December 9, 2013
Forrest Steiner , 87 passed away on December 6, 2013. He will be remembered for his incredible talent in designing and building several types of clocks and home furnishings. His master pieces: a small barn and a huge garage. He is preceded in death by sons Mike and Steve Steiner. Forrest is survived by his wife of 63 years Betty Jo Steiner, and son Rick Steiner. Visitation will be held at 1:00pm, with a Memorial Service at 3:00pm, Thursday, December 12, 2013 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 Indian School Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85018. No Graveside service will be held. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St. Phoenix, Arizona 85014. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower Street, Phx., AZ 85014.
December 9, 2013
Emilio “Milo” Sandoval, 91, of Phoenix, AZ passed away Friday, December 6, 2013. He was born in Concho, AZ on April 3, 1922. Milo loved camping and enjoyed visiting with friends and family. Milo was thoughtful, generous and kind to everyone he knew. He will be missed by his family every day. Milo is joining his beloved wife, Mary Sandoval; son, Harold Sandoval and daughter, Betty Perez in heaven. He is survived by his children, Richard Sandoval, Sr. and Dorothy Pedersen; 15 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren; five brothers and two sisters. Milo passed away peacefully with his loving son and daughter at his side. A Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. with a Rosary at 7:00 P.M. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix. A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 3140 N. 51st Ave., Phoenix. Interment will follow at Phoenix Memorial Park Cemetery, 200 W. Beardsley Rd., Phoenix. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made out to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St. Phoenix, AZ 85014.
December 7, 2013
Dorothy (Dottie) Kida passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at the age of 87. She was born in Akron, Ohio on January 30, 1926 and married for 60 years to Anthony (Jack) Kida on April 11, 1953. Dottie was a loving wife and mother who was very devout in her Catholic faith. She was an unwavering volunteer from her youth for the church, continuing throughout her lifetime, carrying through to present day with The Christ Child Society, St. Theresa Parish, Mt. Claret Retreat Center and the Desert Nuns of Tonopah, Arizona. She brought comfort to family, friends and to all who met her. She is survived by her husband, Jack, four children, Jeff, Paul (spouse Lynn), Frances (spouse Stephan), Bernie (spouse Melba), and her four grandchildren, Michael and Matthew Kida, and Sydney and Holly Kida. She is also survived by her sisters, Ruth Walker, Rosemary Beckley, Alice Knipe and brother Joe Capra. A Visitation will be held on Monday, December 9, 2013 from 6 – 8 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 7 p.m. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix. A Catholic Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 10 a.m. at St. Theresa Parish, 5045 E. Thomas Rd., Phoenix. In Lieu of flowers the family wishes to perpetuate Dottie’s caring service by making a donation in tribute to her to: Desert Nuns of Tonopah, http://desertnuns.com/contact-us or The Christ Child Society, http://www.christchildsocietyphoenix.org/donate.html.
December 6, 2013
Evelyn “de Dee” Leon was called home to be with the Lord Jesus on November 28, 2013 at the age of 92. de Dee was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming on March 27, 1921. She moved to the Valley when she was 11 years old, graduated from Phoenix Union High School and went on to attend art school in Detroit. de Dee was an amazing wife and mother who found much joy in cooking and caring for her family. She is preceded in death by her husband Ramon, Parents George and Mary Detalente, son Tony Marchese and granddaughter Denise Kellogg. de Dee is survived by two daughters Chickie Marchese and Dee Ann Kriebs, six grandchildren andfour great, grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at 10am, Saturday, December 14, 2013 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the River Church or the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.
December 5, 2013
Michael J. Narmi, 95, of Phoenix, Arizona passed away peacefully on Monday, December 2, 2013. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend. Michael was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa on April 16, 1918. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a World War II veteran. Mike was a dedicated U.S. Postal employee for many years. He enjoyed his later years as a volunteer for the Devonshire Senior Center teaching tai chi and weights. Mike will be greeted in heaven by his wife Lorraine. He is survived by his three daughters, Mickey Combs and her husband Fred, Cheri Warren, and Joy Narmi; three grandchildren, Freddie Combs and his wife DeAnne, Stacy Holly and her husband Matt, Jason Warren and his wife Denise; seven great grandchildren, Annie, Jackson, Mattison, Sydney, Luke, Kiera, and Hope. Visitation will be held from 6 – 8 P.M. Sunday, December 8th, at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd. Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 A.M. Monday, December 9th, at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 5045 E. Thomas Rd., with interment following at St. Francis Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in memory of Michael to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014.
