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Henry Chayrez

Oct 12, 1961 - Nov 26, 2023

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Avondale, AZ

Henry Michael Chayrez "Big Hank" , born October 12th 1961, passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on November 17th 2023, at the age of 62. He is survived by his son Henry Michael Chayrez II "Lil Hank", daughters; Angelica Chayrez and Emma Chayrez. Grandchildren; Noah, Abrianna, Amora and Baby Analeia. Siblings; Susie Martinez, Samuel Chayrez "Sammy", Cathy Chayrez Alvarez, and Irene Chayrez. As well as many nieces and nephews. Hank was known for his love of the Cincinnati Bengals and contagious l...Read More

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Gail P. Denery

Mar 30, 1938 - Feb 24, 2024

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Avondale, AZ

Gail P. Denery, 85, of Avondale, AZ, formerly of Palermo, NY passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at the Legacy House of Avondale, Avondale, AZ on February 24, 2024. Born in Syracuse to the late Arthur and Elizabeth Doss McGinley, she had resided in Palermo since age 3. In 1958, she married her late husband of 50 years, Wilfred, and together they raised four children. In addition to being a homemaker, she was a self-employed seamstress for 20 years with the Sterling Renaissance Festival. Gail also enjoyed crocheting, traveling, attending concerts, singing in choirs and was an avid reader. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Wilfred, in 2009; son Pat, in 2018; daughter-in-law Debbie, in 2019, along with five siblings. Gail is survived by her loving children, Edward “Ed” (Ronda) Denery of Buckeye, AZ; Andy Denery of Palermo, NY and Jayne Denery of Van Buren, NY; grandchildren, Amanda Denery of Nashville, TN, Shawn Denery, Brian Denery and Darragh Weber, all of Cherokee IA, and Brandon Denery of Buckeye, AZ; great-grandchildren, Seamus Denery, Molly Denery, Madelyn Weber, and Charlotte Denery. Calling hours will be Monday, March 4, 2024 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton, NY 13069. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 12:00 PM in Holy Trinity Church, 309 Buffalo St., Fulton, NY 13069. Spring burial will be in Roosevelt Cemetery. Gail’s family would like to thank the staff of the Legacy House of Avondale for the loving and compassionate care of Gail. Donations in Gail’s memory may be made to the Palermo Volunteer Fire Department, 4170 State Route 3, Fulton, NY 13069.

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Erik Rogel Lagunas

Jun 08, 1979 - Feb 05, 2024

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Avondale, AZ

Erik Rogel Lagunas 06/08/1979- 02/05/2024Nuestro querido Erik nacio en Villa Guerrero, Mexico, el dia 8 de Junio de 1979. Hijo de Rafael Rogel Bodella y Victoria Rogel Estrada. Erik crecio rodeado de amor junto a sus hermanos Jaime, Guadalupe, Edgar, Efrain, Victoria y Ana Karen. Desde muy joven salio a construir su mundo. Transito por caminos de trabajos fuertes que formaron su caracter. Se esforzo en aprender de todo un poco y se supo moldear a cualquier situacion con el amplio sentido de bondad, solidaridad y un gran sentido del humor. Amante a la musica, fue un hombre alegre y contento. Hijo, Hermano, Esposo, Padre, Abuelo, Suegro, y gran Amigo, fueron roles que asumio con gran responsabilidad.Fue un formador de valores, de enseñanzas llenas de sabiduria y un provedor de tanto amor, que hoy sus hijos Maritza, Reuben, Sara y Sarai, le agradecen a Dios el haberlo tenido. Saben que se llenaba de orgullo a ver crecer sus cosechas, de saber de lo que era capaz, de observer el trabajo hecho del cual nunca se canso de hacer. Estan agradecidos por el gran cariño y amor hacia sus nietos Jayden, Kimberly y Liam, los cuales lo recuerdan como el mejor Tata del mundo.Hasta el ultimo momento ese 5 de Febrero del 2024, se desvivio por su querida esposa Eva. A la cual amo, respeto y cuido hasta en los momentos mas dificiles. Se desvelaba y la velaba con tal de saber que ella estubiese bien por razones de salud. Hoy, ella lo recuerda y le grita a todo pulmon, cuanto lo ama y lo extraña y espera el dia en que vuelvan a estar juntos otra vez.Gracias por haber sido siempre el guia que permanecera mas alla de sus hijos, nietos y bisnietos. Te amamos por siempre y para siempre. Que descanses en paz.

