Posts made in January, 2016

Brian Paul Turnbull Obituary

Jan 29, 2016 in Obituaries | 22 comments

Brian Paul Turnbull February 23, 1978 to January 26, 2016   Brian was born to Terry Turnbull on February 23, 1978. He lived in Queen Creek, AZ as a child, then moved to Gilbert, AZ. Brian attended grade school at Burk Elementary in Gilbert, then attended Gilbert High School in Gilbert. Brian made many friends growing up and continued to keep in touch with them. Brian chose to be in the food industry and has worked at several popular restaurants in the Mesa area. He loved to be around people and loved his job. Brian had the honor of becoming a father to three beautiful children: Asia, Mason and London. His children were his life and he was their life. Brian would light up when he was with them, or talking about them. Brian enjoyed watching movies with his children; he would cover the living room floor with lots of comforters and pillows and make popcorn. He made his children feel good and they were always laughing together. Brian had a love for music, movies and Dragon Ball Z. He loved cars, especially Hondas, and loved to roller blade. Brian loved to collect knives, hats and tools. Six years ago Brian got brain cancer. He always kept a positive outlook and his motto was” Keep on Keepin’ on”. Brian fought his battle with much courage, and his strength came from those he loved the most: his children, his mom, and all of his family. He loved to see people happy; even though Brian was in pain, he would make sure to tell a joke or two. His wit and banter will long live on in our hearts. Brian is survived by his three children, Asia, Mason and London; his mother, Terry Turnbull Jericho; his father, Robert Jericho; his sister, Mandy Jericho; as well as many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Brian, we love you to the moon and...

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Fred C. Ruiz Jr. Obituary

Jan 27, 2016 in Obituaries | 2 comments

Fred C. Ruiz Jr., 56, of Queen Creek, AZ, went to be with the Lord on January 21, 2016. He was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather to his family. He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Janet; their children, Casey, Nick, Alex, Janelle, Jarred, Joell; daughter-in-law, Ashley Ruiz; and grandchildren, Alexis and Brady. Fred taught math at Mountain View High School in Mesa. He loved teaching and loved his students very much. He will be missed. There will be a viewing on Thursday, January 28th from 6:00-8:00pm at San Tan Mountain View Funeral Home, 21809 S. Ellsworth Rd. #101, Queen Creek, AZ  85142, from 6:00 to 8:00pm. Memorial Service will be held on Friday, January 29th at 10:30am at Calvary Chapel of Queen Creek, 19248 E. San Tan Blvd., Queen Creek, AZ  85142. Following the service, Fred will be laid to rest at Mountain View Funeral Home and Cemetery, 7900 E. Main St. Mesa, AZ  85207. Fred devoted much of his time to serving at Calvary Chapel of Queen Creek Food Bank and would appreciate donations if possible; he loved serving...

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Ruth Helene Centoz Obituary

Jan 26, 2016 in Obituaries | 1 comment

Ruth Helene Centoz, 91, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016. Ruth was born in What Cheer, Iowa on Dec. 11, 1924 to Ida and Leslie Blacketer. After graduating from high school at 17, Ruth was hired as a teacher in a 2-room school house. She met Marius Centoz while working in a resort one summer in Colorado. Writing to each other after the summer ended convinced them they were meant to be together and they married on May 20, 1950. They moved to California, eventually settling in Costa Mesa where daughters Charlene, Leslie, and Silvia were born. Ruth went back to teaching in California before heath issues prompted the family to move to the warmth of Arizona. She taught 1st grade at Hohokam School in Scottsdale for a number of years. She and her husband moved to a home they had built in Queen Creek after her retirement. Ruth was an avid reader, an animal lover, played piano, and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. The Centoz household was always the place to go when someone was alone on a holiday. As she aged and her hair turned white, Ruth was known for wearing bright colors like red, aqua, and various shades of purple. Ruth became a Catholic when she married her husband and over the years became very devout. The last thing she told those gathered around her was “Guess what!! It’s my lucky day. The Holy Spirit told me he is taking me to Heaven today.” She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Donald Blacketer; and grandson, Bradley Mills. She is survived by daughters, Charlene Mills, Leslie Werman (Ralph), Silvia Centoz; grandson, Mark Mills; great-granddaughter, Bradlee vanRavenswaay; niece, Linda Kay Freeman (Clatis); and many other nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be said at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 20615 E. Ocotillo Rd., Queen Creek, AZ 85142, on Saturday, Jan. 30th at 11:00 a.m. Refreshments to follow in the hall after the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make a donation to your favorite charity. The family wishes to thank all the “angels of mercy” at Mission Palms and Banner Baywood Hospital for their loving...

