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Class of 1970:


Born: 05-03-1952, in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio
Died: 02-21-1970, at age 17, in a car accident, in Chandler, Maricopa County, Arizona.

During the 2nd semester of Debbie's senior year, she and her brother, Todd Given Apel, MHS; 1973, both died in the same car accident. Services were on: 02/25/1970. Their sisters are Cynthia "Cindy" Apel, MHS: 1972, and Cheryl Apel, MHS; 1981. Their brother is Tracy Apel, MHS: 1984. Their parents are Mr. and Mrs. Clarence E. Apel, all of Phoenix, Arizona. Their paternal grandfather is Clarence Apel (dob: 03/22/1906 - dod: 04/1963), and their paternal grandmother is Mrs. Susie A. Apel (dob: 09/09/1909, in Toledo, Ohio - dod: 04/15/2005, in Phoenix, Arizona, interment at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, 719 North 27th Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona; published in the Arizona Republic, Section B, page 07, on 04/27/2005), last residing in Phoenix, Arizona 85032.

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Born: 01-19-1952,
Died: 01-12-2002, in a fire.
Reid was very active in the Drama Dept.; He played the young prince in "Once Upon A Mattress." Reid was good friends with Drew Wheat, MHS 1970. Reid resided in Avondale, Maricopa County, Ariz.
Reid Aramian as "Prince Dauntless"


Born: 01-19-1952
Died: 10-02-1988, in a plane crash at Scottsdale Airport, Arizona.


Born: 07-29-1951
Died: 03-1977
Michele resided in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona.


Born: 08-20-1952
Died: 01-1985, from cystic fibrosis.

Carmen's brother is Bob Bresnahan, MHS; 1969; and her sister is Debra "Debbie" Bresnahan, MHS; 1972. Carmen last resided in Glendale, Maricopa County, Arizona USA 85301


Born: 12-12-1951
Died: 09-06-2000
Dennis resided in Tucson, Pima County, Arizona.


Born: 11-16-1951
Died: 08-21-1973
Paul was unfortunately killed in an automobile accident. Interment on 08/24/1973 at Resthaven Park Cemetery, 6290 West Northern Avenue, Glendale, Arizona 85301; Section 13, Block 7, Lot 4, Space 4. His cousin is Carol Russell.



Born: 12-29-1952
Died: 09-01-2004, at age 51, in Phoenix, Arizona.
Wanda was killed in an automobile/pedestrian accident at 51st Avenue and Thomas Road, in Phoenix, Arizona. Wanda never married, nor did she have any children. Private Services were held, and arrangements were entrusted to Harper Funeral Home, 1242 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, Arizona 85034, (602) 257-8383. Published in the Arizona Republic on 09/05/2004. Her sisters are: Janice (Brown) Brymer, MHS; 1971, Brenda (Brown) Woolgar, MHS; 1972 (deceased 09/12/1986), and Carmen Brown. Her brothers-in-law are: Bobby Brymer, and Craig Woolgar, MHS; 1970.


Born: 07-10-1951
Died: 08-01-2001, at age 52, in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona.

