22 years old a Resident of Queen, Creek, Arizona, died on September 25th, 2010. She was born on August 16, 1988 in St. Vincent Hospital to Adrienne Ross and Edward R. McMichael. Known to the family as “Sweet P” and “Dricy”, mom would always pinch those kissable lips. As a child she wanted to share, learn and have fun. She constantly tried to take care of mom, sister and grandfather and said “I love you”, every day. She attended New Dorp High School in Staten Island, New York, graduated from Queen Creek High School and attended Mesa Community College. She loved to dance, laugh and enjoy life. She didn’t like to be told no and had an infectious smile; a smile that you could never stay mad at. She lived by the quote “If you wait until the right time to do something, you’ll never do much of anything”. For that reason she worked and played hard. She was a guiding light that you couldn’t help but to be drawn to, an honest loving individual that will forever be an irreplaceable soul. Survived by Mother Adrienne Ross, Stepfather Leo Ramos, Sister Kadriene Miller, Brother in Law Anthony Allen Miller, Uncle Myron Ross, Great Aunts/Uncles Tony, Linda, and Molly Morrison, God Parents Kimberly Suggs, Beverly Connor, Yavette Tate, Melissa Clark, Bernadette, The Ramos Family. Also survived by The Turman Family, Sharoy, Jerlisa, Murry, Yolanda, Shanee, Cryxine, Melissa, Jai, Anjali, Kyndell, Brianna, Justin, Viola and a host of close family and Friends. Predeceased by Grandparents Clifford and Adrice Ross of Staten Island. Jesus replied, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.”John 13:7. Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, October 2, 2010 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix.
Archives for September 2010
Born January 28, 1916 in Chamberino, New Mexico. Passed away on September 22, 2010. Consuelo lived a long blessed life of service as a servant to God and to her family as a mother, homemaker, wife, grandmother and great-grandmother. Survived by three daughters and one son, four nieces and nephews, eleven grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. She will be missed and forever loved by her family and friends. Visitation will be from 9:00-10:00 am, followed by a Memorial Service at 10:00 am, Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix.
Mary Ann Langston passed away peacefully in her home on Friday September 17th at the age of 91. Mary was born in Philadelphia, PA. on July 30th, 1919 to Ellen Bridget (Dixon) and Louie Wherrell. Mary moved to Phoenix with her much loved late husband Jack (John) Langston in the mid 40’s. Mary is survived by her 4 children; Paul Langston, John Langston, Donna Langston and Tina Applewhite as well as many nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mary especially loved her ‘adopted’ grandchildren Liam and Eve Miller who she would see while visiting her daughter Tina and much loved son-in-law Keith in Laguna Beach. For many years Mary was known as ‘Aunt Mary’ to everyone who loved her at her nephew David Lindsay’s night club ‘Yesterday’s’. Mary enjoyed the theater, dining out, shopping and laughing with friends and family especially her good friends Wendy Clay and Dorothy Germaine. Mary loved animals, having many cats and dogs during her life. Over the years she worked with several organizations who promoted the humane treatment of animals.
Family and friends are invited to a visitation on Friday September 23, 2010 between 6:00 and 8:00 PM at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd. On Saturday, September 25 there will be a Funeral Mass held at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 5045 E. Thomas Road at 10:30 AM followed immediately by a graveside prayer at Saint Francis Catholic Cemetery. Family and friends are also invited to a Celebration of Life reception at the family home on Saturday evening at 6:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Arizona Humane Society, 9226 N. 13th Avenue, Phx., AZ 85021
Adelina passed away peacefully on September 20, 2010, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Glendale, AZ, December 27, 1923. She was the daughter of Jose and Maria Moreno. Her husband Rudy Sazueta; sister Josefina Molina; and brothers Francisco, Anselmo, Alberto, Manuel, Fausto, and Enrique precede her in death. She is survived by her brother, Jesus; children Sonia Palacio (John), Norma Valencia (Henry Joe) and Rossana Gatlin (Travis); grandchildren: Johnny and Steven Palacio, Melissa and Rebecca Valencia, Margaret Dominguez (Daniel), Caroline Gatlin; one great-grandson, Alexander Dominguez; two step grandchildren, Rachelle Ciulla and Travis T. Gatlin, as well as many nieces and nephews. Adelina will be remembered for her faith in the Holy Spirit, funny stories and the love and warmth she extended to all. We will deeply miss her, but we are rejoicing in her reunion with her dear family members who preceded her in death. Forever loved, we celebrate her life and memory. Visitation 6-9pm, with a Rosary at 7pm, at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, Monday, September 27, 2010. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 909 E. Washington, Phoenix, at 10am on Tuesday, September 28, 2010. Interment will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery. Donations in Adelina’s memory may be sent to Anytown at the Y, Attn: Roshan Spottsville, 222 E. Olympic Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85040.
