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In MEMORIAM 1972


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Class of 1972:

TOMMY KENN ALLEN 

43, of Portland, Ore., construction worker, died of heart failure Wednesday in Portland. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Calvary. Memphis Funeral Home Stage Road Chapel has charge. He leaves local survivors including his mother, Sonia Allen of Memphis. Sister TERRY ALLEN EDWARDS, Class of 73,.passed in 1995.

Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 25, 1997
Edition: Final
Page: A19
Record Number: 9705280166

 

ROBERTA "Bunnie" L. ANDREWS

Born: 01-25-1954
Died: 03-16-2001
Bunnie last resided in Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado USA 80909.
 

DEBORAH "Debbie" ANN BAME

Born: 06-26-1954, in Springfield, Ohio
Died: 06-22-1972, at 17 yrs. of age, Phoenix, Arizona

Debbie was fatally injured in an auto-bicycle accident. She was a graduate of MHS, and was a member of Girls' Athletic Association (GAA), Girls League Council, HERO, and Panther Pals. She worked at All Seasons Nursery-Day Care, and was a Candy Striper at Maryvale Hospital. She attended Brooks Methodist Church. She was a daughter to Mr. Paul LeRoy Bame (dob: 07/16/1928) and Mrs. Lois Ann Bame (dob: 10/14/1933 - dod: 08/12/2002, interment next to Debbie), sister to Wanda Bame, MHS: 1974, and Paul Bame, MHS; 1976, and a granddaughter. Her boyfriend was John "Johnny" Thompson, MHS; 1972. Debbie last resided in Phoenix, Arizona USA 85031. Arrangements by Chapel of the Chimes, with interment on 06/24/1972 at Resthaven Park Cemetery, 6290 West Northern Avenue, Glendale, Arizona 85301; Section 12, Block 37, Lot 3, Space 3. Debbie is remembered in the MHS 1973 yearbook "In Memoriam" on page # 239.

 

 
BARRY LEE BARD

Born: 02-06-1954, in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona.
Died: 10-07-2005, at 51 years old, after a short illness, in Phoenix, Arizona.
During 1970-71, Barry's junior year, he served on the Junior class council. Barry was owner of the company "Fantasy Past, Present, and Future." He is survived by his two sisters, Edythe (Bard) Higgins, MHS;1973, (husband: Bill); and Francine Bard, MHS; 1979, his brother Norman Bard, MHS; 1976, (wife: Helene), his nephew Seth, and his niece Sarah. He will be sorely missed by Arizona Fandom. Graveside services were on Sunday, 10/09/2005 at Beth El Cemetery (inside the grounds of Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery), 2300 West Van Buren, Phoenix, Arizona. Memorial contributions can be made in Barry's memory to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85014. Published in The Arizona Republic on 10/09/2005.Barry Lee Bard's headstone unveiling service was held graveside on 04/23/2006 at Beth El Cemetery. Published in The Arizona Republic on 04/16/2006
 

 

SYLVIA J. (BARQUIN) ARTALEJO

Born: 10-10-1953, in Arizona
Died: 12-28-2003, at 50 years of age, from breast cancer, in Glendale, Arizona.
Sylvia is the wife of SGT Enrigue Artalejo, U.S. Marine Corps.
Cemetery: National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona
23029 North Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85024
Buried at: Section 51 Site 572
Interment date: 12-31-2003
Sylvia went peacefully to meet her Savior on Sunday, December 28, 2003 surrounded by her loving family. Sylvia was a native of Arizona. Sylvia was a recruiter for Aztec Professional Services. She is survived by her loving husband & SOUL MATE Enrique Artalejo; daughters Felicia A. Ruiz (Brian) & Melissa S. Burdick; parents, John L. Barquin (deceased: 09/22/2004) & Aurora Barquin of Phoenix, Arizona 85031; sisters, Susie (Barquin) Jennings, MHS; 1967 (Ray), & Lydia (Barquin) Hensley, MHS; 1978 (Terry); granddaughter Jaedyn A. Burdick; grandson, Jacob B. Ruiz. Sylvia is also survived by numerous other family member & loving friends. Vigil services were held Tuesday, 12/30/2003 at Community Church of Joy, 21000 N. 75th Ave., Glendale, Arizona. Funeral Service were held Wednesday, 12/31/2003 at Community Church of Joy. Interment followed at National Memorial Cemetery. Celebration of life followed at the church. Pallbearers were Eric Barcello, William Schantz, Rene' Audsley, Larry Kenyon, Robert Stein (MHS; 1986), Tom Simon, Chris Larson, Danny Roark. Honorary Pallbearer Carrie Stubblefield. In lieu of flowers, family members ask for donations to be made to Hospice of the Valley or to Susan G. Komen, Breast Cancer Foundation Phoenix Affiliate, 3104 E. Camelback Road, Suite 516, Phoenix, AZ 85016. Services directed by Best Funeral Services, 9380 W. Peoria Ave., Peoria, Arizona. Sylvia last resided in Glendale, Maricopa County, Arizona USA 85383 Published in the Arizona Republic on 12/30-31/2003 & 01/01/2004.
 

BERNARD JEROME BASSA

Died: 09-1992, from a brain tumor.

Bernard was on the 1969-70 freshman football team, wearing jersey # 75. He was also a member of Parnassus & Key Club (a service organization) that year. During Bernard's sophomore year, he was a member of the Spanish Club, Varsity track team, & a member of student government's senators. His junior he was on the Varsity track team and a part of the track relay team, a member of Lettermen's club, & the orchestra, playing the clarinet. His senior year, he was again a member of the Varsity track team & student government's senators. Bernard graduated with scholastic honors in the top 5% of the 1972 class. Bernard's brother is Paul Bassa, MHS; 1968.
 

