Posts made in April, 2016

Brian R Braye

Apr 30, 2016 in Obituaries | 2 comments

Brian Rance Braye, 70 of San Tan Valley Arizona, died April 28, 2016 at home due to complication from cancer. He was born January 11, 1946 in Hillsboro IL. The son of Floyd and Virginia Braye. He served in the Air Force from 1964-1968, and enjoyed a long career in photography, as both a photographer and educator. Brian had lots of interests in clouding photography, astronomy, caving, and boomerangs. He was an active member in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints where he had many callings including that of Bishop.  He was also very active in his community.  He had a wonderful sense of humor and a kind and patient heart.  He helped anyone in any way he could, even after being diagnosed with cancer and undergoing treatments. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl Braye, his daughter Brandy Davis and her husband Donnie, his grandchildren, Aidan and Willow Davis, his sister Sheryl Bandy and lots of extended family. Visitation will be held on Monday, May 2, 2016 from 6 until 8 pm in  the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints chapel 2559 E Combs Rd San Tan Valley AZ. Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 10 am in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints chapel 2559 E Combs Rd San Tan Valley AZ, preceding a 9 am viewing. Graveside Service will begin at 2pm Tuesday, May 3, 2016 where Brian will be laid to rest at Mountain View Cemetery, 7900 East Main Street, Mesa Az., where military Honors will be accorded. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the American Cancer Society. San Tan Mountain View Funeral Home is providing excellent care and may be contacted at 480-888-2682....

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Gale Everett Winslow Obituary

Apr 29, 2016 in Obituaries | 0 comments

Gale Everett Winslow Nov 16, 1929 – April 27, 2016 Gale Everett Winslow of Gilbert Arizona peacefully passed away on April 27th 2016 from natural causes, in his home with his family. Everett was born in Tekoa, Washington on November 16, 1929, to his parents, Ray and Katie Winslow, graduating from Tekoa High School in 1947. He served with distinction with the 2nd Armored Division during the Korean conflict, stationed in Germany until his Honorable Discharge in 1953. He worked in the grocery business with Rosauer’s Groceries in Spokane for many years, before moving to Moses Lake, WA in the mid 1960’s, where he met and married the love of his life, Irma Kieran. They remained inseparable for 46 years. They soon moved to Ephrata, WA, and then to Connell, WA where he managed Jack’s Bargain Barn Grocery stores for many years. Their children raised, they moved to Wendell, Idaho, where they owned and operated Winslow’s Wendell Department Store until finally retiring to Gilbert, AZ in 2005. Lifelong avid ‘rock hounds’, they traveled throughout the West, searching for rare and unusual rock specimens, attending various mineral shows both as buyers and sellers while Irma pursued her passion for photography. The family always looked forward to the yearly calendars they made from the wonderful photos Irma captured. Everett was preceded in death by his parents, as well as his brothers, Odie and Delbert; sisters, Vera Derth and Bernetta Knopp; and two sons, Gale Winslow, Jr. and Anthony Winslow. He is survived by his wife, Irma; sons, David (Terri), Andrew (Rosemary), Patrick Kieran (Nancy), Steve Kieran (Diane) and Jim Kieran (Olga); grandchildren, Andrew Jr, Janie, Anjie, Elizabeth, Jacob and Aimee Winslow, Skyler, Jessie, Megan, Whitney and Eric Kieran, Ian and Emily Logan; as well as many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Everett was buried with full military honors at National Memorial Cemetery of Phoenix Arizona. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. He will be sorely but dearly missed and remembered by his family and all who knew him. Sleep well Dad, and we will all see you soon, in our memories and in our dreams “by...

