November 3, 2010
Lynnette Jorgenson was born in Forest Lake, Minnesota on February 26, 1955. The family moved to Chula Vista, California when she was one year old. Lynnette attended Rosebank Elementary school and Hilltop Jr. and High Schools. As a girl, she was active in Girl Scouts and developed an early passion for baking and sewing. Later in her life she adopted working with Ceramics, supplying her family with her lovely art. Lynnette was baptized and confirmed a Lutheran keeping a strong belief in her faith her entire life.
Lynnette married Don Waddell in 1973. She birthed three children, Wesley Scott, Stephanie Crystal and Travis Jacob. She was a kind, loving mother and next embraced her grandson, Jason, who was the love of her life in her later years.
Lynnette was awarded her Associates Degree in General Education. She was proud of herself for this achievement as she was raising her children and working as she actively pursued this higher education milestone.
Lynnette spent the last fifteen years of her life in the southwest, developing a love for this part of the country. She worked for Roads West, a local trucking company. While working there she extended herself and learned how to drive an 18 wheeler semi truck. The day she learned how to successfully back-up the semi to pass the driver exam, was a proud accomplishment for this kind loving woman.
Lynnette is survived by her mother, Gloria Mae Brown, husband Don Waddell, her three children, grandson, two sisters Heidi and Lucinda, three brothers Leland, Lance and Lyle. Plus her favorite companion, Zion, the dog who doesn’t understand the loss. Plus numerous nieces and nephews and a large extended family in Minnesota. Visitation will be 3-5 p.m. with services at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 5, 2010 at Menke Funeral Home, 12420 N. 103rd Ave., Sun City, AZ.
November 2, 2010
James “Jim” Colleran, Peoria, AZ, passed away on August 30, 2010 after a lengthy battle with COPD. He was in his 80th year.
Jim was raised in Sioux Falls, SD. He spent his early adult years in Oregon and met and married the love of his life- Dorothy “Dottie” Wenda, who passed away on October 12, 2010. In 1958, they relocated to Santa Barbara and raised six children- Maureen Battey, Palmdale, CA; Christine Sanfedele, San Diego; Janelle Owens, Seattle; David Colleran, Tempe; Patricia Colleran, Yorktown, NY, and James Colleran, Las Vegas. Jim is also survived by brothers Daniel Colleran. Las Vegas; Thomas Colleran, Seattle; and sister Joan Hoxsey, Cincinnati.
Jim loved the outdoors and seemed happiest in his retirement years when he was traveling the country in his RV. He was an avid golfer and loved Notre Dame football. He was an accomplished storyteller and public speaker and belonged to Toastmasters, Santa Barbara for many years. He was an engaging conversationalist and sought to learn something from everyone he encountered. Jim said his final good-byes and passed away peacefully in Hospice care. He said he was looking forward to his next great adventure.
Jim’s kindness, compassion, wit, laughter, and warmth will be dearly missed.
A memorial service will be held on Friday November 12, 2010, 11 AM, at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, in north Phoenix.
In Jim’s memory, donations are being accepted at Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014.
October 29, 2010
Joseph C. Chell, 88, of Sun City, AZ passed away October 28, 2010. Joseph was born in Brooklyn, New York. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WW II and retired to Arizona in 1992 from Pennsylvania. He is survived by his wife Jean Joy Chell; children Deborah Csukardi (Zoltan), Michael Chell and Mary Chell. 6 grandchildren also survive. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd., Phoenix, Arizona.
October 28, 2010
Roger M. Nadeau, 83, of Sun City, AZ passed away October 26, 2010. Mr. Nadeau grew up and attended school in Lewiston, Maine and he served as a Seebee in the US Navy during WWII. Mr. Nadeau was a civil service employee for many years, working in the U.S. and many foreign countries. He was preceded in death by his wife Marty in 1998. He is survived by many loving nieces and nephews in Maine, New Hampshire, Tennessee and Connecticut and his extended family in Quebec. Also surviving are his dear friends of many years, Sigrid Powers and Jeanne Sellers. A memorial mass will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church, 9728 W. Palmeras Dr., Sun City, AZ. Donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148.
