November 27, 2007
Bruce E. Ruede April 6th, 1946
November 25, 2007
Jim William McGinnis, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, born March 27th, 1921 in Tempe, Arizona died November 25th, 2007 in Phoenix, Arizona. Jim worked at Vega Aircraft and Goodyear Aircraft. He served in the U.S. Air Force and retired from GMC Trail Mobile. He was gifted metal worker, blacksmith and welder. Jim is survived by his devoted wife Margaret, children: Kathy Kelley Pat, Patrick McGinnis deceased, Cynthia Parks Kevin, Kevin McGinnis Karen, grandchildren: Kimberly Montgomery Dan, Tamela Nagy Rick, Heidi Reed Patrick James Parks, Ryan Parks, Tori McGinnis, Lisa McGinnis deceased, Cameron McGinnis, and great-grandchildren: Kyle Montgomery, Taylor Montgomery, Kenna Nagy, Cienna Reed, Robert Reed, Monica Reed, Sofie Reed, Faith Marie Parks and Ryland Montgomery. Visitation will be held from 11:00 A.M.
November 24, 2007
SAMANTHA RIZZO CARLTON
Samantha Rizzo Carlton, 35, died suddenly in an automobile accident near Amarillo, Texas early Saturday morning, November 24, 2007. Samantha and her husband and two young children were traveling back to their Phoenix home from a Thanksgiving trip when the tragic incident occurred.
Samantha was born January 3, 1972 in Lawrence, Massachusetts, and moved to Phoenix with her family in 1977. Samantha graduated from Xavier College Preparatory School in 1990, Arizona State University in 1995 with a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, and The University of Michigan in 1999 with a Master’s degree in Architecture. Samantha was a member of the American Institute of Architects.
Samantha met her husband Slade Carlton in Arizona State University’s school of architecture in 1992. They were married in Boston, Massachusetts in 1997, and had two daughters, Zoe and Olivia.
We will all miss Sam’s beautiful and infectious smile and her one-of-a-kind giggle. She was truly joyful. Samantha loved to spend time with family and friends. She knew how to take a house and to turn it into a warm and welcoming home where you could truly find great happiness and peace. Samantha was a reliable and trusted friend, a devoted and loving wife, and a constant and generous mother. Sam supported and comforted many over the years. She was committed to those she knew. Samantha was creative, bright and loved a good adventure.
Samantha had great creative energy. She applied this skill to her work and in the home. She was an outstanding chef and loved experimenting with culinary creations. We all respected the way that Samantha dealt with life’s challenges. She did not let life’s speed bumps slow her down. One phrase would often do the trick… “It is what it is.” Samantha was strong but extremely kind, patient and nurturing as well.
We will always hold a special memory of Samantha in our hearts. Samantha will continue to live on in the spirit of all of us she touched.
Samantha is survived by her husband, Slade and daughters, Zoe and Olivia Carlton of Phoenix, parents Dick and Kathryn Rizzo of Paradise Valley, sister Julie Hyde and her husband Matt of Phoenix.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Samantha Rizzo Carlton Scholarship Fund at the Arizona State University College of Architecture.
A memorial service for Samantha will be held on Thursday, November 29th at 4:00 P.M. at Paradise Valley United Methodist Church, 4455 E. Lincoln Dr., Paradise Valley, AZ.
November 23, 2007
Mary Louise Martins Cordeiro of Phoenix passed away November 23, 2007. Mary was born on November 12, 1917 in New Bedford, Massachusetts to Joao and Maria Gloria Martins who immigrated to the United States from the Agores Island, Portugal. She was a weaver by trade before moving to Arizona in January 1945 for her husband
November 22, 2007
Charles L. Enlow was born March 23, 1929 in Evansville, Indiana to Catherine and Rowan Enlow. He graduated from Reitz High School in 1947 and married his wife Rita in 1950. In July 1956 he moved his family to Arizona to start a new life as a professional business manager and business owner. Charles joined his wife of 55 years on Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 2007. He is survived by 3 children, 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 28th, from 5:00
November 21, 2007
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November 19, 2007
Fern Mae McDevitt died peacefully on November 19th after a long and fulfilling life of 99 years. She was preceded in death by her spouse of 65 years, James A. McDevitt. Fern was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and moved to Phoenix in 1963 where she became an active member of St. Theresa Parish and also spent many years volunteering in the community. She loved life, her family, entertaining and traveling, and always lived life to the fullest, never letting age hinder her attitude. Fern has 2 children, Jim McDevitt of New York and Micki Major of Mesa and is also survived by 5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. She will be missed by all that knew her. The Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 A.M. Friday, November 30, 2007 at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 5045 E. Thomas Rd., Phoenix. Interment will be at St. Francis Cemetery, 2033 North 48th St., Phoenix.
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