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Maryvale Panthers,

 Phoenix Arizona

In MEMORIAM 1976


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Class of 1976:

Anthony "Tony" James Alcocer

Anthony "Tony" James Alcocer,
50, of Glendale passed away on July 24, 2008. Tony was bom June 26, 1958 in Phoenix. He graduated from Maryvale High School in 1976 and was self-employed. Tony was a beloved son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, and friend. He loved his dog Bubba, cooking, riding his Harley, taking his quads to the sand dunes, fishing, and going to concerts. Tony was always the life of the party and will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. He is survived by his parents Henry and Betty, brothers Bill (Zonia) and Bobby (Pat), sisters Diane Galvan (Albeso, Sr.) and Karen Fimbres (Leonard), niece Sabrina Kingman, nephews Kristopher Fimbres and Michal Galvan, great-nephew William Galvan, step-niece Zonia Thompson, and a large extended family. A visitation will be held at 5 P.M. to 8 P.M. with a rosary beginning at 6:30 P.M. on Thursday July 31, 2008 at Blessed Sacrament Church 512 North 93rd Avenue, Tolleson (623) 936-7107. Funeral mass will be held at 9 A.M._on Friday August 1, 2008 at Blessed Sacrament Church with internment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery 10045 W. Thomas Rd., Avondale. Arrangements made by Crystal Rose Funeral Home. Father John Lankeit to perform the Mass.
Published in The Arizona Republic on July 31, 2008

 

PATRICIA "Pat" BAIN

Born: approx. 1958
Died: 1974 or 1975, from a car accident, in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona.

Pat is included in the MHS 1975 year book Memoriam, page 244. Her sister is Cindy Bain, MHS;1977. When Pat passed, she was interred in the City of El Mirage Cemetery, Maricopa County, Arizona. However, her family later had her disinterred and moved to Resthaven Park-East Phoenix Cemetery, 4310 East Southern Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85040-4042, where other members of their family are laid to rest. Gravesite location: Section S, Block 13, Lot 9, Space 1.
 

   
CINDY SUE (BARNETT/CASTOR) OROZCO

Born: 10-21-1958, in Woodward, Oklahoma
Died: 01-10-2004, in Mooreland, Woodward County, Oklahoma

Cindy Sue Barnett was born on 10/21/1958 to Jerry and Yvonne (Simms) Barnett in Woodward, Oklahoma. Cindy was reared in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona and attended school there. At the age of 17, she moved to Woodward, Oklahoma with her Mother and sisters. Cindy was married to Claude Castor and became the Mother of 4 children, whom she cared for all of her life. She was then married to Luz Orozco and to this union 1 stillborn child was born, Miracle Dawn Orozco. Cindy then moved to Mooreland, Oklahoma. She worked for Mead and Mary Ferguson. She loved them very much. Cindy was a very spirited person who loved life and the people she met. She loved her dogs, Amarillo, Jack, Sabrina, Russell, and Bingo; they were her children. She is survived by her Mother, Yvonne Welch and husband (Jerrell) of Tatum, New Mexico; one brother, Toby Barnett (MHS; 1973) and wife Donitta of Dallas, Georgia; four sisters, Bambi (Barnett) Plumley (MHS; 1974) and husband Phillip of Douglasville, Georgia; Tracy Barnett of Corpus Christi, Texas; Keri Barnett of Decatur, Georgia; Jeannie Barnett of Decatur, Georgia; her grandmother, Dorothy Iliff of Woodward, Oklahoma; two stepbrothers, Kerry Welch and wife Tammy of Laverne, Oklahoma; Ron Welch and wife Sherry of Tatum, New Mexico; stepsister, Kim Hamilton and husband John of Guam; uncles, Rick Iliff and wife Bev of Hobart, Oklahoma; Terry Iliff of Texas; Pat Barnett and wife Ethie of Woodward, Oklahoma; her aunt, Naomi Baxter of Kankakee, Illinois; two grandchildren, Brendon Willis Comstock and Chesley Comstock; nieces, nephews, other relatives and good friends. Cindy was preceded in death by her Father, Jerry Barnett, Uncle Edd Simms, cousins, Tina Simms, Kyle Barnett, and Stephen Simms. Cindy last resided in Mooreland, Woodward County, Oklahoma 73852.
 