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Virginia Valenzuela Ojeda

Jun 04, 1931 - Feb 08, 2024

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Avondale, AZ

Virginia Valenzuela Ojeda was born on June 4,1931 in Superior, Arizona to Antonio and Esther Valenzuela, a miner, and a homemaker. Virginia was the oldest of four children, two sisters, Irene, and Angie and one brother: Manuel. Tragedy struck the family in 1938 when her mother died unexpectedly, leaving four young children and her newly widowed father. Her father relocated to California for work, however Virginia chose to remain in Superior with her maternal aunt and would be raised in Superior, graduating from Superior High School.Virginia met the love of her life, Eligio Ojeda in Superior and they married in 1949 and began their family. They had three children, Esther, Steve, and Gloria and were loyal members of the Superior community. She was able to realize her dream of going to school and traveled daily to the valley to attend Cosmetology school. Once completed, she opened her own beauty shop and balanced being a devoted mother, wife and a business-woman.The family were forced to relocate to Scottsdale in 1970 due to health restrictions. Once settled in Scottsdale, Virginia was asked to be a cosmetology instructor at the International Beauty Academy in Scottsdale where she remained until retirement in 1978. During her career, she participated and won many competitions including the coveted First place Copa de Oro. She mentored and trained 100’s of students who continue to practice in the Cosmetology profession today.Lico and Virgie devoted their time to their children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and yes even great great-grandchildren. They were present at sporting events, birthday parties, camping trips, award ceremonies and many other special family times. She always brought the best treats and could be counted on to cheer the loudest.Virginia will be remembered for her generous nature, her sense of style, her love of music, dancing and especially her love of family. Her family and friends are comforted by the thought that she has been reunited with Lico.Virginia is survived by her children, Esther Perea (Ray) of Tempe, Steve Ojeda (Jackie) of Mesa, Gloria Ojeda of Scottsdale and one sister, Angie Navarrette of Fontana, California. In addition, 9 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and seven great great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband Lico, her parents, 1 sister, Irene and her brother, Manuel. Services are being handled by Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery and Funeral Home in Mesa.

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Virginia Valenzuela Ojeda

Jun 04, 1931 - Feb 08, 2024

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Avondale, AZ

Virginia Valenzuela Ojeda was born on June 4,1931 in Superior, Arizona to Antonio and Esther Valenzuela, a miner, and a homemaker. Virginia was the oldest of four children, two sisters, Irene, and Angie and one brother: Manuel. Tragedy struck the family in 1938 when her mother died unexpectedly, leaving four young children and her newly widowed father. Her father relocated to California for work, however Virginia chose to remain in Superior with her maternal aunt and would be raised in Superior, graduating from Superior High School.Virginia met the love of her life, Eligio Ojeda in Superior and they married in 1949 and began their family. They had three children, Esther, Steve, and Gloria and were loyal members of the Superior community. She was able to realize her dream of going to school and traveled daily to the valley to attend Cosmetology school. Once completed, she opened her own beauty shop and balanced being a devoted mother, wife and a business-woman.The family were forced to relocate to Scottsdale in 1970 due to health restrictions. Once settled in Scottsdale, Virginia was asked to be a cosmetology instructor at the International Beauty Academy in Scottsdale where she remained until retirement in 1978. During her career, she participated and won many competitions including the coveted First place Copa de Oro. She mentored and trained 100’s of students who continue to practice in the Cosmetology profession today.Lico and Virgie devoted their time to their children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and yes even great great-grandchildren. They were present at sporting events, birthday parties, camping trips, award ceremonies and many other special family times. She always brought the best treats and could be counted on to cheer the loudest.Virginia will be remembered for her generous nature, her sense of style, her love of music, dancing and especially her love of family. Her family and friends are comforted by the thought that she has been reunited with Lico.Virginia is survived by her children, Esther Perea (Ray) of Tempe, Steve Ojeda (Jackie) of Mesa, Gloria Ojeda of Scottsdale and one sister, Angie Navarrette of Fontana, California. In addition, 9 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and seven great great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband Lico, her parents, 1 sister, Irene and her brother, Manuel. Services are being handled by Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery and Funeral Home in Mesa.