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Jessica Sadie Johnson Obituary

Apr 26, 2016 in Obituaries | 2 comments

Jessica Sadie Johnson entered our lives on June 27th, 1996 in Tempe, Arizona. On April 19th, 2016 she departed this world, joining in heaven her grandparents, Alfred and Mary Ann Thompson, Grandmother Linda Townsend, and Aunt Jamie Thompson. Jessica is survived by parents, Theresa and Darin Johnson, younger brothers Joshua and Jacob Johnson. Also many, many loving family members including grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and close friends considered family. Jessica touched the lives of so many. She could light up a room, and she lit up our lives with her loving character, quick wit and unique sense of humor. She planned to become a doctor because she was passionate about helping others, she was a natural nurturer. She had so many friends she considered close, from school, the soccer field, track and her workplace. She was an artist, loved to color and wrote deep meaningful poetry from an early age. She excelled throughout her school years, making the national honors society in high school, graduating from Poston Butte High School in 2014, most recently attended Central Arizona College. A celebration of Jessica’s life will be held on Thursday, April 28th at 6:08 pm at the park in the Circle Cross Ranch subdivision, 756 W. Empire Blvd, San Tan Valley, AZ 85143. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, April 30th at 11:00am at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 20615 E. Ocotillo Rd, Queen Creek, AZ...

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Robert Douglass Joss Obituary

Apr 19, 2016 in Obituaries | 2 comments

Robert Douglass Joss, born October 15, 1937 in Seattle, Washington, passed from this life into Glory on April 7, 2016, in Gilbert, Arizona. Bob lived most of his life in the Seattle area, graduated from Lincoln High School and the University of Washington. He retired from Sears after 22 years of faithful service. In 2005, he and his wife joined SOWER’s, a group of Christian RVers to serve the Lord, laboring at Christian camps, schools, and homes for challenged adults. When his health began to fail, the home and RV were sold and they moved to San Tan Valley to be close to family and the sunshine. Bob is survived by his wife MaryLou and four sons:  Douglass and his wife Donna in Marysville, Washington; David and his wife Ellen in Olympia, Washington; Daniel and his wife Robin in Williamsburg, Virginia; Donald and his wife Shelli in San Tan Valley, Arizona; Ten grandchildren; a brother Donald in Renton, Washington; a sister Mary Evans in Georgia. Memorials may be made to Americare Hospice, 1212 N. Spencer, Mesa, AZ 85203 A memorial service was held on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 2:00pm at San Tan Mountain View Funeral Home. 21809 S. Ellsworth Rd., Queen Creek, AZ ...

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John K. Mooney Obituary

Apr 19, 2016 in Obituaries | 0 comments

John passed away from complications of cancer on April 13, 2016. John was born to Daniel and Susan Mooney on February 9, 1963 in Topeka, KS.  He had just turned 53 in February. His brother, Mike and sister-in-law, Sherri were at his side, holding his hands, as he left our world. John had unfortunately gotten a MRSA staph infection two years ago when recovering from surgery to remove a cancerous tumor.  That infection came back last fall when he was undergoing chemotherapy for his cancer, and prevented him from completing the needed chemotherapy in time to get rid of his cancer. He is survived by his father, Daniel Mooney, brother, Michael Mooney and sister, Priscilla Gordon. He is now with his mother who passed away in 1999. John loved life and loved to share it with friends and family.  John was an intelligent, articulate man with a sharp wit and a smile that could light up a room.  John had lived in the Phoenix area for 10 years, but his heart was always with the city he grew up in:  Kansas City. He loved the Royals and Chiefs.  He loved the rich Kansas City music scene. John loved playing his guitar and listening to music.  He received his B.A. degree from UMKC.  During his time there he did several semesters of student teaching in the subject of history. Some of his happiest and proudest memories were in helping others understand concepts and the exchanging of ideas. He was a loyal friend and cared deeply for his friends and family.  John had a rich, multifaceted personality.  Friends and family have seen different sides of John; they all know how special they were to him.  All of us have funny stories we will treasure as a remembrance of him. Family will greet friends for a visitation at 2:00pm, followed by a memorial service at 3:00pm, on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, at San Tan Mountain View Funeral Home, 21809 S. Ellsworth Rd., Queen Creek, AZ 85142.  Donations to the American Cancer Society are requested in lieu of flowers at...

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