 HOWARD ROTH BERTSCH, II 

Born: 11-29-1953, in Indiana.
Died: 01-04-1995, in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona

Howard moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1957. Howard's wife is Leona Bertsch; and their daughter is Danielle (Bertsch) Wise. Howard's Father, Howard R. Bertsch was from Cambridge City, Indiana and preceded him in death (dob: 09/20/1921 - dod: 12/1985). Howard's Mother is Elsie "Betty" Elizabeth (Price) Bertsch (dob: 01/01/1930 - dod: 03/22/2005) was born and raised in Eaton, Ohio and is a graduate of Dixon H.S. His parents married 12/22/1952. Howard's Mother worked for 20 years at Maryvale Hospital. They were longtime members of North Phoenix Baptist Church. Howard's brother Lemuel Seth Bertsch died as an infant. Howard, his brother Lemuel, and both parents are interred in Indiana. Howard's younger sister, Katrina R. (Bertsch) Lilly, MHS; 1978, is interred at Holy Cross Cemetery in Avondale, Arizona. His brother-in-law is Sid Lilly III. Howard, and his parents, last resided in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona USA 85031. Published in The Arizona Republic newspaper, Section B, page 05, on 01/07/1995.
 

 
CAROL JEAN BONHAM

Born: 09-15-1953, in Omaha, Nebraska.
Died: 05-1982

Carol's siblings are: Michael R. Bonham, MHS; 1969 (deceased 05/16/2003), & Harold Bonham, MHS: 1970.
 
   
BRENDA (BROWN) WOOLGAR

Born: 04-20-1954
Died: 09-12-1986
She had a mild seizure disorder that had shown up when she was about 25 years old & also had asthma. After coming home from work one night in 09/1986, her family was asleep; she apparently had an asthma attack & a seizure at the same time and wasn't able to wake anyone up to help her. It was so sad. We all still miss her & think about her every day. She and Craig had 2 girls, who are both married with 7 children between them. Craig had built their house in Litchfield, Arizona for Brenda & it was all finished except for the kitchen cabinets. He sold it a few months after she died. He's doing well but after all these years, he still gets teary-eyed when he talks about Brenda. She really was the love of his life. Craig remarried and had 3 more children with his 2nd wife. They live in Mesa, Arizona and are very happy. Her loving sister, Janice. Both Brenda's husband, Craig Woolgar and her sisters, Janice Brown are MHS; 1970 alumni. and Wanda Jean Brown,MHS; 1970 (deceased 09/01/2004) Brenda last resided in Litchfield, Maricopa County, Arizona USA.
 

GLENN E. CHRISTIANSEN

Born: 08-10-1954
Died: 09-25-2001
Glenn's siblings are: Lorraine May Christiansen, MHS; 1965, Everett Dale Christiansen, MHS; 1968, Lawrence E. Christiansen, MHS; 1968, Wayne Ejnar Christiansen, MHS; 1968, Donna Jo Christiansen, MHS;1969, Rita Christiansen, MHS; 1971, Barbara Christiansen, MHS; 1973, Richard Christiansen, MHS; 1973, & Stan Christiansen, MHS; 1981. Glenn last resided in Wheat Ridge, Jefferson County, Colorado USA 80033.
 

VERNON WAYNE DAY

Born: 02-09-1954, in Nevada
Died: 09-07-1984, in Los Angeles, California
Vernon's brothers are: Floyd Day, MHS; 1969, Tom Day, MHS; 1970, Steven Day, MHS; 1973, & Michael Day, MHS: 1974. Vernon last resided in Los Angeles, California USA.
 
 
   
MARCUS "Marc" LYNN DENSON, M.D.

Born: 01-15-1954
Died: 01-16-2004, at 50 years of age, in Tucson, Pima County, Arizona.
In 1968-69, Marc was on the MHS freshman football A-team, wearing jersey # 11; they had an undefeated season. His sophomore year, 1969-70, he was a member of the MHS-JV football team, wearing jersey # 42. His junior year, 1970-71, he joined MHS Thespians Troupe #480; participating in productions of: "Web of Murder", & Thorton Wilder's "Our Town", playing the lead role of George Gibbs. In 1971-72, his senior year, Marc was President of the MHS Thespians Troupe # 480, he assisted with program design, & they produced 4 plays that year; "Music Man" (he played the skeptic River City's Mayor), "Wait Until Dark" (he was a policeman), "See How They Run", & the lead role in "The Fantastics". Marc became/was an emergency room, general practice doctor. Just prior to Marc's death, he had applied for licensing with the New Mexico's Board of Medical Examiners in the fall of 2003. Marc graduated University of Arizona College of Medicine on 05/14/1983. He completed his residency at L.A. County/USC Medical Center & Women's & Children's Hospital in Los Angeles, California 06/24/1984. His residency in emergency Medicine was completed at University of Arizona Health Sciences Center in Tucson, Arizona 06/30/1986. He was ABMS (Arizona Medical Board) certified; licensing of allopathic physicians (MDs). Marc also practiced medicine in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah in the 1980's & maintained licensing there. Marc is survived by 2 sons David & Paul, & 1 daughter, Leslie, all of Ogden, Utah; & by his Father Michael, his Mother Jean, & his sisters Lynda Denson, MHS; 1970 & Diana Denson, all from the Phoenix area. A memorial service for Marc was held Friday, 02/06/2004 at St. Timothy's Catholic Church's Chapel, 1730 W. Guadalupe Rd., Mesa, Arizona. Published in the Arizona Republic on: 02/01/2004. Marc last resided in Tucson, Pima County, Arizona USA 85704 & Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona 85204.
 