Vina's life was taken when she was attempting to assist her daughter Tracy Stombres (age 31) and her grandson Alex Bordeaux (age 3, witnessed the attack), during a domestic violence confrontation between Tracy and her (ex)husband, Fred Gomoll. When Vina tried to intervene, she suffered several slash wounds, as she ran to get help she collapsed due to blood loss, and died. Gomoll is serving a 12-year prison term for (aggravated assault and kidnapping) stabbing Stombres in the fight, but he claimed self-defense in Bartlett’s death and was acquitted in the death of his mother-in-law. The jury sided with the defendant, on a wrongful death allegation because there was a question as to who introduced the knife into the 08/01/2001, fight that left Vina Bartlett dead and Tracy Stombres, critically wounded. Vina's daughter Tracy was represented by S. Kent Phelps (Korean War Veteran inducted into Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame) of Never Again Foundation, based in Chandler, Arizona. They provide free legal representation and education in the State of Arizona for women, children, and senior citizens who were victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or elder abuse in civil law suits against their abusers. Their legal work is done "pro bono", not charging their clients for legal advice or representation, and not taking a portion of the settlement. Their goal being to help crime victims obtain hope, justice and healing (or "therapeutic jurisprudence") while simultaneously sending a strong message of prevention and deterrence throughout society, and in defense of truth and virtue. Vina is remembered in the "Fallen Angel List" by United Visions of a Peaceful Journey; "Abuse kills millions of innocent angels, may we never forget them, their loved ones and why we fight to end abuse." Founder: Jane E. Marshall-Fisher. Vina attended Cartwright Elementary and MHS during her freshman, sophomore and junior class years. Vina was deeply into Bible study and communicated regularly about faith issues. She was planning to get involved in some sort of ministry. Her brother Danny spoke to her the night before she died; she always had a positive attitude and a good heart. She is truly missed by her family. "Be sure you tell those close to you that you love them; you never know when you will not have that opportunity any more." Her loving brothers are: Luis Manuel Calderon, Richard Calderon, MHS; 1973, Dan/Danny Calderon, MHS; 1971 (now resides in Nashville, Tennessee). Vina's parents are: Luis and Lillian Calderon.
Services for Vina were 08/07/2001 at Greer Wilson Funeral Home, 5921 West Thomas Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85033. Newspaper articles: 06/09/2005; East Valley Tribune and The Arizona Republic.






Born 08-21-1952
Died 02-19-2002
Resided in Phoenix, AZ. She had a heart transplant in March, 1992. She died from kidney failure.


Born: 01-29-1953
Died: 10-1973


Born: 05-28-1952
Died: 08-15-1987



Died: 1990, in an auto accident.


Born: 03-31-1952
Died: 09-10-1995
John resided in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona.



Born: 01-27-1950
Died: 03-1976

Jerry was a son to Irma Farni; and a brother to Vickie Ann (Farni) Hood, MHS; 1967 (DOB: 11/05/1948 - DOD: 10/20/1994), Dianna (Farni) Spiess, Nancy (Farni) Campbell, MHS; 1971, Leslie Farni, MHS; 1976, Sheila Farni, MHS; 1982, and Jason "Jay" D. Farni, MHS; 1979 (DOB: 07/07/1956 - DOD: 04/11/1999). Jerry's niece is Luca Branum, great-niece Kaylee, and great-nephew Christian Branum (daughter and grandchildren of his sister Vickie). Jerry last resided in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona.


Born: 04-01-1952
Died: 08-21-1995
Janis received medical shark treatment to no avail. Janis resided in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona.


Born: 05-26-1951
Died: 05-18-1997
Michael resided in Arizona.


Born: 10-02-1952
Died: 01-15-1993

Joe is survived by eight siblings, Frederick "Fred" (wife Anne) Goetz, MHS; 1968, Randall "Randy" (wife Fawn) Goetz, MHS; 1974, Paul (wife Terri) Goetz, MHS; 1976, Barbara Mary Kathryn (husband William) Goetz-Buttrum, MHS; 1966, and David (wife Jean) Goetz, MHS; 1977, all of Phoenix, Arizona; Matthew "Matt" Charles Goetz, MHS; 1971 (deceased 02/20/2006) and wife Sheila Kay Hoover-Goetz (moved to Alexandria, Indiana in 2003), and Kathleen "Cathy" (husband Charles) Goetz-Phelps, MHS; 1969, of Michigan, and Candice "Candi" Goetz, MHS; 1973, several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews all of Arizona (several are also MHS alumni). Joe was preceded in death by his parent, Robert and Mary Kaye (Pipper) Goetz; and a great grandnephew, William Buttrum.

Born: 01-04-1952
Died: 07-22-2005, at 53 years of age, in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona.

