Obituaries

Martin Garcia Gomez, Jr

Martin Garcia Gomez, Jr

February 23, 1958 — October 31, 2014
Service: November 15, 2014

Martin Garcia Gomez Jr. was known for his laughter and love of music and dance. To his friends and family he was known as "Tuna." Martin's journey through life came to an end on October 31, 2014 after his courageous battle with cancer. There wasn't a room that he entered that his presence didn't light up, he had kind words for all who knew him and a joke for every occasion. To the end he requested Oldies playing and laughter and life all...

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Samuel Nolan Huza

Samuel Nolan Huza

October 30, 2014 — October 31, 2014
Service: November 12, 2014

Our precious baby Samuel Nolan Huza was born on October 30, 2014 in Prescott Valley, Arizona and was taken home to the Lord on October 31, 2014. He was perfect, beautiful and loved beyond measure. He was taken from our arms, but will remain in our hearts forever. We find strength in our hope to be reunited with our Angel, never to be parted again and know that he is safe in the loving arms of Jesus. "…I prayed for this child, and the Lord...

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Joseph Paul Kopa

Joseph Paul Kopa

November 24, 1920 — October 31, 2014
Service: November 6, 2014

Joseph P. Kopa passed away peacefully in his sleep as he desired October 31, 2014. He was born December 7, 1920 in North Grafton, Massachusetts to Frank and Elizabeth Kopa, immigrants from Lithuania. He served his country proudly during World War II in the United States Army. Joseph received a Purple Heart due to being wounded during the line of duty. He was preceded in death by his wife Eileen Kopa, daughter Karen Kopa, siblings, and...

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Sean Barton

Sean Barton

July 11, 1985 — October 30, 2014
Service: November 13, 2014

Sean Barton, an Air Force Special Operations Command pararescuemen assigned to the 320th Special Tactics Squadron, died October 30, 2014. He was born on July 11, 1985 in Glendale, AZ. Sean's greatest outdoor passion was skydiving. He loved all outdoor activities, boating, dirt bikes, sand rails, camping and hunting. He was a fan of all the Arizona sports teams and loved playing board games with his family. Sean joined the Air Force in 2003 and...

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Patricia G. Woods

Patricia G. Woods

November 13, 1950 — October 28, 2014
Service: No Services

Patricia G. Woods was born November 13, 1950 and died at the age of 63 on October 28, 2014. At her request no services will be held. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

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Petra Garcia

Petra Garcia

January 13, 1944 — October 27, 2014
Service: November 7, 2014

Petra L. Garcia, 70, passed away in Sun City, Arizona on October 27, 2014. Petra was born in Durango, Mexico on January 13, 1944 to Severo and Natalia Lopez. She had lived here in Arizona for the past ten years. Petra is survived by her daughter, Patricia Garcia (Son-in-law Eladio Martinez); sons, James and Miguel Garcia; 11 grandchildren; and many other loving family and friends. A visitation will be held at Sunwest Funeral Home, 12525 NW...

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Shirley Ruth Yakis

Shirley Ruth Yakis

December 3, 1929 — October 25, 2014
Service: November 1, 2014

Shirley Ruth Yakis, 84, of Glendale, departed this life surrounded by those who loved her, on Saturday, October 25, 2014. She was born in Kingwood, West Virginia, to Leslie Searle Bucklew. and Ruth Bucklew on December 3, 1929. She attended Fairmont College where she met and married Jim Dilettoso in 1948. Shirley and Jim moved to Staunton, Virginia where they both taught at the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind. They had 5 children; James,...

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Monica Maria Baca

Monica Maria Baca

December 2, 1962 — October 24, 2014
Service: November 15, 2014

Monica Maria Baca, of Coolidge, 51, passed away on October 24th in Phoenix, Arizona. She was born on December 2, 1962 in Tucson, Arizona to Robert and Lilyan (Fleek) Baca. Throughout her life Monica pursued many job opportunities and became knowledgeable in several trades. She was an excellent cook, her family would flock and devour her bean burro's enchilada style. Monica enjoyed the Arizona Sonoran desert, and exploring nature was a...

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Larry Lee Lantis

September 24, 1945 — October 24, 2014
Service: No Services

Larry Lee Lantis, 69, a winter visitor to Arizona City, died on October 24, 2014. Mr. Lantis was born on September 24, 1945 in Yakima, Washington, to Calvin and Margaret (Pugh) Lantis. He graduated from Zillah(Washington) High School and went to work at Stadelman Fruit Warehouse, retiring after almost 30 years. During that time he was a volunteer emergency medical technician and firefighter, serving as fire chief for 10 years before retiring...

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Esther E. Austin

Esther E. Austin

November 24, 1921 — October 23, 2014
Service: No Services

Esther E. Austin, 92, of Casa Grande, AZ passed away on October 23, 2014. Esther was born in Hartington, NE on November 24, 1921 to Amasa David and Elmira S. (Cressy) Cohee. She is survived by her son; Kent Williston. Services for Esther will be held this Saturday, November 1, 2014 visitation at 10:00 a.m. with services at 11:00 a.m.to be held at 1038 S. Carter Lane, Casa Grande, AZ 85194. Heritage Casa Grande Funeral Home was in charge of...

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