 

 

 

 

Murdock, Catherine Denise (Necie)
Age 55, of Menifee, CA, passed away on Friday, November 9, 2013, at the Loma Linda Hospital in Murrieta, CA, from respiratory failure caused by Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension-Veno Occlusive Disease/systemic scleroderma, and invasive infection. Denise was born on July 13, 1958 in Phoenix, Arizona, to Prescott (Scott) and Helen Benson. She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Kenneth (Ken) Murdock, her daughter, Janea Hope, and her son, Prescott Kyle. Denise cherished her two "miracles," adopted at birth, and was a devoted mother. Denise is preceded in death by her mother, Helen, and survived by her father, Scott, of Phoenix, Arizona, and her sister, Debbie McKillip, of Overgaard, Arizona. Denise loved her family and friends deeply. She was sincere, generous, and caring. Her Christian faith was lived out in her home, her church, and her workplace. Denise grew up in Phoenix, and graduated from Maryvale High School in 1976. After completing a BA in Social Work at Pacific Christian College in Fullerton, CA, Denise earned a Masters Degree/LCSW from USC, then served as a hospital social worker for 30 years, prior to the onset of illness. A memorial service will be held at Resthaven Park Cemetery, 4310 E. Southern Ave., Phoenix, AZ, 85042, at 10:30 AM, preceded by a viewing at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, November 23, 2013. Online condolences may be shared at: www.miller-jones.com. (Select Online Obituaries, Current Services, Book of Memories), and/or at www.caringbridge.org/visit/DeniseMurdock. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/azcentral/obituary.aspx?n=catherine-denise-murdock-necie&pid=168078348&eid=sp_ommatch#sthash.qQ4bWA3z.dpuf
Murdock, Catherine Denise (Necie)
Age 55, of Menifee, CA, passed away on Friday, November 9, 2013, at the Loma Linda Hospital in Murrieta, CA, from respiratory failure caused by Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension-Veno Occlusive Disease/systemic scleroderma, and invasive infection. Denise was born on July 13, 1958 in Phoenix, Arizona, to Prescott (Scott) and Helen Benson. She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Kenneth (Ken) Murdock, her daughter, Janea Hope, and her son, Prescott Kyle. Denise cherished her two "miracles," adopted at birth, and was a devoted mother. Denise is preceded in death by her mother, Helen, and survived by her father, Scott, of Phoenix, Arizona, and her sister, Debbie McKillip, of Overgaard, Arizona. Denise loved her family and friends deeply. She was sincere, generous, and caring. Her Christian faith was lived out in her home, her church, and her workplace. Denise grew up in Phoenix, and graduated from Maryvale High School in 1976. After completing a BA in Social Work at Pacific Christian College in Fullerton, CA, Denise earned a Masters Degree/LCSW from USC, then served as a hospital social worker for 30 years, prior to the onset of illness. A memorial service will be held at Resthaven Park Cemetery, 4310 E. Southern Ave., Phoenix, AZ, 85042, at 10:30 AM, preceded by a viewing at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, November 23, 2013. Online condolences may be shared at: www.miller-jones.com. (Select Online Obituaries, Current Services, Book of Memories), and/or at www.caringbridge.org/visit/DeniseMurdock. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/azcentral/obituary.aspx?n=catherine-denise-murdock-necie&pid=168078348&eid=sp_ommatch#sthash.qQ4bWA3z.dpuf
Catherine Denise (BENSON) (Necie) Murdock

Age 55, of Menifee, CA, passed away on Friday, November 9, 2013, at the Loma Linda Hospital in Murrieta, CA, from respiratory failure caused by Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension-Veno Occlusive Disease/systemic scleroderma, and invasive infection. Denise was born on July 13, 1958 in Phoenix, Arizona, to Prescott (Scott) and Helen Benson. She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Kenneth (Ken) Murdock, her daughter, Janea Hope, and her son, Prescott Kyle. Denise cherished her two "miracles," adopted at birth, and was a devoted mother. Denise is preceded in death by her mother, Helen, and survived by her father, Scott, of Phoenix, Arizona, and her sister, Debbie McKillip, of Overgaard, Arizona. Denise loved her family and friends deeply. She was sincere, generous, and caring. Her Christian faith was lived out in her home, her church, and her workplace. Denise grew up in Phoenix, and graduated from Maryvale High School in 1976. After completing a BA in Social Work at Pacific Christian College in Fullerton, CA, Denise earned a Masters Degree/LCSW from USC, then served as a hospital social worker for 30 years, prior to the onset of illness. A memorial service will be held at Resthaven Park Cemetery, 4310 E. Southern Ave., Phoenix, AZ, 85042, at 10:30 AM, preceded by a viewing at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, November 23, 2013. Online condolences may be shared at: www.miller-jones.com. (Select Online Obituaries, Current Services, Book of Memories), and/or at www.caringbridge.org/visit/DeniseMurdock.
 