December 3, 2013
Tom Elias, 84, of Phoenix, passed away December 1,
2013. He was born on May 8, 1929 inRay-Sonora, Arizona. He was one of sixchildren born to Richard and Edna Elias.
Tom grew up in Phoenix, attending Emerson Grade School and graduating from North High School. He served in the
National Guard and was a life-time member of the Elks Lodge. He worked for thirteen years at Western Produce and many years as the assistant manager of Don Jose’s Mexican Restaurant. Tom understood that the best things in life were the simple pleasures; good food, music, and playing the occasional slot machine at the casino.
Above all, he valued his strong relationships with God and his
family. His favorite times were spent at family dinners, hosting an annual Christmas Eve party, and cabin trips to the mountains. He is survived by his wife of sixty years, Gloria, his children, Virginia Sanford (Timothy Sanford), Tom Elias (Beth Elias), Mark Elias (Anne Elias), Tim Elias (Kelly Elias), and Maria Murphy (Bill Murphy), sixteen grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, his sister Sally Romley, brothers George and Joe Elias and many nieces and
nephews. He will be remembered as a hard-working, quiet, and loyal man with quick wit, a sparkle in his eyes, and his unconditional love and devotion to his family. He will be missed by all. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, December 6, 2013 at 1:30 P.M. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church located at 4715 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85012, with interment following at St. Francis Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney& Murphy Funeral Home.
December 3, 2013
Alfred “Fred” Felix, was born on September 10, 1927 in Ray, Sonora Arizona. He died November 30, 2013 at the age of 86. Fred retired at age 72 after an illustrious career of 59 years with Bashas’ Markets where he was a Senior Vice President. Fred is survived by his wife of 39 years, Laurie Lindner Felix, two living sons, Mark and Eric Felix, brothers, Sonny, Donnie and Ronnie Felix, sisters, Ramona Felix and Eva Serrano, Aunt Connie Basha Vitale, grandchildren, Dustin, Ryan, Brittnee and Zoe Felix and his great grandchildren, Noah and Hayden Felix. Visitation will be from 4:00 – 6:00 P.M. on Thursday, December 5th, at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phx. Funeral Mass will be at 11:00 A.M. Friday, December 6th at St.Theresa Catholic Church, 5045 E. Thomas Road, Phx. Interment will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery.
December 3, 2013
Sally A. Cordova, 80, of Glendale, passed away November 28, 2013. She was born on June 18, 1933 in Litchfield, Az to Frank and Genevieve Aragon. Sally retired from Credit Data of Arizona. She is survived by her sons; Johan and Bryan de Ruiter, stepson Ray Cordova, 14 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 P.M. Wednesday, December 4th at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phx. Funeral Mass is at 10:00 A.M. Thursday, December 5th at S.S. Simon and Jude Cathedral, 6351 N. 27th Ave, Phx. Interment will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery. “I LOVE YOU MORE!”
December 3, 2013
Medina, Joseph “Christopher”
26, passed away on November 24, 2013 to be with our Heavenly Father, joined now also with the love of his life Patricia Castaneda.
Survived by his father Chris Anaya and mother Mary Jane Medina, his children Jalen and Darien Medina, brother Zachery Anaya, sister Salina Medina. Grandmother’s Olivia Medina and Esther Anaya. Grandfather Bobby Jaime. Great-grandmother Emma Medina, lots of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed and never forgotten.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, December 4, 2013 from 8:00-10:00 A.M., with a Rosary at 9:30 A.M., followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00 A.M., at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 4715 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. Burial to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, 10045 W. Thomas Rd., Avondale
December 3, 2013
26, of Peoria, AZ passed away on November 24, 2013 in a tragic car accident. Patricia was born in Panorama City, CA on July 15, 1987.
Patricia’s love of her life, Joseph Chris Medina, sadly passed away in the same car accident.
Patricia worked for Southwest Airlines and enjoyed spending time with her family. She was a very loving, devoted and caring mother to her two young sons. She had a wonderful kind spirit and she was a beautiful, admirable young lady.
She is survived by her parents Emilio and Leonila, her brother Joel (Cindy) Castaneda, sons Jalen and Darien Medina and one nephew Joel Castaneda Jr. Patricia will be greatly missed.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 4, 2013, from 8:00-10:00 A.M., with a Rosary at 9:30 A.M., followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00 A.M., at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 4715 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, 10045 W. Thomas Rd., Phoenix