Obituaries

Melba Joe Lewis

Melba Joe Lewis

May 20, 1943 — August 14, 2014
Service: August 18, 2014

Melba Joe Lewis age 71, passed away at Banner Hospice in Peoria on Thursday August 14, 2014 due to lung cancer. She was born May 20, 1943 in Plainview, Arkansas. She lived in Georgia, California naming a few states, before settling in Arizona and becoming a roommate with her mother. She worked at Adult Care Assistance Home Care as a nurse's aide, until one week before her death. In her spare time, Melba loved casinos, dancing and country music....

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Edward Henry Souders

Edward Henry Souders

November 17, 1923 — August 13, 2014
Service: No Services

Edward Henry Souders passed away on August 13, 2014. He was born in Bethlehem, PA to Harold George Souders and Mabel Van Doren on November 17, 1923. As a young man Ed left Pennsylvania at the beginning of WWII, after he learned that he was unable to enlist for medical reasons. Ed worked as a ranch hand throughout the southwest and Montana until he met and married Mary Grantham Boice of the Empire Ranch in Southern Arizona. The couple moved...

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Gary W. Roysdon

Gary W. Roysdon

August 11, 1935 — August 12, 2014
Service: No Services

Gary W. Roysdon, 79, of Prescott, Arizona departed this life Tuesday August 12, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona. Gary was born Sunday August 11, 1935 in Kansas City, Missouri to George and Maude Roysdon. Gary was a Nuclear Physicist, College Professor, and a Restaurant Owner. His final occupation was doing volunteer work, helping communities to become Fire Wise. He will be remembered for his friendly and cheerful personality and willingness to help...

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Donald A. "Don" Fillipi

Donald A. "Don" Fillipi

February 25, 1936 — August 11, 2014
Service: Services Pending

Donald A. "Don" Fillipi, 78, of Casa Grande died peacefully on August 11, 2014, at Oasis Pavilion Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Mr. Fillipi and his wife, Flo, had been residents of Palm Creek Golf & RV Resort for 16 years. He was born in Warren, Minnesota, on February 25th, 1936. He enlisted in the Air Force in 1955 and retired in 1975. He then spent an additional 13 years working for the Department of Defense. Besides his wife, survivors...

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Yvonne Culver

Yvonne Culver

September 26, 1936 — August 10, 2014
Service: No Services

On August 10th, 2014, Yvonne Culver of Prescott, Arizona passed on peacefully from this life to be with her Heavenly Father. Yvonne was born on September 26th, 1936 in Alton, Illinois to Charles Myers and Alice Reeder. She married her soulmate Adrian Culver on February 18th, 1954. Together they raised two wonderful daughters, Diane Stotler and Cynthia Oliver. Yvonne was a successful business woman; but gained the most joy in life from time...

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Gheoghe Paveliuc

Gheoghe Paveliuc

— August 8, 2014
Service: No Services

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John S. Brambila

John S. Brambila

October 31, 1921 — August 5, 2014
Service: August 9, 2014

John Salazar Brambila, 92, of Chino Valley, Ariz., born Oct. 31, 1921, in Prescott, Ariz., passed away at his home in Chino Valley on Aug. 5, 2014. John was a lifelong resident of Prescott and had move to Chino Valley eight years ago. John was a WWII United States Army veteran serving in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre and was a member of the 3119 Signal Service Battalion in Japan. John worked for the Santa Fe Railroad for a short time and for...

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Mildred Opal Martin

Mildred Opal Martin

February 2, 1942 — August 5, 2014
Service: August 16, 2014

Mildred Opal (Ward) Martin passed away on August 5, 2014 at her home in Florence, Arizona after a long, courageous fight with breast cancer. She was born on February 2, 1942 to Margaret Opal Myers and Milton Miranda Ward in Florence, Arizona. She is survived by her children: Joel Rose, Jr. of Tempe, Tina Marie Rose of Mesa, Jenney Lmae Rose of Clearwater, Florida and Samuel J. Rose of Florence; her sister Mary Padilla of Winkelman; 9...

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Thalia Delphine Livengood

Thalia Delphine Livengood

August 27, 1922 — August 3, 2014
Service: August 8, 2014

Thalia Livengood, 91, passed away on Sunday, August 3, 2014. She was born on August 27, 1922 in Miami, Arizona, and attended school in Globe, Arizona. She lived in Globe for many years, then moved to Phoenix where she worked at Motorola. She later worked as a cook at Westwood Christian School, and at AIBI. She was a member of Christ Church for 45 years and her life was devoted primarily to Jesus Christ, and then to her large family, which...

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Edward M. Acuna

Edward M. Acuna

January 24, 1948 — July 31, 2014
Service: No Services

Mr. Acuna was born on Jan. 24, 1948, in Florence to Francisco and Sylvia (Munoz) Acuna. He was a happy and humble man who laughed frequently and enjoyed his children and grandchildren. The outdoors was a favorite place, and he would watch western movies and tend to his plants. Survivors include his wife, Magdalena; eight sons and daughters, Martin Acuna, Stella Rodriguez, Yvonne Ramirez, Edward Acuna, Jr., Irene, Magdalena, Mary Helen and Renee...

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