Obituaries

Phillip E. Fry, M.D.

November 9, 1933 — January 26, 2015
Service: February 4, 2015

Phillip E. Fry M.D. 81, passed away with his loving wife Cindy by his side, January 26, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. Phillip was born in Lansing, Michigan, November 9, 1933 to parents Edward and Gertrude Fry. He was raised in Fremont, Michigan and attended Michigan State University, pursuing his medical degree at University of Michigan, graduating in 1965. He completed his residency in Anesthesia at University of Colorado at Denver. He...

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Margie Ordahl

Margie Ordahl

January 12, 1942 — January 26, 2015
Service: January 31, 2015

Marge Ordahl, 73, slipped away from us on Monday, January 26, 2015 at her home in Florence, AZ. With a coffee cup in one hand, a crochet hook in the other and the Grand Ol' Opry playing in the background, she left us like she would have wanted, quietly and without any undue attention. Her unique style as a mother, sister, aunt and friend were like no other and her memory will always live in our hearts. Margie (Marge) Ellen Moe was born to...

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Edward J. Wisowaty

September 16, 1925 — January 25, 2015
Service: February 9, 2015

Edward J. Wisowaty, 89, of Sun City West, returned home to the Lord on January 25, 2015. Edward was born in Chicago, Illinois to the late Edward and Helen Wisowaty. He was a Sergeant in the US Army Air Forces during World War II, serving in Europe. He later retired from AT&T as an electronic technician and moved to Arizona in 1983, where he was an avid golfer and active supporter of the VFW. Edward was a loving husband, father, grandfather and...

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Gisella Fritsch

Gisella Fritsch

June 8, 1928 — January 22, 2015
Service: January 28, 2015

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David Richard Reeves

David Richard Reeves

June 2, 1929 — January 21, 2015
Service: No Services

David R. "Dick" Reeves, 85, of Casa Grande died on January 21, 2015. Mr. Reeves was born in Rock Island Illinois on June 2, 1929, to David H. and Wanetta (Henrickson) Reeves. During his working life he was a superintendent at Caterpillar Tractor Company in Illinois and Iowa, where he retired. He enjoyed visiting Arizona as a winter resident before making Casa Grande his fulltime home. He was a strong Christian who shared his faith in Jesus...

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Ralph Charles Grau

Ralph Charles Grau

April 24, 1921 — January 20, 2015
Service: January 27, 2015

Ralph Charles "Chief" Grau, 93 of Peoria, passed away on January 20, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. He was born on April 24, 192l to Charlie and Goldie Grau in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was preceded in death by Angela, his wife of 60 years. He was survived by son Ralph Jr., daughters Carol and Debra and granddaughter, Christina. He served in the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. Robert E. Peary as an engineer during WWII. He also served in the Korean War. He...

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Lilly Leona Hoppe

Lilly Leona Hoppe

July 29, 1931 — January 20, 2015
Service: January 26, 2015

Lilly Leona Hoppe passed away peacefully January 20, 2015 at West Valley Hospital. She has joined her Brother James Barbee, Father Virgil Alvin Barbee and Mother Susie Leona Barbee in Heaven. She will be missed here on Earth by her surviving Husband Le Roy H. Hoppe, Daughter Susan K. Hoppe, Son Brian L. Hoppe, Sister Marianne (Kenny) Seeley and Brother Le Roy (Sallye) Barbee. Lilly loved flower arranging, collecting teddy bears and scrapbooking...

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Mariah Jessica Melendez

Mariah Jessica Melendez

July 23, 2005 — January 19, 2015
Service: No Services

On January 19, 2015 our fearless shinning star Mariah Melendez went to heaven. She was a beautiful nine year old girl fighting cancer but that's not who she was. I could write about her courageous fight against cancer but I would love for you to get a glimpse of who she was. Mariah was a fun, loud, crazy little girl with no filter. She came from a big family. Her mom, dad, brother, three sisters and a ton of cousins. She loved hanging out with...

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 Mary  "Bita" Arriola

Mary "Bita" Arriola

September 21, 1934 — January 18, 2015
Service: January 24, 2015

Mary L "Bita" Arriola 80 a lifelong resident of Florence passed away in Scottsdale, Az on January 18, 2015. Born to Fernando and Mary (Brady) Arriola. Services were held January 24, at 11:00 AM in the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Church with Fr. Jose Maria Covera officiating. Bita was a easy going person who had a lot of enthusiasm for life,music,art,cultures and entertainment. She loved her food a good martini with two olives and a...

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Natalie Marie Lara

Natalie Marie Lara

September 17, 1986 — January 18, 2015
Service: January 30, 2015

Natalie Marie Lara of Phoenix, Arizona, passed a short illness on January 18. Natalie, 28, moved to Arizona with her family in 1992. Natalie is survived by her son Gavinn Kingston Head, her father Lino Lara, her mother Cassie Di Dio, her sisters Sara Herrera, Jessica Lara, her brother-in-law Jesse Herrera, all from the greater Phoenix area. She is lovingly remembered for the joyous years of her life; Natalie loved her family and many friends,...

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