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Maryvale Panthers,

Phoenix Arizona


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  Class of 1994:


Born: 11-18-1975
Died: 05-21-2003, at 27years old , in Baghdad, Iraq.

Nate is a U.S. Army Veteran.
Nate was the 4th Arizona soldier to die in Iraq.
Nate grew up in Phoenix, Arizona and graduated from MHS in 1994. He went on to get a bachelors degree in sports management at Peru State in 1999. Nathaniel was a loving father, devoted husband, and cherished son. He joined the U.S. Army 01/2001, and was a Specialist working on the M1 Abrams tanks at Fort Hood, Texas. Nate was 6' 4" 225 lbs. who was in the wrong place at the wrong time; the vehicle he was in, rolled over, and he was killed. He loved basketball and spending time at home with his wife. His favorite times were spent on holidays with his family & children. Nathaniel had a trademark smile, that will never be forgotten. Nathaniel's dream was to be a chaplain & open a youth counseling center. He had a lot of life left on earth to finish, but was ready for heaven. He will always be remembered as a "polished angel." He is survived by his wife Amanda; children Donovan M. Caldwell (6), Endira J. Caldwell (4), and Dallas R. Linder (9) of Council Bluff, Iowa. Nate's brothers are: Darryl Caldwell (MHS; 1993) of Phoenix, Arizona; & Robert Caldwell of Junction City, Kansas. His sister is Sabrina Caldwell (MHS; 1995) of Norfolk, Virginia. He is also survived by his Mother & stepfather Marion & Eugene Brooks of Winslow, Arizona; and his Father and stepmother Nathaniel A. Caldwell Sr.(born: 05/23/1947-died: 08/31/2003) and Belinda Caldwell. He is survived by grandparents Nellie M. White of Texas and Carol A. Hauser of Winslow, Arizona. Also lots of cousins, nieces & nephews. He is preceded in death by Johnny and Willie Mae Caldwell Sr. and Lemuel Collier Sr. and sister Corrina Caldwell and cousin James H. Smith. Visitation and services Monday, 06/02/2003 at Greenwood Memory Lawn Serenity Chapel, 719 N. 27th Ave., Phoenix, Arizona. Published in the Arizona Republic on 06/01/2003. Dan Nichols taught Nate in physical education and coached him in basketball at Isaac Middle School; he stated: "He was super well-mannered and friendly, easy to get along with. He was a gangly kid when I had him, but he went on to develop himself in high school into one of his coach's favorite players." Nate participated on MHS-JV-Basketball team his sophomore year and MHS Varsity Basketball team during both his junior and senior class years; wearing jersey #41, all 3 years. A longtime friend remembered: Spc.Nathaniel Caldwell, the "tall black guy with a bad flat top" was the kid who carried a gold-rimmed black briefcase all through junior high school and Maryvale H.S. "Everybody knew Nate," he said. Caldwell's lifelong dream was to play pro basketball but reality dictated that he join the Army to better himself. Later, after Caldwell had enlisted, he met his wife while on leave. They married in November 2002, and he shipped out to Iraq in March 2003. Nate last resided in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona.

"Everybody knew Nate"

Nate Caldwell's funeral

Jennifer Lynn Crigler  At 39 years old, of Sun City, Arizona completed her life journey on Saturday May 30th 2015. Her parents George and Carlene at her side. Born July 12th 1975 in Phoenix, Arizona. Jennifer graduated from Maryvale High School in 1994. Attended and Graduated Provo College in 2007. We are grateful that she is at peace and free of pain. Jennifer had a contagious laugh and smile. She loved life and people. She enjoyed singing, music, watching movies, camping and fishing. She loved horses. If there was a sick or injured horse, Jennifer would be the first one to nurse it back to health. Jennifer traveled and went more places than most do, in a lifetime. She will be extremely missed by her friends and family. Jennifer gave in life and death, as an organ donor. She saved three live's within 24 hours of her passing, by donating her kidneys and liver. Jennifer is survived by her parents George and Carlene Crigler and her grandmother Grace Elene Hanson. Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday July 11th, at 11:00am, at the LDS Chapel, 2220 North Harris, Mesa, AZ 85205. In lieu of flowers, please contact Donor Network of Arizona and Science Care. That would be the greatest gift you could ever give. 

Michael Glen Mowery

Michael Glen Mowery, 35 years old, of Black River, NY passed away December 23, 2010 in an unfortunate snow mobile accident. Michael was born December 11, 1975 in Phoenix, AZ. He was the youngest son of Rodger and Jan Mowery. He grew up in the Maryvale area of Phoenix, AZ. He was an athlete his entire life. He grew up excelling at baseball, soccer, football and competition swimming and diving. Mike graduated from Maryvale High School in 1994 and went on to study at Glendale Community College. Mike enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1996 as a Military Police Officer. He eventually found his true passion as a K-9 dog handler in the U.S. Army. Over the last 14 years he was stationed throughout the world which includes Ft. Drum, NY, Korea, Bosnia, Afghanistan and two tours in Iraq. Mike had earned numerous metals and ribbons for his military service. Michael was full of life! He was wonderful person that loved his friends and family fiercely. He always had a smile on his face and was there to help you in a time of need. Michael is survived by his loving wife Alicia Mowery, mother and father Jan and Rodger Mowery, brother Jon Mowery, nieces, nephews and countless close friends. The world is a little less bright now that Mike is gone. Visitation will be held from 1:30-2:30PM, with memorial services at 2:30PM, Thursday, December 30, 2010 at Hansen Desert Hills Chapel, 6500 E. Bell Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85254. 480-991-5800. Burial will follow at 4PM, National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85024. 480-513-3600. Please visit www.hansenmortuary.com to leave online condolences.

Published in The Arizona Republic on Dec. 29, 2010

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