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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Mike Beyerlein

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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

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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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Robert K. (Bob) Spitler


Phoenix – Robert “Bob” Spitler, 94, of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away on April 3, 2021.

He was born in Fresno, California on January 27, 1927. Bob earned his Associates Degree from Pasadena Jr. College.

Bob was married to Ruth Anne Alexander on May 25, 1956 in Phoenix, Arizona. Bob had a career as an Aerospace Engineer at Goodyear & Lockheed for 40 years.

Bob was a member of the NRA and had a passion for hunting and fishing.

Bob is survived by his love of 65 years Ruth Anne Spitler; his children Laura Rose, Cindy Jepsen and Gary May; 3 grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren.

Bob is preceded by his parents and brother Harley.

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Marcella Williams

Marcella Williams passed away on March 25th.

There will be a Memorial Service at White Tanks Park, Area 4, Black Rock Trail Head, on April 29, at 9 AM.

Masks will be required.

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Don Turner

Donald Wendell Turner 63, a longtime resident of Avondale, died early in the morning of February 2, 2021. He had been diagnosed with cancer just two days before Thanksgiving. He is predeceased by his grandparents, Fairy May and Carl Parker and Carroll and Hazel Turner; his mother, Myrtle May Parker Turner Meller; and his two older brothers, David Wayne and Dennis Wade Turner. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Dubbins Turner; his son, Phillip Carroll Turner; his heart-adopted daughter, Nicole Coster; his father, Warren Harvey and loving step mother Judy Ainsworth Turner; brother, Douglas Warren Turner and his family; Sister, Joanne Lynn Turner Pekich and her family all of Pennsylvania; Nephew and niece, Joseph and Samantha Edmonds; Niece, Rachael Turner; the extended Ainsworth family and also by his buddies, Looper and Scruffy.

Don was employed by Arizona State University as an Environmental Systems Analysist. Previous to that he was employed by Goodyear Aerospace/ Loral Defense Systems / Lockheed after graduating from IUP in Indiana, Pennsylvania. His goal after graduation was to return to Arizona.

Don was loving son, caring brother, wonderful husband and loving, supporting father. He was an active mentor not only to his family but to the Scouts of Troop 90 BSA, the Phoenix Boys Choir, his son’s basketball teams in the Litchfield Basketball League and to his co-workers who were just beginning their careers. He was an active genealogist, and supporter of his wife’s students. He loved his 47 Ford and was always planning on working on it. He loved restoring old furniture. Most of all he was a movie buff. One of his favorite was “Groundhog Day”. He chose that day to pass.

He was a friend to many including Shary, Mary Ellen, and Rich who made up his Arizona family.
We thank Holy Cross Funeral Home and Cemetery for al l their help. A memorial get together will be held at a later date with lasagna, diet coke optional.

He will be missed by many. Till we meet again, Sweetheart. We love you.

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Flite Goodyear takes off

By Tom Scanlon, West Valley View Managing Editor

Jan 27, 2021

Flite Goodyear, which cranked out fighter jets and tranquil blimps in the early days of the West Valley, is taking off again.

Daryl Burton, owner of Reliance Management of Phoenix and of Flite Goodyear, said the campus is growing fast from 60 tenants. “At the end of this year, we’ll probably have 80.”

Ultimately, he expects 120 to 150 companies here….

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Virginio Munos Fimbres (Tata Moo)

Virginio Muños Fimbres, 96, of Tolleson died Jan. 30, 2021, in Phoenix.
Born to Jose Fimbres and Luisa Muños, Mar. 6, 1924 in Phoenix.

Married to Isabell Cuen Fimbres Nov. 30, 1943, who preceded his death in 2013, along with 6 brothers, Antonio, Jose, Manuel, Juan, Jorge, and Federico Quinonez and 3 sisters, Leonor, Francisca, and Bertina.

Virginio was a very proud Marine Veteran who served in WWII as a 1st division Amphibious Tractor Crewman. Retiring from Goodyear Aerospace, he spent his remaining years enjoying life on the Fimbres ranch.

Survived by his children Virginio II (Beverly), Christopher Sr. (Angelina); 6 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and 9 great-great grandchildren.

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Gary Bernard (Godsil) Shepard

(Godsil) Shepard, Gary Bernard 3/11/1941 – 1/15/2021 Phoenix, AZ Devoted husband, father, grandfather, and avid Hot Rod enthusiast, Gary Bernard (Godsil) Shepard (aged 79) passed away on 01/15/21 from complications of Covid-19, resulting in multiple organ failure. He is preceded in death by his parents Bernard L. Godsil and Helen M. Godsil of Galesburg, IL; Brother, Greg T Godsil; Spouse, Virginia (Ginny) B Shepard; Step-Son’s, Brian K. Shepard and Kevin S Shepard.

He is survived by his youngest son, Gary B. Shepard II; Sister Pam Dykema and her husband, Bob Dykema; 1st Spouse, Dixie Godsil with 4 other son’s, Robert Godsil, Michael Godsil, Tom Godsil, and William Godsil; Grandchildren, Broghan B. Shepard, Andrew and Eliana Shepard; Daughter-In-Law, Diane M Shepard.

Born in Galesburg, IL Gary was of the Catholic Faith. He attended catholic school and graduated from Corpus Christi / Lyceum High School . Gary loved to go fast, take risks, and more importantly have fun! He spent most of his younger years, building, refurbishing, and even pin-striping classic cars. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, sometimes riding snowmobiles, as well as collecting and selling antiques.

He served in the United States Airforce from 1961 – 1965, with an Honorable Discharge and ending rank of A1C. He was stationed at Grissom Air Reserve Base (Bunker-Hill) in Kokomo, IN. His assignment while serving in the Air Force specialized in Aircraft Maintenance, part of the 305th Bomber Wing. He serviced the B58 Hustler and KC-135 aircraft.

After leaving the military, he took on the role as Manager of a First Federal Savings & Loan Branch located in Vicksburg, MI where he remained until relocating to Litchfield Park, AZ. During his initial time in Arizona, he utilized his mastery carpenter skills to hang doors “the right way” and several other home construction projects for new builds in Sun City. Gary soon after became employed with Goodyear Aerospace, which later became Loral Defense Systems and eventually was purchased by Lockheed Martin. He served in a financial role managing several Defense Contracts under the Skunk Works program and associated with Engineering Planning for the SR-71 Blackbird. He retired shortly after the passing of his sincerely beloved wife, Ginny in 1999.

Gary did not have any directives in regards to donating to charities or other organization’s recognized in his honor. His wishes were to be cremated and his remains reunited with his late spouse at Holy Cross Cemetery in Avondale, AZ. Any thoughts, memories, prayer’s, or condolences are at the request to be submitted to Best Funeral Services in Peoria, AZ or directly to his youngest surviving son at: Best Funeral Services 9380 West Peoria Avenue Peoria, AZ 85345

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Tom Johnson

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