Jackie was a nurse at Maricopa County Hospital. Jackie is survived by her sisters, Judy Bowling, and Lynn (Green) Franey, MHS; 1972. Jackie had been married to Michael "Mike" Hintz, MHS; 1968 (they divorced, Jackie never remarried). They have 2 children; a daughter, Nichole "Nikki" Hintz, and a son, R.J. Hintz. Nikki blessed them with a grandson. Services were held on Friday, 07/29/2005 at Radiant Church 15522 West Paradise Lane, Surprise, Arizona 85374. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, 10045 West Thomas Road, Avondale, Arizona 85323. Contributions or donations can be made to
Home Base Youth Services (602-254-7777). Published in the Arizona Republic, Section B, page 8, on 07/28/2005.



Born: 05-26-1952
Died: 04-23-2003
Ron last resided in Clifton, Mesa County, Colorado USA 81520. Ron's sisters are: Betty Harkrider, MHS; 1975, and Dorothy Harkrider, MHS; 1978. Ron's brother is Thomas "Tom" Harkrider, MHS; 1972.

Born: 10-15-1952
Died: 09-27-2007, at 54 years of age, in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona

Tom is a Vietnam Veteran
Branch: U.S.Army
Rank: PFC/PVT.-1st Class
Buried at: Section 61, Site 966
National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona
Tom was a member of the MHS Varsity band. Tom peacefully passed away on 09/27/2007 to be with his Lord. He is survived by his Mother; two sisters, brother, Dave Hammond, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, nephews and niece. Preceded in death by his Father and nephew. Service was held on Wednesday, 10/03/2007, at National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona (NMCA), 23029 North Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85024. Donations in his honor can be directed to
1, 1510 East Flower Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85014-5656. Blessed be his memory. Published in The Arizona Republic on 10/02/2007.


Born: 09-28-1952
Died: 10-15-2001, from melanoma.
Dennis resided in Arizona.


Born: 05-22-1952
Died: 03-1973
John was a member of the Creative Writing Club during his Freshman year.



Born: 01-06-1952
Died: 01-18-1998, from pancreatic cancer.
Paul resided in El Segundo, Los Angeles, California.

Born: 12-30-1952, Somerville, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Died: 07-21-2007, in Glendale, Maricopa County, Arizona

Tim passed away on Saturday evening, 07/21/2007 in his Glendale, Arizona home. Tim lived in Arizona since 1963. He was in the construction industry for 35 years and a member of a local union. He was an avid muscle car builder and drag racer. He is survived by his Mother Jessie, Stepfather Al Swenson; brothers Steven James, of Sun City, Arizona, David James (MHS; 1970), of Glendale, Arizona, Richard James, of Gilbert, Arizona; and his sister Janet Hicks, of Dewey, Arizona; 10 nieces and nephews and many dear friends. He was preceded in death by his brother Daniel James. In 1966-67 and 1967-68, Tim and his brother David, both attended MHS during their freshman and sophomore class years. Tim's wishes were to be cremated. A celebration of his life took place on 08/04/2007. Published in The Arizona Republic on 08/08/2007.

Born: 05-24-1952, in Beech Grove, Indiana
Died: 04-03-2006
Don is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Linda A. (Johnson) Jamison, MHS; 1970, his children Amber J. Robins (husband, Jim) and Tyson E. Jamison (wife, Carol), his grandchildren Amber, Jade, Aiden and Coltyn, parents Patricia and Don Taylor, sister Sandra "Sandi" (Jamison) Ward, MHS; 1969 and his brothers Larry Jamison, MHS; 1966, and David Taylor. Donald was a carpenter for 35 years. He was a hardworking man, and a loving husband, father and grandfather. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Visitation was held with a Memorial Service on Friday, 04/07/2006 at Chapel of the Chimes Mortuary, 7924 North 59th Avenue, Glendale, Arizona. Published in The Arizona Republic on 04/06/2006. Don played on freshman, junior varsity and varsity football teams at MHS. Dave Helton, MHS; 1970, shared the following: "A 'straighter shooter' than Don, will not be found. Don had a great sense of humor, was hard worker and at the same time, would 'tell it like it is!' It is a great honor to be a small part of this man's life."