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John Robert Blackman Obituary

Jan 25, 2016 in Obituaries | 8 comments

John Robert Blackman was born on January 1st, 1961 in Moline, Illinois to James and Janice Blackman. Shortly after, they moved first to Maquoketa, Iowa and then Topeka, Kansas where John began kindergarten. Later, the family moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado where John finished his schooling and graduated from the Air Academy High School. John was a very intelligent young man. He was part of the math team and enjoyed the computer lab on the campus. He took on great responsibility as he helped to care for his siblings as his father was often traveling for work. John joined the United States Air Force and served as an Avionic Inertial and Radar Navigation System Specialist from 1981-1987. This is where John began his lifelong career in the field of computer technology. John pushed himself to be the best at everything he did. He received many accolades throughout his career for his achievements. He was looked to as an industry leader and because of his forward thinking, was asked to speak at conferences and participate in panels regarding the future of storage technologies. He was a published author, published in the Storage Magazine in 2003 with “The Shape of the New Datacenter” and in the InfoStor Magazine in 2008 with the “Benefits of Storage Service Architecture”. John was also a 3 time published poet in the International Library of Poetry. John loved to joke that he was proud to be a tattooed, suit wearing, biker, published poet, and the whitest Black-man that you’d ever meet! Actually though, his greatest accomplishment was raising his four beautiful children, Cindi, William, Ellen and Justin. He always said he must have done something right to have such amazing kids. He made a point to remind his kids how proud he was of each of them and that he wished only the best for them in life, whatever path they choose to go down. John married his wife, Leigha Cline in September of 2007 after stealing her heart with his datacenter storage architecture. They made their home in San Tan Valley, Arizona. Together, they loved to ride motorcycles. They and a group of great friends, made many wonderful memories on their road trips together, adhering to the motto, “it’s not the destination, it’s the journey.” John and Leigha spent their years together working on many projects in their home and John’s ‘man-cave’ garage. They, together with family and friends, built, renovated, and restored their entire “country” property to become a place where they all loved to hang out. John cherished his family and friends and loved spending time with them. John died at the age of 55, in his home in San Tan Valley, Arizona on January 20th, 2016. He was preceded in death by his mother, Janice, in July of 2007. He is survived by his wife Leigha; his father James & sweetheart Joyce of Sun City, AZ; his sister Jeanne Silva of Lutz, FL; his nieces Heather (Brent) Harrell of Alexandria, VA & Lisa Silva of Fort Meyers, FL; his brother Jeff (Marguerite) of Vancouver, WA; his daughter Cindi (Andrew) Hounsell of Norfolk, VA; his grandchildren William, Aurora, & Andrew Jr.; his son William (Ryan) Veldt of Minneapolis,  MN; his daughter Ellen & his son Justin both of Minneapolis, MN. ; his father & mother-in-law Doug & Denise Cline of Riverton, NE.; his brother-in-law John (Sara) Cline of Upland, NE; his nieces  Macy, Audrey, Helena  & Nephew Winston; his grandparents-in-law Jack & Ruth Cline, and Raymond & Myrna Duncan of Franklin, NE.; and a host of other cherished relatives & friends. John was...

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Marjorie Lucille Liles Obituary

Jan 21, 2016 in Obituaries | 0 comments

Marjorie Lucille Richardson Liles was born in Kusa, Okmulgee County, Oklahoma on December 1, 1922. She passed away on January 17, 2016 in Chandler, Arizona while in an assisted living home. Marjorie married Curman Severson and had four children. Later she married Jerry Shultz for a short time, and then she married Evan Zedford Liles (deceased), by whom she felt loved, and loved in return. Her close friend at this time was her sister-in-law, Estelle Womach. During her early adult years, Marjorie became a beautician, and she carried this skill throughout most of her life, frequently doing hair at home or at her clients’ homes. She also worked for the telephone company for 25 ½ years, while taking on the responsibility of raising her family. Marjorie is preceded in death by her father, Charles Murry Richardson and her mother, Lillie Agnes Torbett. She had two brothers, Cecil (deceased), married to Kay Givens, and Jack (deceased), married to Mary Stancil. Marjorie had four wonderful sons, Randy, Myron, Jim (deceased) and David. Included in Marjorie’s family are ten grandchildren: Randy and Sharon had Michael; Myron Sr. and Phoebe had Myron Jr. (Myron Sr. is currently married to Sharon Sonnenberg-Severson); Jim Sr. and Lois had Debbie (married to Larry Winchester), Jimmy Jr. (married to Teresa Williams), and Amy (married to Ross Taylor); David and Nancy had Daniel (married to Lilly Garza), Aaron (married to Sherita West) and Luke (married to Biliana Iacsin). Marjorie’s family also included 24 great-grandchildren:  Jessica, Nicholas, Kenny, Joseph, Benjamin, Leah, Logan, Elijah, Alexandra, Abigail, Gabriell, Simon, Camille, Kayla, Kelsy, McKenzi, Kimberly, Eric, Jacob, Shawni, Tamra, Tyler, Hanna, and Chandler;  two great-great grandchildren, Cole and Chloe; a niece, Karen DeBernardo, and four nephews, Mark Richardson, Ronny Richardson, Dennis Richardson, and Jimmy Richardson. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. Services will be held on Friday, January 22, 2016 at 10:00am at Resthaven Park Cemetery, 6450 W. Northern Ave, Glendale,...

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