Obituary Form

How to Submit an Obituary

The West Valley View publishes free obituaries for people who were residents or former residents of the West Valley at the time of their death.


To submit an obituary, fill out the form below. Take note that fields marked with a red star are required. Even if you do not have the information, you must type something (e.g. none, N/A) in the field. If it is left blank, the form will not be submitted.

The form is submitted only once you are taken to a separate page and given the “successfully submitted” message. If the form returns to the top of this page, you did not fill in all the required fields and the obituary has not yet been submitted.


Free news obituaries must be received

by 10:30 a.m. Monday for Tuesday's edition, and
by 10:30 a.m. Thursday for Friday's edition.


Free obituaries are edited to conform to newspaper style. Free obituaries include the names of immediate relatives only, not in-laws, spouses of children, nieces/nephews or cousins. The listing of predeceased relatives is limited to spouses and children. Grandchildren are not listed by name, only number. Hobbies of the deceased are not included, but activities that can be verified (such as club memberships and awards) can be included. Poems and dedications are not included.

If you want an obituary to run exactly as written, or if the deceased was not a current or former West Valley resident, you may place a paid ad obituary through our classified or display advertising department at 623-535-8439.

Paid ad obituaries must be received by

2 p.m. Friday for Tuesday's edition, and
by 2 p.m. Tuesday for Friday's edition.


We encourage the use of photos with obituaries. Photos will be cropped to a head shot, so they must be of fairly high resolution (at least 200 dpi) if submitted electronically.

Uploading photos: Depending on your browser, you may not have to click the “upload” button to upload a photo. If you select your photo and its file name appears (see example), then it is already successfully uploaded, and you should disregard any error message you receive after clicking the upload button


For questions, or to verify that a obituary or photo has been recieved, call 623-535-8439 and ask for Emily Toepfer or email


List those who are CURRENTLY LIVING, including last name and city of residence:
Preceded in Death By
Preceded in death by (list spouse and/or children who have PASSED AWAY)