October 22, 2010
Williamson, James Robert
85, passed away Oct. 21, 2010. Born in Paris, Arkansas, he was a 59 year Arizona resident. He was preceded in death by his wife Barbara Fay Williamson in 2005. Survivors include daughters Beverly Trice, Joyce Leonardi and Starre V. Muir; sons Robert, David, Tim and Dennis Williamson; 20 grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. with visitation 1 hour prior on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at Menke Funeral Home Chapel, 12420 N. 103rd Ave., Sun City, AZ. Interment to follow at Resthaven Park Cemetery in Glendale, AZ.
October 22, 2010
McCutcheon, James R.
73, of Peoria, AZ and Palatine, IL passed away on October 20, 2010. He was raised in Marion, IL. Jim graduated from Marion High School in 1954 and received a BS degree from Southern Illinois University. Jim and Ardis were married 50 years ago. Jim started his career with 7 years as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force, and then they moved to Palatine, IL to raise their family. Jim was a pilot with American Airlines for 31 years where his love of flying was evident in all he did. Jim will always be remembered by his family and friends as the helpful handyman to all. Jim is survived by son Doug and granddaughter Grace of Wheaton, IL; daughter Beth (Chuck) Kozlowski and grandsons Alex and Troy of Scottsdale, AZ. Memorial service will be held 3pm, Friday, October 22, 2010, at Menke Funeral Chapel, Sun City. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Hospice of the Valley.
October 18, 2010
Cassie Ziemba, 89, widow of Leonard; survived by daughter Sue DeCorte, son-in-law Tom, and numerous friends and neighbors in Sun City. Visitation will be 2-4 P.M., with scripture service at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010 at Menke Funeral Home, 12420 N. 103rd Ave., Sun City, AZ. Funeral Mass will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010 at St. Joachim & St. Anne Catholic Church, 11625 N. 111th Ave., Sun City, AZ. Interment at Sunland Memorial Park in Sun City.
October 18, 2010
Jimmy Lee Patterson, 59, of Sun City, AZ passed away Oct. 16, 2010. He was born in Lexington, Mississippi. A US Army veteran and retiree, he moved to Sun City from Thousand Islands, New York in January 2000 and was a member of the American Legion. He is survived by his wife Mary; daughter Tammy Fox of Gilbert, AZ; son James Patterson of San Diego, CA; brothers Billy, Joe, Doubbie and Randy Patterson; sisters Emma Jean Halverson, Ann Dillinger, Mary Lou Carter and Sara Davis all of Mississippi; grandchildren Tyler and Ayden Fox of Gilbert, AZ. Visitation will be 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010 at Menke Funeral Home, 12420 N. 103rd Ave., Sun City, AZ. Graveside services with military honors to follow at 1:30 p.m. at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd., Phoenix, AZ.
October 9, 2010
Alberta Elaine Lipscomb-Goerke
October 2, 1936 – October 1, 2010
In loving memory of Alberta Elaine Lipscomb-Goerke. May she rest in peace. She wants to
be known as Elaine.
She leaves behind her only loving daughter Lisa Elaine Goerke-Dowe and her only grandaughter
Janine Diane Rohena.
We ask the universe that she is in a place of peace and to know that she was loved by many.
As her daughter, I want to thank her for all her support. I want to tell her that I love
her very much and I wish I could have done more and I am so alone without my
loving mother, but I know she is in my heart. My dearest Mother, I will work hard to acheive all that you wish for me
so that you can rest in peace. I am honored to share the last days with you and to care for you
and to make your last moments happy and peaceful. I love and miss you more than you know. Thank you for telling me you love me.
I will carry your words in my heart forever.
October 8, 2010
George Doane, 83, a WWII Veteran, of Glendale, AZ, passed away October 6, 2010. George was a member of the El Zaribah Shrine as well as the American Legion Post #29. He is survived by his wife, Lillian, three sons; Charles, David(Ruth) and Randy(Debbie) as well as five grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren. Visitation Monday, October 11, 2010 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at Menke Funeral Home, 12420 N. 103rd Ave., Sun City, AZ. A private family burial will be held a the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona.