Obituaries

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CURRAN, JAMES EDWARD

James Edward Curran passed away on July 16, 2014 at the age of 80.  Jim was born July 3, 1934 to Dr. James H. Curran and Myrtle Curran.  He grew up in Sleepy Eye, MN where he met his wife of 57 years, Audrey Curran.  He attended Creighton University and eventually moved out west with Audrey to attend the University of Arizona Law School.  He moved ...   Read complete obituary here  

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DAWA, LUCILLE

DAWA, LUCILLE

Lucille Dawa, 63, Arizona native, returned to the Lord July 20, 2014.  Preceded in death by father and sister, survived by her mother, Jennie, two brothers and a sister.  Her legacy will continue through her children Matthew, Arthur, Yolanda, Joshua, Mark and Steve, life companion Steven and 14 grandchildren.  Retired City of Phoenix employee and ...   Read complete obituary here  

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BORSELLI, GENEVIEVE KISS

BORSELLI, GENEVIEVE KISS

Genevieve K. Borselli, 96, of Phoenix, Arizona died peacefully on Saturday July 19, 2014. She was born on November 12, 1917 in Chicago, Illinois to Frank & Josephine Kruk, but raised on a farm in Michigan where her mother married John Kiss after Frank Kruk passed away. This is where her love of gardening and outdoors started. Wherever she lived, ...   Read complete obituary here  

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SPEED, THELMA GENE “COOKIE”

71, of Phoenix, AZ passed away on June 30, 2014.  Thelma was the daughter of Eugene Ghiotto (d.) of Yuma, and Thelma Ghiotto Cooke (d.) of Phoenix.  Cookie was a graduate of Yuma Union High School (1961). She was a prodigious reader and had a degree in storytelling from South Mountain College.  One of her great loves in life was entertaining school ...   Read complete obituary here  

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MECKLEY, MARGARET E.

MECKLEY, MARGARET E.

99, passed away July 14, 2014.  She was born in Waterloo, New York on December 2, 1914. The first born of Sicilian immigrants, she graduated from beauty college after high school.  In 1935 she married David, whom she had known since 4th grade.  They welcomed their daughter “Margie” in 1936.  In October of 1946, the family moved to Phoenix.  ...   Read complete obituary here  

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OEN, LOUIS JUSTIN

OEN, LOUIS JUSTIN

Louis Justin Oen, 97, longtime Arizona banker, died Wednesday in Phoenix.  He was born in Lima, Ohio on September 22, 1916 and raised with a brother and six sisters in nearby Wapakoneta by an entrepreneurial father and patient mother. As a young man in 1936, Lou hitchhiked and rode freight trains to California and back with his best friend to get a ...   Read complete obituary here  

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FINCEL, BARBARA DEE

FINCEL, BARBARA DEE

Barbara Dee Fincel, age 72, passed peacefully on July 15th, 2014 at her home in Phoenix, AZ. Barbara was born April 5, 1942 in Phoenix, the daughter of Robert and Helen Farris. As a young girl, Barbara enjoyed athletics and the outdoors. She played softball, enjoyed horseback riding, was an avid swimmer, and loved to go camping with her parents and ...   Read complete obituary here  

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OUTHIER, TRENTON SHAH

OUTHIER, TRENTON SHAH

Trenton Shah Outhier, 36, ceased to begin on Friday, July 11, the victim of a bad heart, but a perp in savoring life. He amassed friendships, radiated warmth, and sometimes laughed too loudly. His wife, family and friends will spend the rest of their days missing that laugh. Born in Iran to American expats on October 26, 1977 – coincidentally the ...   Read complete obituary here  

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REGIS, MARY (MCGOWAN) RHADIGAN

REGIS, MARY (MCGOWAN) RHADIGAN

age 86, of Sun Lakes, Arizona, passed away on Saturday, July 12, 2014.  She was born to the late Nicholas McGowan and Helen Heron McGowan on December 12, 1927. Ms. Regis grew up in Bordentown, NJ and obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania.  She received multiple commendations for her nursing work in obstetrics, ...   Read complete obituary here  

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FISHER, WILLIAM OTTUS “BILL”

FISHER, WILLIAM OTTUS “BILL”

William Ottus Fisher (Bill) passed away unexpectedly on Monday, June 9, 2014, at his home in Phoenix.    Bill was born on August 1, 1938, in Ajo, Arizona.  He attended Kenilworth Elementary and West High Schools in Phoenix and graduated from the University of Arizona, where he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity.    After college, Bill ...   Read complete obituary here  

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