Camelback High School Class of '65, Memories of Our Deceased

Camelback High School Class of '65, Memories of Our Deceased

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Cynthia Louise Roesler Arnold, 74, passed away Feb 21, 2023, at her home in San Diego, California. Cindy was born in Rochester Minnesota on March 21, 1947. She was the middle sister of the three girls born to David and Dottie Rosier (both deceased). The family relocated to the Phoenix area where Cindy finished grade school. She graduated from Camelback High School before attending Arizona State University where she graduated with a degree in Elementary Education. While attending ASU Cindy was a member of Chi Omega sorority and a member of Angel FLIGHT. She was one of the inaugural faculty members at Fremont Junior High School in the Mesa district; and taught there for seven years.

She left teaching in 1978 to become a mother to her only child, Stephanie Nicole Arnold. Cindy flourished as a mother; it was her life's calling. Tragedy struck in 1986 and Cindy lost her daughter, her best friend. She moved to San Diego in 1988 and joined her mother. Cindy retired from the US Department of Homeland Security in 2011.

Cindy is survived by many long and true friends: Elfie Biggs, Debra Duvall, Cheryl Keenan and Lowell Arnold. She is also survived by two sisters. Cindy was a lovely woman. She was stylish; beautiful, inside and out; she displayed kindness and genuine caring to friends. Her frequent and long phone calls will be missed.

Cindy's remains will be interned next to her daughter in the Mountain View Cemetery, Mesa Arizona on August 3 at 9:00 a.m. While she will be sincerely and lovingly missed, she will not be forgoten. This time of deep loss reminds us to treasure the moments we have today.


Karen Michelle Fox Witte, 76. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother and Bubbe, Karen Witte, on May 14, 2023. Karen was born in St. Joseph, MO, moving to Arizona with her parents Robert and Dorothy Fox and brother Randy in 1953. A graduate of both Camelback High School and Arizona State University, Karen worked for 35 years at American Express. In retirement, Karen spent her time helping children in local schools read, playing Mahjong and having lunch with her friends and spending time with her 5 grandchildren. Karen is survived by her husband of 51 years, Richard Witte, her daughters Kimberley Goss and Shannon Quintana, her stepdaughter Phyllis Witte Ledbetter and her grandchildren, Zoe, Lily, Sara, Camden and Cash. A service will be held in her honor on Friday, June 9th, 1PM at the Paradise Memorial Gardens in Scottsdale.


Cynthia Louise Roesler Arnold, 74, of San Diego, CA, passed away Feb 21, 2023. A memorial service is being planned in Phoenix, AZ. There will be be an update when the details are known.


James (Jim) R Feltham, age 75, of Phoenix passed away on January 23, surrounded by his family. He was lovingly raised by his adoptive parents, Alice and Harris. After Camelback High School, class of ‘65, he went to Arizona State University. He worked for the Arizona Bank and then went to ASU law school. In 1975, Jim worked in Washington, D.C. where he was the Chief of Staff for Congressman John J. Rhodes. This is where he met his loving wife, JoEllen. Jim and JoEllen moved back to Phoenix and married on January 12, 1980. Jim’s career included practicing law with O’Connor, Cavanagh, et al., investment banker with Rauscher Pierce Refsnes, and CEO of one of the largest affordable housing companies in the Southwest. He was a hobby artist who enjoyed history and classic films. Jim was a man of deep faith who had a heart for serving his community. He continued political interests and had active roles in numerous gubernatorial, congressional, and senatorial campaigns. Jim served in many capacities at his church. His most treasured philanthropic works were establishing The Emily Center at Phoenix Children’s Hospital and his 26 years on the Board of Hospice of the Valley. HOV’s resources and compassionate care provided steadfast
support throughout his journey with dementia. Most important to Jim was his wife and beloved children, Joe and Jilliann. They filled his heart with profound joy. He will be dearly missed by his wife, son Joe (Liset), daughter Jilliann (Joshua Sundberg) and their children, his brother John, extended family and many friends. A celebration of Jim’s life will be held at Camelback Bible Church, 3900 E. Stanford Drive, Paradise Valley at 10:30 a.m. on February 14. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of the Valley or Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

