Posts made in October, 2017

Charlotte L. Way Obituary

Oct 31, 2017 in Obituaries | 3 comments

Charlotte L. Way, 75, passed away October 28, 2017 in Gilbert, Arizona. She was born in Wyandotte, Michigan on September 11, 1942 to Lorenzo and Edith Tomer. Charlotte is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, James Way, daughters, Carla way and Susan Biakeddy, sons, James M. Way and Glenn Lee Way, sisters, Patty Hicks, Margaret Rummins, Deborah Morningstar and Becky Nelson, fifteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. A visitation for Charlotte is going to be held Thursday, November 2, 2017 from 10:00-11:00 am at the LDS Stake Center, 21915 E. Cloud Rd. Queen Creek, Arizona 85142 followed by a funeral service at 11:00. Interment will directly follow at San Tan Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 22425 E Cloud Rd, Queen Creek, Arizona, 85142. Memorial contributions can be made in Charlotte’s name to Shriner-Crippled Children...

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Paul Michael Sowers Obituary

Oct 25, 2017 in Obituaries | 1 comment

After a two year Heroic fight against Brain Cancer, My beloved husband Paul Michael Sowers passed on 10/20/17 while in the care of THEMA Hospice staff surrounded by family and friends. Paul was born on July 28, 1954 in Fort Defiance, Arizona to the parents of Paul and Anna Black Sowers. Paul graduated from Northern Arizona University with his degree in vocational education. After a time as an educator Paul started in his profession as a Surveyor and later as a Survey Manager. In the most recent years Paul was an owner operator of his own surveying business, Paul Sowers and Associates PLC. Paul is survived by his wife Barbara Burton, three biological sons; Matthew, Michael and Jeffrey Sowers, Three Stepsons; Jason, Mark and Reuben Levy and fifteen grandchildren. He is also survived by his mother Anna (Black) Sowers and siblings Patricia (Frank) Stegal, William (Jacki) Sowers and Raymond (Candi) Sowers. Paul is proceeded in death by his father, Paul Sowers. Cremation has been accorded per Pauls’...

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Richard Almaraz Obituary

Oct 24, 2017 in Obituaries | 5 comments

Richard Almaraz, 56, of San Tan Valley, Arizona, passed away on Sunday, October 22, 2017. Mr. Almaraz, an electronic technician, was born in Cottonwood, Arizona on December 2, 1960. Richard is survived by his wife, Bonnie Almaraz; his sons, Santiago Almaraz and Vicente Almaraz; his sister, Josie (John) Bojorquez of Valley Center, CA; and his brothers, David (Juanita) Almaraz, Mario Almaraz and Michael Almaraz. He is preceded in death by his parents, Mike and Ida Almaraz of Cottonwood, AZ. Services will be held on Friday, November 3, 2017. Family will greet friends for a visitation at 12:30pm, followed by a memorial service at 1:00pm at San Tan Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel, 21809 S. Ellsworth Rd, Queen Creek, AZ 85142. Please bring any photos to donate for a scrapbook...

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Donald Leon Boan Obituary

Oct 17, 2017 in Obituaries | 9 comments

This obituary was written by Don shortly before his death. Donald L. Boan died October 12, 2017. Don was born October 24, 1937 in St. Louis, MO, was raised in Belleville, IL, and graduated from McKendree College.  He lived most recently in Gilbert, Arizona.  He loved everything about Arizona and from his arrival he was home. Don loved the arts, especially music of all kinds. In his early youth, Don was an accomplished classical pianist.  However, Don gravitated to jazz.  His first professional gig at 14 was playing piano at a burlesque theater.  While in high school and college he played various jazz venues around the St. Louis area.  Don always sought out a bar playing Dixieland music. Don loved a good party and did his best to never miss one. Each Thursday afternoon became a party at Reubens.  Don was helped through good times and everything else by his own “band of brothers”. John, Smitty, Bobby, Mike, Rusty and Steve were his family.  And he fondly remembered Mama Sita feeding them all. Don is survived by his beloved wife, Glenda who was his best friend and most trusted partner of 35 years. He always said when he found someone who loved a piano bar, scotch, and football it was true love.  Together they traveled and truly enjoyed life more than Don ever imagined. He is also survived by his step family, Chris, Michelle, Lauren, Alex, Scott, Missy, Nicholas, Jessica and Katie Borror. Don’s final wish was for everyone to raise a glass in a drink to him. He looked forward to knowing Mike had the bar ready for him to arrive and that Billy and Doc were already there telling their stories. Memorial donations can be made to St. Louis Children’s Hospital Camp Rhythm Pediatric Heart Camp and Hospice of the Valley.  A memorial event will be held December 3, 2017.   Please contact the family for additional...

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