SUSAN "Sue" MARIE (DUVALL) QUIHUIS

Born: 11-28-1954
Died: 10-09-2003, at 48 yrs. old, in Tempe, Arizona
Susan now joins her son Chris Lee Quihuis who preceded her in death. Susan is survived by her husband Fred Quihuis; parents Wilmer B. & Mary Duvall; brother Robert "Bob" Duvall, MHS; 1971, & sister Nancy Duvall, MHS; 1975. Visitation with Funeral Services were Tuesday, 10/14/2003 at Whitney & Murphy Arcadia Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ. Interment at St. Francis Cemetery, 2033 N. 48th Street, Phoenix, Arizona. Susan last resided in Tempe, Maricopa County, Arizona USA 85283. Published in the Arizona Republic on 10/12/2003.
 

   

TODD FITCH

Born: 05-27-1954
Died: 06-1986

Todd's freshman (1969) year, he was on MHS freshman A-football team and on the MHS-JV wrestling team. During Todd's sophomore year, he was on the MHS-JV wrestling team and the JV football team, wearing jersey # 84. His junior year he was in the Lettermen's Club, Varsity football, wearing jersey # 61. Todd's sisters are: Pam & Rosalee Fitch, MHS: 1971, and Elizabeth "Beth" Fitch, MHS: 1974.
 

CYNTHIA "Cindy" ANNE FLAHERTY

Born: 01-30-1954, in Mille Lacs County, Minnesota.
Cindy's siblings are: Karen Marie Flaherty, MHS; 1966, Neil Flaherty, MHS; 1968, Kathy Mary Flaherty, MHS; 1969, and Deborah "Debbie" Flaherty, MHS; 1970. Cynthia's parents are: Morgan Orion Flaherty and Joyce Elaine (Tillisch) Flaherty.
 

RICHARD "Dick" A. FURR

Born: 04-02-1954
Died: 07-01-1999
Richard is a Vietnam and Persian Gulf Veteran.
Branch: U.S. Marine Corps.
Rank: SSGT 
Veteran Service Start Date: 13 Dec 1972
Veteran Service End Date: 31 Dec 1992
Interment Date: 13 Jul 1999
Cemetery: National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona
Buried At: Section 18F Site 679
Dick was on the 1969 MHS freshman football A-team, wearing jersey # 22. He also was on the MHS-JV football team during his junior year. Dick was a 20 year Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. Richard's brothers are: James "Jim" Furr, MHS; 1976, & Michael "Mike" Furr, MHS; 1978.
 

Dennis Alan Gable, Sr.

In Loving Memory of Dennis Alan Gable Sr. February 14, 1954 September 17, 2009. Dennis is survived by his wife Mary "Beth" Goldmeer, Mother Maxine Gable, Sons Dennis Gable Jr., Devon Gable-Goldmeer and James Goldmeer, Brother Timothy Gable, Nephews "The Boys" along with hundreds of family and extended family members [friends]. There will be a celebration of Dennis' life on October 3, 2009 at 4:00pm and will be held at the residence of Don and Cheryl Willoby, which is located at 8119 N 85th Ave. Peoria, 85345. Thank you for your prayers and support!

Classmates not Dennis went to Spitalny and Borman before Maryvale. Many friends posted lovely remembrances on his condolences page.

Published in The Arizona Republic on September 27, 2009
THOMAS "Tom" CLIFTON GLASGOW

Born: 09-26-1953, in Meadville, Pennsylvania
Died: 11-30-2005, at 52 years of age, in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona.

Tom was lost to a ravaging and rare disease, Amyloidosis. He loved hunting, racing, engines of all kinds, but mostly his family. Tom worked at McMahon's Furniture in Valley West Mall when it first opened in 1974. Tom worked as a mechanic, and opened his own truck repair, Glasgow's Service Center in 1992, trying to run it, even to his last breath. He is survived by his wife, Roni Glasgow, two sons, Clifton and Thomas Glasgow, both his Mother and Father, Irene and Bud Glasgow, and 8 siblings, Neal, Cecil, Bettie, Nancy, Roger, Sandy, Bob, and little sister Rita Lou Glasgow, MHS; 1973. Donations to Amyloidosis Support Network, and Amyloid Support Group. Arrangements were entrusted to Greenwood Memory Lawn Mortuary with visitation and service on Monday, 12/05/2005 at Serenity Mausoleum Chapel, 719 North 27th Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85009. Published in The Arizona Republic from 12/03-04/2005.
 
RENEE MARIE HART

Born: 07-08-1954, in Goodhue County, Minnesota
Died: 10-1974
Renee's parents are: Neil E. Hart & Betty Lou (Swee) Hart.
 

DAVID H. HAUSMANN

Born: 08-19-1954
Died: 04-10-1999
David resided in Arizona.
 

JAMES "Jim/Mike" MICHAEL HEATHMAN

Mike's brothers are: Richard "Tim" Heathman, MHS; 1969 (deceased; 07/1986), & Kenneth E. Heathman, MHS; 1974.
 

