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Juan Fragozo

Jun 24, 1946 - Nov 22, 2023

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Tucson, AZ

Juan Fragozo, age 77, of Unknown passed away on Wednesday, November 22, 2023. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www. funerariadelangeltucson. com for the Fragozo family.

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Gerald Lee Dickey

Aug 18, 1936 - Feb 11, 2024

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Tucson, AZ

Gerald Lee Dickey, loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away on Feburary 11, 2024 at the age of 87. He was born on August 18, 1936 in Madison County, Indiana, the second of four boys to Clarence and Helen Dickey. He leaves behind his wife, Shirley Dickey and daughter, Rhonda. He has six grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. He had two daughters, Terri and Susan, who preceded him in death. He was in the US Navy from May, 1954 to September, 1957. After leaving the military, he lived in Elkhart, Indiana, where he worked in a musical instrument factory, making flutes and piccolos for over twenty years. That business took him from Elkhart to Nogales, Arizona, Nogales, Mexico, Oakland, California, then back to Tucson. In Tucson, he worked as a crossing guard for TUSD before retirement. Gerald was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church and also a member of the Elks Club, where he served as Exalted Ruler in Nogales, Arizona, for several years. A memorial service will be held at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1826 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson, Arizona, on Saturday, March 16, 2924 at 10:30 am.

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Mary Gutierrez

May 31, 1929 - Feb 15, 2024

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Tucson, AZ

Mary Gutierrez passed away on February 15, 2024 in Tucson, Arizona. She was born on May 31, 1929 in Tanque Verde, Arizona. Mary was a very loving individual who touched the lives of many with her caring and patient nature. She was like a ray of sunshine, bringing warmth and joy to everyone around her.Mary dedicated twenty years of her life as the head cook at Guillermo's Double L Restaurant. Her culinary expertise delighted the taste buds of countless customers, and her delicious dishes became synonymous with the restaurant's success. Mary's time as a cook allowed her to pursue her passion for cooking and baking, showcasing her creativity and talent in the kitchen.Outside of work, Mary had a deep love for tending to her plants. She found solace and satisfaction in nurturing the green life around her. Additionally, Mary enjoyed dancing, which brought out her vibrant spirit and added an extra dose of happiness to any gathering.Mary's proudest accomplishments were undoubtedly her children and grandchildren. She cherished every moment spent with them, creating lasting memories filled with love and laughter. Family was at the core of Mary's existence, and she instilled strong values in each generation that will continue to shape their lives.Mary was preceded in death by her first husband, Juan Gutierrez; children Maryana, John Gutierrez, Henry Gutierrez, Michael Gutierrez, and Ronnie Gutierrez; as well as her siblings. Although they are no longer by her side, their memories will forever be cherished in Mary's heart.Mary is survived by her loving husband of 43 years, John Santa Marina. Together they shared a deep connection and created a lifetime of beautiful memories. Mary is also survived by her children Alice Alegria, Patsy Borquez, Sally Alegria, Stella Gutierrez and Betty Gutierrez; 32 grandchildren, 69 great-grandchildren and 24 great-great grandchildren; sister Maggie; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Mary's impact on their lives will never be forgotten, and her love will continue to be felt through the bonds they share.A viewing service will be held on February 22, 2024, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Martinez Funeral Chapels in Tucson, Arizona. Following the viewing, a reception will take place from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Martinez North Chapel and Reception Hall, allowing family and friends to come together to remember and celebrate Mary's remarkable life.Mary Gutierrez may no longer be physically present with us, but her spirit will live on in our hearts. Her love, kindness, and warm nature will forever be remembered by those who were fortunate enough to know her. May she find eternal peace as she dances among the stars.

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Leilani Catalina Flores

Sep 15, 2016 - Feb 23, 2024

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Tucson, AZ

Leilani Catalina Flores, age 7, of Tucson, Arizona passed away on Friday, February 23, 2024. A rosary for Leilani will be held Friday, March 8, 2024 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Funeraria del Angel South Lawn, 5401 South Park Ave, Tucson, AZ 85706. A visitation will occur Friday, March 8, 2024 from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM, 5401 South Park Ave, Tucson, AZ 85706. A visitation will occur Saturday, March 9, 2024 from 7:00 AM to 9:20 AM, 5401 South Park Ave, Tucson, AZ 85706. A funeral mass will occur Saturday, March 9, 2024 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at St. Augustine Cathedral, 192 S Stone Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701. A graveside service will occur Saturday, March 9, 2024 from 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM at South Lawn Cemetery, 5401 S Park Ave, Tucson, AZ 85706.

