Remember "Shock Theater"? Local host was Freddie the Ghoul!
Morning Maryvalers, We are on schedule for the 2021 Maryvale Blast from the Past. I want to thank, Mary Ross Strickler, Pam Loucks and Stewart Porter for their donation to help me cover the $200 deposit. I will pay that later today and we will be on our way to a fun evening.
I am winding down the number of announcements I put on Author J L Solomon, and referring you all to the 2021 Maryvale Blast from the Past.
Enjoying knocker soccer with the panthers 🐆 Maryvalepanthers and Arizona Knockerball

Maryvale High School in Phoenix Arizona - home of the Maryvale Panthers - Alumni Association started

Operating as usual


Deborah J. Waller "Debbie" Davis

Phoenix - Debbie, 63 years young, unexpectedly departed her earthly body to join her Heavenly Father, her father, Charlie, her mother, Sylvia, her mother-in-law Helen and her other relatives and friends for eternity. She was born in Hayti, MO, and moved to Phoenix with her family in 1958 where she graduated from Cartwright Elementary and Maryvale High School. After graduation, Debbie accepted a position with the Arizona Game & Fish Department and then later became an entrepreneur. She joined with her family in a sporting goods store in the new Maryvale Mall and then embarked on a 27 year career as the owner of a uniform/apparel silk-screening/embroidery business where, as each customer will attest, her focus was on and she provided exceptional customer service. Debbie is lovingly remembered by her soul-mate of 42 years, Dennis "D.P.", sons Scott (Denise) & Jeff, the loves of her life-grandchildren, Ryan and Rachel, sister Yvonne Symmonds (Larry), numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces and many Best Friends Forever. A memorial service to celebrate Debbie's remarkable life will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 10 a.m. at Christ's Church of the Valley-Scottsdale, 19030 N. Pima Road. She was a one-of-a-kind and will truly be loved and missed forever.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Feb. 21, 2018


Tina Lee (Cain) Dugger's Obituary on Farmington Daily Times


The lord needed a Kind, Gentle soul so he called Tina home. Tina Lee (Cain) Dugger, 59, of Bloomfield, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, in Farmington. She was born May 1, 1957, in Columbus, Ind. to Ralph Edward and Juanita Lee (Morrow) Cain.
Tina loved her family and she loved to read. Her family moved to Phoenix where she graduated at Maryvale High School. She attended Glendale Community College where she obtained her Cosmetology License.
Tina was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her brother, Steve (Betty) Cain of Indiana, Carol (Keith) Rea of Indiana, Jim (Dolores) Cain of Texas and Ralph (Mary) Cain of Arizona. She is also survived by her loving husband of 39 years, Druie Leldon Dugger of Bloomfield; son, Eddie Dugger of Bloomfield; grandson, Jareith Dugger; granddaughter, Astrea Dugger of Bloomfield; along with nieces, nephews and numerous friends.
Cremation has taken place. Please look forward to joining the family in the celebration of Tina's life to be announced later in the year.
Tina's care is entrusted to Brewer, Lee and Larkin Funeral Home, 103 E. Ute St. in Farmington, 505-325-8688. Those who wish to express their condolences may do so at

Published in Farmington Daily Times from Feb. 17 to Feb. 26, 2017- See more at:

Tina Lee (Cain) Dugger's Obituary on Farmington Daily Times Read the Obituary and view the Guest Book, leave condolences or send flowers. | The lord needed a Kind, Gentle soul so he called Tina home. Tina Lee (Cain) Dugger, 59, of Bloomfield, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, in Farmington. She was born May 1, 1957, in Columbus,