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William (Bill) Land Merkes, 74, of Healdsburg, California passed away at Sutter Hospital in Santa Rosa, California, March 22, 2022. He began his life in Whittier, California, July 23, 1947, spending his childhood in Southern California and adulthood in Scottsdale, Arizona. He attended Camelback High School, Arizona State University and Cal Tech. He lived an active lifestyle and was a leader in the Scottsdale Jaycees. Bill enjoyed a long career in the electronics industry. His design acumen obtained a few patents and his management expertise sent him to far-flung cities worldwide, from Singapore to London, Paris, North and South America and Puerto Rico. He resided at Seattle and Whidbey Island, Washington, San Diego, California and Wilmington, North Carolina. In 2006 Bill met Jan Mettler and subsequently relocated to Healdsburg, California. Together they farmed grapes, olives, vegetable and flower gardens. They shared sixteen memorable years, hosting family gatherings, attending music events and baseball games, rooting for the San Francisco Giants. An astute, often irreverent man who listened more than he talked, Bill was known for his dry humor, quick wit and keen observation. He was an accomplished artist, a mariner, music lover and “recovered” golfer. Bill was a considerate man with a soft heart for animals, rescuing baby birds, jack rabbits, infant squirrels, even the mice who found their way into his vintage Porsche. In addition to his partner Jan and her family, Bill is survived by his sister Marci Sutton of Vail, Arizona and brother David Merkes of Scottsdale.


Thomas J. Connolly, Jr, 73, passed away March 30, 2021 due to heart disease. Born October 15, 1947, he was the son of Thomas J. Connolly, Sr. and Betty Connolly . He grew up in the Phoenix area where he attended Camelback High School and later graduated from Arizona State University. He served the country he loved so much in the U.S. Army while stationed in Washington, D.C. Tom's next step took him to Oklahoma and the banking industry. His gifts for crunching numbers and understanding people made him a natural and a star within the field. Never content to do just one thing, Tom mastered banking, managing finances, excelled as a stock broker and then moved back to Arizona where he wheeled and dealed with an antique consignment store, sold real estate and managed a vacation property. Tom was so much more than his work. He was a family man and the apple of his eye was his daughter, Bridget Maureen Connolly. His only child grew up to be a successful attorney and blessed Tom' life with his granddaughter Madeline Kate Childers. For over 20 years the three of them and his so-in-law Adam vacationed together, usually staying on one of several boats he owned, the "Too Much', Hookup Jo" and the "Starkiss". Together they enjoyed Pacific Beach, their favorite haunts in San Diego and their home away from home on Catalina Island. Tom was a consummate Irishman. He traveled there many times, most recently in the summer of 2017 when he stayed for over a month becoming an honorary citizen of Swinford, County Mayo. Tom lived life to its fullest. He loved the outdoors and was happiest with a fishing pole in one hand and a stiff drink in the other. Tom is survived by his daughter Bridget, son-in-law Adam, Granddaughter Maddy, sister Marie Newport and countless other adoring fellow trouble-makers, hooligans and outlaws.

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Richard (Rich) Leon Hazelwood

Phoenix, AZ - Richard (Rich) Leon Hazelwood, 74, of Phoenix, AZ passed away March 1, 2021 after a fierce battle with Leukemia. He was born August 24,1946 in Knoxville, Tennessee to parents Leon and Evelyn Hazelwood, who are preceded in death. His family relocated to Phoenix when Rich turned 2. After the passing of his father, his mother remarried Melvin Hamberlin who is also preceded in death. Rich graduated from Camelback High School in 1965. He attended Glendale Community College and served in the US Army as a paratrooper in the 101st Airborne.

Rich is survived by his beloved wife of 20 years, Judy Hazelwood; daughter Heidi Hazelwood; grandchildren, Scott, Charlie, Kendall, and Peyton Felix; former spouse of 23 years and mother of Heidi Hazelwood, Brenda Burge; his stepsister Melva Jean Roach, half-sister Donna Claxton and his two cloned dogs Jennie and Jillie. He is preceded in death by his beloved dog Jackie O'.

Rich began working at Sears and managed the hardware department and decided if he didn't reach upper management by the age of 30, he would start his own business. There is nothing he couldn't do. When he put his mind to something, he did it well. With a small inheritance his wife Brenda received from a relative, he began his first business buying vending machines that supplied sundries to hotel guests. One of his first ventures into the hotel gift shop industry was with the General Manager of the Ramada Inn North on Van Buren and 36th Street where he transformed the broom closet into a gift shop and sold sundries and souvenirs to hotel guests. From that first store, he expanded his business to 72 gift shops nationwide and sold the business in 2000. A self-described serial entrepreneur, with a tireless work ethic, he launched Hazelwood Enterprises in 1976 and ran several businesses in the Valley including the largest t-shirt manufacturing and screen-printing company in the southwest. His quick-thinking on the historic 122-degree day back on June 26, 1990, led to sales of thousands of t-shirts on street corners commemorating that historically hot day.