Born: 08-15-1952
Died: 12-1977, while serving in Okinawa during peace time.



Born: 12-05-1952
Died: 04-1973


Born: 05-08-1952
Died: 04-1978
Mike resided in Glendale, Maricopa County, Arizona.


Born: 03-25-1952
Died: 09-26-2004
Junior's a Vietnam Veteran.
Branch: U.S. Marine Corps.
Rank: CPL
Veteran Service Start Date: 6 Sep 1974
Veteran Service End Date: 3 Sep 1976
Cemetery: National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona
23029 North Cave Creek Road Phoenix, AZ 85024 Interment Date: 6 Oct 2004 Buried At: Section 60 Site 1159 Junior's wife is: Pamela "Pam" (Guderian) Knippel, MHS; 1970, his sister is: Maureen K. Knippel, MHS; 1964, his sisters-in-law are Patricia "Pat" Guderian, MHS; 1968, and Shari Guderian, MHS; 1975, and his brother-in-law is Dave Guderian, MHS; 1966. Junior last resided in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona USA 85031.


Born: 04-18-1952, Oregon City, Oregon.
Died: 10-30-2004, at age 52, in Canby, Oregon.
Rick lived in Canby, Oregon until age 14, at which time he, and his family moved to Phoenix, Arizona. He graduated from Maryvale High School in Phoenix in 1970. He moved back to Canby, Oregon in 1972, where he worked for Gage Industries and most recently Cutsforth's Thriftway as a barbecue chef. He is survived by his wife of 14 years, Anna; his 2 daughters, Jori and Jayla; son, Chris Kyllo; stepchildren, Jeremy and Jessica Barber; new grandchild, Mary Jane; brother, David Kyllo, MHS; 1972; sisters, Diane (Kyllo) Fawver, MHS; 1974, and Becky (Kyllo) Pyatt. A memorial service was held Saturday, 11-06-2004, at the New Life Foursquare Church in Canby, Oregon. Rick last resided in Canby, Clackamas County, Oregon USA 97013. (*Published in The Oregonian on 11/05/2004) Rick was a blocker (wearing jersey # 71) on the JV Football team his soph.yr. The 1967-68 JV Football team was the best MHS had ever seen and were # 1 in the city; standing undefeated at the end of the season. MHS opponents scored only 49 points against the JV team, while the Panthers chalked up a grand total of 264 points for the 10 game season. Rick was also on the JV Wrestling team his soph yr. Rick shared the following personal profile info. on classmates.com: His political views were "middle of the road", he enjoyed both cat(s) and dog(s) as pets, he drove a Minivan and a Pickup truck, and he was right around where he thought he'd be in his life. He enjoyed spending free time with family, travel, watching TV (current events, comedy, action/adventure, and documentaries), building models, cars and vehicles, fishing, camping/hiking. If he were to ever win a large amount of money, he would travel around the world. His dream vacation was "palm trees, sand and cold beverages~anywhere." He joined classmates.com hoping to reconnect with a friend. He felt that his friends would describe him as "steady and reliable." His biggest pet peeve was "long lines in stores".
Julia Diane (Landers) BEEBE

Julia Diane Beebe, 48, of Phoenix, passed away on January 13, 2009 after a courageous battle with neuroendocirne cancer. Julia was born in Phoenix on August 15, 1960 to Frank and Constance Landers. she grew up in the Maryvale area and graduated from Maryvale High School. She is survived by her mother Constance Landers of Buckeye, Arizona; daughters Melinda Beebe and Shauna Beebe, grandsons Kayden and James, sister Karen Little, all of Phoenix, Arizona; brothers Paul Landers, of Phoenix, Arizona, and Thomas Landers of Las Vegas, Nevada; and aunts Karleen (Joseph) Andrews of Peeles Valley, Arizona and Wilma Fisher of Phoenix, Arizona. She also leaves many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends, many from childhood who remained close to her over the years. She was preceded in death by her father Frank Landers. Services will be private.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Jan. 17, 2009


Born: 09-20-1951
Died: 01-1972
Galen participated in the math club during his freshman year. Galen's brother is Rick Linscott, MHS; 1969, who has also passed away.