Duane Alfred Charlesworth Obituary
Charlesworth, Duane Alfred
of Litchfield Park, Arizona passed away on October 2, 2016 at the age of 85. He was the son of Alfred and Alma (Zieter) Charlesworth of Waterman and the youngest of his siblings, now all deceased, Olive Trumpour, Donald Charlesworth and Elaine McKirgan. Duane was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in rural Hinckley, Illinois. He attended Waterman High School, graduated in 1949, and thoroughly enjoyed playing basketball, baseball and being active in FFA. During this time, he was also getting to know his classmate and future wife, Dolores (Moudy). As a basketball player, his one claim to fame was playing against the original Harlem Globetrotters on the Waterman Town Team and guarding Marques Haynes. Duane and Dolores were married on July 5, 1952 at the Waterman United Methodist Church. He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1951 and served 4 years during the Korean War, 18 months of which were spent in Japan. Upon discharge, he attended Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, earning his B.A. and M.A. in Education. He was grateful for the G.I. Bill which allowed him to gain his college education while living in converted army barracks on campus and working part time. He began his Business Education teaching career at Odell Community High School in Odell, Illinois in 1958 and then relocated to the Phoenix area in 1963 to continue teaching at Maryvale High School and Glendale Community College, retiring in 1991. In his 32 years in public education, many young lives were positively impacted but he would often say, "In the classroom, I am not your friend, I am your teacher." There was no "fooling around" in his classroom. Duane was a husband to Dolores for 64 years, and a father to Greg (Deb), Michael, David (Didi), Julie (Gil) Garcia, and Karen (Ed) Reed, and grandpa to Clifton and Kyle Charlesworth, Nathan Bradfield (Shawn Kringen), John (Annie) Good, Josh (Brenna) Good, and Katelyn, John, and Alec Garcia, and great g-pa to Jacob, Leah, Astasia, Kaiden, Kaycie, Nevaeh, Trinity, Fiona and Daniel, and uncle to several nieces and nephews in Illinois. Duane enjoyed a good barbershop quartet and sang in one in high school. He also enjoyed coaching Little League, being an encourager at soccer and badminton games, building model airplanes, doing crossword puzzles, playing Solitaire on the computer, fixing things around the house, and watching sports on his new TV screen. For 53 years, he was known to be present at morning worship at his home church, St. Paul Lutheran Church in Phoenix, always wearing dress shoes and a nice shirt. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, October 9, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 6301 W. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Memorials may be given to the American Diabetes Association Camp AZDA (youth camp for children with diabetes), 5333 N. 7th Street, Suite B-212, Phoenix, AZ 85014, or to St. Paul Lutheran Church, 6301 W. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85033.
Published in The Arizona Republic from Oct. 6 to Oct. 9, 2016

Richard "Dick" Stephens's Obituary on The Arizona Republic 06/27/2016

Richard "Dick" Stephens's Obituary on The Arizona Republic

Richard "Dick" Stephens Obituary
Stephens, Richard "Dick"
Dick Stephens passed away on June 21, 2016 at the age of 85. He started his life journey in East Springfield, Ohio on December 21, 1930 born to Stacey and Armenta Stephens who had nine children, of which Dick was right in the middle. He moved to Arizona when he was five. He attended Glendale Grammar School and graduated from Glendale High School in 1949. He started his college career at Phoenix College and then moved on to ASU where he graduated class of 1953. After graduating with his Bachelor's degree, the Navy called and he spent four years serving our country; upon completing his military service he returned to ASU to obtain his Master's degree. Dick then started his teaching career at Phoenix Union High School, and faithfully taught math for over 25 years at Maryvale High School. When Dick was 60 he met Evelyn, and they have been married for 25 years. They both retired in 1995 and began to travel the world to such places as India, Cambodia, China, and Australia. Dick was a loving and giving man, and helped many members of his family throughout the years. He is survived by his loving wife, Evelyn; two brothers, Sam and Buck Stephens; one sister, Shirley Britton; and many other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Monday, June 27, 2016, at Best Funeral Services - North Central Chapel, 501 E. Dunlap Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona, with Pastor Larry Tuton officiating. Burial will take place in West Resthaven Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions in Dick's honor may be made to Hospice of the West, 21410 N. 19th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85027.
Published in The Arizona Republic on June 26, 2016
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Richard "Dick" Stephens's Obituary on The Arizona Republic Read the Obituary and view the Guest Book, leave condolences or send flowers. | Stephens, Richard "Dick" Dick Stephens passed away on June 21, 2016 at the age of 85. He started his life journey in East Springfield, Ohio on December 21, 1930 born to Stacey and Armenta


Melody Johnson Baker '72 passed July 7,2015. I will inform you as to when the memorial service is scheduled.


Rick Duve '72 passed in February of a heart attack at home while sleeping according to his sister Betty Duve. I've not found an obituary as yet and will get further information from the family soon.

Thrifty Joe's Books & Music - 2013 10/01/2014

Thrifty Joe's Books & Music - 2013

SYLVIA NOBEL BOOK SIGNING Sat. Oct 4th 11am-1pm: Thrifty Joe’s Arrowhead 6020 West Bell Road Glendale, AZ 85308 NW Corner

Thrifty Joe's Books & Music - 2013 Thrifty Joe's Books & Music: An Ideal place to shop for used books reprinted from the Arizona Republic Every time I walk into Thrifty Joe?s I'm greeted with a smile and a wave.