TERRENCE "Terry" KIM HERRIN

Born: 09-21-1954
Died: 08-09-2000
Terry is a Vietnam and Persian Gulf Veteran
Branch: U.S. Navy
Rank: GMG1
Terry is a Veteran of the U.S. Navy
He served in Vietnam, & the Persian Gulf.
Veteran's Rank: GMG1
Veteran Service Start Date: 1 Mar 1974
Veteran Service End Date: 28 Feb 1994
Interment Date: 17 Aug 2000
Cemetery: National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona
Buried At: Section 18e Site 626
Terry was a 20 year Veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a member of DECA during his junior year. Terry's siblings are: Jerreann Herrin, MHS; 1968, Debora Herrin, MHS; 1975, and Gilbert Herrin, MHS; 1979. Terry last resided in Arizona.
 

 
STEVE O. HICKS

Born: 09-05-1954
Died: 08-22-1983

Steve was a member of the Math club during his freshman year. Steve's siblings are: Shelley Hicks, MHS; 1970, Joye Ellen Hicks, MHS: 1971, Larry Hicks, MHS; 1976, & Charles E. Hicks, MHS; 1977 (deceased approximately 1978-79).
 

PAUL G. HIMBURG

Born: 05-16-1953, in Michigan.
Died: 11-03-1993, at 40 yrs. of age.
Paul was born in Lansing, Michigan but grew up in Phoenix and went to Maryvale High School. His first love was his primer gray 1955 Chevy that he drove everywhere--even if he was only going to the end of our block to visit his buddies Rocky and Gary. If high school had been all Auto Shop, he would have never missed a day! He married his high-school sweetheart (Geraldine "Geri" Sanchez MHS '72) and they had two beautiful kids, Paul and Angela. Paul's sisters are Karen, Roxanne, & Linda. He died in Van Wert, Ohio November 3, 1993 at age 40 of medical complications. He had remarried and had an 18-month old son named Cory and a 13-year-old stepson named Eian.
 

At 16 years
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GARY "LEE" HOWART

Born: 1953
Died: 08-01-1971, at 17 years of age, in Maricopa County, Arizona

Lee is remembered in the MHS 1972 annual "In Memoriam" page # 269. After Lee's junior class year finished, he was taking a summer class in 1971. Lee and Daniel "Danny" Hyde, MHS; 1971, were both fatally injured in a car/motorcycle accident on their way home from either Canyon, Apache, or Saguaro Lake, in the East Valley. Lee's sister is Linda Gaye (Howart) Hames, MHS; 1973 (deceased). Entombment on 08/05/1971, at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, 719 North 27th Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona; crypt # G-2, Court of Memories in the Memory Lawn Chapel Mausoleum, SGL., Founders Building. Their parents are; Father, Melvin D. Howart (07/31/1925 - 01/1987), and Mother, Eileen F. Howart (09/02/1921 - 01/1992), entombment's are all beside one another.
 
 
 
 

STEPHEN "Steve" HREBICEK

Born: 06-17-1954
Died: 01-01-1987, Glendale, Maricopa County, Arizona.

Steve was a second generation American whose grandparents arrived from Czechoslovakia in the early 1900's. Steve worked at the U.S. Post Office and drafted custom homes on the side, at the time of his death. Steve loved watching football and basketball. He was a great cook, a great husband, and a great father. He was a hard worker and a good provider for his family. Steve passed away suddenly from an undiagnosed illness while enjoying one of his most favorite pastimes; he was watching ASU playing Nebraska in the 1987 Rosebowl game. It was a great shock to his family but they are sure he watched the end of the game from a better vantage point and know that he was cheering when ASU won. Steve is survived by his wife, Karen Hrebicek (married 08/12/1976); their only son, Jeremiah, who was 7 at the time of Steve's death; his parents, Ambrose and Barbara Hrebicek; and his sister Sharon Hrebicek. Steve's wife, Karen, stated: "He was a good man and is still missed after all these years. We know that families are forever and that brings us great peace." Steve's interment is at the City of Mesa Cemetery, 1212 North Center Street, Arizona 85201; gravesite location: Block 652, Lot 1, Space 5 (within the cemetery: north of "A" Street and between 7th and 8th Street). Steve last resided in Glendale, Maricopa County, Arizona USA 85301.
 

 
 
   

ELBERT "Dan/Danny" DANIEL JARREL

Born 12-11-1954
Died 5-14-1998, after a 3 year battle with lipo sarcoma (a form of cancer), at the age of 43.
He left behind a wife, daughter, son, sister (Deborah Jarrel-Vine, MHS: 1970), mother & father. He is missed by us all.
 

JOHN "Johnny" JOHNSON

Born: 06-23-1954
Died: 06-21-1979
John is a US Air Force Veteran.
John was a member of the Spanish club during his freshman year. Johnny was a military serviceman with the United States Air Force and truly enjoyed his adventures with his unit. He died tragically on 06/21/1979 at our parents home in an electrical accident. His Father had suffered a stroke and John was doing yard work for his parents. His accident was a result of him being electrocuted by faulty wiring on a Weed Eater he was using. He left behind a young daughter, Jessica Johnson and his wife Terri Johnson. John's sisters are: Barbara (Johnson) Hoffman, MHS; 1971 who resides in Tucson, Arizona; and Patricia (Johnson) Loggans MHS; 1974 who resides in Carefree, Arizona; as does his Mother, Virginia Johnson. John's Father, James Johnson deceased in 1991.
 