He sang in a MHS quartet.
RITA (MALOOF) married last name unknown?

Born: approx.1952
Died: 04-20-2003, while sleeping, Easter Sunday, from congestive heart failure.

Rita's siblings are: Linda Darlieane Maloof, MHS: 1967, Charles G. Maloof, MHS; 1969-70, Merrille Maloof, MHS; 1970, Judy Maloof, 1972-73, Joyce Maloof, MHS; 1973, and Robert Maloof, MHS; 1974. *Information about Rita's passing has been lovingly shared by her brother Merrille. Rita's tribute will be updated soon.


Born: 04-15-1951
Died: 07-03-1997
Tom resided in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona.

Michael Ray Mullet

Michael Ray Mullet entered into eternal life on March 25, 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona. He was born in Elkhart, Indiana on November 9, 1952. He was the son of Simon and Helen Mullet and brother to Linda and Greg Mullet. He was the proud parent of Nathanael and Amanda Mullet. Michael loved and served the Lord with all of his heart. He attended Church For The Nations. Michael will be laid to rest next to his father at Glendale Memorial Park Cemetery on Friday, April 2, 2010. A memorial service will be held in honor of Michael at 11:00am on Saturday, April 3, 2010 at Church For The Nations, 11640 N. 19th Avenue, Phoenix.

Published in The Arizona Republic on March 31, 2010

Born: 07-17-1952
Died: 12-15-1997, from liver cancer, in Phoenix, Arizona.
Tom is a Vietnam Veteran.
Branch: U.S. Navy
Rank: FN
Buried at: Section 46 Site 326
National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona
23029 North Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85024
Tom was a champion gymnast. The 1966-67 MHS Gymnastics team ranked 2nd in the Division and 4th in the state. In 1967-68, MHS boasted with 7 individual state champions. Tom is survived by 3 sons with his 1st wife, Julie (Jackson) Ollier/Wehlage, MHS; 1972; Jeffrey "Jeff" Ollier, MHS; 1991, married Rachel (Ramirez) Ollier; MHS; 1995; Dorian Ollier, married with one child; and Ryan Ollier, MHS; 1995. Tom has 2 daughters with his 2nd wife, Cheryl Ollier; Sara, and Rachel. Tom's brothers are: Robert "Bob" Ollier, MHS; 1969; Gerald "Jerry" Ollier, MHS; 1972; and James "Jimmy" S. Ollier, MHS; 1975, deceased 12/15/1992. Tom last resided in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona.


Born: 12-28-1952
Died: 02-1985
Bill resided in Peoria, Maricopa County, Arizona.


Born: 07-13-1952, in Fort Bragg, North Carolina
Died: 06-27-2002, at 49 years old, in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona

"Harry" Elza Reafleng, Jr., a Beloved son, Father, grandfather, and brother. He received a MBA from the University of Phoenix in 1988, and had 27 years experience in a variety of job responsibilities associated with cardiopulmonary services including; Technician, Therapist, Educator, Supervisor, and Administrative Director. He was President, Arizona Society for Respiratory Care 1985 and 1998. President, Western Maricopa County Division-Desert Mt. Affiliate-American Heart Association 1997-98. A licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner with the state of Arizona. Council person, Surprise City Council, Surprise, Arizona 1994-1998. He was preceded in death by his Father, Lt.Col.Harry E. Reafleng,Sr., Ret.(1917-1987) Survivors include his Mother, Clara Lee Reafleng; sons, John O. Reafleng, Harry E. Reafleng, III, and Michael L. Reafleng; 3 grandchildren, Cesbastian, Ashley Marie and Brianna; sisters, Wanda D. (Reafleng) Liepe, CHHS; 1963, and Linda Faye (Reafleng) Shebek, MHS; 1967. Visitation was Sunday 06/30/2002 at Greenwood Memory Lawn Chapel, 719 North 27th Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona. Funeral service was Monday, 07/01/2002 at Greenwood Memory Lawn Chapel. Interment (next to his Father) at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, Section 58, Block 30, Lot 3, Space 2. Memorial contributions to the Arizona Society for Respiratory Care (AzSRC-Scholarship Fund in memory of Harry E. Reafleng, Jr.), P.O.Box 39328, Phoenix, Arizona 85069-9328 or AzSRC, 6611 West Peoria Avenue, Suite # 5-260, Glendale, Arizona 85302. Published in the Arizona Republic 06/29/2002. The following is shared by Ed Thomas, RRT: "Harry Reafleng was a friend of mine. We were both respiratory therapists and very active in our profession of respiratory care. We never worked together in the same hospital but got to know one another through the Arizona Society for Respiratory Care (AzSRC), the professional organization for respiratory therapists in Arizona. Harry was a tall, friendly guy who always had his hand out to meet or help someone. Over the 20–25 years he was active in the AzSRC, he held various positions on the Board including being President twice. He and I were amongst a small group in the early 80’s that drafted what would become the State Bill for Licenser of Respiratory Therapists in Arizona. Prior to the passage of this Bill, there were no laws as to who could operate life-support equipment, but you did need a license to be a mortician. Shortly after being diagnosed with cancer of the liver, Harry was admitted to a Hospice program. I drove from Tucson to visit him every two weeks during his last eight weeks and found him always to be in good spirits and a smile on his face. At his memorial service his family had items of importance laid out for others to see. They included some of his hobbies like the ornate crosses he made and gave as gifts. I was asked to say a few words and noted to those present, that Harry’s Respiratory Care Practitioners License was posted for all to see. Harry had just renewed his license prior to his birthday which fell right before his death. Despite knowing the prognosis of his illness and that he would never live long enough to use his renewed license, Harry renewed his license. The action of a true professional to the very end. At Harry's request, the service ended by playing the song 'Play That Funky Music, White Boy' written and recorded by "Wild Cherry" (# 1 hit in the top five, the week of 09/19/1976) on Epic Records. That was Harry all the way to the end." Harry last resided in Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona 86303.

Born: 12-28-1950
Died: 01-30-1995

Sam's brother is Ralph Reitmeyer, MHS; 1972, his sisters are: Susan Reitmeyer, MHS; 1981, and Shari Reitmeyer, MHS: 1985. Sam last resided in Glendale, Maricopa County, Arizona USA 85302
Nicholas E. Rentz

62 of Houston, TX passed away quietly January 3rd 2015 at his new home in Ecuador, South America. Born in Chicago Illinois he moved to Phoenix at the age of five and was a graduate of Maryvale High School in the top 3% of his class. After high school he moved to Fortworth Texas to attend Texas Christian University where he met his lifelong friend Tom Oviatt. Nick's career of 30+ years was tennis-pro in The Woodlands and River Plantation communities. His recent retirement prompted him to travel to Ecuador where he enjoyed a quiet, beautiful, friendly, and relaxing life by the ocean. He took up gardening, read voraciously, and practiced his gourmet skills. He is survived by his mother Helen Rentz of Phoenix, son and daughter-in-law Michael and Ashley Rentz of Coppell TX and their three children Brooks, Carrson, and Harper Jo. Step-daughters Christine Denay Aaron and her husband Eugene of Nacogdoches TX and Jordan Nicole Faust and her husband Justin of The Woodlands TX and step-son Brandon Lee Boone and his wife Crystal of CA and their mother Marsha Rentz of The Woodlands. Three sisters Helen Rentz and Jenny Flores of Phoenix AZ and Anna Jones of Sparks, NV. Two nieces, one nephew, three great nieces and one great nephew. Nick was memorialized through a loving letter from Michael on Facebook and he will be memorialized on the beaches of Ecuador surrounded by loving friends Tom, Beth and Angel and his family later in January.


