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Maryvale Panthers,

Phoenix Arizona


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Class of 1979:

Born: 05-19-1960, in Los Angeles County, California.
Died: 01-02-2004, at age 43, in Glendale, Maricopa County, Arizona.
A Memorial Service was held on Saturday, 01/10/2004 at Greer-Wilson Funeral Home, 5921 W. Thomas Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85035. Dan's brother is James "Jim" Brinegar, MHS; 1980. Published in the Arizona Republic on 01/08-09/2004. Dan last resided in Glendale, Maricopa County, Arizona USA 85302.


Died: 01-08-1977, in a car accident, during his Junior class year. He is listed in the 1978 year book Memoriam, pg.# 253. His sister is Brenda (Blake) Gorski, MHS; 1981 who resides in Buckeye, AZ.


Born: 11-20-1960
Died: 06-07-1986
Karen was killed by a cliff jumper while tubing down the Salt River. She was attending ASU, she was in the ROTC program, and upon graduation would have become a lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force. She had dreams of becoming a jet pilot. A scholarship fund at ASU has been established in her name and for the past years has helped many other students achieve their dreams. Karen received honors of being a member of Parnassus, while at MHS. Karen will always be missed and never forgotten. Karen's sister is Leanne (Curtis) Koppes, MHS; 1980.

Born: 08-29-1961, in Denver, Adams County, Colorado
Died: 07-05-2007, at 45 years of age, of Matthews, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

Kevin passed away Thursday, 07/05/2007 at his home after a brief illness. He was born in Denver, Adams County, Colorado and lived a wonderful childhood in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas. Kevin attended Maryvale High School (MHS) and Glendale Community College (GCC) in Phoenix and Glendale, Arizona, where he began his life long passion of playing golf for the school teams. In 1975-76, Kevin's freshman year, he was a member of the MHS golf club. Kevin was a member of the MHS-Varsity Golf team during his sophomore, junior and senior class year. In 1978-79, Kevin's senior year, he was a member of VICA, Art council representing industrial and fine arts. Kevin was an excellent golfer, obtaining a PGA card and playing in U.S. Open Qualifying tournaments in 1986. Kevin's love of the game consisted of annual golf outings with dear friends on our nation's finest courses and he served on the Doug Jones Memorial Golf Tournament Committee, benefiting cancer research for several years. Kevin worked as a grocery specialist trainer and manager of Store # 111 with Food Lion Grocery in Charlotte, North Carolina for 12 years. He enjoyed NASCAR (favorite driver was Jeff Gordon), horse racing, and the Phoenix Suns. He enjoyed cooking, was a wonderful Life Coach to many and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He will be deeply missed by all. Memorial services to celebrate his life were held Sunday, 07/08/2007 at St. Andrews United Methodist Church. A funeral mass was held Sunday, 07/22/2007 at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 100 West Roosevelt Street, Phoenix, Arizona. The family greeted friends, share memories and celebrated Kevin's life, at the church, after the service. Kevin is survived by his parents, Phil Newton Derrick and Judy (Collier) Derrick of Phoenix, Arizona; his two sisters, Laura "Laurie" (Derrick) Guzman (MHS; 1981) of Prescott, Arizona and Lisa Derrick (MHS; 1978) of Phoenix, Arizona; his grandmother, Dorothy Collier of Phoenix, Arizona; his girlfriend, Ana Greenwood of Matthews, North Carolina; his two nephews, Michael and David Guzman of Prescott, Arizona; and his aunts and uncles, Kip and Debbie Sudduth of Phoenix, Arizona and Bryan and Kay Collier of Denver, Colorado and many close cousins and extended family, friends and colleagues in Arizona and North Carolina. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the
Children's Miracle Network, (Phoenix Children's Hospital, 1919 East Thomas Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85016), or (Levine Children's Hospital, 1000 Blythe Boulevard, Charlotte, North Carolina 28203; or to the American Cancer Society, 2929 East Thomas Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85016, or 6000 Fairview Road, Charlotte, North Carolina 28210. Online condolences may be made to the family at Making Everlasting Memories. Arrangements were in the care of McEwen Funeral Service, Mint Hill Chapel, 7428 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, Charlotte, North Carolina 28227. Published in The Arizona Republic from 07/20/2007 through 07/22/2007.











Born: 07-21-1961
Died: 03-20-1999
Mike resided in Arizona.


Born: 06-12-1961
Died: 02-1980
Bob resided in Tempe, Maricopa County, Arizona.


Born: 08-18-1961
Died: 10-03-1996
David resided in Arizona.