   
JERI LYNN (KOIVISTO) NUSS
Born: 01-06-1954, in Casa Grande, Arizona
Died: 04-05-2005, in Scottsdale, Arizona
Jeri was born to Leo E. & Pearl Koivisto in Casa Grande, Arizona & moved to Phoenix, Arizona at a young age. She loved going on drives to the mountains. Her favorite place to go camping was Ponderosa Campgrounds, Arizona. She loved the great outdoors. She is preceded in death by her Father, Leo E. Koivisto, a science teacher at MHS (deceased: 03/23/1996); & her Mother, Pearl Koivisto (deceased: 10/1975); her stepmom, Norma Charlene (Roof) Gephart-Koivisto (born: 11/09/1923 in Anderson, Madison County, Indiana, married Leo in 1979, deceased: 02/17/2001); & her brother, Ronald "Ronnie" L. Koivisto, MHS; 1971 (deceased: 09/22/1997). She is survived by her loving husband, Mel (they first met in 1989, bowling); her loving daughters, Spring Sorensen-husband Ray, & Danielle "Dani" Pritt. Also surviving are her sisters; Karla Jean (Koivisto) Fernwault, MHS; 1965, & Kristi (Koivisto) Koziol, MHS; 1970; & her brothers; Eric & Kurt Koivisto, MHS; 1974; & numerous relatives & friends. Jeri worked at a Care Center for several years. She was ill for the last year of her life. Jeri was a beautiful person with a huge & loving heart who will be dearly missed. May eternal peace be with her always. Memorial services were held Thursday, April 7, 2005 at Hansen Desert Hills Chapel, 6500 E. Bell Rd., Scottsdale, Arizona. Published in The Arizona Republic on: 04/06/2005. One of Jeri's closest & life-long friends is Tinah (Rockhill) Kromoff, MHS; 1972, who now resides in Idaho. Jeri last resided in Scottsdale, Maricopa County, Arizona USA 85250.
 

KEVIN "Chuck" C. KRELL

Born: 06-09-1954
Died: 03-09-2004, at 49 years of age, in Phoenix, Arizona.
Kevin was in Beginning Boy's Choir & the Math Club during his freshman (1968-69) year. He was in Concert Choir during his sophomore, junior & senior years. Kevin's siblings are: Larry Krell, Carl Hayden H.S; 1961, Tommy Krell, MHS: 1969, Steve Krell, MHS: 1971, Laurie & Tammera Krell, MHS: 1974, Karen Krell, MHS; 1975, & Kellie Krell, MHS; 1986. Kevin also attended Spitalny Elementary & Frank Borman Junior High schools. A memorial service was held on Saturday, 03/13/2004 at Advantage Maryvale Mortuary, 6901 W. Indian School Rd. Phoenix, AZ. 85033. Published in the Arizona Republic on 3/12/2004. Kevin last resided in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona USA 85031.

 

   

DENISE FLORENCE LASSOND

Born: in Lester, Ohio.
Denise was a member of Girl's Chorus during her freshman year. Denise's sisters are: Diane Lassond, MHS; 1968, Deborah "Debbie" Lassond, MHS; 1969, Danette R. Lassond, MHS; 1973, of Denver, Colorado, & Donna Lassond, MHS; 1977 of Phoenix, AZ. Her parents are: Hubert N. Lassond (deceased 09/07/1996) & Lois (Hastings) Lassond, of Whitmann, Arizona USA 85361.
 

 

 

MIKE LINDLEY

 

 

JUNE MARY LOEHN

DENNIS WAYNE LOWRY

Born: 07-03-1954
Died: 05-28-2002
Dennis' siblings are: Arthur David Lowry, MHS; 1967, Margaret Celeste Lowry, MHS; 1967, Mike Alan Lowry, MHS, 1971, Brenda Sue Lowry, MHS; 1973, Debra J. Lowry, MHS: 1974.
 
Randy McGee

McGee, Randy
55, of Phoenix, AZ, passed away on Feb. 12, 2010. Randy was born on Dec. 5, 1954, in Des Moines, Iowa. He moved to Arizona in 1959 and was part of the valley pool industry for 40 years. Randy spent his life spreading joy and happiness to everyone he met. His eternal optimism and goofy smile will be missed by all. He is survived by: his beloved wife, Michelle; his adoring children: Randall Earl McGee (Michelle), Robert McGee (Catalina), Amanda Yngelmo, Justin Yngelmo; his grandson, Zachary McGee; his mother, Bernadine McGee; his five siblings: Cathy, Jean, Pam, Debbie, and Steve; and countless family members, friends, and coworkers. Services will be held on Friday, Feb. 19th, at 1pm at The Chapel of the Chimes located at 7924 N. 59th Ave. AZ 85301. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project (www.woundedwarriorproject.org).

Published in The Arizona Republic on February 16, 2010
 

THEODORE "TED" CARL MODER

Born: 02-21-1954, in Wisconsin.
Died: 06-12-1988, in San Diego, California.
Ted was on the MHS Varsity Golf team during his sophomore, junior, & senior years. His senior year he earned the position/title of being the Top Panther Linksman, due to his powerful swings. Ted's brothers are: William "Bill" Moder, MHS; 1970 & Timothy "Tim" Moder, MHS; 1972. Ted last resided in San Diego, San Diego County, California USA 92103.
 

