Obituaries

Lionel Eugene Franco

Lionel Eugene Franco

August 23, 1949 — September 1, 2015
Service: September 5, 2015

Lionel Eugene Franco, 66 of Phoenix passed away September 1, 2015 at his home. He is survived by his wife Alicia, son Larry, daughters Stephanie Acuna and Angela Melenovich, 7 grandchildren and 5 brothers and sisters.

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Rene P. Sanchez

Rene P. Sanchez

January 26, 1953 — August 29, 2015
Service: No Services

Rene P. Sanchez, 62, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 29, 2015 surrounded by his beloved family, at his home in Glendale, AZ. He will be fondly remembered for unconditional love and devotion to his family and friends, and will be missed immensely. His Father, Mother and best friend preceded Rene in death. He is survived by his loving Wife, Irma, his children, Felix (Carmen) Sanchez, Jackie (Art) Perez and Renee (Robert) Villalpando...

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Philip Joseph Allen, Jr.

Philip Joseph Allen, Jr.

August 11, 1946 — August 24, 2015
Service: September 2, 2015

Philip Joseph Allen, Jr., 69, passed away in Peoria, AZ on August 24, 2015. Phil was born August 11, 1946 in Westmoreland, PA. He was preceded in death by his father Philip and mother Delores Allen. Philip is survived by one brother, Terry Allen (Pat) and a sister, Carol Prochnow (Robert). Phil has one daughter, Margie Allen, and four nieces and nephews, Robert Prochnow, Jr. (Wish), Susan Knutson (Keith), Lorie Allen Doe (Alan), and...

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Christopher Phillip Kirby

Christopher Phillip Kirby

August 7, 1993 — August 23, 2015
Service: September 4, 2015

Christopher Phillip Kirby, 22, was born August 7, 1993 and grew up in Wittmann, AZ, he became our guardian angel on August 23, 2015. Chris lived life to the fullest. He loved his family & friends. He was his mommies boy, his dad's best friend, his sisters other half and the worldest funnest uncle to our Landyn. Chris loved living life outside, he loved his trips to the lake, riding his dirt bike through the desert, BMX racing and had a passion...

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Rosejane Markham Nelson

Rosejane Markham Nelson

January 14, 1923 — August 18, 2015
Service: November 14, 2015

Rosejane Markham Nelson, 92, entered peacefully into eternal life on August 18, 2015 in Phoenix, AZ with family by her side. She was a beloved mother/mother-in-law, loving sister, caring daughter, cherished wife, magical grandmother/great-grandmother, loyal friend, creative writer, astute businesswoman, talented artist, intrepid adventurer, fierce Scrabble player and avid collector of fine things. Rosejane was born in Erie, PA on January 14,...

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Marvin William Duke

Marvin William Duke

March 10, 1933 — August 17, 2015
Service: August 24, 2015

Marvin William Duke, 82, passed away at home August 17, 2015. Born in Phoenix, Arizona March 10, 1933 to William and Opal Duke. He joined the United States Coast Guard at age 17 during the Korean War, serving in the Pacific, Hawaii and Florida. While in Florida he attended a dance at the USO and there met his future wife, Grace, who was on vacation from Canada. After his discharge Marvin and Grace were married in Toronto, Canada September...

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Roy Mason Jones

Roy Mason Jones

January 19, 1937 — August 16, 2015
Service: August 21, 2015

Roy was the first child of Fred Jones and Pauline (Turner) Jones. He remained an only child for eight years until his brother Danny was born. Eventually, they were joined by a sister, Pennie. The family resided in Michigan until moving to Arizona in the early 1950's. Following high school, Roy married Karen Duhamell, sister of a school friend. Roy enlisted in the US Marine Corp and served honorably until retirement in 1965. Roy was a proud...

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James Charles Jensik

James Charles Jensik

— August 15, 2015
Service: No Services

James Charles Jensik, 66, passed away on August 15, 2015 at his home in Sun City, AZ. He was born on August 12, 1949 in Melrose Park, IL. Jim grew up in Phoenix and graduated from Maryvale High School in 1967. After high school, Jim served in the US Air Force with tours of duty in both Okinawa and Thailand from January 1969 to January 1973 when he was honorably discharged. He retired from the Arizona lottery in 2004. Jim was an active...

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Renate McKenney

Renate McKenney

November 3, 1937 — August 15, 2015
Service: August 28, 2015

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Reba Ann Parriott

Reba Ann Parriott

August 5, 1947 — August 15, 2015
Service: August 19, 2015

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