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Norma J. Larson

Jan 09, 1935 - Feb 08, 2024

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Tucson, AZ

Norma J. Larson, age 89, of Tucson, AZ, and formerly of Sidney, NE passed on February 8, 2024 in Tucson. A Graveside service will be held at the Potter Cemetery on Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 10:30 A.M. in Potter, NE. Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel on Friday, April 19, 2024 from 1-6:00 P.M. to sign Norma’s register book. You may view Norma’s Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories at www.gehrigstittchapel.com. Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC is in charge of Norma’s local arrangements. Cards and memorials may be sent to Kay Hayes, 4788 W. Rosebay Street, Tucson, AZ 85742. The family will be hosting a lunch after the memorial service at BAG’S BAR in Potter, starting at 12 noon. Please R.S.V.P. the number of people planning on attending the luncheon to wdhayes4788@comcast.net. Norma Jean was born to Henry and Marie (Kihlthau) Schnell on January 9, 1935. The Schnell family moved to Sidney in 1944. She married Wayne Larson on November 13, 1954 in Las Vegas, NV. They lived on the family farms until his passing in 1982. Norma had a wonderful singing voice and was asked to be the soloist at many weddings and funerals. She was a member of the Women’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. She served in many capacities for the W.E.LC.A. as well as Sunday School for several grade levels. She served in many positions in Women’s clubs in the Potter area. She was especially fond of the clubs that she shared membership with her mother-in-law. Norma is survived by her daughter Kay (William) Hayes and son Bruce Wayne (Mary Herboldsheimer) all of Tucson. AZ; her 5 grandsons Douglas Wayne Hayes of Billings MT, Michael William (Leah) Hayes of Madison, WI, Brandon John (Kayla) Baker of Tomball, TX, Rece Wayne Larson of Orlando, FL and Riley Joseph Larson of Spring Hill, FL, and sister-in-law Francis (Floyd) Schnell. Norma was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne, her daughter Monica Baker, her parents Henry and Marie Schnell, her mother and father-in-law Lila and Dewey Larson, brothers and sisters-in-law Lee Roy (Jacqueline) Schnell, Marvin (Dorothy)Schnell and Floyd Schnell, brothers-in-laws and sister-in-law Loran (Marge Case) Larson, Richard Lindauer, Edward Johnson. Thanking you in advance for the prayers, cards and memorials.

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Lovey Jo Belcher-Prim

Apr 28, 1951 - Feb 28, 2024

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Tucson, AZ

"Lovey Jo Belcher-Prim was born April 28, 1951, in Memphis, Texas to Lovie Baker and Joe Belcher. She is the fourteenth child, born to Lovie Baker. Lovey was preceded in death by both parents, her son Gregory, five (5) sisters, Lena, Barbara, Addie, Clara, and Sammy Jo. Three (3) brothers, Robert, Tom, Charlie. Lovey passed away February 28, 2024, in Tucson, Arizona. Lovey’s family moved from Dekalb, Texas to Marana Arizona when she was about 4 years old. The family later moved to Tucson, Arizona. Lovey attended Manzo Elementary, John Spring Jr. High and Tucson High School. Lovey was a very popular beautiful young lady in Jr High and High School with many friends. She always dressed very stylishly and was the envy of many of her classmates. Lovey met and married Samuel Prim in Tucson, Arizona. Lovey was blessed with six (6) children, two (2) daughters and 4 sons. Lovey, had a wonderful funny sense of humor, she would say some of the funniest things. She had an unmistakable laugh and would laugh about anything and everything including herself. Lovey worked at a number of jobs but mostly she was a homemaker, raising her children until she had a health setback. Lovey loved her children and was very close to her extended family sisters, brothers, nieces, and nephews. She would give most of them funny nicknames. A couple of her favorite hobbies were cooking (she was a very good cook) especially soul food, and shopping. The girl had an eye for shopping for good quality clothes. Lovey, leaves behind to cherish her memories her beloved children:2 daughters Chonice Prim-Sauls, and Kisha Gribble both of Tucson, Az., and 3 sons – Sherard Prim (Lynn), and Kevin Gribble both of Tucson, Az., and Michael Shannon Cates-Prim of Selma, Texas. Her 4 sisters: Vennie Taylor, Lois Dalve, Dorothy Faye Johnson, Doris Mitchell, and (1) brother Simon Belcher. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and acquaintances. Lovey will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her."

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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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