Gutierrez, Jayme L.
Jayme L. Gutierrez beloved wife, mother, grandmother (Bebe) and sister went home to be with her Lord and Savior on October 17, 2013. She was born in Phoenix on August 25, 1957 to the late Lou and Lola Brindley. On April 16, 1979, Jayme married the love of her life, Henry Gutierrez. Together they raised their two daughters Amber (Daniel) Diaz and Melissa Gutierrez. She is also survived by her four sisters Pam Book, Christy (Bill) Moreno, Vicki (Brian) Hinrichs and Kelly Brindley and three grandsons Isaiah, Daniel, Jr., & Elijah and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother Michael E. Brindley. Jayme loved and devoted her life to her family and just wanted to spoil and love her grandsons. She was loved by all and will be missed dearly. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 11:00AM at St Vincent de Paul Church, 3140 N. 51st Avenue, Phoenix. Burial will follow in Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Avondale. Memories and condolences may be made by visiting the online obituary guest book at www.obits.azcentral.com. Arrangements entrusted to Holy Cross Catholic Mortuary.
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Gutierrez, Jayme L.
Jayme L. Gutierrez beloved wife, mother, grandmother (Bebe) and sister went home to be with her Lord and Savior on October 17, 2013. She was born in Phoenix on August 25, 1957 to the late Lou and Lola Brindley. On April 16, 1979, Jayme married the love of her life, Henry Gutierrez. Together they raised their two daughters Amber (Daniel) Diaz and Melissa Gutierrez. She is also survived by her four sisters Pam Book, Christy (Bill) Moreno, Vicki (Brian) Hinrichs and Kelly Brindley and three grandsons Isaiah, Daniel, Jr., & Elijah and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother Michael E. Brindley. Jayme loved and devoted her life to her family and just wanted to spoil and love her grandsons. She was loved by all and will be missed dearly. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 11:00AM at St Vincent de Paul Church, 3140 N. 51st Avenue, Phoenix. Burial will follow in Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Avondale. Memories and condolences may be made by visiting the online obituary guest book at www.obits.azcentral.com. Arrangements entrusted to Holy Cross Catholic Mortuary.
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Jayme L. (BRINDLEY) Gutierrez

Jayme L. Gutierrez beloved wife, mother, grandmother (Bebe) and sister went home to be with her Lord and Savior on October 17, 2013. She was born in Phoenix on August 25, 1957 to the late Lou and Lola Brindley. On April 16, 1979, Jayme married the love of her life, Henry Gutierrez. Together they raised their two daughters Amber (Daniel) Diaz and Melissa Gutierrez. She is also survived by her four sisters Pam Book, Christy (Bill) Moreno, Vicki (Brian) Hinrichs and Kelly Brindley and three grandsons Isaiah, Daniel, Jr., & Elijah and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother Michael E. Brindley. Jayme loved and devoted her life to her family and just wanted to spoil and love her grandsons. She was loved by all and will be missed dearly. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 11:00AM at St Vincent de Paul Church, 3140 N. 51st Avenue, Phoenix. Burial will follow in Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Avondale. Memories and condolences may be made by visiting the online obituary guest book at www.obits.azcentral.com. Arrangements entrusted to Holy Cross Catholic Mortuary.
   

MICHAEL "Mike" ANTHONY CANTRELL


Born: 11-20-1957, in Swindon, England.
Died: 08-20-2003, from cancer.
Mike is a Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps (1975);
and the U.S. Army (1977), as a fight medic;
and the Mesa Police Department; Police Officer from 1980 to retirement in 1995.
Michael Anthony Cantrell, "God's finger touched him & he slept." In the early morning hours of August 20, 2003, Michael Anthony Cantrell passed away after a brave battle with cancer. It took his life but did not diminish his powerful faith in God or his strong spirit. In this respect Michael beat this deadly disease. Michael is now with his daughter Vanessa who joined our Lord on May 22, 1980 after her parents were blessed with her for a beautiful 2 months. He is also predeceased by his father Robert Lee Cantrell, formerly of Kansas City, KS. We thank God for the 45 years Michael was given to the world & for the honor of knowing & loving him. He certainly made the world a more enjoyable place. Michael's laugh & smile were his trademark. His love of life, love for his family, & faith in God were unprecedented. This world was blessed by Michael's birth in Swindon, England on November 20, 1957 & now it is saddened by his passing. Michael spent his childhood in Bath, England; Kansas City, Kansas, Bitburg, Germany & Litchfield Park, AZ. Michael is survived by his loving wife Debbie & his beautiful daughter, Nicole & her husband, Matthew Salusky. Michael & Debbie were high school sweethearts & were married for 26 years. Michael is also survived by his loving mother Hazel Fysh of Phoenix; two older brothers, Philip of Chicago, Ill., Gary (Eileen) of Mesa & their children Derek & Chelsea; an aunt, Mary Muncy of Overland Park, KS, & 5 aunts & uncles in Bath, England. He joined the United States Marine Corps in 1975 then went into the U.S. Army in 1977. While in the Army, he was a flight medic assigned to a Crash Rescue Squadron in Yuma, AZ. When Michael left the Army, his calling to help others brought him to the Mesa Police Department where he became a Police Officer in 1980. Michael retired from the Mesa Police Department in 1995. During this time, he served with honor & pride while putting his life on the line to make our community a safer place to live. Services were held, Monday, 08/25/2003 at Central Christian Church of the East Valley, 933 N. Lindsay Mesa, AZ. Burial in City of Mesa Cemetery. Reception followed at Central Christian Church of the East Valley. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made at any Bank of America branch in Michael A. Cantrell's name. Published in the Arizona Republic on: 08/23/2003. Michael last resided in Chandler, Arizona USA 85224.
 