In addition to his gift shop business, he also opened Hazelwood's Deli on the Bay in San Diego Harbor and ran Hazelwood's First Place Sports Grill in Arcadia. But he was most notorious for becoming the owner of legendary Phoenix concert venue, Celebrity Theatre. The theatre first opened in 1964 as the Star Theatre and since then the theatre in-the-round has hosted iconic celebrities such as Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Nat King Cole, Van Halen, Diana Ross, Duran Duran, David Bowie, Motorhead, and Willie Nelson, as well as several years of Alice Cooper's Christmas Pudding concerts and performances serving the local Latin and Hispanic community. Designated a Historical Landmark in 2019, Rich bought the venue in 2002 as a dream he had as a kid since passing by the venue under construction on his paper route, vowing to own it one day.

Rich was larger than life, a force in his family and businesses. He could light up the room with his gregarious personality and sense of humor, often coming on stage at the Celebrity with his favorite dog Jackie O', and later her two clones, Jennie and Jillie. He adored his family and grandchildren, affectionately known as "Papa" and always cherished Christmas mornings with his grandkids sharing in the anticipation of what the day would bring. Rich exposed his daughter Heidi at an early age to his entrepreneurial spirit by dragging her along to swap meets on weekends to sell various souvenir goods and manning the booths featuring the Dipper-Do paper stunt planes in shopping malls. Rich believed if people passing by could see his little girl flying these paper airplanes, that anyone could do it. It was a sure sale. He was an avid reader and loved traveling the world with his wife Judy, often looking for items to sell in their gift shops as they worked side by side for decades. He had a fire in his belly for the thrill of starting up ventures and loved the excitement of taking risks and working hard to succeed. When things didn't work, he would pick up the pieces and try something new. Rich's love for music and dancing at an early age fueled his passion for the music industry and his dream of one day owning Celebrity Theatre came true.

He was the ultimate host, entertaining friends and family in the owner's suite, introducing them to various artists, and loved watching the happy concert goers. Rich was honored as the Urban Employer of the year in 1986, won the Arizona Retail Entrepreneur of the year in 1990, received the Phoenix Rising Star Award, and was past Chairman of the Phoenix Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Boys Ranch. He was on the board of the Phoenix Symphony, the Arizona Hotel Association, the Valley Innkeepers Association and was a lifer of the Scottsdale Charros. Rich will be greatly missed by his family and friends, but his presence will always be felt when the lights go down, the music begins, and the crowd begins to roar.

Arrangements handled by Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home in Phoenix. A celebration of life will be held at the Celebrity Theatre on Friday, March 19, 2021, 440 N 32nd St, Phoenix. A private viewing will be held at 12 noon, with the celebration of life to follow for family and friends at 1:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Rich's memory at Donations will benefit the venue's COVID-19 relief fund to support Celebrity Theatre employees and their families. Condolences may be expressed at


Elizabeth Ann Nebeker Sever, aged 73, of Gibsonia, passed away February 14th, 2021 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital with her loved ones around her. She was born April 3, 1947 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She grew up in Arizona and California and was a proud alumni of Camelback High School in Phoenix, AZ. She graduated from Arizona State University and spent her early career working as a model in the Phoenix area, which eventually led to a contract with the Eileen Ford modeling agency that took her to New York, Paris, and Milan. She then worked briefly in real estate and later founded Plaza Designs, a fine jewelry business, which she operated for 40 years.

She was an artist, animal lover, gourmet cook, avid runner, and exercise enthusiast. She traveled extensively with her husband of 27 years, Mark Sever, and collected art from all over the world. In addition to her husband, Mark, of Pittsburgh, she is survived by two sons: Zac Shoush and his wife Angela of Los Angeles, and Trevor Shoush and his wife India and daughter Sienna, also of Los Angeles. She is also survived by her brother, Bill Nebeker and his wife Janelle, of Phoenix, and her mother Claudia Graef and her husband David, of Scottsdale, AZ.

Due to the covid pandemic, a celebration of Liz’s life will be held later in the year. The family will announce details and select charity for donations in Liz’s honor at that time.

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Michael Wayne Ewens

Scottsdale - Michael Wayne Ewens passed away peacefully after a battle with MDS complicated by COVID-19 on November 29, 2020, at The Mayo Clinic Hospital in Scottsdale, Arizona. He was born on December 7, 1946, in Phoenix, Arizona.

