July 20, 2007
Laurel E. Dennison, 74, of Phoenix passed away July 20, 2007. Born in Dolores, CO, Laurel resided in Arizona for 40 years. She is survived by her son Dan Vicki Dennison; daughters Karen Wes Cook & Kelly Bridges. Brother Harvey Malone. Sisters, Edith Stevenson, Caroline Goza, Marilyn Dennison, and Sandy Rogers; 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at 3:PM today at Menke Funeral Home Chapel, 12420 N. 103rd Ave., Sun City, AZ. Donations to Hospice of the Valley.
July 15, 2007
Philip Mark Shores
Philip Mark Shores – beloved son, loyal brother, devoted husband, dedicated father, and faithful friend
July 12, 2007
Richard A. Rezzonico
July 10, 2007
Captain Harold "Harry" J. Gorman has joined his family and friends in Heaven on July 10, 2007. Harold James Gorman was born on Oct. 3, 1924 in St. James, MO to Orville and Gertrude Gorman. He had one older sister, Aileen Wallach. All had passed before him. He is survived by his wife Freida, children Rick Jan Gorman, Brad Betsy Gorman, Linda Terry Streeter, 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Preceeded in death by son, Herbie Smith in 2004. Harold went by the name of "Harry" since the age of 9 yrs. old. His life in Uniform began in 1940 when he joined the C.C.C. In March 1942, he joined the Navy at the age of 17. He was trained as a submariner and saw action in North Africa, Sicily and Italy. He earned four battle stars for Gila, Licita, Anzio, Salermo and Palermo, Italy. In May 1944, his ship was torpedoed by a German Submarine. Out of a crew of 60, he and 12 crewmembers were the only survivors. Harry had a distinguished Military Career spanning from WWII to the Vietnam War, finally retiring in 1966. What makes Harry’s military career so unique is that he served in the Navy – WWII, Army- Korea, Air Force – Viet Nam. Harry continued to wear the Uniform by joining the Sheriff’s Dept. of La Plata County, Durango, CO in 1972. He loved working in Law Enforcement. He took every training course available and rose through the ranks to become Captain at the time of his retirement in 1986. He was considered a fingerprinting expert trained by the F.B.I. Harry’s final years of retirement were spent in Sun City, AZ. He took up the game of golf and enjoyed playing with the guys and his sons every chance he got. He traveled to every State in the U.S. and to 133 countries between his careers in the military and law enforcement and travels abroad with his beloved wife of 37 years, Frieda. Harry had a real "ZEST" for life and lived it to it’s fullest. He loved his Country and his Family, and we loved him. In his final day’s he often said,
July 9, 2007
Gary Douglas Johnson, 66, of Peoria, AZ, passed away July 9, 2007. He is survived by his wife Marie, daughter Donna Johnson, three brothers, four sisters and grandchildren, Destini, Dustin and Alex. He was preceded in death by his sons, Joe in 2002 and Rodney in 1970. Services will be held on Friday, July 13, 2007 at 3:00 P.M., at Menke Funeral Home Chapel, 12420 N. 103rd Ave., Sun City, AZ
July 2, 2007
Robert T. Nelson died suddenly on July 2, 2007 in Boswell Hospital. Bob was born in
McKittrick, MO Dec. 29, 1918. He was a 20 year veteran of the US Army, serving in N. Africa, Sicily, D-Day and across Europe. After the war, he served in Canada and Japan. Following retirement, he spent 25 years with Goodyear Tire Co where he received an award for never taking sick day. He and Elizabeth moved to Sun City from Dallas, TX in 2004. "The Celebration His Life" will be held at Menke Funeral Home, 12420 N. 103 Ave., Sun City at 10:00 AM on Saturday, July 14, 2007. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital – www.stjude.org He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Rohn-Nelson, four children and one grandson in Texas.
June 23, 2007
Paula Rene Haulot, 38, passed away June 23, 2007 with her family by her side. Paula leaves behind her husband Leon Haulot, daughter Morgan Haulot and son Logan Haulot, Sisters Jennifer Lewis and Roberta Lewis, mother Linda Jolly, father Daniel Robertson, caring aunts, uncles, cousins, and dear friends. Paula will be remembered most for her caring and compassionate attitude, always willing to put herself second to help others first. Paula
June 21, 2007
Dorothy Pickwick Gibson, 92, of Peoria, AZ formerly of Williamsburg, VA passed away June 21, 2007. Dorothy was born April 1, 1915 in New York City to Charles D. and Nannie Johnson Pickwick. She worked for 30 years as the Payroll Supervisor for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation retiring in 1980, and moved to Sun City, AZ in 1984. She was preceded in death by her husband Walter
June 14, 2007
Clifford Richard Linwood, 85, of Sun City passed away June 14, 2007. Born in Chicago, IL, he was a WWII US Navy veteran. A General Accounting Manager for Illinois Bell, he retired to Sun City in 1982. He is survived by his wife of 60 years Bette. Two son Greg Evelyn Linwood and Bruce Jean Carey. Sister, Delphine Arthur Dupee. Grandchildren: Molly Skoog and Julie & Emily Carey. He was preceded in death by Grandson Gregory Linwood in 2004. Memorial services will be at 2:00 PM on Monday, June 18, 2007 at Menke Funeral Home Chapel, 12420 N. 103rd Ave., Sun City, AZ. Donations are suggested to a favorite charity.
June 13, 2007