Lucy V Moreno

Lucy V. Moreno, age 91 entered into the arms of God on 09-27-2020 peacefully at home surrounded by her family. She was born in Camp 50 Litchfield Park, AZ on 03-02-1929 to parents Manuel & Emeteria Villa. She was second oldest to 9 children. On Feburary 4th, 1951 she married Henry S. Moreno. They had 3 children.

She had a career at Goodyear Aero Space for 25 years before retiring where she helped build the air ships for the Goodyear blimps.

She was a beautiful women, had a career and was able to balance her life with her children, brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews, grandchildren and many friends. Making each and everyone of them feel special. She was a great cook, and loved entertaining in her home. She had a green thumb to grow flowers, roses and many plants. She could knit, crochet, and macrame. To know her was to love her.

Surviving are 3 sisters, Josie, Sallie, Hope (Eddie) and 1 brother Nate. Two children Henry, Diane (Danny) and Connie who predeceased her Nov. 1, 2017. Three grandchildren Monica, Carlos and Jennifer. 10 great grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren with 2 on the way; and many, many nieces and nephews who adored her.

In addition to her husband and parents and daughter Connie, she was also predeceased by her brother Manuel, Tony, Raymond, and Arnulfo.

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Sally Ruby Perez

Obituary of Sally Ruby Perez


With great sadness her family announces the passing of our dear aunt, Sally Ruby Perez. Known more commonly by family as “Aunt Ruby,” she died peacefully in her sleep on Sunday morning, May 15, 2022, of natural causes. She was 88 years old and a lifelong native of Arizona.


She was born in Prescott, AZ, on January 6, 1934. Her parents were Refugio and Inez Ramirez Perez. Ruby is preceded in death by her parents, brothers Fred Perez, Manuel Flores, sistersVera Garcia, Margie Duarte, and nephews dear to her heart, Chuck Garcia Sr., Angelo Duarte, Fred Perez, Jr., and Richard Perez. Her brother, Joseph Perez, still lives in Temecula, CAwith his family.


Aunt Ruby had no biological children of her own. However, she loved and was close to her nieces and nephews, and especially close to Yoli Bounds and Valerie Stringer of Prescott, with whom she vacationed and spent all holidays. Her nephews,Charles Garcia, Jr. of Phoenix, Anthony Garcia of TX, Ron Perez of Flagstaff, and David Peterson of Snowflake always kept in close contact with her by frequent visits or phone calls.


Sally Ruby graduated from Prescott High School in in 1952, and relocated to Phoenix soon after, thriving in the payroll and bookkeeping business at Leonard’s Luggage, then Goodyear Aerospace Corporation until her first retirement. After that, being the energetic and efficient worker she always was, she ended her second retirement at Manheim Auto Auction in Tolleson, AZ. She was also active in her community as a poll worker on election days, and active in her favorite charities.


Aunt Ruby was known as a “second mother” by many of her nieces and nephews, and even younger friends. She was outgoing and especially warm and friendly with everyone, no matter where she lived or worked. Her vibrant and spiritual personality drew people to want to spend time with her, and her kind and thoughtful ways made everyone want to know her. She attended Calvary Phoenix Church with her neighbors, spoke often and fondly of them and was always grateful for those that assisted her in so many ways. She lived in Phoenix with her tenant and friend, Patricia Gonzalez. Aunt Ruby will be deeply missed and remembered fondly by all who knew her.


Sally Ruby Perez’s memorial service will be held in Phoenix on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, at Samaritan Funeral home, 1505 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85006, from 3 to 6pm. All who knew her are welcome to attend. Inurnment will take place later in Prescott, AZ, per her wishes. There is a Ruby Perez GoFundMe link at https://gofund.me/db7a9c4f if you would like to donate in lieu of flowers.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Sally Perez, please visit Tribute Store

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Jan Simmons

Jan William Simmons, 81, of Avondale, passed away on Friday, May 6, 2022 in Peoria, Arizona. He was born on September 13, 1940 to the late Albert and Verna (Daumen) Simmons in Buffalo, New York. He attended Yuma Union High School and graduated in 1958. He furthered his education at the University of Arizona, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematical Engineering in 1967. Jan worked as a Computer Programmer for Goodyear Aerospace/Loral Defense Systems and Lockheed Martin. He married Joyce Simmons in Yuma, Arizona in 1963.

He enjoyed fishing, gardening, attending his granddaughter’s softball games, and watching baseball and college basketball.

Jan is survived by his daughter, Jennifer (Georgia), his son, Jeff (Kim) and a his granddaughter, Lindsey.