Patricia Ann (nee Quinn) Chelgren
Following years of declining health, Patricia Ann Chelgren died Saturday, September 18, 2010. She was 88.
Born on September 25, 1921, to her mother Hazel Quinn in McGregor, MN., Pat grew up in Minneapolis with her mother and brother Thomas, both predeceased.
She later met and married David O. Chelgren and started her family. The couple moved first to Connecticut and then St. Louis, before settling in Scottsdale. Known to many as simply “Granny Pat,” she was a loving and supportive mother, grandmother and great-grandmother as well as an active parishioner for many years at St. Theresa Catholic Church.
In addition to being a wife and mother, Pat was also a successful business woman. Without any formal training, she crafted a career as an interior designer and later owner of the Dinette Shop on North Scottsdale Road.
Blessed with a quick wit and good sense of humor, Pat loved to cook and entertain and she will be remembered for the panache and style which she brought to even the simplest of occasions. There was no meal too small or snack so light that Pat couldn’t turn it into a feast with her own special and creative touches. Her children were often surprised by a special treat or note of encouragement tucked inside their brown bag school lunches. She was famous for her sweet tooth and love of chocolate and her family learned that a meal was never over until you had dessert.
She enjoyed films, theatre and music and considered it part of her grandmotherly duties and one of life’s simple joys to sit with a grandchild or great-grandchild and watch the Lawrence Welk Show.
To those lucky people whose lives she touched, Pat will always be remembered as a gracious and compassionate person and loving soul. She was generous to a fault and would gladly give her last dollar rather than see her family or children go without. Many described her simply as a truly “special” person.
The quality of her life can best be judged by the caliber of the family members and friends she leaves behind. She is survived by her four children, David, Jon, Susan and Timothy, 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral Mass will be conducted at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 5045 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix, on Friday, September 24, 2010, at 10 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, Arizona 85014, telephone: 602.530.6992
of Sun Lakes, AZ, 76, passed away peacefully on September 17, 2010 in Chandler, Arizona. Born in Phoenix, Arizona. Lena lived the majority of her life in Winslow, Arizona on the Fred Aja Ranch. She enjoyed the last 10 years of her life in Sun Lakes, Arizona with many caring neighbors. Lena was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Aja. She is survived by her four sisters, Lucinda Vizcaya (Daniel), Victoria Gomez (Jesse), Ellen Keenan, and Mary Arteche (Miguel). She is survived by many nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews. Lena will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. The family wishes to thank all the nurses and staff with Americare Hospice and Cedar Sanctuary for the loving care they provided Lena. Visitation will be at 10am, with a Scripture Service at 10:30am, and Funeral Service at 11:00am, Thursday, September 23, 2010 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85018. Interment will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery.
Richard P. “Dick” Ryan, long time resident of Phoenix and Scottsdale businessman passed away on September 12, 2010, after a short illness. Dick was born in Duluth, Minnesota on September 22, 1920. Dick was the son of Edward B. and Rose Fiebiger Ryan. He was preceded in death by his siblings Mary, Helen (Hilger), John, James, Emily and Barbara (Divine). At the age of 3 his parents and 5 of his siblings moved to Phoenix where his father started the Momsen, Dunnegan & Ryan Wholesale Hardware Company. Dick attended Kenilworth Elementary School and Phoenix Union High School. Dick served his country during WWII with the Army’s 361st Infantry where he participated in the U.S. forces initial landing at Anzio, Italy, on June 1, 1944. He completed his formal education at the University of Southern California receiving a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. After graduating from USC Dick worked for various companies until he co-founded Scottsdale’s Pottery Paradise with Max May in 1950. Pottery Paradise was one of Scottsdale’s “50 Founding Businesses” when the town incorporated in 1951. Pottery Paradise remains at the same location today. Dick was dedicated to the many people he mentored in his life. He was well known for his honesty, integrity and generosity, always offering free bottles of water, candy or ice cream to his customers and dog treats to their dogs. If you didn’t have a dog, he would ask you why not? There were many visitors, when they traveled to Scottsdale that would come by just to say hello to Dick, and have a chat with one of Downtown Scottsdale’s original merchants. Even though his alma mater was USC, he was a loyal Notre Dame “Fighting Irish” football fan to the end.