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Morgan, Frank
Frank Morgan of Peoria AZ went to be with his Lord on May 30, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his loving family. He will be greatly missed by his wife, Gloria, son Frank Morgan, daughter Tiffany Phillips, son-in-law Lynn Phillips, daughter-in-law Carrie Morgan, five grandchildren, Baylor and Brynlie Phillips and Frankie, Boston and Chase Morgan, parents Frank and Marlene Morgan, sister Michele (Mike) Ciani, brother Robert (Corrine) Morgan and numerous family and friends. Frank was born in Cleveland, Ohio on November 16, 1954. The family moved to Phoenix when he was 2. He attended Maryvale High School where he met and later married his high school sweetheart, Gloria. He became a General Contractor and founded Palo Verde Plastering in 1990. He was a loved and respected business owner and employer and could outwork most. In the 41 years he spent with his wife Gloria, they were still sweethearts, never apart and she remained the love of his life and his partner in everything he did. He was strong in his Christian faith and was blessed to see all of his children and grandchildren come to know the Lord. Frank enjoyed playing softball with his son and rarely missed their weekly games. He enjoyed Cardinal games, Diamondback games, hanging out at the beach, but his heart was truly his grandchildren's and he could often be seen fishing, playing ball, bulldog riding or feeding chickens with them. Frank always had a big smile, a quick wit, a gift for making people laugh and always showed compassion and generosity. Everyone felt loved and accepted by him. He left his family with many many fond memories and a legacy of love and faith. Services will be held on Friday, June 6th 10:00 a.m. at Pure Heart Christian Fellowship 14240 N. 43rd Ave. Glendale officiated by Pastor Dan Steffen followed by the graveside service at Hansen Desert Hills 6500 E. Bell Road Scottsdale. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to "Giving It Back to Kids" www.givebacktokids.org Please visit www.hansenmortuary.com to place online condolences. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/azcentral/obituary.aspx?pid=171225192#sthash.s7Q56qwH.dpuf
Morgan, Frank
Frank Morgan of Peoria AZ went to be with his Lord on May 30, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his loving family. He will be greatly missed by his wife, Gloria, son Frank Morgan, daughter Tiffany Phillips, son-in-law Lynn Phillips, daughter-in-law Carrie Morgan, five grandchildren, Baylor and Brynlie Phillips and Frankie, Boston and Chase Morgan, parents Frank and Marlene Morgan, sister Michele (Mike) Ciani, brother Robert (Corrine) Morgan and numerous family and friends. Frank was born in Cleveland, Ohio on November 16, 1954. The family moved to Phoenix when he was 2. He attended Maryvale High School where he met and later married his high school sweetheart, Gloria. He became a General Contractor and founded Palo Verde Plastering in 1990. He was a loved and respected business owner and employer and could outwork most. In the 41 years he spent with his wife Gloria, they were still sweethearts, never apart and she remained the love of his life and his partner in everything he did. He was strong in his Christian faith and was blessed to see all of his children and grandchildren come to know the Lord. Frank enjoyed playing softball with his son and rarely missed their weekly games. He enjoyed Cardinal games, Diamondback games, hanging out at the beach, but his heart was truly his grandchildren's and he could often be seen fishing, playing ball, bulldog riding or feeding chickens with them. Frank always had a big smile, a quick wit, a gift for making people laugh and always showed compassion and generosity. Everyone felt loved and accepted by him. He left his family with many many fond memories and a legacy of love and faith. Services will be held on Friday, June 6th 10:00 a.m. at Pure Heart Christian Fellowship 14240 N. 43rd Ave. Glendale officiated by Pastor Dan Steffen followed by the graveside service at Hansen Desert Hills 6500 E. Bell Road Scottsdale. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to "Giving It Back to Kids" www.givebacktokids.org Please visit www.hansenmortuary.com to place online condolences. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/azcentral/obituary.aspx?pid=171225192#sthash.s7Q56qwH.dpuf

Frank Morgan

Frank Morgan of Peoria AZ went to be with his Lord on May 30, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his loving family. He will be greatly missed by his wife, Gloria, son Frank Morgan, daughter Tiffany Phillips, son-in-law Lynn Phillips, daughter-in-law Carrie Morgan, five grandchildren, Baylor and Brynlie Phillips and Frankie, Boston and Chase Morgan, parents Frank and Marlene Morgan, sister Michele (Mike) Ciani, brother Robert (Corrine) Morgan and numerous family and friends. Frank was born in Cleveland, Ohio on November 16, 1954. The family moved to Phoenix when he was 2. He attended Maryvale High School where he met and later married his high school sweetheart, Gloria. He became a General Contractor and founded Palo Verde Plastering in 1990. He was a loved and respected business owner and employer and could outwork most. In the 41 years he spent with his wife Gloria, they were still sweethearts, never apart and she remained the love of his life and his partner in everything he did. He was strong in his Christian faith and was blessed to see all of his children and grandchildren come to know the Lord. Frank enjoyed playing softball with his son and rarely missed their weekly games. He enjoyed Cardinal games, Diamondback games, hanging out at the beach, but his heart was truly his grandchildren's and he could often be seen fishing, playing ball, bulldog riding or feeding chickens with them. Frank always had a big smile, a quick wit, a gift for making people laugh and always showed compassion and generosity. Everyone felt loved and accepted by him. He left his family with many many fond memories and a legacy of love and faith. Services will be held on Friday, June 6th 10:00 a.m. at Pure Heart Christian Fellowship 14240 N. 43rd Ave. Glendale officiated by Pastor Dan Steffen followed by the graveside service at Hansen Desert Hills 6500 E. Bell Road Scottsdale. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to "Giving It Back to Kids" www.givebacktokids.org Please visit www.hansenmortuary.com to place online condolences. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/azcentral/

 

SUSAN "Sue/Susie" ELAINE (MOSLEY) WAGNER

Born: 03-01-1954
Died: 04-02-1976
Susie was active in Girl's League, Junior Office Education (JOE) & Cooperative Office Education (COE) programs through the business education classes. The JOE/COE programs were school/job coordinated & assisted students in obtaining office related jobs while receiving school credits for their classes & their jobs. Susie's job was a stenographer with Retail Credit Company (now DBA: Equifax Corp.). Susie's siblings are: Veronica "Ronnie" Mosley, Carl Hayden High; 1962, David R. Mosley, MHS: 1968, & Phillip James Mosley, MHS; 1969 (deceased 1969). Her parents are: Vernon W. (deceased 01-07-1991) & Mildred Mosley, of Phoenix, Arizona 85031. One of Sue's many life-long friends is Helen Rentz, MHS; 1972. Interment at Resthaven Park Cemetery, Glendale, Arizona.
 