Funeral services will be held on Monday May 16, 2022 at Chapel of the Chimes Mortuary 7924 N. 59th Ave Glendale, Arizona at 10am. A Graveside service will follow at West Resthaven Cemetery 6450 N.Northern Ave Glendale, Arizona

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014. Online condolences can be given at www.chapelofthechimesmortuary.com.

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Cookie Morris

Our only information is that Cookie passed away recently. No details given.

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Dr Merrill Skolnik

DR. MERRILL I. SKOLNIK

One of the world’s most respected experts on radar, Dr. Merrill I. Skolnik, died on January 27, 2022, at the age of 94. For over 30 years he served as the Superintendent of the Radar Division of the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC. During his career of 50 years, he made significant professional and personal research contributions to the field. He wrote and edited books that for decades were the gold-standard for radar professionals. Continue this Washington Post story here…

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John Ali

John Ali 1946 – 2021

John A. Ali, 75, passed away peacefully on November 13, 2021 in Gilbert, Arizona. Born in Yuba City, CA, John spent an amazing 58 years of his life in Arizona since a Senior at Tolleson High School. After retirement as the head of Mail and Catering from Lockheed Martin in Avondale, AZ, John spent his time reading, cooking up a storm, and visiting his family. A source of laughter and compassion with those he met, John will be missed by all.

John is survived by his children, Adam and Erin; his granddaughter, Isabelle; and his three sisters, Alice, Dorothy, and Marian.

A private Celebration of Life is being planned in John’s honor.

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Collette Mahan

It’s with a heavy heart to inform everyone of Collette Mahan’s passing. With her loving sister Lisa Mahan following by her side, holding her hand, Collette’s soul went home to heaven today. 11/11/2021
This loving, kind, funny and beautiful person will be greatly missed by all of us blessed to have crossed her path.

Collette, thank you for being the wonderful “you” we know and love by showing kindness and living by example.

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Jerry Knight

Mr. Jerry F. Knight, 89, of Goodyear, Arizona died September 30, 2021 in Goodyear, Arizona. He was born July 12, 1932, to Hubert Knight and Zula Meers in Brady, Texas. He served in the Air Force from December 29, 1950 to October 13, 1954. He is survived by his daughter Teri Peck (Chris), two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Frances Knight and daughter Geri Knight Spencer. The family suggests that donations be made to any animal rescue of your choice. Condolences can be sent to http://www.thompsonfuneralchapel.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Chapel in Goodyear, Arizona.

Jerry  Knight
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Mike Beyerlein

No information available as of September, 2021

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Vincent Barry

Mr. Vincent Barry, 75 of Litchfield Park, Arizona died September 8, 2021 in Goodyear, Arizona. He was born June 14, 1946 to Jesse Barry and Mary Coghill in Shakopee, Minnesota. He is survived by his wife Ana Barry, Daughter Irene Marie Barry-Bonadio, and sons Andrew Barry, Joseph Barry, and Raymond Barry. He is also survived by his sisters Eileen (Philip) Hallin, Margaret (Lowell) Pemberton, Marie Flanary, Joan (Terry) Bliss, and Suzanne (Greg) Gramlow, and brothers Donald (Judy) Barry, and Alan (Cheryl) Barry, and nine beloved grandchildren. He was predeceased by his father Jesse Barry, mother Mary Barry, daughter Linda Barry Hopper, and granddaughter Jennifer Makayla Hopper.

Vincent was a devoted family man, who was known as a walking encyclopedia and book worm. He was a people person and social butterfly who travelled the world. He worked as a systems engineer and a part time farmer. He was proud of building his farm and farm house.

Visitation will be at 6 PM on Tuesday, September 21 at Thompson Funeral Chapel, followed by recitation of the Holy Rosary at 7 PM led by Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church. A funeral mass will be held 10AM Wednesday, September 22 at Our Lady of Sorrows Priory in Phoenix, Arizona. Interment will be at 1PM at Holy Cross Cemetery in Avondale, Arizona.

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Suzanne Carson

Obituaries in Phoenix, AZ | The Arizona Republic

Suzanne Lynn Arndt-Carson passed away recently.  A memorial service will be held September 18 at 10:00am at the Church for the Nation, 670 N. Arizona Ave, Chandler. The Hands of Joy sign choir will be there and will lead everyone in the closing hymn “Amazing Grace.”  There will be an open mic if you would like to share any memory, funny or otherwise. 

After the service you are invited to extend your visiting at Joe’s Farm Grill at 3000 E. Ray Road in Gilbert.  Everyone is on their own for lunch.

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