 
 
MICHAEL "Mike" BRYAN COLLOM

Born: 07-28-1957, in Yuma, Arizona
Died: 01-20-2007, at 49 years of age, from cancer; of Avondale, Maricopa County, Arizona

Michael Bryan Collom passed away 01/20/2007 after a brave and hard-fought battle with cancer. Mike was born to Thelma (nee Johnson) and Homer Collom. He was a loving husband and father who kept his sense of humor even in illness. A longtime diesel body-shop manager, Mike believed in second chances and gave them. His kindness, patience and integrity brought out the best in those around him. Mike was married to his best friend and soul mate for 29 years, and they raised two adoring daughters that will forever strive to be as honorable as their father. His family takes comfort in knowing that he is now without pain, and in the comfort of his Lord and Savior and loved ones who passed before him. He is deeply missed. Michael is survived by his wife, Mary Ann; daughters Lindsey (Pat) and Amber (Shaun); Father Homer Collom; five siblings, David Collom, MHS; 1978, Jim Collom, MHS; 1979, Larry Collom, MHS; 1983, Tina Collom, MHS; 1988, Bryan Collom, MHS; 1997, and Randi Collom, MHS; 2005, and numerous other family and friends. Visitation was Wednesday, 01/24/2007 at Mercer Chapel, 1541 East Thomas Road, Phoenix, Arizona. Funeral was Thursday, 01/25/2007 at Mercer Chapel. Interment followed at Greenwood Memory Lawn, 2300 West Van Buren Street, Phoenix, Arizona. Published in The Arizona Republic on 01/24/2007.
 

Susan Kay (Colyer) Wilson

Susan Kay Wilson was born on December 17, 1958 in Ludington, Michigan to Dawn & George Colyer. The family moved to Arizona in 1961 where Susan grew up attending Wilson Elementary & Maryvale HS. She was fortunate to meet her soul mate & lifelong partner Randy Wilson at just 13yrs old & the two were married 36yrs. She was a homemaker & partner in the family's Harley-Davidson & Classic Car business. She loved life, her passion & mission was people & especially kids. Susan battled Ovarian Cancer for over 4yrs & passed in her husbands' arms in the comfort of her home on Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 3:40pm. She is survived by her mother, Dawn Colyer her brothers, Chris and George Colyer Jr. her sister, Denise Hales, her husband, Randy Wilson her daughter, Angela Wilson her son, Nick Wilson, & Grandkids, KeyVaughn Williams, TayVion Wilson, & Kamber Coronado. Service will be at Best Funeral Services, 9380 West Peoria Ave, Peoria, AZ 85345 on Friday, February 14, 2014 Viewing from 5:30-7:00pm with Memorial from 7:00-7:30pm and Reception from 7:30-9:00pm. Published in The Arizona Republic from Feb. 14 to Feb. 16, 2014

 
 
DEITER DANKERL

Born: 09-18-1958,
Died: 08-1977
Deiter resided in Chandler, Maricopa County, Arizona.
 

RICHARD JAMES DEEGAN, JR.

Born: 12-07-1956, in Elgin, Kane County, Illinois
Died: 11-18-1999, 42 years of age, at Harrison Hospital, of Belfair, Kitsap County, Washington

Richard is a Veteran of the U.S.Navy

Richard was raised and educated in Illinois, Arizona and Washington, graduating from Maryvale High School in Phoenix, Arizona in 1976. Mr. Deegan served in the Navy. He was a certified technician in ASE and electronics. He had worked as a water treatment operator at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard for the past six years. Mr. Deegan was a member of American Legion Post 149. Survivors include his father, Richard James Deegan Sr. of Chehalis, Lewis County, Washington (dob: 07/27/1928 - dod: 05/16/2001, published in The Columbian newspaper on 05/19/2001); one son, Jacob Deegan, of Vancouver, Washington; two sisters, JoAnn (Deegan) Proper (MHS; 1973) of Vancouver, Washington, and Wendy Haag of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and three brothers, Randal, Brian and Daniel Deegan, all of Vancouver, Washington. Visitation was Wednesday, 11/24/1999, at Lewis Funeral Chapel, 5303 Kitsap Way, Bremerton, Washington 98312, # 360-377-3836/1-888-860-3836. A funeral service was Friday, 11/26/1999, also at Lewis Funeral Chapel. Inurnment is at Salkum Cemetery (aka: New Hope Cemetery, aka Mt. Moriah, aka Mt. Hope Cemetery. S13 T12N R1E Lewis County Cemetery Dist #2 south of Salkum, Washington. Turn right on Wilcox Road follow past church to cemetery.) and his ashes will be scattered at sea by the Navy. Memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association, 4414 Woodland Park Avenue North, Seattle, Washington 98103-7499. Published in the Washington Sun and The Columbian newspapers, 11/25/1999.
 

