Posts made in May, 2016

Barbara Tyler Obituary

May 31, 2016 in Obituaries | 3 comments

Barbara Tyler, 71, of Gilbert, AZ, passed away on May 27th, 2016 after battling from ovarian cancer for almost 5 years.  Barbara was a devoted wife for 48 years, a loving mother and an amazing grandmother. Barb graduated High School in 1962 and worked as a secretary while taking care of her younger siblings after her parents were gone. Barbara was a member of Holy Cross Church. She enjoyed volunteering at Sunny Acres Children’s Home and Banner Gateway Hospital.  Her family was the most important thing in her life.  She loved playing and spending time with her grandchildren and most importantly making people laugh. Barbara is survived by her husband, Robert Tyler; son, David Tyler and his wife Jodi; daughter, Jenny Myers and her husband Ben; sister, Janet Grenfell; nephew, Jason Grenfell; brother, W. Thomas Grenfell; and grandsons, Brendan, Jon, and Sam. Services will be held at San Tan Mountain View Funeral Home on June 3rd, 2016 at 9:30AM, 21809 S. Ellsworth Rd. #101, Queen Creek, AZ...

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Clyde Luther “Buck” Sumerlin Obituary

May 27, 2016 in Obituaries | 3 comments

Clyde Luther “Buck” Sumerlin, of Show Low, AZ for 47 years and most recently of Tonto Basin and San Tan Valley, AZ flew home to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 22, 2016 in the home of his son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Bobbie in San Tan Valley. Family and friends were at his side, who prayed and sang and had moments of silence as he squeezed his granddaughter’s hand before his departure. He was 88. He was born December 24, 1927 in Biloxi, Mississippi to Edward T. Sumerlin and Mary E. Stinson. Buck is survived by his wife of 49 years, Sally Scarlett (Rudd), only child of George L Rudd & Margit Thanem; two of his three children he shared with his first wife of 19 years, Betty June Wright: Steven G. Sumerlin of Hawaii and Clyde J. Sumerlin of Flagstaff, AZ; two of his three children that blessed his life with Sally:  Mark E. Sumerlin of San Tan Valley, AZ and Christine M. Sumerlin of Tempe, AZ; 14 grandchildren:  June Treece and Hannah Meyer of Denver, CO, Josiah Sumerlin of Tempe, AZ,  Matthew Broxterman, David Broxterman, and Anna Taylor of Kansas, Kenneth D DeBorde of Cottonwood, AZ, Kevin Stokes (step) of Tucson, AZ, Tyson Sumerlin of Maryland, Colton Sumerlin of Pinetop, AZ, Alexandra Romero of Mesa, AZ and Gabriel Romero of Show Low, AZ, Jasmyne Gaston (step) and Shannon Sumerlin of San Tan Valley; 17 great grandchildren; one brother, Rex Sumerlin; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, as well as five brothers, Edward, Detroy, Willie, John Lewis and Freddie; four sisters, Velma, Frances, Mildred, and Dorothy; as well as one son of his first marriage, Lawrence W Sumerlin, and one daughter of his second marriage, Tracy M. DeBorde. Buck learned to work and “survive” (a word he used many times) at an early age while living in Mississippi and Alabama under difficult economic circumstances. He shined shoes, sold peanuts by the bag, went to the boat dock in Alabama and took the bananas that were given him from the banana boats and sold them, and sold newspapers, and he said he always took the money “home to Mama”. He hitchhiked to Hawthorne, Nevada when he was very young and worked either in a mine or for a railroad. He said he slept in a tent with his pet snake. He had not completed high school when he joined the US Navy and entered active duty on May 1, 1944 and served in the European African Middle Eastern Campaign in WWII. He held the rank of Quartermaster Third Class and was on the USS Merrimack, an oiler, USS SC-1013, a sub-chaser, and the USS Wandank, a tug. After his discharge from the Navy, he returned home to get his GED, and he married his first wife in Palatka, FL, with whom he had three sons. After the birth of their first son, they moved to Colorado, where their second and third sons were born. He was very self-motivated and learned and perfected many trade skills by studying any technical resource he could find, and by completing correspondence courses, such as electrical, instrumentation, pipe-fitting, welding, carpentry, mechanics, and hydraulics. He worked in paper mills, wall board plants, chemical plants, had a bar-b-q restaurant in Palatka, moved houses, and started both a TV repair shop and a welding shop in Colorado. He left Colorado in 1966 on his way to go see his mother after his divorce, and he stopped in Henderson, Nevada and got a job at Stauffer Chemical Company the...

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Christine Lucy Bereki

May 23, 2016 in Obituaries | 0 comments

Christine Lucy Bereki, 90, of Mesa, AZ, passed away on May 18, 2016.

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James Boyd Walker Obituary

May 23, 2016 in Obituaries | 0 comments

James Boyd Walker, 63, of San Tan Valley passed away unexpectedly on May 19, 2016. Jim was born in Montebello, CA to Boyd Kenneth (deceased) and Margaret Louise (Hood) Walker. Jim is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Cathy; son Christopher (Gracetta Greer); daughter Jennifer; step-daughter, Kim Tibbits (Rich Perrone); grandchildren, Dustin, Blake, Mandy, Vincent, Bryson, Elijah and Anthony; sister, Diana Walker, and brother, Gerald Walker (Stephanie); and many nieces and nephews. He was self-employed for 28 years. He loved spending time with his wife, family, and friends. He had an infectious smile, a zest for life, and the greatest sense of humor. There is not a person that met Jim that did not like him. He was friendly and kind to everyone who was lucky enough to cross paths with him. He will be missed by many. A private Celebration of Life for family members and close friends will be held at San Tan Mountain View Funeral Home, 21809 S. Ellsworth Road, Queen Creek, AZ 85142.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to American Heart Association or the Alzheimer’s...

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Jean H. Orr

May 11, 2016 in Obituaries | 0 comments

Jean H. Orr, 86, of Queen Creek, AZ, passed away on May 9, 2016.

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