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Julieta Corral

Feb 08, 1979 - Feb 01, 2024

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Avondale, AZ

Julieta Corral, a bright and loving soul who left this world far too soon, departed unexpectedly on February 1, 2024, at the age of 44.Julieta was born in Juarez, Mexico, on February 8, 1979, and at the age of 10, she and her family moved to Phoenix, Arizona. Known for her infectious laughter and carefree spirit, Julieta's radiant smile and warm personality endeared her to everyone she encountered.At the age of 14, Julieta met the love of her life, Francisco "Chico" Corral, and together, they built a beautiful life filled with love and laughter. Julieta's role as a wife to Chico and a mother to their two children, Natalie and Francisco, was a source of immeasurable joy and fulfillment. Her devotion to her family was unmatched, and her home was filled with love.Julieta's passing leaves a void deeply felt by her mom, Lourdes Gonzalez, her husband, Chico, their children, Natalie and Francisco, and her siblings Paulina, Carlos, Arcel “Bo”, Jazmine, Alan, Efren, Ernie, and Mark. The pain of losing someone so vibrant and full of life is immeasurable, and we share in the grief of those who knew and loved her.As we mourn Julieta's earthly departure, we take comfort in the belief that she was welcomed in heaven by her grandpa, Jose Antonio Gonzalez, and her dog, Rocky. Their spirits are together, watching over us with love.Julieta Corral may have left us too soon, but her spirit will live on in the memories we shared, the lives she touched, and the love she spread. May she rest in peace, forever young and eternally missed.

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Art Layson

Mar 07, 1956 - Jan 26, 2024

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Avondale, AZ

Art Layson, age 67, passed away on January 26, 2024. He was born in Fort Lewis, Washington on March 7, 1956 to parents Benjamin and Monica Layson.Art is survived by his wife Cathy Layson, children Stephanie Renee Layson and John Layson, grandchild Luxen-Rae Layson, mother Monica Layson, brothers Al and Armand, and sisters Arlene, and Arnette.Family and friends are invited to a visitation being held from 4-7 PM on Monday, February 19, 2024 at Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home, 9925 W Thomas Rd, Avondale, AZ 85392. Scripture service will be held the next day, February 20, 2024 at 10 AM also at Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home. Art will be laid to rest at Holy Cross Cemetery.

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Luis Sanabria

Aug 21, 1984 - Feb 03, 2024

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Avondale, AZ

Luis was born in Agua Prieta Sonora, Mexico to Father Jose Luis Sanabria Sr and Mother Maria Irma Sanabria, Luis as a child kept his parents on his toes, they count take their eyes off of him, as a teenager busy with sports and as an adult always keeping them company. Luis attended Glendale High school where he enjoyed running in cross country with his friends. Going to work at Oasis at the time he created many friendships along the way making many people smile and laugh. Luis was an incredible uncle who loved to hear his nephews Ulysses play guitar and Nicholas the drums. He loved when Jayden would storm into Tio Luis room and take over his bed and they both enjoyed their technology time Tio Luis on Facebook and Jayden on his tablet playing games. Tio Luis enjoyed sending Dalila and Abraham little gifts and showing up to visit always brining Rc coke. Luis was a dreamer someone with many projects and ideas! Many that he shared with Gabby and Pricilla when showing her how to plant or hit a softball. Luis loved, cars, music, gardening, running, tools, Food, Food and more Food! He had the best appetite until the very end and he was the toughest fighter that we will every know. We love you and will be missed our family Dj in our hearts he will stay.