 
 
 
   
THOMAS "Tom" VINCENT DeROUCHEY

Born: 08-13-1958, in Miller, South Dakota
Died: 03-16-2004, near Marana, Arizona.
Tom is a U.S.Army Veteran.
Special Agent DeRouchey, U.S. Border Patrol in California;
Investigations Division of the INS in 1991;
Supervisory Special Agent with the Law Enforcement Center in Vermont;
Assistant District Director for Investigations at the Atlanta District INS Office;
Interim Special Agent-in-Charge of the Phoenix, Arizona, Office of Investigations for U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE); Interim Director of the Immigration Investigations program in Washington, DC., assisting transition of the Investigations program of the former Immigration & Naturalization Service (INS) into the newly established ICE under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Thomas "Tom" Vincent DeRouchey, age 45, died March 16, 2004 near Marana, Arizona. He was born August 13, 1958 in Miller, South Dakota as the 4th child of Jerome & Betty (Peterson) DeRouchey. He grew up in a loving family with 5 brothers & 3 sisters. Tom was a member of the Cheyenne River Lakota Sioux Indian tribe. He learned to cowboy at a young age as his father worked on numerous ranches in South Dakota & Arizona. It was in Phoenix that Tom joined the JROTC at Maryvale High School where upon graduation in 1976 he followed his older brothers & joined the U.S. Army. After basic training & Army Security Agency training Tom was assigned to the border in West Germany at Eschwege. Upon completion of his Army tour overseas with an honorable discharge Tom went to Sheridan, Wyoming where he studied & worked before moving back to the Phoenix area & working at a local dairy. It was in 1988 that Special Agent DeRouchey began his federal law enforcement career with the U.S. Border Patrol in California. He joined the Investigations Division of the INS in 1991, where he subsequently served in a series of management positions of increasing responsibility, from Supervisory Special Agent with the Law Enforcement Center in Vermont to the Assistant District Director for Investigations at the Atlanta District INS Office. When Tom died he was Interim Special Agent-in-Charge of the Phoenix, Arizona, Office of Investigations for U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE). As Interim Special Agent-in-Charge, Tom coordinated the enforcement & investigation operations for ICE in central & northern Arizona, including Yuma. Prior to his appointment in Phoenix, he served as the Interim Director of the Immigration Investigations program in Washington, DC. In this capacity he helped the transition of the Investigations program of the former Immigration & Naturalization Service (INS) into the newly established ICE under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Tom DeRouchey was a highly valued, talented professional who loss to ICE is deeply felt by all his colleagues & the entire ICE family. He was deeply loved by his many nieces & nephews & all his family. Tom demonstrated great moral & financial support to his parents & family with his deep compassion to those in need. He loved his nieces & nephews & they loved him especially around Christmas holidays. He sponsored youth football programs. Tom felt deeply about his work & the problems of illegal immigration to the U.S. Tom appeared on many television programs & gave numerous press conferences in Arizona & elsewhere to highlight the illegal smuggling organizations & their treatment of illegal immigrants as chattel. Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Jerry DeRouchey & Betty (Peterson) Horn. Tom is survived by his 5 brothers: Colonel Terry DeRouchey (Leanne), John DeRouchey, Bruce DeRouchey, MHS; 1979 (Missy), Jeffrey Horn, & Jerome DeRouchey Jr. (Chris); 3 sisters: Denise (DeRouchey) Salyers, MHS: 1974, Cindy Loerzel (Walter) & Patricia Shore (Richard), 25 nieces & nephews. Services with a full mass celebrating Tom's life was at St.Thomas Aquinas Church at 13720 W. Thomas Rd, Avondale, AZ, Saturday, 03-20-2004. Graveside services immediately followed at Holy Cross Cemetery, 10045 West Thomas Rd, Avondale, AZ. Menke Funeral Home. A reception followed graveside services at Littleton Elementary School. Contributions suggested to the American Lung Assn. (Camp Not-A-Wheeze) 102 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85003. Published in The Arizona Republic on: 03/19-20/2004; Palm Beach Daily News, Palm Beach, FL on: 03/18-19/2004; Athens Daily News, Athens, GA on: 03/30/2004; The Sun, Baltimore, MD on: 03/30-31/2004; The Pantagraph, Bloomington, IL on: 03-18-2004; & The Miller Press, Miller, SD on: 03/30/2004.
 