Timeline photos 09/03/2014

You may remember Joe Bethancourt the musician at Funny Fellows way back when... He passed away this last week.

Timeline photos 07/25/2014

Sadly we have lost our great friend Wallace of the Wallace & Ladmo Show. We all grew up with him everyday and I had been lucky to come to know Wall and Katie very well in recent years. He will be missed!

Phoenix native in command of the US Pacific Submarine Fleet 05/06/2014

Phoenix native in command of the US Pacific Submarine Fleet

Go Panthers!

Phoenix native in command of the US Pacific Submarine Fleet The Commander of the Pacific Submarine Fleet has roots in the valley. A young boy has grown into one of the most powerful men in the navy, an admiral with weapons under his command that could obliterate half the world, and he is not from some seaport, he still calls Phoenix home.

Photos from Pullano's Pizza's post 02/22/2014

Pullano's Maryvale Party Night 2014.

April 5th 5:00PM-2:00AM

Timeline photos 12/04/2013

Catherine Denise BENSON (Necie) Murdock

Age 55, of Menifee, CA, passed away on Friday, November 9, 2013, at the Loma Linda Hospital in Murrieta, CA, from respiratory failure caused by Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension-Veno Occlusive Disease/systemic scleroderma, and invasive infection. Denise was born on July 13, 1958 in Phoenix, Arizona, to Prescott (Scott) and Helen Benson. She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Kenneth (Ken) Murdock, her daughter, Janea Hope, and her son, Prescott Kyle. Denise cherished her two "miracles," adopted at birth, and was a devoted mother. Denise is preceded in death by her mother, Helen, and survived by her father, Scott, of Phoenix, Arizona, and her sister, Debbie McKillip, of Overgaard, Arizona. Denise loved her family and friends deeply. She was sincere, generous, and caring. Her Christian faith was lived out in her home, her church, and her workplace. Denise grew up in Phoenix, and graduated from Maryvale High School in 1976. After completing a BA in Social Work at Pacific Christian College in Fullerton, CA, Denise earned a Masters Degree/LCSW from USC, then served as a hospital social worker for 30 years, prior to the onset of illness. A memorial service will be held at Resthaven Park Cemetery, 4310 E. Southern Ave., Phoenix, AZ, 85042, at 10:30 AM, preceded by a viewing at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, November 23, 2013. Online condolences may be shared at: (Select Online Obituaries, Current Services, Book of Memories), and/or at


Kim Marie (Benzin) Healy 70 ?
I have a number of obituaries I have found online that I have to guess the year they graduated MHS by their age. Then I have this one without an age anywhere so I am guessing maybe 1970? Does anyone have yearbooks to try and verify? Or maybe a Classmates subscription to search for years. I have a few that I am not sure about... HELP!!!
Does anyone know????
Kim Marie (Benzin) Healy 70 ?


We are building an all year alpha index too. Sometimes you don't know the class year. This will tell you. First it is a first name alpha. Next I will do a last name alpha list.


The memorial history is up to date now on the website posting all of the previous content at
Send me any additions to update

People in memories of MHS Panthers... 10/11/2013

People in memories of MHS Panthers...

Maryvale places in memories... 10/11/2013

Maryvale places in memories...


Thank you everyone for your support! I was dreaming all night of how to post the Memorial Pages. I want to create a PDF for each year that can be viewed online or ordered at a download or even hard copy! I would love your help in updating each year. Let me know who is missing and all facts, photos and contacts for verification.

Timeline photos 10/10/2013

Timeline photos

Timeline photos 10/10/2013

1968-1972 they sold this postcard in the bookstore at Maryvale High School. That's what the front looked like when I went to school there. I know it is very different now.


The first step is to get about 30 likes so Facebook recognizes us as a real Page. So get all of your Maryvale Alumni friends to like this page. This site will not take anything away from all of the great Maryvale pages out there already. i would like to link them here too.


So a year ago the fellow who owns the rights to the maryvalepanthers domain agreed to transfer the domain back to me if I paid the $120 for the year. I did pay him but never was able to get him to transfer the domain.
So I began to build another new site. But then I decided why not just use Facebook... So here it is. I will attempt to build all of the content from the old site including the Memorial right here.





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