"Oh the last goodbye's the hardest one to say, and this is where the cowboy rides away." - George Strait

Mike was a proud Arizona native who attended Camelback High School and Arizona State University. He married Sue Karoline Swanson in 1970 and settled in central Phoenix where they raised their two children. A natural salesman, Mike moved quickly from auto sales to a lengthy career with Utility Crane and Equipment from which he never retired.

When not traveling for work, he enjoyed racing sailboats, fishing, hunting, and working on the family ranch. Mike was an outdoorsman, an animal lover, a doting grandfather to Zoey, and the loudest voice in any room.

He is preceded in death by his mother Lois in 1979, his father Herbert in 1987, his brother Ward in 2006; Mike is survived by his wife Sue, his two children, Michael (Troy) and Lyndsey; his four grandchildren Katlyn, Cotter, Maggie, and Zoey; and his dog, Dogie. He will be missed by many other relatives and friends.

Due to the current conditions in our country, a celebration of Mike's life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Condolences for the family may be offered at

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Jade Tharp (nee Metzler), aged 72, passed away peacefully on April 7, 2020 in Chandler, Arizona, after many years of struggling with her health. She was born to the late James Metzler and Florence "Jayne" (Mason) Metzler on May 7, 1947.

Before Jade's health struggles, she enjoyed giving of herself as an active volunteer at St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church as well as spending time with her friends. Jade's other love was being a grandma. Jade cherished the time she had with her granddaughters.

Jade is survived by her three children, John Wall and his wife, Christine, James Wall and daughter Jeaneen Wall Thiele and her husband Fred. She is also survived by her three granddaughters, Sauntee Wall, Katherine Thiele and Hannah Thiele. Jade also leaves behind many relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her three brothers, James Metzler, Jan Metzler and Jeff Metzler.

A Memorial Mass for Jade will be scheduled at a later date.

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Kay Ann Purdy Ruth, 72, passed away September 27, 2019, in Gilbert, AZ. Kay was born September 7, 1947 in Albion, Michigan. She moved from Litchfield, Michigan to Phoenix, Arizona at age 15. She attended Camelback High School. She lived in Arizona for 57 years. She married Bill Ruth on September 7, 1968 in Yuma, Arizona.

Education: B.A, M.A, Education Secondary, Arizona State University. Corporate Officer Vita Products Inc.

Surviving Relatives: William Larsen Ruth, Husband Gilbert, Arizona, Mary Denny, Jan Wawrzyniak, Judy Shier, Surviving Sisters.

Deceased Relatives: Raymond Purdy, Father, Mildred Hyland, Mother, John Purdy and her twin Ray Purdy, Brothers.

Celebration of Life Spring 2020, East Valley Maricopa County, Show Low Arizona


Edward Sucato

Phoenix - Our sweet Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother and friend, Ed Sucato passed from this world into Heaven on Sunday, September 1, 2019.

Ed was born in Poughkeepsie, NY on March 24th, 1947, the third of five children, to Sal and Helen Sucato. At the age of 2 the family relocated to Phoenix, so he considered himself "almost" a native Phoenician.

Ed attended Monte Vista and St. Agnes elementary schools and Saint Mary's and Camelback High Schools. Following high school graduation in 1965 he enlisted in the U.S. Army where he was assigned to repair HAWK missiles at bases around the world and to teach German soldiers the repair techniques. Fortunately, he was not called on to serve in Vietnam but was flown in for missile repair and immediately flown out.

After discharge from the Army Ed attended first Phoenix College and then ASU where he graduated with a BS in Psychology in 1972. Throughout his college years and following he worked with his father and brothers at Sucato Masonry which he eventually purchased following his father's retirement.

In 1975 Ed and Cheryl were "fixed up" and the rest of that story is history. They were together from the first date on and married in 1977.

In the early 1980's Ed started Canyon Plastering and Phoenix Scaffolding and along with Sucato Masonry they became SCorp. He was well respected in the business world not only because he was successful but because he was a man of honesty and great ethics.

Ed was proud to serve as an active member on the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix since 1983, serving as Chairman of the Board in 1991. He has been a member of the ASU President's Club since 1986 and been an ASU football season ticket holder since 1977. He was also an ASU Gammage VIP and a member of Phoenix Country Club for 37 years. He was pilot of his own airplanes and enjoyed many trips in his Saratoga but eventually decided it was not fast enough for him. Such a guy thing.