Friends may visit Friday, September 24, 2010 from 6-8 p.m. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 East Indian School Road Phoenix, Arizona. A Funeral Mass will be said September 25, 2010, at St. Mary’s Basilica, 231 N. 3rd Street Phoenix, Arizona at 9:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul P.O. Box 13600 Phoenix, AZ 85002-3600 or your favorite charity.
80, of Phoenix, passed away September 15, 2010. Born in St. Joseph, Missouri on July 31, 1930. Survived by her son Ken Bloom, 3 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 1 brother and 1 sister. A Memorial Service will be held 2:00 P.M., Sunday, October 10, 2010 at The Salvation Army Phoenix Citadel Corps Community Center, 628 North 3rd Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85003. In lieu of flowers or cards, memorial donations may be made in her name to The Salvation Army at the above address.
The loving son of Wilbur and Genevieve Bayham, passed away on September 16, 1020. Born on December 1, 1960 in Phoenix, AZ, the sixth child in a large Catholic family of eight children; John grew up in Phoenix and attended Saint Simon and Jude Elementary School and Brophy College Preparatory. John was an Equipment Asset Manager in the U.S. Navy and served in the Gulf War. He was an exceptionally talented, fine artist and saw himself as a simple man who loved painting and drawing the everyday life he observed in the city. John was a kind and gentle soul, and is much loved by his family and will be sorely missed. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brothers and sisters; Elizabeth Ann, Charles, William (Suzanne Mercer-Bayham), James, Joel, Christopher (Ellen), and Peter, 5 nieces and 1 nephew. Visitation 7-8pm with a 7pm Rosary, Wednesday, September 22, Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road. Funeral Mass at 4pm, Thursday, September 23, at Brophy Chapel, 4701 N. Central Ave Phoenix. Interment will be at 10am, Friday, September 24, at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona.
68, passed away unexpectedly at her home in Scottsdale, AZ on August 22, 2010. She was born in Lynn, MA on January 29, 1942 and was raised in Hinesburg, VT. Her parents, Robert L. and Beatrice Brown, have predeceased her. Beloved Margaret is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Robert C and Wendy L Brown, of Tucson AZ and her sister, Edith A Brown, of Burlington, VT. She is also survived by Edith’s daughter, Julie Alden, of Essex Jct., VT; and Robert’s son and daughters: Curtis Brown and family of El Dorado Hills, CA; Stephanie Pizzagalli and family of Charlotte, VT; Christy Dawson of Vergennes, VT; and Kelly Brown of Chandler, AZ.
Margaret received her BA degree from the University of Vermont; her Masters in Urban Planning from Columbia University in New York City; as well as a Masters in Social Work from Fordham University in New York City. After receiving her degree in Urban Planning, Margaret worked for HUD in New York City for 20 years. She has since been a certified Psychotherapist and has worked in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut and has had a private practice in Scottsdale, AZ since 1995. Margaret has been a volunteer with the Children’s Aid Society; Shelter for Battered Women and Children in Newark, New Jersey. She also worked as a tutor and counselor in the East Harlem Tutorial Center in New York City. Margaret will be greatly missed by all her loving family, friends and clients she has worked with all over the United States. There will be a Celebration of Life service at 11:00 AM, at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ on Friday, September 24, 2010. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting contributions be made in Margaret’s name to The Foundation for Global Harmony at www.cealo.net; or Lauren’s Institute for Education (LIFE) for autistic children at www.laurensinstitute.org; or to a charity of choice.