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Luis Sanabria

Aug 21, 1984 - Feb 03, 2024

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Avondale, AZ

Luis was born in Agua Prieta Sonora, Mexico to Father Jose Luis Sanabria Sr and Mother Maria Irma Sanabria, Luis as a child kept his parents on his toes, they count take their eyes off of him, as a teenager busy with sports and as an adult always keeping them company. Luis attended Glendale High school where he enjoyed running in cross country with his friends. Going to work at Oasis at the time he created many friendships along the way making many people smile and laugh. Luis was an incredible uncle who loved to hear his nephews Ulysses play guitar and Nicholas the drums. He loved when Jayden would storm into Tio Luis room and take over his bed and they both enjoyed their technology time Tio Luis on Facebook and Jayden on his tablet playing games. Tio Luis enjoyed sending Dalila and Abraham little gifts and showing up to visit always brining Rc coke. Luis was a dreamer someone with many projects and ideas! Many that he shared with Gabby and Pricilla when showing her how to plant or hit a softball. Luis loved, cars, music, gardening, running, tools, Food, Food and more Food! He had the best appetite until the very end and he was the toughest fighter that we will every know. We love you and will be missed our family Dj in our hearts he will stay.

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MARY GLORIA VILLA

Mar 23, 1940 - Jan 30, 2024

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Avondale, AZ

MARY GLORIA VILLA (nee Gonzales) 83, suddenly passed away January 30, 2024. She was born in Tolleson, Arizona on March 23, 1940, to Porfirio H. Gonzales and Aurelia (Arellanes) Gonzales. She was the oldest of three children. She was married for 48 years to Joseph Jack Villa who preceded her in death. She is survived by her sister Mary Ellen Gannon (Tom), brother Robert J. Gonzales and her four children Veronica L Mulch, Alan Jack Villa (Marva), Susanna Kilby (Tom), and Valerie E. Andrus (Sam) and her beloved grandchildren Angela, Derek, Ashley, Brittany, Vanessa, Rachel, Mitchell, Theodore, Charlotte, Nolan, Hudson and Tate and numerous great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.She wore many hats in this life, perhaps too many to name. Mother, wife, daughter, sister, Nana, Gi-Gi, Aunt, cousin, neighbor, stellar and faithful employee and friend. She may have only had 4 biological children, but she was a mother figure to all who knew her. She was nurturing, empathetic, encouraging, generous, funny, a great listener, fiery tempered yet so forgiving, a wonderful dancer, and enjoyed music. She lit up every room, had a smile and kind words of respect for everyone, she had an infectious laugh, was an accomplished and versatile cook, a multi-talented athlete and mastered many sports including softball, tennis, and bowling. She was a great example, mentor and a wonderful teacher in many areas of expertise. Her faith in God shined through her and was ever present. We know that she is with the Heavenly Father, His wonderful son Jesus and the Holy Mother now. She will be terribly missed but always with us. She has left an indelible mark on all who knew and loved her, and we are the better for it.

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Dr. Bernabe C. Rodriguez, Sr.

Jan 15, 1934 - Jan 23, 2024

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Avondale, AZ

Dr. Bernabe C. Rodriguez, Sr.January 15, 1934 - January 23,2024On Tuesday January 23, 2024, Bernabe C. Rodriguez, Sr. passed away, 8 days after his 90th birthday, peacefully at home with family by his side.Bernabe was born in Dupax Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines, on January 15, 1934. He proudly earned his medical degree from Manila Central University. After immigrating to the United States in 1967, he began working in Seaford, Delaware for Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. Soon after he transferred to working for the State of Delaware, where he worked for more than 30 years. He retired and moved to Arizona in 2000. He loved gardening, ballroom dancing and watching the Phoenix Suns. He will be remembered as a loving, kind and generous husband, brother, father, father-in-law, and grandfather.Bernabe is survived by wife Carlita of 59 years; sons, Bernabe, Jr. and Randolph, daughter-in-law, Collie Ann; granddaughter, Camilleand three sisters.His remains will be laid to rest at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.There will be a Memorial Mass at Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church on February 26, 2024 at 10:30 a.m.

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