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Carlton Littell

Oct 10, 1934 - Nov 22, 2023

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Tucson, AZ

Carlton Smith Littell, age 89, of Tucson, Arizona passed away on Wednesday, November 22, 2023. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www. eastlawnpalmsmortuary. com for the Littell family.

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Margarito Contreras Hernandez

Aug 01, 1935 - Feb 19, 2024

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Tucson, AZ

Margarito Contreras Hernandez, a devoted partner, father, grandfather and friend, has bid farewell to this world. He was a man of simple pleasures and hard work, whose dedication to his family left an indelible mark on those around him. Educated in Mexico, Margarito's passion for agriculture led him to a fulfilling career as a cow milker, where his commitment and work ethic shone brightly. Known for his stubborn nature yet deep care and love for those closest to him, Margarito touched the lives of many with his authentic personality. He found joy in the little things, often enjoying a few drinks while listening to music, finding solace in moments of tranquility. Margarito's proudest accomplishments were undoubtedly his children and his beloved truck. His legacy lives on through his surviving family and friends including his life partner, Rosalinda Ojeda; children Alma Rosa Ojeda, Manuela Ojeda, Flor Ayala, Margarito Hernandez Jr., and Robert Ojeda-Arias; step-son Raymond Mendibles; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends who will forever cherish their memories with him.A viewing service to honor Margarito Contreras Hernandez will be held at Martinez Funeral Chapels in Tucson, Arizona on Wednesday, February 28, 2024 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Though he has left this world behind, his spirit will continue to inspire all those who had the privilege of knowing him. May he rest in peace knowing he was cherished and loved by many.

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Fredrick John Baca

Jul 13, 1966 - Feb 13, 2024

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Tucson, AZ

Fredrick John Baca, affectionately known as Fred or Freddy, was a beacon of light whose kindness and generosity touched the lives of many. He passed away on February 13, 2024, leaving behind a legacy of love and compassion that will forever be cherished. Born July 13, 1966, in Palm Springs, California, Fred spent his life embodying the values of selflessness and care for others. As a single father to four daughters, Eva, Emily, Erica, and Jessica, he dedicated himself wholeheartedly to providing for his family and ensuring their happiness.Fred's joy stemmed from seeing the smiles on the faces of his family and friends. He had an infectious laugh and a positive outlook on life that left a lasting impact on everyone he encountered. Whether it was through his work as a Fiberglass Fabricator or his role as "Mr. Fix It," Fred's willingness to help others and share his knowledge was unmatched.His hobbies ranged from following Formula One racing to passionately supporting the Steelers as their number one fan. Fred found solace in playing video games, listening to rock music, fixing cars, and strumming his guitar – activities that brought him moments of peace and joy.In addition to his immediate family, Fred is survived by his beloved grandchildren; Jenevi, Alfredo Jr., Leilani, Carlos Jr., and Lianette. He is also remembered by his brother, Gabriel Juarez along with numerous other family members and friends who held a special place in his heart.Fred's presence illuminated the lives of those around him despite carrying personal burdens with unwavering strength. His simple demeanor and humble nature never failed to inspire others. To many, he was an extraordinary individual who would go above and beyond to offer support without expecting anything in return.Services for Fred will be at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located on 105 N Norton Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719 on March 4, 2024, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Following this gathering, a burial service will be held at Binghampton Cemetery starting at 1:00 pm.Though Fredrick John Baca may no longer walk among us, the memories of his love and laughter will continue to resonate within the hearts of all who were fortunate enough to know him. Rest in peace knowing that your legacy of kindness lives on in those you have left behind.

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Maria Rosalia Luisa Gonzales

Sep 04, 1950 - Feb 18, 2024

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Tucson, AZ

Maria Rosalia Luisa Gonzales, "Rose" was born on September 4, 1950, and went to be with Our Father in Heaven on February 18, 2024. Rose was born in Rio Arriba County, NM to parents Lydia and Antonio Geronimo (Jerry) Sanchez.Rose was the 2nd oldest of 6 children and raised in Velarde, NM. After graduating high school, she attended business college, but then met the love of her life, Bernie Gonzales, at the Acapulco dance hall in Penasco, NM. Rose and Bernie married in 1969 and moved to Tucson, AZ in 1970, where shortly after they welcomed their 2 daughters, Evangeline and Dorothy. Rose then wanted to finish her education, so she attended and graduated from Tucson College of Business.Rose went on to be the assistant manager of Handy Andy Hardware Store and then O’Malleys Hardware Store. In 1987 O’Malleys closed and she then went to work at Sports Etc in 1989 and then finally Puffin Inc, from which she finally retired in 2017.Rose loved to go to the casino and play the slots and bingo with her daughter Dorothy. She was usually pretty lucky too. Above all that though, 9 times out of 10, you would find her and Bernie at the parks on the weekends at a soccer game or tournament. Rose first started playing soccer in 1984 with a team called "The Guzzlers", and the rest is history.Rose is preceded in death by her daughter Evangeline Gonzales, her husband of 51 years, Bernie Gonzales, her parents Antonio G & Lydia Sanchez from Velarde, NM, paternal grandparents Juan de Dios and Marina Sanchez, maternal grandparents Jose and Ascencion Romero; baby sister Evangelina Sanchez, brothers Peter Sanchez, Tony Sanchez, Lawrence "Lo" Sanchez Sr, niece and nephews Alichia Sanchez, Peter Sanchez Jr, Jerome Sanchez Jr, and mother and father-in-law Victoriano Sr & Estefanita Gonzales, brothers and sisters in-law Eustaquio (Ruth) Gonzales, Ramona (Tranquilino) Lopez, Alicia & Joe Martinez, Jose E. Gonzales "Chacho", Juan (Eva) Gonzales, Victoriano (Diane) Gonzales Jr, Carlota Gonzales, Lawrence (Cecilia) Gonzales and Michael Gonzales.Rose is survived by her daughter Dorothy La Verne (Carlos) Gonzales Rodriguez, grandchildren Patricia Marie (Noel) Gonzales Ramos, Crystal Evangeline Triste (Edgar Gomez), Angel Julian Triste, Noah Eric McFarlane, great-grandchildren Isaac Adan Ramos, Elizabeth-Rose Gomez, Noel Luciano Ramos III, Evelyn Rosalia Ramos, Josephine Bernadette Gomez, Valentina Alicia Ramos, and one more Baby Gomez on the way, youngest brother Jerome (Valerie) Sanchez Sr, godson Lawrence (Jackie) Sanchez Jr, brothers and sisters in-law Dolores "Lolly" Sanchez, Cheryl Sanchez, Mary Sanchez, Ruth Gonzales, Otilia Polaco, Ermo (Liz) Gonzales, Rosa Garcia, Eva Gonzales, Diane Gonzales, Liberato (Josie) Gonzales, Cecilia Gonzales and Tiofila Gonzales and many nieces and nephews. I would like to add that she is also survived by her "brother/boss" Chuck Vaught. She first met Chuck in 1989 ; he was the owner of Sports Etc and she worked for him until she retired from Puffin Inc. Rose and Chuck formed a close bond over the years, as well as with Bernie. Last of all, Rose is also survived by all her soccer players who loved and adored her and who got the opportunity to know her and be a part of hers and Bernie’s lives over the past 40 years. Thank you, thank you for sharing your lives with them and opening your hearts to them, and fulfilling their lives with so much joy and great memories over the years.Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 2nd, 2024, at Martinez Funeral Chapel located at 2580 S. 6th Ave in Tucson, AZ from 10:00am-1:00pm. Immediately following the rosary, please join us for a reception with food and drinks at the Martinez Reception Hall located across the parking lot from the funeral chapel, to celebrate and remember her life. If anyone would like to speak at the rosary or reception, and share a favorite memory of Rose, please feel free to do so.

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Angel Rey Hegedus

Jan 07, 1977 - Feb 07, 2024

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Tucson, AZ

Angel Rey Hegedus, a cherished member of the Tucson community has passed away at age of 47. Angel, born on January 7, 1977, was a beloved father to sons, Tray and Michael Hegedus.Those who knew Angel remember him as a kind-hearted individual who touched the lives of many. His presence in the lives of his family and friends will be deeply missed. Along with his sons, Angel is survived by his brothers; Augustine Guillen, Nicholas Guillen, Mark Hegedus, Sammy Gutierrez, Daniel Gutierrez, Jose Barrios and Estevan Barrios; sisters, Vanessa Barrios, Kathrine Gutierrez, Angelina Gutierrez, Anais Orduna and Deborah Barrios; parents, Debbie Hegedus, Irma P. Barrios and Augustine Guillen; step-children, Desiree, Destiny and Robert; grandchildren, along with a large family who will always hold him close in their hearts.In this time of mourning, family and friends will gather to honor and remember Angel at the visitation services to be held at Martinez Funeral Chapels in Tucson. The memory of Angel Rey Hegedus will forever remain a source of comfort and strength to those who had the privilege of knowing him. May he rest in peace.

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Rebecca Figueroa Navarrete

Dec 03, 1947 - Feb 07, 2024

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Tucson, AZ

The beautiful soul of Rebecca "Becky"Figueroa Navarrete, 76, previously from Morenci, Arizona, joined our heavenly father, on February 7, 2024, in her home in Tucson, Arizona, surrounded by her loving family. Becky was born and raised in Morenci, Arizona, the oldest child of Juan and Priscilla Figueroa. She graduated from Morenci High School, where she met the love of her life, her husband, Ernesto Navarrete, of 59 years. Together they had three children Michael, Anna and Jamie, eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.Becky earned an associate degree in Business Accounting from Pima College in Tucson, Arizona. She graduated from Morenci High in 1965 where she was a cheerleader, member of Girl’s league, student council, Spanish club, Arizona Girls State, and honors club. She worked various jobs for ten years for the Morenci School District, including in the administration office before moving to Tucson where she worked in accounts payable for eleven years at Cyprus Minerals in Green Valley. She then worked as the registration coordinator for twelve more years for Safari Club International before retiring in 2011.Becky was involved with all her children’s and grandchildren’s sports and activities. She never missed an event. You could always count on her to be on the road to attend and support her children and their teammates. She enjoyed reading, cross word puzzles, cooking, baking, sewing, camping, horseback riding, fishing, hunting, gardening, concerts, travel and all things outdoors. Her back porch was her pastime. She was a dedicated member of the Morenci/Clifton High School Class Reunion committee, lifetime member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 95, Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Girl Scouts leader, and a softball coach. Her devoted spirit to University of Arizona athletics, found her attending games and traveling throughout the country in loyal support of the cats – once a Wildcat, always a Wildcat!Becky will always be remembered for her smile, gentle warmth, the love she had for her family and the way that she treated everyone as family. We couldn’t have asked for a better wife, mother, grandmother, sister, tia/aunt, Nina, leader, role model and friend. We will miss Grandma Becky every day. Her memory will live on in the hearts of all those who loved her.Rebecca is survived by her husband, Ernesto Navarrete, children, Michael Navarrete (Bonnie), Anna Navarrete Molina and Jamie Navarrete. Grandchildren, Shanelle Vallejo (Ron), Eric Vallejo (Paola), Nicholas Navarrete, Daniel Vallejo (Nia), Avianna Soza (Julian), Sydni Obert (Nathaniel), Journey Valdenegro and Jasmine Valdenegro. Great-Grandchildren, Marcos Vallejo, Marianna Vallejo, Dominic Vallejo, Layla Soza, Lilianna Soza, Nathaniel Vallejo, Maverick Obert, Leah Soza, Lena Soza and Capri Obert. Sisters, Mary Lou Peralta and Carol Navarrete (Tommy) and brother, John Figueroa (Sandra). Brother-in-law, Alfonso Navarrete (Monica), sister-in-law, Theresa Chavez (Ignacio), Angelita Trejo (Alfredo), Josephina Mendoza, Cecilia Peru (Bobby), Natalia Chavez (Danny), Edwina Gray (Wayne). She is preceded in death by her parents, Juan and Priscilla Figueroa, and son-in-law, Eugene Molina.A special thank you to the loving daughters, and granddaughters who tenderly cared for their mother/grandma and to the nurses and staff of Casa de la Luz Home Hospice for their kindness and professional care.

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Carolina Ortiz Moreno

Jun 08, 1947 - Jan 28, 2024

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Tucson, AZ

Carolina Ortiz Moreno, beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend, passed away peacefully on January 28, 2024, in her hometown of Tucson, Arizona. She was born on June 8, 1947, a vibrant soul who touched the lives of many with her kind heart and unwavering strength. Carolina's remarkable journey through life serves as an inspiration to us all.From humble beginnings, Carolina began her career at Frank's restaurant as a dishwasher. Through dedication and hard work, she swiftly climbed the ranks and eventually became a manager. Her determination and perseverance were unparalleled, showcasing her indomitable spirit.Carolina's faith was an integral part of her life; she was a devout follower who found solace in her beliefs. Her unwavering devotion to her faith provided guidance and strength during challenging times.In addition to her professional achievements and deep faith, Carolina had a vibrant personality that captivated everyone she encountered. Known for her bubbly nature and quick wit, she had an incredible ability to uplift others with her infectious laughter. She possessed a remarkable gift for conversation and cherished the connections she m