 

 
DONALD "Don/Donny" EUGENE MUSSER, JR.

Born: 08-23-1954
Died: 07-1979, in an auto accident.

Donny was a member of the 1969 freshman football B-team & the baseball team. Donny's wife was Gayle Ann (Thompson) Musser, MHS; 1972 (deceased 04/29/1988). Donny's siblings are: Bonnie Musser, MHS; 1974, Tom Musser, MHS; 1978, & Tammy Musser, MHS; 1979.
 
 
ALAN RUSSELL NISULA

Born: 05-22-1954, in Saint Louis County, Minnesota.
Died: 08-1979, Phoenix, Arizona.
Alan's siblings are: Diane Nisula, MHS; 1969 and Larry Nisula, MHS; 1978. Alan's parents are: William Elmer Nisula & Mavis Marie (Ball) Nisula (deceased 11/10/2004) of Phoenix, AZ. 85027. Alan last resided in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona USA 85013.
 

DANIEL "Dan" WAYNE PLANALP

Died: 12-31-2002 at the age of 48, in Phoenix, Arizona.
Daniel was in the MHS Varsity band, playing the clarinet. Dan's siblings are: Deborah Planalp, MHS; 1971, Tom Planalp, MHS; 1976, Tim A. Planalp, MHS; 1981 & Tammy Planalp, MHS: 1984. His parents are: William E. Planalp (deceased 04/11/2000) & Ellen Planalp. Dan's services were held at the Christ Presbyterian Church, 6440 W. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ. on 01-05-2003. Arrangements entrusted to Best Funeral Services. Published in the Arizona Republic on 01-03-2003. Dan last resided in Phoenix, Arizona USA 85033.
 

DANIEL "Dan/Danny" RAMIREZ

Born: 05-16-1954
Died: 1997
Danny's youngest sister is Antonia "Tonya/Toni" (Ramirez) Richardson, MHS; 1984.
Danny attended Spitalny Elementary & Frank Borman Junior High Schools. Daniel last resided in Bullhead City, Arizona USA.
 

CRAIG JOSEPH REECE

Born: 07-05-1954
Died: 02-06-2003 from a heart attack, at 48 years of age, in Chandler, Arizona.

Craig is survived by his loving wife, Mary Lou; sons, Scott (Emilie) & Preston H. (deceased 07/31/2003); daughters Emily (James) & Sara; father, Joseph "Joe" Reece & stepmother Jan Reece; sisters, Sherri (Reece) Pitman & Linda (Reece) Ray, MHS; 1964, & his Mother-in-law Wilma Allison. Craig was preceded in death by his mother Lovina Reece (deceased 09/1983) & his brother, Sterling W. Reece, MHS; 1977 (deceased 11/05/1997). Craig was a defense environmental attorney for the City of Phoenix, where he worked for the past 14 years. Craig was loved & admired by all who associated with him, & will be remembered for his great love of the outdoors. Service arrangements were handled by Bunker's Garden Chapel, & held at the LDS Chapel located on the corner of Ray Road & McQueen Road, in Chandler, AZ. (1115 E. Ray Road, Chandler, AZ 85225). Published in The Arizona Republic on 02/09/2003. Craig attended Spitalny Elementary, Frank Borman Junior High, and graduated from Maryvale High School in 1972; he participated on MHS Varsity track team during his sophomore (1969-70), junior (1970-71), & senior (1971-72), class years. Craig last resided in Chandler, Maricopa County, Arizona USA 85224.
 

  
 
 
PATRICK "Pat" MICHAEL ROBINSON

Born: 09-28-1954
Died: 02-21-2002, at the age of 47, in Phoenix, Arizona.
He was awarded an Eagle Scout in his youth. Pat was a member of the Earth Science club during his freshman year. Patrick is survived by his parents Jesse G. & Nell Robinson both of Payson, Arizona, a brother Steven "Steve" Robinson, MHS; 1970, of Mesa, Arizona, & a sister Leilani (Robinson) Etter, MHS; 1975, of Trego, Montana. The family desires donations be made to the Arizona Kidney Foundation, 4203 E. Indian School Road, Suite 140, Phoenix, AZ. 85018. Pat last resided in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona USA 85014.
 

RONALD "Ron" E. ROEDER

Born: 11-28-1954
Died: 11-30-2001

Ron's sister is: Pat Roeder, MHS; 1970; & his brother is: Jeff Roeder, MHS; 1978.
 

SALLY SUE ROUNDS

Died: 1982 or 1983, from muscular dystrophy
Sally was a member of the Spanish club during her sophomore year, & she was in Class Council during her junior year. Sally's brother is: Stephen Rounds, MHS; 1969.
 

MARK J. SARGENT

Born: 10-07-1954
Died: 06-26-2002
Marks siblings are: Mike Sargent, MHS; 1971, Christopher & Tammee Sargent, MHS; 1977, & Kirk Sargent, MHS: 1981. Mark last resided in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona USA 85029.
 

