Obituaries

Bette Nisi

February 5, 1929 — April 15, 2014
Service: April 18, 2014

Bette Nisi, 85, of Prescott, AZ departed this life Tuesday April 15, 2014. She was born February 25, 1929 to Louis and Lillian Schonceit in New York, NY. Bette loved living in Prescott and immersed herself in her community. She was elected as treasurer of the Iron Springs Sanitary District, and proudly served for 25 years. Tennis was her passion and her tennis community was her family. One of her greatest achievement was receiving the Northern...

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Morris Leon Armstrong

Morris Leon Armstrong

January 14, 1950 — April 14, 2014
Service: April 19, 2014

Morris Leon "Morty" Armstrong Beloved husband, father, son, brother, grandfather, and friend, Morris Leon "Morty" Armstrong entered the Kingdom of Heaven on Monday, April 14, 2014. Morris was born in Sayre, Oklahoma on January 14, 1950 to Mildred and Donald James Armstrong. Morris spent his childhood in Bagdad, Arizona with his parents and sister, LaDonna. Morris graduated from Bagdad High School in 1968, and attended Northern Arizona...

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Frank Edward Simpson

Frank Edward Simpson

December 27, 1959 — April 13, 2014
Service: April 19, 2014

In Loving Memory of Frank Edward Simpson; Dec. 27, 1959 – April 13, 2014. Frank is survived by his wife Christine Simpson, three children; daughter Melissa (Adam) Fox, son Mark (Carestina) Beckers and son Jason Beckers, and 5 grandchildren Kassandra Fox, Christopher Fox, Caiden Beckers, Cody Fox and Haileigh Beckers. He is also survived by his mother Dorothy Simpson, brother Jeff (Nancy) Simpson, sisters Ellen (Earl) Tuzon, Cheryl (George)...

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Mary Clarice O'Farrell

Mary Clarice O'Farrell

June 23, 1925 — April 12, 2014
Service: April 22, 2014

Mary Clarice O'Farrell, 88, of Peoria, Arizona, went to be with her Lord on April 12, 2014. She was born June 23, 1925 in Detroit, Michigan to Charles and Lillian Wasicka. Mary is survived by her children, James, Jerry, Rita Trainor and Joseph; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Muriel Moran of South Carolina, her grandson Matthew and her husband James. Mary grew up,...

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Mary Virginia Fischer

Mary Virginia Fischer

September 29, 1921 — April 11, 2014
Service: April 16, 2014

Mary Virginia Fischer, 92, passed away on April 11, 2014. She was born to William and Mary Davidson in Santiago, Chile September 29, 1921. She served her country as a nurse in the U.S. Army during WWII. After a long nursing career in Missouri and Arizona, she retired from Indian Health Services as a school nurse at Shonto Boarding School on the Navajo Reservation. After retirement, she volunteered with ALS and the Southern Baptist Foreign...

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Jonathan Andrew Erekson

Jonathan Andrew Erekson

June 25, 1999 — April 8, 2014
Service: April 16, 2014

JONATHAN ANDREW EREKSON, beloved son and brother, passed from this life Tuesday, April 8th, 2014. He was born June 25th, 1999 in Glendale, Arizona. He was fourteen years old. There were so many wonderful things about him that to list them all would require many, many pages. Growing up he was involved in many sporting events, including: basketball, football, soccer, and baseball. He was gifted athletically and there was an inherent grace to him....

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William "Bill" Riley Hoffman

William "Bill" Riley Hoffman

December 31, 1924 — April 8, 2014
Service: April 11, 2014

William Riley Hoffman (Bill) 89, was born December 31, 1924 in Wheeling, WV and passed away April 8, 2014 in Peoria, AZ surrounded by his legacy of 3 generations. Bill was very proud of his military career where he served as a Radioman aboard the USS San Francisco during WWII and took part in several invasions. On May 5, 1949 he married the love of his life, Lyda Eileen Piatt and together raised 7 children until her death soon after their 50th...

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Frank Wayne Nations

Frank Wayne Nations

November 7, 1932 — April 7, 2014
Service: April 24, 2014

Frank Wayne Nations, 81, of Glendale, AZ passed away Monday, April 7, 2014. Frank was born on November 7, 1932 in Duncan, NM to Thomas and Beatrice Nations. He proudly served his country in the US Army. Frank is survived by his wife Betty, children Darrold Nations, Robbin O'Brien and Phil Nations, step children Lauren Bernards, Gerald Weber and Danielle (Ty) Grant, sister Pauline Landry, and 10 grandchildren. Graveside service will be held...

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Frank C. Hiltner Reiff

Frank C. Hiltner Reiff

November 20, 1926 — April 4, 2014
Service: April 17, 2014

Frank C. Hiltner Reiff, 87 years of age, died on April 4, 2014 at the Hospice of Arizona, Sun City, AZ, the husband of Jeannette Elizabeth (nee Morris) Reiff. Mr. Reiff was born and raised in Conshohocken and Harmonville, Pennsylvania and attended Conshohocken High School before serving in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Frank and Jeannette were married on July 1, 1949 in the Valley Forge Memorial Chapel, Valley Forge, PA. Mr. Reiff was employed by...

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William "Rich" Manuel

William "Rich" Manuel

April 10, 1929 — April 1, 2014
Service: No Services

William Richard "Rich" Manuel, 84, of Prescott, Arizona passed away peacefully in his sleep on April 1, 2014. Rich was born in Fullerton, California on April 10, 1929 to Cornelius and Eunice Manuel who preceded him in death, along with his brothers Bill and Louie. His family soon moved to Brea, California. Rich graduated from Brea-Olinda High School where he was a star athlete in baseball, football, basketball and track & field. He was...

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