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PETERS, David John

63, of Tucson, AZ. unexpectedly passed away Wednesday, April 26, 2017. He was born to Frank and Nora Peters on April 22, 1954. in Chicapee Mass. He is survived by his wife Janice Lewis Peters; mother, Nora Peters; siblings, Margaret (Glenn) Gutierrez, Danny Richard (Una) Peters, many nieces, nephews and friends. He preceded in death by father Frank Peters; brothers, Douglas and Joseph Peters, David was a devoted and loving husband, son, brother and uncle. He retired from Sun Tran after 29 years. Dave was an angle from God that we were all blessed to know and love, and are comforted to know God received him back to himself. A Celebration of David's life will be on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Mother of Sorrows at 10:00 a.m. Internment will follow at All Faiths Memorial Park. Arrangements by HUDGEL'S SWAN FUNERAL HOME.
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Our sweet son Scotty passed away suddenly from Pneumonia on April 21, 2017 at TMC. His time on earth was done and he is now in Heaven with raised hands singing loudly off key with the angels in the very special way that only Scotty could. It takes a village to raise a special needs loved one and we are very blessed to have many family and friends who also loved Scott and will miss him dearly. His very presence brightened the room. Our hearts are broken but we are also rejoicing that he is in the arms of Christ, totally whole. We ask that you celebrate his memory with the small things that make you think of him and smile--extending kindness to a special needs person, cheering on the Wildcats, or enjoying one of his favorites...a Costco hotdog or McDonald's breakfast burrito and a large diet coke. We will have a Celebration of Scott's precious life on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Christ Community Church, 7801 E. Kenyon Drive. Please join us for this special time if you can. In lieu of flowers you may donate to The Beacon Group or Arizona Special Olympics. Arrangements by FUNERARIA AZARARES.
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ATWOOD, Carol Ann Simms

Passed away peacefully on Friday, April 21, 2017 at age 78 in Tucson. Carol was born February 2, 1939 to Harold and Nina English in Saginaw, Michigan and had one brother, Jerry English (all deceased). She married James M. Simms (deceased) and is survived by three sons, Jeff Simms (Karen), Eric Simms (Van), and Joe Simms (Sharon); seven grandchildren, Justin Simms, Jacob Simms, Jesse Simms, Kyle Simms, Alyssa Simms; Steven Hengel (Amanda), and Cassandra Hengel Sellers (Hyrum); and niece, Katie English Krupp (Nathaniel). She is also survived by her kitty Beau, who brought her great comfort. The Family wishes to thank the staff at Brookdale East Tucson and Zach Griffith for the loving care she received over the past year and a half. Carol received her RN from Henry Ford Hospital in Michigan and attained a Master's in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Kentucky. Carol was a loving mother and at the same time had a varied nursing career, which included TMC, American Red Cross, and Pima County Home Health Care in Tucson. She also worked as a Rehabilitation Counselor in Kentucky for several years. Carol was a member of Unity of Tucson for over 30 years and developed a deep spiritual life. Although gone physically, she lives on warmly in our hearts and her spirit now resides in heaven with God and all the holy ones. We will miss her dearly. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Sunday, May 7, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. - noon at the Civano Community Activity Center, 10501 E. Seven Generations Way. In lieu of flowers, donations made be made in Carol's name to Arizona Public Broadcasting or the Humane Society of Southern Arizona.
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CROUCH, John Howard

long time resident of Tucson, Educator, Videographer, Musicologist, and Civil Activist passed away on April 8, 2017 at his home surrounded by family. Born in Cushing, Oklahoma on November 1, 1944 he had a long and varied career including employment with the University of Arizona as staff support for instructional media. During his teaching career with TUSD his proudest accomplishment was the development of a Media Arts Center at Pueblo High School. He served on the Board of KXCI and Access Tucson, In 1977 John and his wife Jennie founded an independent production company; Silvercloud Video Productions. A member of the Cherokee Nation John worked on numerous projects with Southwestern Tribes that served to preserve tribal languages, history, culture and music. He is survived by his wife, Jennie and son, Clay and granddaughter, Lacy of Tucson; his daughter, Nicole and granddaughter, Jayla of Phoenix; and his brother, Jim Crouch of Sacramento, California.
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CARRILLO, Monsignor

Arsenio S.

Passed away April 26, 2017 Visitation will be held Thursday, May 4, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at St. Augustine's Cathedral, 192 S. Stone Ave., with a Rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass will be offered Friday, May 5, 2017, 10:00 a.m. at St. Augustine's Cathedral. Interment to follow at Holy Hope Cemetery. Arrangements by CARRILLO'S TUCSON MORTUARY, INC.
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HALL, Joan Welsh Lyon Peabody

born February 14, 1933, 84, died peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones on April 2, 2017. Joan came to Tucson from Springfield, Missouri with her mother, Catherine Lyon, in 1949. They built an adobe home in Littletown. She attended the UofA while working at AZ Pioneers Historical Society (under the UofA Stadium). Joan worked at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Clinic for 20 years in social services. She delivered Mobile Meals for 20 years. She Loved holidays, dressing as a clown and visiting nursing homes. Joan sang with the Star Spangled Seniors, entertaining Veterans and nursing home residents. She sang with the St. Joseph's choir for many years. She loved old cars, the horse races and sports. Go Cats and Aztecs! Joan is predeceased by husband of 27 years, Robert "Babe" Hall, who called her "Sweet Thing". She is survived by six children, Mark (Shelley) Peabody, Terese (George) Peabody Cozart, Cathleen (Terry) Daniel, Julianne (George) Martin, Betsy (Patrick) Barrasso and Brian (Kris) Peabody; her step-children, Christina (Ron) Hall and Robert (Laddie) Hall. Her grandchildren, Lana (Chuck) Bowley, Cally (Jay) Conklin, Amy Peabody, Cole (Stephanie) Peabody, Adren Hessick, Andrew Hessick, Tiffany (Chris) Gallego, Tony (Sarah) Barrasso, Daniel (Rachel) Barrasso, Brandon Sweeney, Adam (Nicole) Sweeney, Kelly Sweeney, Jesse Martin, Lindsay Joan Martin, Ashley Martin, Payton Peabody and Carson Peabody and 17 great-grandchildren! Joan is also survived by her 1st cousin and "sister", Anne Balensiefer; friends, Nachita Rendon and Father Millane; the Stringer children (cousins by choice). Joan is now singing and jigging with her best friends, Pauly and Dick Stringer, her Irish cousins and many friends. Services will be held Friday, May 12, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Pius X Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in her memory be made to St. Elizabeth of Hungary Clinic at 140 W. Speedway Blvd. #100, Tucson, AZ 85705.
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HOUSTON, Thelma Virginia

born December 8, 1924 in Seven Mile, OH to James and Rosa Isaacs, returned home on April 14, 2017. Survived by children, Bob, Betty, Hazel and Kathy; grandchildren, Jennifer Woulard, Heather (Patrick) Cashman and Whitney and Beau Houston; great-grandchildren, Jordana, Cienna and Zachery Cashman. Devoted and loyal, Virginia was a choice daughter of God who touched many with her loving and feisty spirit. After retiring from Pima County Purchasing she dedicated her efforts to serving on the Amphi School Board where she advocated for the children she loved. God and family were her priorities and she was happiest when serving them. Always faithful, she served others through many callings in the LDS Church and was looking forward to the opening of the Tucson Temple. Services will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the LDS Arrowsmith Chapel at 55 W. Arrowsmith Dr., Oro Valley. A family Visitation will be at 9:00 a.m. followed by Memorial Service at 10:00 a.m. Donations can be made to the 9P-Minus Foundation. Arrangements by DESERT SUNSET FUNERAL HOME.
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PETERS, Joyce McCullough

Born February 25, 1923 in Meadville, PA, the daughter of William Louis Emmel and Josephine Brant Emmel. Died April 25, 2017 in Tucson, AZ. She was predeceased by her parents, husband George McCullough (1967); daughter, Karen McCullough (1984); husband Homer Peters (2012), and step-son, Donald Peters (2016). Survived by brother, Dale Emmel; niece, Robin Langlois; step-son, Richard Peters and other family members.
Joyce and George were accomplished artists who exhibited in the NY-PA-OH area and worked in a wide variety of media. They came to Tucson in 1963 and opened a studio creating stoneware pottery, which was sold throughout the country. After losing George, Joyce continued operating the studio until physical limitations forced her retirement. Homer was Joyce's rock for 42 years.
Joyce was a member of Arizona Designer Craftsmen and the UU Church of Tucson on 22nd St. She lived fully and regretted only those things she did not do. No services will be held. Her cremains will be placed with Homer's in a niche at East Lawn Cemetery. Arrangements by HUDGEL'S SWAN FUNERAL HOME.
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THOMPSON, Virginia

Ginger passed to eternal rest on April 22, 2017 surrounded by her family. Her childhood was spent on the family farm in Walthill, NE. She moved to Tucson in 1962 and graduated from Palo Verde High School and later from Lamson Business College. She lived in Silverbell, AZ where she made many lifelong friends. She is survived by her children, Kenny Thompson and Karen (Robbie) Narum; her long-term partner, John Varela; brothers, Jim and Don Alam and seven grandchildren. She touched many with her generosity, love and sense of adventure. She made this world a better place. Mass: 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 12, 2017 at Our Lady of The Desert. Interment: 1:00 p.m. at Holy Hope. Remembrance: 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Glover Ranch. Arrangements by ANGEL VALLEY FUNERAL HOME.
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FORD, Bessie Cox

passed away April 25, 2017 at her home in Tucson, Arizona. She was born November 15, 1928 in Birmingham, Alabama, the only child of Clayton and Willie May Cox. Her family moved to Washington, DC for work during the Depression when Bessie was seven. There she attended Western High School, now the home of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts. She received a Sociology degree from Lynchburg College and married Lt. Charles D. (Chuck) Ford. They had three children and their life as a military family sent them all over the U. S., including Alaska, before settling in Tucson. Bessie's love of travel took her to destinations in Asia, Australia, Europe and she spent many happy summers camping, fishing and berry picking in Alaska. When home in Tucson, she enjoyed reading, gardening and being active in Girl Scouts, Sertoma, Rincon Congregational Church, PS Civitan and Pima County Special Olympics. Her youngest daughter, Laurel, was born with Down Syndrome and Bessie became a tireless advocate for deinstitutionalizing, educating and caring about children and adults with DS. Bessie is predeceased by her husband of sixty years, Chuck, and daughter, Laurel Ann Ford. She is survived by her son and caregiver, Charlie Ford of Tucson and daughter, Robin Dale Ford and son-in-law, Pat Fitzgerald of Fairbanks, Alaska who will greatly miss her. Family and friends will gather in Tucson later in the year to remember and celebrate her life. No flowers please, but donations can be made to Pima County Special Olympics.
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GARCIA, Betty Brichta
10/14/1929 - 4/19/2017

Mom was 87 years old and died peacefully until she took her last breath. Joining her parents, Angelina and Albert Brichta; her son, Rudy Garcia III and her brother, Albert Brichta Jr. in the hands of our Lord. She is survived and missed by her husband of 61 years, Rudolph Garcia; her only surviving sister, Lorraine (Rudy) Aguilar; four other children, Randolph (Julia) Garcia, Regina Butler, Roxanne (John Manzo) Garcia and Richard (Monica) Garcia. Also her 11 grandchildren, Jennifer, Daniel, Evan, Marcus, Jessica, Garret, Angelica, Amanda, Henry, Mateo and Diego. She is also survived by ten great-grandchildren, Edison, Margo, Noah, Aubree, Daniel, Esteban, David, Henry, Esperanza and Amaris. She dedicated most of her life to bettering the education for children. She worked for TUSD for 25+ years, the last 20 as Principal of Richey Elementary School and had a special place for the Yaqui children of the neighborhood. After surviving her battle with Colon Cancer forcing her to retire she spent much of her time enjoying her grandchildren and her love for the Catholic Church, including serving as a member of the Catholic Daughters. She graduated from Tucson High School and went on, while raising her last two children at home, to receive her 3 Masters in Education, Bilingual Education and Administration. Visitation will be held Friday, May 5, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at CARRILLO'S TUCSON MORTUARY (South Chapel) 240 S. Stone Ave., with a Rosary recited at 6:30 p.m. Mass will be offered, 10:30 a.m. a St. Augustine's Cathedral, 192 S. Stone Ave. Interment to follow at Holy Hope Cemetery. Arrangements by CARRILLO'S TUCSON MORTUARY, INC.
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MASLIN, Marvin

Born September 29, 1930 in Chicago, IL to Shirley and Jack Maslin. Died peacefully April 21, 2017. He is survived by his beloved wife, Lauren; two wonderful sons, Charles (Valerie) and Robert (Sandra); cherished brother, Harvey (Marcia); five grandchildren, two great- grandchildren and nieces and nephews. His daughter, Frances preceded him in death. After a distinguished legal career, he focused his passion on art, ceramics and painting. He loved music and dance. We will miss the joy Marvin gave to family and friends. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to National Rifle Assn. or to Southern Arizona Clay Artists, call Theresa Paolucci for online donations (206) 255-4483.
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MOSS, Fred D.

90 of Tucson, Arizona passed away April 23, 2017. Born November 16, 1926 in New York. Survived by wife of 63 years, Debora; daughter, Andrea; son, Kenneth; grandson, Konrad; granddaughter, Margo; and brother, Jerry. Fred lived in California from 1970-1990, and moved to Tucson in December, 1990. He lived in Sun City Vistoso where he participated in tennis, swimming and other clubs until December, 2014, and moved to Splendido at that time, where he made many new friends. He was in the U.S. Navy in 1945-1946, and served aboard the USS Rall (DE 304). He graduated from New York University in 1949, with a degree in accounting. Spent 40 years in the retail field as a buyer and merchandise manager, with small stores including nine branches, to a conglomerate of stores with 3521 branches. He was also a model, appearing in brochures, magazines, as well as a large sign on a popular Arizona freeway. For many years, Fred volunteered at the Food Bank in Catalina, Northwest Hospital, and Interfaith Community Services. There are no services planned, and donations may be made in his name to Southern Arizona Humane Society, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, and Disabled Veterans. Arrangements by EVERGREEN MORTUARY.
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of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho passed away at age 69 on April 9, 2017 at her winter home in Tucson, Arizona after a three-year battle with cancer. Her courage and spirit until the very end inspired all who knew her. Despite her suffering, Patty remained optimistic and always more interested in those who loved her than her own situation. Patty was born in Levittown, New York in 1948. Her family moved to Dallas, Texas two years later. After high school, Patty graduated from the University of Texas. Loving life and adventure, she became a flight attendant and, ultimately, a supervisor with American Airlines where she worked for 31 years. She traveled the world and in the process met and in 1986 married her beloved, pilot husband, Gene.
Patty was creative and artistic. Patty received her ASID certificate for interior design and could transform a simple room into a beautiful creation. Patty also made beautiful jewelry that were treasured by her friends and customers. Her pieces were in demand at the Tucson Museum of Art gift shop. Patty divided her time between Tucson and her summer home on the shores of Lake Coeur d'Alene. Patty's favorite day was a boat ride on the lake with her dog, Sedona and husband, Gene, followed by an evening with friends and a few glasses of wine.
Patty was an active member in PEO in both Tucson and Coeur d'Alene for over 20 years. She volunteered many hours with Cancer and Community Charities in Idaho. Patty will be greatly missed. Her kindness, caring and sense of humor (and incredible cooking) made her very special to everyone who had the privilege of knowing her.
Patty is preceded in death by her father, Leo and her sister, Barbara. Patty is survived by her husband, Gene; her mother, Martha; her step-daughters, Janie, Kayla and Jennifer; her nephews, Chris, Cory and Kyle; her nieces, Abbey and Elizabeth and seven grandchildren, all who loved her dearly.
Patty's family extends their sincere thanks to hospice, Casa De La Luz, of Tucson, and to all her friends and family for their love and support. She will be missed by all. A quote by Akshay Vasee says it all: "And her heart burst like the stars do in the end, and she fell on her knees. But the whole world looked to her in awe.
She lit the whole universe with her fire for a moment. In the end she was as beautiful as that starburst falling from the sky and her heart didn't ache anymore."
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NOLAN, Donald John

of Casa Grande AZ went home to be with the Lord on April 15, 2017. He was born on November 9, 1946 in Modena PA, son of William F. and Gladys Nolan SR. He was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Casa Grande AZ.
He is survived by his wife Deloris of 44 years; children, Donna and (Sean) Jokie of Mesa AZ, Georgie Nolan of Peoria AZ, Thomas and (Sharon) Nolan of Gilbert AZ, and Marsha and (Jeremiah) White of Alamogordo NM. His seven grandchildren, Nolan, Cameron, AJ, Gavin, Brenna, Christian, and Taya. Also surviving are his two sisters, Gladys Mento of Stevens PA, and Catherine Bard of Pueblo West CO. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers.
He was an Eagle Scout and served in the United States Air Force for 30 years and Retired as a Command Chief Master Sergeant. He loved his family, photography, woodworking and scouting.
A Memorial Mass will be held Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. at St Anthony's, Casa Grande.
Burial will follow the Mass at the National Cemetery, Phoenix at 2:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Boy Scouts of America in his name. Arrangements by ALAMOGORDON FUNERAL HOME.
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OLSON, Paul E.

68, passed away peacefully on April 7, 2017, with his family at his side. Paul was born on December 29, 1948 and grew up in the Belgian Congo where his parents were medical missionaries. He learned Lingala and French fluently as a child. He had a distinguished 35-year career as a teacher and school administrator in Arizona and in American and International Schools in nine countries. In 1994, he was awarded the National Distinguished Principal award for his leadership of Kigali International School, Rwanda. He completed an MFA degree in fiction writing at the University of Arizona in 1995. He was an adventurer who loved immersing himself in the languages and cultures of the countries where he lived. He enjoyed reading, writing, fishing, hiking and all kinds of music, especially Congo Jazz. Paul is survived by his spouse Margaret (Margie); daughter, Lena; sisters, Eleanor Bowman, Barbara Molina, and Joan Harding; five nieces, five nephews, twenty-one great-nieces and nephews, and an international family that loved him and will miss him very much. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the Community Center of St. Francis in the Foothills Church, 4625 E. River Rd., Tucson. Memorial donations can be made to Old Pueblo Trout Unlimited, c/o Roseann Marsett, Treasurer, 5031 N. Calle Tobosa, Tucson, 85749, or to the American Liver Foundation. Arrangements by DAVID'S DESERT CHAPEL FUNERAL.
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OSBORNE, Michael E.

Age 73. Went to be with Jesus peacefully at home on April 20 2017. Born in Rochester, NY. Raised by his mom, Millie, his gramps and uncle Fred. Survived by his loving wife, Barb; sons, Michael Osborne (Sherri) and Andy Miller (Kitty); brother, Harold Osborne (Diane); sister, Jennifer Snyder; nieces and nephews; grandchildren, Mya and Tyler, the lights of his life; and his kitties. Mike had a huge heart for God and touched so many people with his gentle spirit. After retiring from Eastman Kodak Co. he worked with the Rochester Red Wings and 15 years with the Colorado Rockies Spring Training. Mike loved his baseball. His life will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at The Bridge Christian Church at 8355 E. Tanque Verde at 6:30 p.m.
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EDWARDS, Connie Lynn
6/22/1974 - 4/10/2017

Our beloved Connie earned
Her wings to Fly on Monday, April 10, 2017 at the Age of 42. She leaves behind; her mother, Donna Bachie; her father and her grandmother, Myrna; her sister, Dawn (Javier) Rangel and one niece and three nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. Born in IL and lived most of her life in Tucson, AZ. She lost two grandfathers, one grandmother and her stepfather, John Bachie. Connie brought love, laughter, tears, trust, friendship, caring and beauty to everyone's lives she touched. She will forever remain in all our hearts.
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DIEDRICH, Brian, born October 23, 1953 was peacefully laid to rest on April 25, 2017, lost his battle to cancer but fought until the end. Loving father to Nicole (Adam) Ryan and James (Courtney) Diedrich, and Grandfather "Papa" to Emily and Ella. Brother to Robert (Linda Yocum) Diedrich and Uncle to Alex (Nate) Yocum-Beeman. He is preceded in death by his parents. Brian never missed a U of A game, enjoyed his music and the white mountains. He will be greatly missed, and will remain in our hearts forever. Arrangements by DESERT ROSE HEATHER MORTUARY.
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VOGEL, Donald Wayne, 78, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 9, 2017, at Tucson Medical Center. He had been battling COPD and pneumonia. Don was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Braun Vogel, and his mother, Helen Vogel. He is survived by his five cousins, Glen Ronald Wheeler, Pearl Sutton, Verne P. Wheeler, Jack Porter, and June Bush. He is also survived by his three sisters-in-law, Kathleen M. Windress, Jill H. Braun, and Diane Braun; his three brothers-in-law, Thomas Windress, Harry L. Braun, and John Robert Braun, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Don will forever live in our hearts. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. at ADAIR FUNERAL HOMES, Dodge Chapel, 1050 N. Dodge Blvd. Because Don's faithful companions meant so much to him, in lieu of flowers, please send a donation to one of Don's favorite animal charities: Pima Animal Care Center or the Humane Society of Southern Arizona.
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SHOUP, Stephen W. passed away on April 22, 2017. He will be laid to rest on May 5, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Marana in Marana AZ. He is survived by his wife of 61 years Marion J Shoup. He is also survived by his children, Martha (Allan) Buhl, Duane (Tanja) Shoup, Nadine Shoup, Stacy (Thom) Nguyen, and Darly (Crystal) Shoup, along with 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. The Family request that in lieu of Flowers please make a donation to the Alzheimer's Association. Arrangements by DESERT ROSE HEATHER MORTUARY.
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