DEBBIE (SMITH) ALVARADO/ROMERO

Died: 06-10-1999, of a brain aneurysm.
She lived in California at the time of her death & was buying her first house. She was still married but was going thru a divorce. She has a son, Nicholas Romero; her only child & who was around 12 years old at the time of her death. He was very brave for his mom. She was involved in the music business at the time of her death; she was perfect for that. Debbie was having lunch with a girlfriend when she started complaining of not feeling well. That is when she died of a brain aneurysm. In school, she was involved in Thespians. She was a beautiful woman. Her spirit lives on. Many learned so very much from her! She is missed so very much.
 

 

 

ROBERT CHARLES STEVIE

Born: 10-23-1953, in Cincinnati, Ohio
Died: 05-05-2000, at 46 years of age, in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona.

Robert was a certified welder and worked at Palo Verde Nuclear Plant. He also worked as a sheet metal worker for the Union. He was a friend to many who came to him for guidance in times of hardship. He was loved and respected by friends of new and old. Robert will be greatly missed. Our lives were made richer by his friendship. Survivors include his wife, Sara Jean Stevie; son, Steven Stevie; daughter, Dorothy Jean Stevie; his brother, Terry James Stevie, MHS; 1966, and his sister Karen Stevie, MHS; 1969. Arrangements were by Aaron Cremation and Burial Services,
2394 East Camelback Road, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona 85016; # 602-238-9524. Robert last resided in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona 85020. Obituary published in the Arizona Republic, Section B, page 08, on 05/11/2000; and the Arizona Republic, Section B, page 04, on 05/13/2000.
 

 ALEX EDWARD SYLVIA

Born: 03-12-1954, at Holloman A.F.B., New Mexico.
Died: 06-13-1972, in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona.

Alex was on the MHS-JV track team in 1969-70, his sophomore year. He was in the Leo club during his senior (1971-72) year. Alex's Father, Anthony "Andy" J. Sylvia (dod: 09/2006). His siblings are: Anne Elizabeth (Sylvia) Kendall, MHS: 1966, Alan Sylvia, MHS: 1968, Ava L. (Sylvia) Schumacher, MHS; 1969. Services were held 06/16/1972 at Maryvale Chapel and Mortuary, 6901 West Indian School Road, Phoenix, Arizona. Interment at Resthaven Park Cemetery, 6290 West Northern Avenue, Glendale, Arizona 85301; Section 13, Block 7, Lot 2, Space 4.
 
Ronald George Tadano

Tadano, Ronald George 57, passed away on May 8, 2012 in Phoenix, AZ surrounded by his family and friends. He has lived in Arizona for over 56 years. He was born on July 26, 1954 in Harlingen, TX to George and Rena Tadano. He attended Maryvale high school and was voted "Most Charismatic" in his class. He worked as a robotic camera operator with CBS and other television networks and has won several Emmy awards for his work in filming various Superbowl and Masters events. Ronnie loved to fish and held a state record for 10 years for a walleye that he caught at Canyon Lake. He loved his black corvette, gardening, cooking, and music. He was also a huge sky diving enthusiast in his younger years. His family describes him as a huge practical joker and has video and pictures to prove it. Most important of all Ronnie loved his family and friends and they will miss him greatly. Lastly, Ronnie was very proud of the fact that after being diagnosed with terminal liver cancer in 2008 he was cancer free one year later. He accomplished this through in depth research and as a personal mission to find an alternative treatment that challenged Western medical practices. Despite constant doubt and assurance from doctors that the method he was pursuing would lead to certain death, Ronnie would be happy to declare that he died cancer free. He would want others to be aware of his success and the possibility of other forms of cancer treatments available. He is survived by his girlfriend Linda, children; Kristal, James, and Kendall Tadano, and Olivia Williams (Sterling), brother Charlie Tadano, sister Peggy Hewitt and mother Rena Tadano. Memorial services will be private. To share online condolences, please visit www.hansenmortuary.com.

Published in The Arizona Republic on May 11, 2012
 

GAYLE ANN (THOMPSON) MUSSER

Born: 10-30-1953
Died: 04-29-1988, in an auto accident.
Gayle's husband was Donald "Don/Donny" Eugene Musser, JR, MHS; 1972 (deceased 07/1979). Gayle last resided in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona USA 85023.
 

TERESA ANN TURNEY

Born: 12-13-1954
Died: 05-1974

Teresa's siblings are: Nancy Turney, MHS; 1966, Rene Turney, MHS; 1981, & John Turney, MHS; 1983.
 
 

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RICK M. WEIMAR

Born: 06-26-1954
Died: 05-21-1998

Rick participated on the MHS Varsity tennis team his sophomore & junior years. Rick's sister is: Kristine "Kristi" Weimar, MHS: 1975.

 

JAMES R. WELKER, II

Born: 08-03-1954
Died: 11-11-2002
James last resided in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona USA 85042.
 

   

RANDALL "Randy" W. WHIPPS

Born: 03-05-1954
Died 08-01-2001
Randy was a member of MHS 1968-69 freshman football A-team, which had an undefeated season. He was on MHS-JV football team during 1969-70, his sophomore year. He wore jersey # 13 during both years. Randy's brothers are: Gary Michael Whipps, MHS; 1968, Patrick Whipps, MHS; 1974. His sister is: Terry Whipps, MHS; 1984. His Father, William W. Whipps, preceded him in death (deceased 03/05/1996). Randy last resided in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona USA 85033.
 

 

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