Special Agent DeRouchey
Personal photo provided by Martin & Estela Biesemeyer, Indianola, IA; "Tom with Attorney General John Ashcroft
Immigration Agent
   

KATHI DUNHAM

Born: 02-04-1958,
Died: 04-1980
Kathi resided in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona.
 

JOHN DURIVAGE

Born: 08-06-1958,
Died: 05-1978
John resided in Glendale, Maricopa County, Arizona.
 

   
RUSSELL EMERY

Born: 09-05-1958,
Died: 02-1981.
Russell's sister is Gail Emery, MHS; 1976. He resided in Lynchburg, Lynchburg City, Virginia.
 

TIMOTHY "Tim" R. FULLER

Born: 08-29-1958,
Died: 07-06-1997.
Tim resided in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona.
 

   
MICHAEL "Mike" GIORDANO

Howard Lenard Greathouse
Lauren Spano Kirby says, "The Greathouse Family lived 2 doors away from mine. Howard Greathouse from the class of 1976 has passed away. "

Greathouse, Howard Lenard
55 of Phoenix, passed away on May 12, 2013. Visitation Friday May 17th 5-7 PM at South Phoenix Missionary Baptist Church 2006 E. Broadway Rd. Phoenix. Home going service Saturday May 18th 11 AM at South Phoenix M.B.C. with a pre-service viewing at 10 AM. Interment at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery. Preston Funeral Home serving the family.
 
DEBRA "Debbie" J. HOUSLEY

Born: 01-09-1958,
Died: 11-25-1997.
Debra's brother is Jack Housley, MHS; 1977. Debra resided in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona.
 

ELLEN M. (HUGHES) THOMPSON

Born: 12-04-1957,
Died: 12-17-2000, from cholangiocarcinoma - liver cancer.
She is the mother of two young children 10 yrs. old & 7 yrs. old. Ellen resided in Whittier, Los Angeles, California.
 

   
DANA G. LANGSTON

Born: approx. 1958
Died: 03-08-2004, 46 years of age, of Queen Creek, Maricopa County, Arizona

Memorial Service was held 03/13/2004 at The Springs of East Mesa, 6220 East Broadway Road, Mesa, Arizona 85206, # 480-985-8900. Apache Junction Mortuary, 398 Old West Highway, Apache Junction, Arizona 85219, # 480-982-7721. Published in the Arizona Republic on 03/11/2004.
 

   

  

 

ROBERT "Bob" LOOMER

Born: 02-27-1958
Died: 10-02-2000

Robert lived in Texas prior to moving to Arizona. Robert attended MHS during his senior year.
 

Mask, James "JD" Dean

55, of Glendale, AZ passed away on May 24, 2014. A veteran of the US Dept of the Navy. Services were held at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona on Friday, June 6, 2014 at 9:00 AM.
 
CYNTHIA "Cindy" PRATT

Born: 08-27-1958
Died: 09-1978
Cindy last resided in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona USA 85035.
 
 

WILLIAM K. RAWLS

Born: 04-28-1958,
Died: 01-28-1992
 

Eugene Melvin Redland

Eugene Melvin Redland, born in Tacoma, WA July 24, 1958 passed away August 16, 2004 in Phoenix, AZ. He moved to AZ in 1971 from Seattle, WA. He completed is education here, attending Borman Junior High and Maryvale High School. He was in the Navy from 1976 to Nov. 1979. Finally, he then began his career working with the United States Postal Service (1982-current), which he thoroughly enjoyed. He is survived by his wife, Carrol and their, three sons, Jeremy, Dustin, and Bobby. His parents, Delbert and Phyllis Redland, His big brother, Wesley Redland (Jolene) and his favorite little sister, Nancy Flachman (Charlie), and their kids, Shauna, Greg and Missy, and other loved ones and friends. We will miss his humor and antics, but especially his love. Memorial services will be held Saturday at 10:00 A.M. at Orangewood Nazarene Church, 2728 W. Orangewood Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85019 602-995-0299. Donations can be made in lieu of flowers to our church, designated "Parish Nursing".

Published in The Arizona Republic on Aug. 20, 2004
 
EARL ROBINSON

Donna Rimoldi says, "I would like to let you know Earl Robinson class of 76 passed away."
 
CHADD D. ROESNER

Born: 11-09-1957
Died: 02-09-1998

Chadd attended MHS during his junior year.
 

 ROBIN K. ROGERS

Born: 09-14-1957
Died: 02-11-2003

Robin is a Persian Gulf Veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

Rank: SSGT-Staff Sergeant U.S. Air Force
Buried at: Section 60 Site 903
National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona
23029 North Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85024
Prior to MHS, Robin attended Cartwright Elementary (59th Ave./Thomas Rd.) and Frank Borman Junior High (55th Ave./Osborn Rd.) school. Robin's younger brother is Todd Rogers, MHS; 1976. Chet Stidham, MHS; 1976 was good friends with Robin and his brother Todd, from 4th grade at Cartwright Elementary through graduation at MHS.

