Obituaries

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Obituaries: January 30, 2015

Eric BarkerEric Barker

Eric Barker, 90, of Avondale died Jan. 25, 2015, in Avondale.

Mr. Barker was born March 19, 1924, in Wigan, England, to Jim and Ellen Barker.

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27
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Obituaries: January 27, 2017

Betty Lee Berryman

Betty Lee Berryman, 90, of Avondale died Jan. 10, 2015.

Ms. Berryman was born Jan. 31, 1924, in Peru, Ind., to Charles H. Day and Laura A. Day.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bryce Samuel Berryman; one son, Terry Wayne Berryman; and one grandchild.

She is survived by two sons, Bryce Lee Berryman and Alan Patrick Berryman; three daughters, Vicki Lynn Granado, Laura Diane Gard and Nancy Ann Haak; seven grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at a private residence.
 

Rosa Maria Chavez

Fri
23
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Obituaries: January 23, 2015

Virginia L. Hunter

Virginia L. Hunter, 86, of Buckeye died Jan. 13, 2015.

Mrs. Hunter was born in May 1928.

She moved to Buckeye in the 1930s, then spent her early teens in California before returning to Buckeye to marry Lee Hunter Jr. in February 1946.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Kay Blanton; her husband, Lee; and one grandchild.

She is survived by two daughters, Karen King and Dixie Saunders; and one grandchild.

A celebration of life potluck lunch will be at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 26 in the fellowship hall at the Community Church of Buckeye, 810 E. Eason Ave. in Buckeye.

 

Tue
20
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Obituaries: January 20, 2015

James ‘Mel’ Barron

James “Mel” Barron, 72, of Buckeye died Jan. 14, 2015, in Avondale.

Mr. Barron was born March 21, 1942, in Buckeye to Edward Barron and Grace Price.

He graduated from Hobart Welding School and taught welding at Metro State College in Colorado and the University of Alaska in Ketchikan, Alaska. He was a certified welding inspector and member of the American Welding Society. He worked on numerous projects, including the University of Phoenix Stadium.

He is survived by his wife, Donna Barron; three daughters, Deborah Lester, Barbara Barron and Mariann Sandoval; two sons, Thomas Darrow and Melvin Barron; one sister, Lucille Baker; three brothers, Bob Barron, John Barron and Tom Barron; and five grandchildren.

Fri
16
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Obituaries: January 16, 2015

Richard Archibald Froncek

Richard Archibald Froncek, 87, of Goodyear died Jan. 11, 2015, at his home.

Mr. Froncek was born Jan. 13, 1927, in Milwaukee.

He joined the Marine Corps Feb. 13, 1943, at age 16. He was trained as an airborne radio and radar specialist during the World War II Pacific Campaign. He was station in Palau and throughout the Gilbert and Marshall Islands with the “Devil Dogs.”

After the war, he married Carol Leverenz, began a family and completed his education at Marquette University.

He returned to the Marine Corps as an officer, and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal. He was commissioned in 1952 as an infantry platoon leader in the demilitarized zone in Korea.

Tue
13
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Obituaries: January 13, 2015

James GroffJames William Groff

James William Groff, 79, of Goodyear died Jan. 4, 2015, at his home.

Mr. Groff was born Dec. 13, 1935, in French Lick, Ind., to Loren and Esther Groff.

Fri
09
Jan
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Obituaries: January 9, 2015

Sue Coburn Bailey

Sue Coburn Bailey, 70, of Goodyear died Dec. 18, 2014, in Goodyear from cancer.

Mrs. Bailey was born Sept. 8, 1944, in Houston to Fanny Lee and Cecil Coburn.

She moved to Arizona in 2003.

Tue
06
Jan
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Obituaries: January 6, 2015

Mary KaylorMary Evelyn Kaylor

Mary Evelyn Kaylor, 84, of Goodyear died Dec. 29, 2014.

Mrs. Kaylor was born in 1930 in Romance, Ark.

Fri
02
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Obituaries: January 2, 2015

Beatriz Bolanos
Beatriz Bolanos, 85, of Goodyear died Dec. 23, 2014.
Mrs. Bolanos was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
 
She was a concert pianist, composer and teacher, and also studied classical piano with the masters in Paris.
 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Tony Bolanos.
 
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter’s Episcopal
Church, 400 S. Old Litchfield Road in Litchfield Park.
 
Funeral arrangements were made by Thompson Funeral Chapel in Goodyear.
 
Tue
30
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Obituaries: December 30, 2014

 

Mary ‘Annie’ Lee Andrade
Mary “Annie” Lee Andrade, 71, of Tolleson died Dec. 9, 2014.

Ms. Andrade was born Jan. 1, 1943, in Salinas, Calif.

She is survived by one daughter, Tara Downs; and two grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in Treasure Island, Calif.

Ray Bobo
Ray Bobo, 91, of Avondale died Dec. 20, 2014, in Peoria. 

Mr. Bobo was born Dec. 10, 1923, in Commerce, Okla,. to W.P. and Mary Bobo. 

He served in the Army from 1943 to 1945. 

He is survived by his wife, Mary E. Bobo; one stepdaughter, Barbara J. Mays; and two stepsons, Walter H. and William H. Mays. 

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