Born: 02-03-1952, in Springfield, Illinois.
Died: 09-08-2004, at age 52, in Glendale, Arizona.
John is a U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran.
Veteran's Rank: SP4
Veteran Service Start Date: 31 Jul 1970
Veteran Service End Date: 31 May 1972
Interment Date: 17 Sep 2004
Cemetery: National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona
Buried At: Section 52 Site 616
Survivors include James Rexroad Sr. (father), brothers James Rexroad Jr. (Grand Junction, CO.), MHS; 1965, David Rexroad (Mesa, AZ.), MHS; 1967, Michael Rexroad (Everett, WA.), MHS; 1969, Paul Rexroad (Peoria, AZ.), MHS; 1971, step brothers Robert "Bob" Yoakum (Vancouver, WA.), MHS; 1973, and John "Johnny" Yoakum (Bremerton, WA.), MHS; 1971. Visitation and Services were Friday 09/17/2004 at Best Funeral Services, 9380 West Peoria Avenue, Glendale, Arizona. Contributions in his memory at
West Olive Church of Christ, 10935 West Olive Avenue, Peoria, Arizona 85345, phone #623-972-8479. "For many years John donated his time around Christmas, delivering toys to needy children with his motorcycle friends." Published in The Arizona Republic on 09/12/2004. John was a member of the MHS 1967 freshman track team.


Born: 10-01-1952
Died: 04-11-1971, in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona.
Randy was born to Bill Richardson and Maxine Richardson-Marchal. He was a rebel rouser from the get go, playing every sport imaginable and playing it well. He was a natural. He was liked by men and loved by women. He charmed all who knew him. He had a natural charisma that made him a person people gravitated toward. However, he had his share of misfortune in his short life by being blinded in one eye, due to a childhood accident. His untimely death at the age of 18, on Easter Sunday, April 11, 1971 shocked his family and friends. Randy was survived by his parents; Bill (deceased) and Maxine; and his brother Mike Richardson, MHS; 1973 (deceased 08/12/1979), who now shares his burial plot and journey into the unknown. Interment at St. Francis Cemetery, 2033 N. 48th Street, Phoenix, Arizona. Lovingly submitted by his mother Maxine and stepsister, Laura.

DONALD "Don" "Seymour" SEANOR

Born: 07-30-1952
Died: 10-1980
Seymour resided in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona.

Born: 04-20-1951, in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Died: 10-16-2007, in Page, Coconino County, Arizona 86040

Frank Joseph Spoto, most loved Father, grandfather and friend. He was taken to our Dear Father on 10/16/2007. Frank moved to Page, Arizona shortly after 1991 where he retired. Occasionally, he helped at the boat docks cleaning and waxing the boats and did some work at the school. Frank will be remembered for his fun and friendly attitude, and his love for his family and friends. He touched a lot of people's hearts. He enjoyed spending his time with his daughters and grandchildren. Frank was survived by his son; Johi Spoto, three daughters; Crystal Spoto, Katie Spoto, and Tracey Spoto, and 12 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren (their Mother and grandmother is Cheryle Dodd, MHS; 1970). Frank is predeceased by both parents, his Mother is Shirley P. Spoto (dob: 12/03/1925 - dod: 08/16/1994, last resided in Laveen, Maricopa County, Arizona 85339); and his brother, James "Jimmy" C. Spoto (dob: 02/10/1960 - dod: 08-17-2005, last resided in Page, Arizona 86040). Frank will be missed by many. Services were held in Frank's honor on 10/25/2007 at Abel Mortuary, 1627 North 51st Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona. Interment was on 10/26/2007 at Resthaven Park Cemetery, 6201 West Northern Avenue, Glendale, Arizona. Frank last resided in Page, Arizona 85040.