Scott Price Fleming
Scott Price Fleming, 48, of Chandler, AZ, passed away on September 23, 2008. Scott was born August 20, 1960 in Phoenix, AZ to James Robert and Anna Jeane Fleming. He attended Maryvale High School, and became an Eagle Scout. He worked at Reynolds Aluminum prior to serving a Mission for the LDS Church in Boise, Idaho. He attended college in Idaho and BYU when he met Debra Lee Casto and married in June 29, 1985 in the Mesa, Arizona Temple. He graduated from BYU and NAU, receiving his Masters Degree in Physical Therapy. He is survived by his wife Debra, 4 children Chantel, Kendra, Kami and Scott Price Jr.; mother Anna Jeane Fleming, 1 sister and 6 brothers. Visitation will be 6-8 PM Friday, September 26, 2008 at Greenwood Memory Lawn Mortuary 719 N. 27th Ave Phx, AZ 85009 and Saturday 9 AM at the church. Funeral Service will be 10 AM, Saturday, September 27, 2008 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, McQueen 1st Ward, 17817 S. McQueen Rd, Chandler, AZ. Interment will follow at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery. Donation may be made to the LDS Missionary Fund for Chantel Fleming. Arrangements by A.L. Moore Grimshaw Mortuary Sign the Guest Book at eastvalleytribune.com

Born: 05-10-1961, in Duluth, Minnesota
Died: 06-16-2006, at 45 years of age, of malignant Melanoma, in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona.
Mike was a graduate of Grand Canyon University, 1990 and a dedicated member of the Walgreens Drug Store team for the past 25 years. He is survived by his Mother Barbara Ridlen (Tex), Father William Fredrick (Glenna), brother Mark Fredrick, MHS; 1980 (Joyce), sister Michelle Fredrick, MHS; 1982, grandmother Marjorie Williams, extended family members and his valued coworkers. A memorial service was held on Wednesday, 06/21/2006, at Greer-Wilson Funeral Home, 5921 West Thomas Road, Phoenix, Arizona. Officiating was Gordon Christopher. Arrangements entrusted to Greer-Wilson Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Mike's memory to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 East Flower Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85014. Published in The Arizona Republic on 06/20-21/2006

Born: 09-21-1961
Died: 03-19-1982
Mitch's sister is: Sheri Gabbert, MHS; 1977. Mitch last resided in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona USA 85015.

Died: 02-19-2005
Dean A. Hearne, age 43, of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away February 19, 2005. Services private. Arrangements entrusted to Rude Family Northwest Mortuary. Published in The Arizona Republic on: 02/24/2005.


Born 03-19-1960
Died 04-20-2002
Davey participated in Madrigals during his Junior class yr. He resided in Phoenix, AZ


Born: 11-30-1960
Died: 07-20-1993


Born: 08-18-1961
Died: 02-06-1994, at 32 years of age, in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona.

Guy was an electrician and co-owner of Leighty & Son Electrical. Survivors include his wife, Jeanne Leighty; daughter, Cassandra Leighty; sons, Daniel and Nicholas Leighty; his parents, Delores and Bill Carter, and Charlotte and James; brothers, Gil Leighty-Reed, MHS; 1981 and Gene Leighty-Lewis, MHS; 1983. Services were Wednesday, 02/09/1994, at Sunland Mortuary, Lakeside Chapel, 15826 Del Webb Boulevard, Sun City, Arizona. Published in the Arizona Republic on 02/09/1994.


Born: 08-29-1961
Died: 02-1979
Clark resided in Glendale, Maricopa County, Arizona.


Born 05-08-1961
Died 05-1984








Born: 07-15-1961
Died: 08-02-1998, at 37 years of age, in Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona

Niles took his own life on 08/02/1998. Cari (Smith) Vick, MHS; 1979 was Niles wife. They married 12/1979. Niles also left behind his son Christopher Vick (24), and daughter Jaime Vick (23). Niles last worked at Brown and Brown Chevrolet in Mesa, Arizona, as a security guard. Obituary published in the Arizona Republic, Section B, page 5, on 08/27/1998, and in the Mesa Tribune, Section A, page 12, on 08/27/1998. Niles last resided in Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona.


Born: 03-28-1961, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Died: 02-25-2005, in Phoenix, Arizona, from a heart attack.
L. Felica Whitehead, 43, of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away February 25, 2005. She was born March 28, 1961, in Tuscaloosa, AL. She was employed as a customer service rep at American Express for 11 years. Felicia was also a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism & volunteered for the American Red Cross. She was preceded in death by her brother Tyrone. Survivors include her daughter Abagael of Phoenix, & sister Regenia also of Phoenix. Visitation was Wednesday, March 2, 2005, with services immediately following at Lundberg White Rose Chapel, 5310 W. Northern Ave., Glendale, AZ. Contributions may be made to American Red Cross.
Published in The Arizona Republic on: 03/01/2005. Felica was a member of Thespians during her junior & senior year; & the Pep Club during her senior year.

Kenneth "Butch" Lee Wyatt, Jr.

Wyatt, Kenneth "Butch" Lee Jr. 51, of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away on October 29, 2012. "Butch" is survived by his siblings, Larry Joe Brown, Janet Ells, Ronnie Brown, Terry Brown, Patty VanZanen, Bobby Wyatt, Kathy Chamberlain and Andrea Hinman. A Celebration of Life Service will take place at 2:00 PM, Monday, November 12th, 2012, at Lowmans Arizona Funeral Home, 717 West Dobbins Road, Phoenix, Arizona, 85041. A gathering will take place after the service at 1030 W. Buist Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85041. Arrangements entrusted to Lowmans Arizona Funeral Home, Inc., (602) 276-3601. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/azcentral/obituary.aspx?pid=160805697#sthash.qmR6h8bt.dpuf

His youngest sister Andy says, "He had an accident a few years ago a was quadriplegic and it was from complications that he died."
Michael Jaramillo He was a great young man...loads of respect...he like his three older brothers was a great athlete.... I spent a lot of time in the early seventies with his family..Terry was my best friend. Butch always had a smile on His Handsome face.