Posts made in March, 2015

George Alphonse Green

Mar 30, 2015 in Obituaries | 2 comments

George Alphonse Green, 91, of San Tan Valley, AZ, died on March 27, 2015.

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Joanne M. Williams Obituary

Mar 30, 2015 in Obituaries | 3 comments

Obituary for Joanne M. Williams September 26, 1933 – March 26, 2015 Elementary School Teacher, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and spiritual counselor to many souls Joanne M. Williams “JO JO” or when you asked if she was alright or fine she would say no I am “So Fine” and yes she was in and out. Our mother entered her heavenly home on March 26, 2015 in Mesa, Arizona at the age of 81. Joanne Williams was born in Kansas City, Missouri on September 26, 1933. She moved to Chicago, Illinois and married George Leon Williams. Joanne Williams is survived by her children Cheryl Ann Williams of San Tan Valley, AZ, Deidra Elise Burke of Chandler, AZ (husband) Ulus “Trey” Burke and Uvina Leone Williams of Chicago, IL. Grandchildren – Desiree Cherylise Williams, Deon Cortez Martin, Dorian Quinn Williams (wife) Amber Williams, Devan Jamal Burke, and LaToya Johnson. Great Grandchildren – Naveyh Marie Williams and Kameel Elise Williams. Special men of the family – Ricardo Martin, Spencer Shumate, and Akil Ammons.  Her nieces – Debra Miller-Harris and family and Cynthia Miller Koroma and family. Her special buddy “Shorty” (family pet). Joanne is preceded in death by George Leon Williams (husband) and Jorgetta Loree Williams (daughter) Hurda Miller (mother), Adolph Miller Jr. (brother) and Adolph Miller Sr. (father). Joanne Williams attended University of Illinois Champagne and received her Bachelor’s of Education degree from Roosevelt University in Chicago, IL and taught in the Chicago Public Schools for more than 40 years. A memorial service is scheduled for 2:00 pm on Friday, April 3, 2015 at San Tan Mountain View Funeral Home at 21809 S. Ellsworth Road, Queen Creek, Arizona 85142, with a reception to follow at same location. Don Runyon will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Joanne’s life. Please send flowers or cards to funeral home by noon on Friday, April 3, 2015. The family would like to thank Banner Home Health Services, CareTrek Mobile Medical, Desert Kidney Associates and all others that assisted in her long term...

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Nancy Jane Chapman Obituary

Mar 26, 2015 in Obituaries | 0 comments

Nancy J. Chapman, 75, of Queen Creek, AZ passed away on March 23, 2015. Nancy was born in Dearborn, MI, the daughter of Charles Armold and Ruth Near. She was a San Francisco Bay area native since the early 60’s and just recently moved to Queen Creek, AZ to be with family.   Nancy was a loving, strong, beautiful, and giving person, and loved her family with all her heart.  She enjoyed her newspaper career at the Redwood City Tribune, Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Healdsburg Tribune.   Nancy is survived by two daughters; Susan Lane (Kenneth) and Joey Chapman, two granddaughters; Shanynn and Kendal, and her grandson; Connor.   She is preceded in death by her parents, one brother; Richard Armold, and two sisters; Margaret Atwell and Helen Armold.   Memories of Nancy will be cherished by her loved ones and they will love her always.   ...

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Gertrude Mae Mendonca

Mar 25, 2015 in Obituaries | 0 comments

Gertrude Mae Mendonca , 93, of Mesa, AZ, died on March 21, 2015.

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Amy Michele Huffaker Obituary

Mar 23, 2015 in Obituaries | 0 comments

Amy Michele Huffaker (Izatt) was diagnosed with Stage 3C Ovarian Cancer in December 2011 and struggled with many ups and downs both physically and emotionally for more than three years as she worked with her medical team to treat the cancer and search for a cure. She declined rapidly at the start of 2015 when the treatments became ineffective and there were no other viable options. Amy died on March 19, 2015 in her husband’s arms, in the peace and comfort of her own home in Arizona. Amy was born in Idaho Falls, Idaho to Kent Izatt and Carolyn Dutson (both Surviving) on Jan 29, 1974. She grew up in Ririe, Idaho and graduated from Ririe High School. After attending Idaho State University, Amy was swept off her feet by and married to Marvin Huffaker (Surviving) from Menan, Idaho. The couple started a family and raised two fantastic children, Austin and Jasmine (Both Surviving). Initially as a mother and homemaker, Amy was extremely supportive of Marvin’s career that took them to Michigan (Go Blue) and then later to Arizona where they settled and have resided for the past 14 years. Once both kids were old enough to go to school full time, Amy joined Marvin in his IT consulting business and provided critical office support and accounting functions. Amy was a strong, independent, and stubborn woman, and refused to conform to social norms that might be expected of a housewife born and raised in a small farm town with heavy religious influence. She lived with no regrets, was capable of forming independent thoughts, took full responsibility for her own actions, and generally decided to be a happy person despite what was going on around her. She lived by one simple quote: “You can make yourself happy or you can make yourself miserable, the amount of effort is the same.” One of Amy’s hobbies was crafting with cross-stitch patterns. For years she created her own patterns and spent hours and even days stitching, unpicking, and starting over on projects until she got them right. In early 2014, when Amy’s condition seemed to be stabilizing, she formed the company Hunibears, LLC and published for sale nearly 100 unique and original digital cross-stitch patterns. The patterns are paper-doll style bears with matching clothing, but all done in cross-stitch. Her goal was to continue to expand her product line, but that dream was cut short when her condition worsened. Many of her patterns can still be seen at www.hunibears.com. Amy was preceded in death by her sister Jana Izatt Simmons (also from Cancer), and is survived by her brother Jared Izatt. She had just turned 41 and was one week away from celebrating her 21st wedding anniversary. At Amy’s request, she will be cremated and her ashes will be scattered into Lake Michigan near the Mackinac Bridge in northern Michigan by her husband and children. An informal memorial reception will be held in Idaho Falls, Idaho at “The Sickhouse” on Saturday, March 28th from 6pm – 9pm. A short celebration of life presentation will be made at 7pm. No religious services will be provided and there will be no formal program. Come and go as you please. Stay as long as you want. Light appetizers and drinks will be readily available and a bartender will be on hand for those of us that prefer something a little stronger. The Sickhouse is located at 110 Science Center Drive, Idaho Falls, ID 83402. NOTE: In lieu of flowers, Amy specifically requested that you make a financial donation to support cancer research. A gofundme page has been...

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