There are not enough accolades to describe Ed. He was a man of strong principles, kind to everyone, generous not only with dollars but with his time and attention. He was honest, corny, and one of the hardest working people ever. He could fix anything and was always ready to lend a hand. He was well respected in the building industry and personally. It would be hard to for anyone to say anything bad about Ed.

He loved his family beyond belief. He loved God and his Church, St. Thomas the Apostle. As a newish member of the Knights of Columbus he relished his post serving donuts after Sunday Masses and getting to interact with all the little children.

Ed is survived by his brothers John (Joni), Ray (Dominque) and Terry (Karen); his wife Cheryl; children Robert (Tracy), Tony (Kim), Angie and Darren and his nine grandchildren who he loved with all his heart - Phoebe, Addy, Andrew, Emma, Noah, Tyler, Charlie, Jordan and Jocelyn and his great-granddaughter Riah.

We know he will be welcomed into Heaven and we will all keep him close in our hearts forever, even while missing him greatly here on Earth.

Visitation will be held Monday, September 9, 2019 from 5:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. with Rosary Service at 7:00 P.M. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 2312 E. Campbell Avenue, Phoenix. Entombment to follow at St. Francis Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to either the Boys and Girls Club of Metropolitan Phoenix, 4309 E. Belleview, Bldg. 14, Phoenix, AZ 85008 or the Building Virtues Fund at St. Thomas The Apostle Church, 2312 E. Campbell Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85016.


Charles William Erbe passed away the middle of December, 2018, in Paradise Valley, AZ.

There will be a memorial service from 12 - 4 p.m. on Saturday, January 5th at Chapel of the Chimes, 7924 N. 59th Avenue, Glendale 85301.


Several of Gary Gardner's friends have contacted me saying Gary passed away November 12, 2018, in Colorado, due to heart problems. He is survived by wife, Alice and two children, James and Heather. I will post anything else I hear.

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Richard "Dick" Kay Peffley, 71, of Phoenix, AZ passed away on September 21, 2018 surrounded by his family. Richard was born June 13, 1947 in Phoenix, AZ to Richard N. and Elizabeth Peffley. He was the first of three boys and he was a second generation native. After graduation from Camelback High School he enlisted in the Navy during the Vietnam War. He served aboard the USS Sargo, which was a nuclear submarine. He met Janice Boot and the two were married on December 14, 1974. They were married for 41 years. After 8 years Richard lost his brother and sister-in-law. We adopted their son Christopher. Richard was employed by R. C. Lurie Co. for approximately 40 years. He worked in quotations before he retired in 2010. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, and going to the cabin in Payson. After retirement he developed congestive heart failure and kidney and liver problems which caused him to slow down and stay in town. Richard is survived by his wife, Janice, son, Christopher (Michelle), three grandchildren, Emily, Kennedi-Rae, and Haylee-Rae, all of whom he loved and enjoyed. He also had 3 nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Clark and Keith.

A celebration service will be held at Phoenix Christian Reformed Church located at 2438 E. Earll Dr. in Phoenix, AZ on Thursday September 27, 2018 at 11 AM. One of Richard's final requests was for no flowers, but instead donations be made to Phoenix Christian School PreK-8th, located at 2425 N 26th St, Phoenix, AZ 85008.


Margaret Katherine "Kay" Swisher passed away on July 30, 2018, in Pahrump, Nevada.


Leroy Broumley. We have been notified by his daughter that Leroy passed away last Sunday (March 5, 2017). No other details are known at this time.


Connie passed away Dec 15, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Susan Marie Whittier (Johnson)

Glendale - Susan Marie Whittier (Johnson), 70, of Glendale, AZ passed away on February 20, 2018. Susie was born July 1, 1947 in Duluth, MN to Herbert and Virginia (Oltman). Susie's family moved to Arizona when she was 3 years old. Susie was married to Marvin Whittier for 35 years. She worked as an administratiive assistant in the accounting department for Chanen Construction Company for over 36 years and had just recently retired. Susie loved to spend time with family, friends, and her doggies. Although she had great luck with slot machines, she always preferred to be on the beach enjoying the ocean. She was an avid reader and enjoyed bowling for fun. Susie is reunited with her parents, her step-daughter Juli Stewart, and other family members who have gone on before her. She is survived by her husband, Marv; her son Tony Sucato; her daughter Angela Sucato; her Step-Son Joe Whittier; 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. A 2:00 p.m. Memorial Serve will be held in Susie's honor on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Heritage Funeral Chapel, 6830 W. Thunderbird Road, Peoria, AZ 85381. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be in in Susie's name to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation.