*(will be updated soon.)

 

ARTHUR "Art" G. ROSE

Born: 06-14-1958
Died: 11-25-1996

Art was a wonderful husband to Kim (Stone/Rose) Peterson, MHS; 1984. They have a daughter, Nikki. Art was heavily involved in Motorcycle Racing (Dirt Bikes) and was a successful business owner in the last years of his life. He owned and operated ART ROSE PAINTING and did some of the most outstanding paint work on vehicles that have earned him spots in magazines. Art was a survivor of Congenital Aortic Stenosis and endured 3 open heart surgeries during his life before it finally took him away from us. He loved his little girl more then I ever saw him love anything. He is so missed and loved to this day.
 

DAVID "Dave" SERRES

Born: 04-04-1958
Died: 10-1981

Dave lived in Wisconsin prior to moving to Arizona. Dave attended MHS during his junior class year.
 

   

 RANDE LeROY SCHERER

Born: 07-07-1958
Died: 06-15-1974, at 15 years of age, in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona
Services for Rande LeRoy Scherer, 15, were at Maryvale Chapel, 6901 West Indian School Road, Phoenix, Arizona. Rande, of 6101 West Hollyhock Drive, Phoenix, Arizona 85031; died of an illness in St. Luke's Hospital. Rande was in the 10th grade, a sophomore, at Maryvale High School (MHS). He was active on the baseball team during his freshman year in 1972-73; and was on the JV-football team in 1973-74, his sophomore year, wearing jersey # 11, they finished the season with a 9-1 record. Rande was also in the American Legion baseball program. Rande is remembered in the MHS 1975 yearbook "In Memoriam," page # 244. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Scherer; sisters, Karolene "Kaye" (Scherer) Klassen, MHS; 1969; Clarice (Scherer) Kokali/Bryan, MHS; 1971; Lori (Scherer) Dee, MHS; 1977; and Lana (Scherer) Blackham, MHS; 1979; a brother, Robert "Rob" Scherer, MHS; 1973; nephews, David Klassen, MHS; 1986 (coached 7th/8th grade boys baseball in Tolleson, Arizona) and Donald "Dondi" Klassen, MHS; 1988; a niece, Angela "Angel" (Klassen) Hollingsworth, MHS; 1992; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Scherer and Mr. and Mrs. John Bradford; and great-nephews, David Klassen, Jr., Rande Klassen (named after Rande Scherer), and Bobby Klassen (all sons of David Klassen). Interment at Phoenix Memorial Park, 200 West Beardsley, Phoenix, Arizona 85027; Section Garden of Rest I, Lot 120, Space B1. Published in the Arizona Republic 06/07/1974.
 

DAVID A. SIVADON

Born: 02-15-1958
Died: 03-13-2004, at age 46, in Phoenix, Arizona.
David is a U.S. Army Veteran.
David's sisters are: Marta Sivadon, MHS; 1977, & Carolyn Sivadon. Funeral services were Wednesday, 03/17/2004, at Best Funeral Services, 9380 W. Peoria Ave, Peoria, Arizona 85345. David last resided in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona. Published in the Arizona Republic on 03/16/2004.
 
        
   
DAVID SPRADLING

Born: 07-22-1957,
Died: 05-1980.
David resided in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona.
 

ELISE MARIE STAILEY

Born: 05-27-1958, Ramey AFB Puerto Rico.
Died: 10-05-1992, in Greenville, South Carolina.
Elise attended MHS during her freshman, sophomore and junior class years. She transferred to West High School during her senior year, and graduated in 1976. Elise was a LPN and worked in Arizona, in numerous nursing homes, Good Samaritan Hospital and Cigna Health Care. She was working on her RN at the time of her death. Elise lived in Arizona, in Paradise Valley on an Arabian Horse Ranch with her life partner and soul mate Patti. Together they boarded and trained horses and surrounded themselves with their beloved dogs and cats. Elise was a talented guitarist, naturalist, a member of Greenpeace and PETA. Her love of music is one of the fondest memories that her surviving sister Michelle (Stailey) Casey has of her. Elise wore out several copies of Carole King's Tapestry (her favorite album) in the summer of 1972! She had moved to South Carolina to explore new life opportunities and continue her education. Elise was a gentle and caring soul, taking in stray animals and always lending a hand to those in need. She had a wicked sense of humor, loved to laugh and was always up for a good party! Elise adored her nephews Andrew, Aaron and Austin; they called her Auntie "E" and miss her very much. They have great memories of their adventures together. Auntie "E" always had fast sports cars. Elise is survived by her sister Michelle (Stailey) Casey (MHS; 1973); her Father and stepmother, Chuck and Linda Stailey; and her brother Eric Stailey. Her sister Celeste passed in 2000, her Mother in 1999. Elise last resided in Greenville, Greenville County, South Carolina. Elise loved the outdoors; her ashes were scattered from a top of a mountain that overlooks a beautiful range near Payson, Arizona. "And the sweet tasting good life is so easily found. Way over yonder~that's where I'm bound." Excerpt from: "Way Over Yonder" by: Author/songwriter/singer: Carole King ~ album:Tapestry.
 

