Obituaries

Rusty Alston

Rusty Alston

September 3, 1977 — November 17, 2014
Service: November 24, 2014

Rusty Alston passed away at his home on November 17. He was born in Florence, AZ on September 3, 1977 to Brenda (Luck) and Mike Alston. Rusty enjoyed football, especially watching the Bears and relaxing with a beer. He helped coach Little League Baseball in Florence. He proudly served our Nation in the Army. Rusty loved his family and his children were his world. He is preceded in death by his mother. He is survived by his wife, Sally...

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Rena Kathleen "Kathy" Olson

Rena Kathleen "Kathy" Olson

October 6, 1954 — November 16, 2014
Service: November 22, 2014

Rena Kathleen "Kathy" Olson, 60, of Kearny died at home on Nov. 16, 2014. Mrs. Olson was born in Dinuba, California, to Basil Gerdine and Betty Lou (Cude) Kent. She worked for the Arizona Department of Economic Security for more than 30 years and enjoyed hunting, fishing and riding horses. A lover of music, she enjoyed singing and dancing at family gatherings. She loved her grandchildren and the "Memaw Time" with each one. Survivors include...

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Patrick George Carpenter

Patrick George Carpenter

April 2, 1926 — November 15, 2014
Service: December 5, 2014

Patrick George Carpenter, 88 of Peoria, AZ went to be with the Lord on November 15, 2014. Patrick was born on April 2, 1926 in Gallup, NM and served his country during WWII in the Navy 1944-1946. His wife Julia predeceased him on March 10, 2014. He is survived by his children: Patrice Carpenter, Theodore Carpenter (Susan), Katrina Carpenter, Colleen Fisher (Bill) and Patrick Carpenter II (Gina); 9 grandchildren and 3 great granddaughters. He...

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Benjamin M. Mendoza

Benjamin M. Mendoza

March 10, 1920 — November 12, 2014
Service: November 17, 2014

Benajmin M. Mendoza passed away on November 12, 2014 in Coolidge, Arizona. Ben was born to Nieves and Dolores Mendoza on March 10, 1920 in Flagstaff, Arizona. Ben was a proud World War II veteran who served in the 264th Field Artillery Battalion . His Battalion saw action in the European Theatre in the following battles and campaigns: Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland, Central Europe and the Battle of the Bulge. During these battles and...

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Judith Ann Duran

Judith Ann Duran

August 9, 1944 — November 11, 2014
Service: November 17, 2014

Judith Ann Duran, age 70, passed away peacefully on November 11, 2014 at her home in Chino Valley, Arizona, after a difficult battle with cancer. Judy was born in Wichita, Kansas on August 9, 1944 to Galen and Clara Stark. She moved to Arizona with her family in 1954. She graduated from Prescott High School in 1962 and Lamson Business College in 1963. She worked for the State of Arizona, Department of Economic Security for 25 years. Judy is...

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Tamera Lyn Ridge

Tamera Lyn Ridge

October 26, 1962 — November 11, 2014
Service: No Services

Tamera Lyn Ridge, 52, of Chino Valley, Arizona departed this life Tuesday November 11, 2014 in Prescott, Arizona. She was born Friday October 26, 1962 in Phoenix, Arizona to James and Pamela Ridge. She is preceded in death by her father James, and brother Michael Ridge. She is survived by her mother Pamela and sister Kimberly Ridge both of Chino Valley, AZ. There are no services at this time. Services entrusted to Chino Valley Funeral Home.

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Thomas James Milan

Thomas James Milan

November 7, 1947 — November 10, 2014
Service: November 17, 2014

Thomas James Milan, 67, passed away on November 10, 2014 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Thomas was born in Cleveland, Ohio to Peter and Ellen Milan. He worked as a sales representative for the trucking industy and moved to Arizona in 1986. Thomas is survived by his wife Susan H. Milan, daughter Michele (Jesse) Johnson, grandson Franco Thomas Johnson, brother James Milan and numerous extended family and friends. Visitation will be held Saturday,...

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Dean Paul Powers

Dean Paul Powers

June 22, 1954 — November 9, 2014
Service: November 17, 2014

Our beloved Dean Paul Powers, 60, of Phoenix, passed away on November 9, 2014. He was born on June 22, 1954 to John and Charlotte (Gibeault) Powers in Marinette, WI. He graduated from Peshtigo High School in 1972 and the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 1976. Dean worked as a Chemical Engineer for Rohm & Haas. On January 12, 1974 he married Deborah Poquette in Menomonee, MI. He enjoyed entertaining people, the mountains of Colorado, and...

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Joseph Thomas Sullivsn

Joseph Thomas Sullivsn

October 28, 1927 — November 7, 2014
Service: November 14, 2014

Joseph Thomas Sullivan, a quick-witted Korean War veteran whose zest for life was matched only by his love for his family, died in his sleep on Friday, Nov. 7. He was 87. Born in Boston Massachusetts on Oct. 28, 1927 to John P. Sullivan and Marion (Hurl) Sullivan, Joseph built his life with his own two hands. He had an engineer's mind, believing that there was no problem he could not fix or obstacle he could not overcome. All he needed was...

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Eileen Kathleen Retana

Eileen Kathleen Retana

August 29, 1922 — November 5, 2014
Service: November 12, 2014

Eileen Kathleen Retana, 92, passed away on November 5, 2014. Eileen was born in Kalgoorlie, Australia on August 29, 1922 to Robert and Margaret Hastings. She was preceded in death by her husband Lupe, a grandchild Tina and a great-grandchild Randy. Eileen will be dearly missed by her sons: Kerry, Marvin and Gregory, daughters-in-law: Kathy and Pam, 6 grandkids: Stacy, Jennifer, Marty, Kim, Kristy, and Mark, 9 great-grandkids: Brandy, Bradley,...

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