Posts made in October, 2016

Garrett Herbert Hawthorne Obituary

Oct 20, 2016 in Obituaries | 3 comments

                     OBITUARY                          GARRETT HERBERT HAWTHORNE                       06/01/43 – 10/17/16 Garrett Herbert Hawthorne, a resident of Queen Creek, Arizona, passed away on the morning of October 17, 2016. Garrett was born on June 1, 1943 in Shafter, CA. He was the fourth child born to Herbert Theodore Hawthorne and Julia Lysta (Garrett) Hawthorne in a family that first included three daughters (Glenda Marie Tillotson and Geraldine Deckrow – both of whom are deceased – and Verna Lynn Johnson of Ojai, CA) and then three sons (himself, Kent Wayne Hawthorne, and Allen Wesley Hawthorne – all now deceased). His given birth name was “Garet” which he later legally changed to “Garrett“. He attended grade school in Port Hueneme, CA and later, when his family moved to Ojai, CA he attended Nordhoff High School and graduated in 1961. As a young man, Garrett developed a love for cars – especially the “muscle” cars – and became quite skilled in building them and driving his own creations at drag strips. On 5/9/66, Garrett enlisted in the US Navy and served two tours of duty aboard the USS Tortuga LSD 26 in Viet Nam, including active service as a small craft crew member in “Brown Water” activities. On 1/2/70 he received an honorable discharge from the US Navy as an E6. In his tours of duty he specialized in refrigeration equipment maintenance. He also served as an MP. He loved water skiing – had his own special ski which he used at every opportunity when he was in Viet Nam. He learned the carpentry trade and in later years he became a skilled cabinet maker and installer, ultimately putting his creative skills into his own shop that specialized in beautiful complex stair cases, hand rails and cabinetry. Garrett shared his life in three marriages. The first marriage was in 1964 to Sharon Jean Stone in Simi Valley, CA. They were first blessed with a son, Richard Garet Hawthorne, of Pine, Arizona. They were then blessed with a daughter, Michelle Rae (Hawthorne) Mieure who is of San Antonio, Texas with her husband, Daryn Mieure and their three sons, Robert, Matthew, and Jarrett. The second marriage was in 1973 to Pamela Ann Messersmith in Ventura, CA, with whom a daughter, Jessica Elaine Hawthorne of Oxnard, CA was born. The third marriage was to Susan Jean Trumbo on 11/13/15 in Ojai, CA – she has three sons: Calvin Lee Trumbo of Charlotte, NC, David John Trumbo of Libby, MT and Randy Michael Trumbo of Vancouver, WA. Immediately following their marriage, Garrett and Susan moved into a previously purchased home in Queen Creek, AZ. His time there was filled with his and Susan’s shared companionship and in the delights and challenges of using their combined creative nature and his constructive skills to develop the truly enjoyable interior and exterior surroundings of their new home – and in occasional pleasure trips. It was also a time which saw the increasing consequence of unremitting pain due to damaged throat nerves as a result of being shot through the throat as a teenager. The physical and emotional toll it had taken reached its peak after more than 15 years of a 24/7 struggle with the continually repeated failed promises of medical corrections through the VA and private doctors. When a recent VA examination brought the conclusion that nothing more could be done, Garrett chose the only course he could see. Garrett Herbert Hawthorne thus leaves behind the three women, with each of whom he shared some of the 73 years of his life, along with their families; his 3 children...

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Shirley Ann Hraha Obituary

Oct 17, 2016 in Obituaries | 0 comments

Shirley Ann (Malone) Hraha died Monday, October 10, 2016 at her home in Queen Creek, AZ.  She was 79 years old.  Shirley was born July 25, 1937 in Parkersburg, West Virginia, to Delma Elizabeth Sams and Clarence Malone.  Prior to being a mother and homemaker, she joined the Army Corps (WAC) where she met and married Francis Michael Hraha in 1956 in Fort Sill, Oklahoma.  The couple lived in Germany before settling down in Iowa where they had four children.  As a young wife and mother, Shirley’s career was in modeling.  In 1989, they divorced and Shirley moved back to her hometown.  Later, Shirley moved to Colorado and in 2002 she moved to Arizona due to health reasons.  Shirley loved flowers, birds (especially hummingbirds), reading, her cats, and her home.  But more than anything, she loved her family and her grandchildren, going to church, angels, and her Lord Jesus Christ! Shirley was preceded in death by both of her parents; her ex-husband, Francis Michael Hraha; one sister, Jackie Malone; and her granddaughter, Tiffany (Hraha) Myers. Survivors include one son, Michael Hraha; three daughters, Tere (Hraha) Rope and husband Dave Rope, Mary (Hraha) Wessler, Beth (Hraha) Egan and husband Bob Egan; six grandchildren, Nick Wessler, Josh Rope, Jeremiah Egan, Abi Rope, Sarah Rope and Sam Egan; and one great-grandson, Taryn (Myers) Olmeda.  Services will be held at 5:00pm, Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at San Tan Mountain View Funeral Home.  Contributions can be made to The Rockpoint Church (Queen Creek, AZ) building fund in Shirley Hraha’s...

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Irwin Albert Sheely Obituary

Oct 11, 2016 in Obituaries | 0 comments

Irwin Albert Sheely, 75, passed away on October 9, 2016 at 11:47am at his home in San Tan Valley, AZ. He was born on November 13th, 1940 in Portland, Oregon.  He was a good Christian man all of his life, raised Pentecostal. He served 28 ½ years in the military, serving in 3 branches of our military: the Navy, the Army and Army National Guard, and he retired from the Air Force. Irwin is survived by his ex-wife, Dianna Sheely of Washougal, WA; his three daughters, Kellie Lindstrom of Washougal, WA, Suzette Rosa of San Tan Valley, AZ, and Jennifer Love of Alta, CA; his five grandchildren, Christopher Trullinger, Darrell Driessen, Brandon Driessen, Katherin Graham, and Michael Love; and eight great-grandchildren, Taylor Trullinger, Tyson Trullinger, Tuesday Trullinger, Temperence Trullinger, Isaiah Driessen, Hannah Driessen, Ty Driessen, Blake Driessen. A graveside service will be at 10:30am on Monday, October 17, 2016 at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in North Phoenix, at 23029 N Cave Creek Rd Phoenix, AZ 85024. Irwin will be dearly missed by everyone he knew and loved....

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Dean Bernard Moretta, Jr. Obituary

Oct 7, 2016 in Obituaries | 0 comments

Dean Bernard Moretta, Jr., 47, of Queen Creek, AZ, passed away on October 4, 2016. Services for Dean will be held on Monday, October 10th at San Tan Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel, located at 21809 S. Ellsworth Rd, Queen Creek. Family will greet friends for a visitation at 10:00 am, followed by a Celebration of Life at 10:30 am. Lunch will immediately follow at Dean’s favorite restaurant, Baci’s, located at 8830 E Germann Rd, Mesa. Dean loved color. If you have appropriate attire that is bright and cheerful, please consider wearing that rather than black. In addition, if you have any photos of Dean that you are fond of, please e-mail them to the family by Sunday morning (, and they may be used in the service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Dean’s name to CORE – The Center for Organ Recovery and Education. ( / 204 Sigma Dr, Pittsburgh, PA...

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