 
 
 
KURT A. STREIF

Born: 02-23-1958
Died: 08-27-1999
 
   

DIANA "Diane" LEE THRELFALL

Born: 10-09-1958
Died: 04-21-1997
She lived in Arizona.
 

 
RONALD "Ron" VAUPEL

Born: 12-27-1957
Died: 05-1985.
 
 

ERASMO VILLAVICENCIO

Born: 08-23-1957
Died: 09-28-2005, at age 49, of Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona.

Erasmo was a Father, Grandfather and brother. His son is Paul Villavicencio, MHS; 2002. Visitation, services and interment were held on 10/06/2005 at Resthaven Park Mortuary, 4310 East Southern Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85040; Section 7, Block 24, Lot 7, Space 2. Published in The Arizona Republic on 10/05/2005. Erasmo last resided in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona 85031-3213.
 

VALERIE ANNE (WHITMER) KROB

Born: 02-12-1957
Died: 04-12-2008, after a lengthy illness, in Maricopa County, Arizona.

Valerie Anne Whitmer Krob was preceded in death by a son Adam and daughter Renea. She leaves behind her husband Glenn Krob, MHS; 1972, daughter Rashell and granddaughter Lucy, nine brothers and sisters; Diane (Whitmer) Seveland, MHS; 1971, Toni Whitmer, MHS; 1973, Pamela Whitmer, MHS; 1974, Brian Whitmer, MHS; 1976, Michael Whitmer, MHS; 1987, and Dirk Whitmer, MHS; 1990, together with extended family in the Whitmer (Valerie's Father is Orville Whitmer) and Krob (brothers-in-law, George Krob, MHS: 1974, and Dennis Krob, MHS; 1977) families. Valerie is also predeceased by her Mother, who's interment is nearby Valerie's gravesite. Viewing was Friday, 04/18/2008, with service on Saturday, 04/19/2008, at Phoenix Memorial Park, 200 West Beardsley Road, Phoenix, Arizona. Gravesite location: Garden of Devotion 3, Lot 118, Space D-1. Following interment, guests were invited to fellowship with the family at The Salvation Army, 6010 West Northern Avenue, Glendale, Arizona. Published in The Arizona Republic on 04/17/2008 - 04/18/2008.
 
 
BRIAN MARK WOERNER

Born: 03-01-1958
Died: 07-06-2003, at 45 years of age, in Maricopa County, Arizona

In 1972-73, Brian attended MHS during his freshman year. He transferred and finished his high school years, graduating in 1976, at the newly built Trevor Browne High School (TBHS). This was due to the enforced geographical boundary split, made in 1972 by a Phoenix Union High School District (PUHSD) governing board decision, which started at the beginning of the 1972-73 school year, with the opening of TBHS. Brian's sister is Cheryl Woerner, MHS; 1974. Brian's obituary was published in the Arizona Republic, Section B, page 7, on 07/11/2003.
 

JERRY LEON YOESTING
Born: 08-07-1955, in Camp Lejune, N.C.
Died: 04-10-2002, at the age of 46.
He was a member of The Greater Phoenix Bowling Association. He is survived by his parents, Teddy & Barbara Yoesting, sister, Barbara Darlene Pritchett, & brother, Teddy J. Yoesting, Jr. Jerry resided in Phoenix, Arizona.
 
 

NICHOLAS "Nick" G. ZENDER

Born: 12-22-1957
Died: 06-25-2005, at 47 years of age, of Akron, Summit County, Ohio.

"World's Greatest Dad" Nicholas Zender passed away Saturday, 06/25/2005. He was preceded in death by his Father, Nicholas Zender. He is survived by Tammy Zender and children, Nikki and Hedy Zender; nieces and nephew, Nicole, Brandy, and Mathew; his Mother Hedy Anderson; brothers, Robert Zender and James Zender; many other relatives and close friends. Nick attended his freshman and sophomore class years at MHS. Visitation was Wednesday, 06/29/2005, at Newcomer Funeral Home, 131 North Canton Road, Akron, Ohio 44305, # 330-784-3334. A memorial mass was held on Thursday, 06/30/2005, at St. Paul Catholic Church, 1580 Brown Street, Akron, Ohio 44301-2757, # 330-724-1253. Nick last resided in Akron, Summit County, Ohio 44306. Published in the Akron Beacon Journal, Akron, Ohio, on Tuesday, 06/28/2005 and Wednesday, 06/29/2005.
 

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