Kylee, Mallory and Kambri, Sister Allison and her husband Jaime as well as her grandfather Carter. In addition to many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews Shelly also leaves behind her in-laws Willie and Judy Hightower. In lieu of flowers, Kelly, has set up a scholarship fund for Zane’s higher education. Donations can be made online at GoFundMe.com by searching Zane Hightower.
 
 
Danny G. Moser
Mr. Danny G. Moser, of Goodyear, AZ, passed away on Sunday, July 16, 2017 at the age of 65. Dan was born to parents Hayden and Dicie Moser on September 30, 1951 in Avondale, AZ. He grew up as the youngest of four and attended Agua Fria High School. In 1977, he married his high school sweetheart, Diane and the couple had two sons. Dan served honorably in the United States Army from 1971 to 1983. During this time, he also worked for Bunzl/Papercraft and has been there for the past 42 years. Dan is survived by his loving wife, Diane; their two sons, Jason and James; and three siblings. Dan was a devoted husband and father. He enjoyed watching movies, riding his motorcycle, and spending time with family. He was an inspiration to all those around him. Dan will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him.A memorial service will be held at Thompson FuneralChapel, 926 S. Litchfield Road, Goodyear, AZ on July 25thbetween the hours of 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. The family is gratefulfor the condolences, but declines flowers. Memorial donations may be made to the family. Condolences for the family may be left at www.thompsonfuneralchapel.com. Services are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Chapel in Goodyear, Arizona.
 
  
Arthur C. Grijalva
Arthur C. Grijalva, 87, of Phoenix, Arizona peacefully passed on July 19, 2017. Services will be held at Thompson Funeral Chapel, 926 S Litchfield Road, Goodyear, AZ 85338 at 10:00 am on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. A reception will follow immediately afterword. Arthur, aka Art or Arturo, was born October 9, 1929 to Guadalupe Grijalva and Guadalupe Cota Grijalva in Phoenix, Arizona. He graduated from Phoenix Union High School and served in the Army branch of the U.S. military from 1951 – 1953 as a Private 1st classman. Art is survived by his lifelong friend and wife of 66 years, Angela Mariscal Grijalva, a daughter Karla, and three sons, Arthur, Jr., Gabriel and Gary. He is also survived by his only sibling, his sister Carmen Nandin and leaves behind 5 grandchildren, Garyn, Brenna and Roman Grijalva, Kennedy Cooper, and Michael Ontiveros, as well as nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends. If desired, friends can make memorial contributions to Cornerstone Christian Church at 11301 West Indian School Road in Avondale, 85392. Condolences for the family may be left at www.thompsonfuneralchapel.com. Services are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Chapel in Goodyear, Arizona.
 
Robert Alexander Correa
Robert Alexander Correa, 69, of Pine and Litchfield Park, AZ passed away June 24, 2017. Robert was born December 27, 1947, in Kansas City, MO, to Louis and Nellie Correa. He graduated from Pittsburg (KS) State University and honorably discharged from the U. S. Army. Robert worked as a custom home contractor for many years, a source of pride. He leaves his mother Nellie Correa, and two sisters, Virginia Correa Creager (Scott) of Litchfield Park and Rose Correa Rooth of Glendale. Funeral Services will be held in the fall with date to be announced. For more information please visit www.heritagefuneralchapels.com.
 
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