Bruce R Warne, 69, passed away in October, 2016, in Long Beach, California. He is survived by his sister, Patty and a nephew Doug both of Wisconsin; a younger brother David preceded him in death two years ago. Bruce was a Marine, joining in 1965 before graduation, retired mechanical engineer and avid cyclist. He lived in Southern California since 1968.

He shared a house in Manhattan Beach, CA with three other Camelback alum's, Randy Edwards, Paul Roozeboom (Deceased March 2011) and Bob Kenneavy, class of 1964, from '68 thru 1970.

Without medical confirmation it is believed Bruce's passing was caused by heart failure. He would have been 70 on Friday of this week.

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Thomas Clay Gerrard born March 7th 1947 was called home by the Lord on December 7th 2015 at the age of 68. He was preceded in death by his father Herbert Bartlett Gerrard, Jr. and his mother Winona Hankins Gerrard. He is cherished and missed by his wife of 38 years, JoBeth Delahoussaye Gerrard; by his daughter Tracy Gerrard Augustine and her husband Thomas Augustine II, and their children Patricia and Joshua Augustine; by his son Clay Bartlett Gerrard and his wife Mandy McClung Gerrard, and their children Huxley, Cole, and William Thomas Gerrard; and also by his beloved sister Gayle Gerrard Myers. Additionally he is survived by a large loving family, many dear friends, and his enormous tabby cat "Alvin". Tom Gerrard served his country as a Navy Veteran, and retired from General Electric. He was a patriot and a Christian. He was a man of impeccable character, remembered for his decency and fairness, for being dependable and hardworking - he never passed up an opportunity to lend a helping hand. He enjoyed fishing, wood-working, and sarcasm.

Timeline photos 04/24/2016

Walter Lemon III, 68, passed away this afternoon, 4/24/2016, in Beaverton, Oregon. He had been fighting pancreatic cancer for just over a year. His passing was peaceful and painless. He was surrounded and supported by his family.

Timeline photos 04/17/2016

A repost from Laura Howell

My heart is saddened today. Sandy Gunderson-Borgen passed away this morning (March 21, 2016) at 7:39. Her bout and suffering with cancer is she is in the hands of our Lord.

We knew this was coming but it is so hurtful that a true friend is now gone forever.

Timeline photos 10/14/2015

Linda Jane Hamberlin Benton, 35, passed away from complications due to diabetes on Oct. 2, 1982, in Tacoma, Washington. She was survived by her husband Michael Gilbert Benton who passed away a month later. She was also survived by her 7 year old daughter, Melissa Jane Benton (Musgrave) and 3 year old son, James Michael Benton

Timeline photos 08/21/2015

Michael John Berg, 68, of Glendale, Arizona, passed away on August 7, 2015, after being diagnosed with lung cancer in both lungs that was inoperable. About a year ago the cancer had metastasized into other areas and then into his spine. Mike is survived by his wife, Kathy and three children, Robert, Nate and Michele. There were no services other than for the family.

Timeline photos 03/11/2015

Brooks Dudley Thomas was born on July 29, 1947 to Margaret Hay Dudley Thomas and Jared Evans Thomas in Pottstown, PA. He passed away on August 5, 1984 in Nova Park, CA.
Brooks moved to Phoenix, AZ, in 1955 when his family moved here. He attended Lafayette Elementary School, and graduated from Camelback High School and Phoenix College. At Phoenix college he was a member of Fraternity and the Inter-Fraternity Council.
Brooks moved to California where he was a marketing representative for Hills Brothers Chemical. It was on a sales visit to a job site that Brooks was injured. He saw a runaway dump truck and, caring about others as he did, jumped into it to try and stop it from hurting anyone. He was not able to stop the truck, but was able to change the truck’s course away from people. Brooks jumped out and landed on the ground, breaking his neck. He was paralyzed from the neck down. He was eager to start therapy to try and recover some use of his upper body. He had been fitted with his halo and was set up in a chair when a blood clot lurking in his body broke loose and killed him.
Brooks was survived by his second wife Jane and her two daughters, Karalyn and Elizabeth Lucci, of California. He is also survived by, his mother Margaret Thomas, his brother Tommy (Jarard) Thomas (Viki) , his sister Betty Thomas, all of Phoenix, AZ, and his father Jarad Evans Thomas of PA.

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