Born: 12-27-1952
Died: 06-13-2000, from congestive heart failure.
Resided in Phoenix, AZ


Born: 10-11-1952
Died: 10-04-1998, from multiple myeloma.
Bob attended Justine Spitalny Elementary, Phoenix, Arizona USA 85031. Bob last resided in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona USA 85014.


Born: 11-19-1952
Died: 07-1980
Roger last resided in Glendale, Maricopa County, Arizona USA 85301.


Born: 06-01-1952
Died: 04-15-1991
Date of Death: 04/30/1991
Robbi is a Vietnam Veteran.
Buried at: Section 18D Site 200
National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona
23029 North Cave Creek Road Phoenix, Arizona 85024
Robbi participated in the Biology Club during his sophomore year. His parents are: R.E. Gene and June Travis. His sister is Rebekah Van Travis, MHS; 1966. Robbi has 2 children. He last resided in Arizona. Robbi's family has expressed personal appreciation towards receiving written support in having Robbi properly remembered as a Vietnam Veteran. (Please contact Melody (Johnson) Baker, MHS; 1972 if you have an interest in doing so.)

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Born: 05-10-1952, in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona.
Died: 05-20-2006, at 54 years old, in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona.

Adrian is survived by his wife Victoria; sons Nicholas, Nathan and Noah; parents Raymond and Maria Valenzuela; sister Leticia (Valenzuela) Soto, MHS; 1971 (husband, Luis); brother Raymond Valenzuela Jr. and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Graveside services were held on Tuesday, 05/30/2006, at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, 2300 West Van Buren, Phoenix, Arizona. Arrangements entrusted to Greenwood Mortuary. Published in The Arizona Republic on 05/28/2006.


Born: 09-10-1952
Died: 09-1972



Born: 07-30-1952
Died: 12-07-1998, in an auto accident.
Drew played the violin in the MHS orchestra in 1967-68 (sophomore) and 1968-69 (junior). He was in concert choir and sang in the Madrigals during his sophomore, junior and senior years. He was a member of the Kings Club in 1967-68; as a service organization, they worked on many projects; of which one was the "Soap-In" which was conducted in coordination with the Marine Reserve. The "Soap-In" collected 151 1/2 pounds of soap to send to Viet Nam military servicemen/woman. This club also provided and decorated the annual Christmas tree and honored outstanding MHS coeds by selecting a "Girl of the Month" on the basis of school service and leadership. Those chosen were presented with a pearl droplet pendant as a memento of their achievement. In both 1968-69 and 1969-70, Drew won honors in being selected and participating in "Allstate Vocals." He was a member of the Thespians in both 1968-69 (productions were "Li'l Abner" and "Ten Little Indians"), and 1969-70 they produced two plays and 2 musicals. The production of "
Once Upon A Mattress" (a musical satire of the old fairy tale "The Princess and the Pea") was a great success, receiving standing ovations. The setting of the play is the Middle Ages in the Kingdom of "King Sextimus". Drew portrayed the role of "Sir Harry" the Knight who was in love with Lady Larkin. In 1969-70, Drew's senior year, he also sang in a MHS Quartet. Drew last resided in Bisbee, Cochise County, Arizona.

Drew Wheat as "Sir Harry" the Knight

Born: 02-13-1952
Died: 05-04-1989
Lee attended Justine Spitalny Elementary, Phoenix, Arizona USA 85031. Lee's sisters are: Lynda D. Zoeller, MHS;1967, Cinthia Grace Zoeller, MHS; 1968, Cheryl Zoeller, MHS; 1976, Elizebeth "Betty" Zoeller, MHS; 1977, and Joanna Zoeller, MHS; 1986. His brothers are: David Harold Zoeller, MHS; 1969, Mikel Zoeller, MHS; 1972, and Robert Zoeller, MHS; 1974. Lee last resided in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona USA 85037

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