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Mary Abrahams

Jul 05, 1924 - Nov 16, 2023

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Tempe, AZ

Mary Frances Abrahams, age 99, of Tempe, Arizona passed away on Thursday, November 16, 2023. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www. greenacresmortuary. net for the Abrahams family.

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Russell Schoeneman

Jan 01, 1943 - Feb 15, 2024

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Tempe, AZ

Russell Schoeneman, PhD, of Tempe, Arizona, died on February 15, 2024, after a lengthy illness with leukemia. He was born in 1943 in Hawarden, Iowa to Chester and Olive Schoeneman.He is survived by Dianne, his wife of 60 years, their children Geoff and Terri; grandchildren Geoffrey, Ryan (Alexandra), Lilah, and Wiley; great granddaughter Emerson; and his brother Robert (Gilda). He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Sandra. He was always very proud of his family’s accomplishments and will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved him.He graduated from West Sioux High School in Hawarden, then attended the University of Iowa and the University of South Dakota before graduating from Arizona State University (ASU) with a BA, MA, and PhD. After his undergraduate degree, he taught English at Tempe High School before returning to ASU for his graduate degrees. He was licensed as a psychologist in 1976, after which he was employed at the Conciliation Court and Juvenile Court in the Maricopa County Superior Court. For three years, he was employed by the Northern Wyoming Mental Health Center in Sheridan, WY. He returned to Arizona, where he was appointed the director of the Conciliation Court. During much of his career, he taught at levels ranging from junior college to graduate college and maintained an independent practice of psychology. He was on several professional boards, including past president of the Association of Family & Conciliation Courts and the first non-Canadian member of Family Mediation Canada. He served as member and chairperson of the City of Tempe’s Merit System Board for almost 20 years.When his children were younger, he and his family enjoyed camping in the Arizona north woods as well as other outdoor activities. He enjoyed his children’s and grandchildren’s activities, including sports such as baseball and softball. He and Dianne enjoyed travelling in both the U.S. and other parts of the world, much of it on river cruises. Russell was also an avid fan of ASU baseball.Our heartfelt thanks go to all the hospital staff who cared for him and made his days as comfortable as possible. His family and friends will be celebrating his life with private services.To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Russell Schoeneman, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store. Memorial Donation

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Alys Jo Chavarria

Feb 08, 1936 - Dec 19, 2023

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Tempe, AZ

Alys Jo (Andersen) Chavarria passed away peacefully on December 19, 2023 at the age of 87 surrounded by her family. Alys Jo "aka Jody" was born in Indiana. Upon graduation from high school, she dabbled in modeling and was a flight attendant for Alaska Airlines. Jody moved to Tempe, Arizona in 1955 to be with her sister and her family. Shortly after moving to Arizona, she met her husband Paul and they were married for 58 years before his passing in 2015. During her working career, she was employed as a Supervisor with AiResearch, Allied Signal and Honeywell until her retirement. Jody enjoyed spending time with her family, camping and traveling to watch ASU football games with her husband. She is survived by her sons - Paul and Phillip (Hayley), daughter Caryn (Kevin), her sister – Hazel Whitlow, four grandchildren – Allie (Daniel), Paul Joseph (Andrew), Ryan and Nicolas, great granddaughters – Hunter and Dilyn, and many nieces and nephews.

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Bernest Phelps

Aug 27, 1981 - Jan 31, 2024

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Tempe, AZ

All Options Funeral Home is looking for the father Bernest Phelps, for final funeral arrangement, thank you, pleas feel free to contact us. To to the family or in memory of Nafia Ahmad Abdul-Azim, please

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Joseph Quinata Muña

Died : Feb 09, 2024

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Tempe, AZ

Joseph Quinata Muña, age 74, of Tempe, Arizona passed away on Friday, February 9, 2024. A visitation for Joseph will be held Tuesday, February 20, 2024 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Lakeshore Mortuary, 1815 South Dobson Road, Mesa, AZ 85202. A mass of christian burial will occur Wednesday, February 21, 2024 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM at Saint Daniel the Prophet Roman Catholic Church, 1030 Hayden Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85257. A committal service will occur Wednesday, February 21, 2024 from 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM at Saint Francis Catholic Cemetery, 2033 N 48th St, Phoenix, AZ 85008.

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Marian Kay Layton

Sep 16, 1945 - Feb 11, 2024

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Tempe, AZ

Marian Kay Layton, age 78, of Tempe, Arizona passed away on Sunday, February 11, 2024. Marian was born in Phoenix, Arizona on September 16, 1945. Her family is going to have a celebration memorial service of her life. Dates and time to be announced. Her final resting place is going to be at Greenwood Memorial Cemetery, Phoenix, Arizona.

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Larry D. Ledbetter

Mar 23, 1947 - Jan 26, 2024

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Tempe, AZ

Larry D. Ledbetter, age 76, of Tempe, Arizona passed away on Friday, January 26, 2024. Larry was born in Montpelier, Indiana. He graduated from Montpelier High school in 1947. He married Connie Outcalt on June 17, 1998 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Larry worked many years in the Manufacturing business with 10 years with the FreeScale company and 25 years with Franklin Electric. His favorite activities included playing golf and also other sports. Larry is survived by his wife, Connie Outcalt; his son Eric Ledbetter; and his daughter-in-law Kazuyo Tajiri; his sister Doris Hammond and his sister Dena Morrow; his stepson John Avery, his stepson David Avery and his grandson James Avery. Arrangements Entrusted to Green Acres Mortuary and Cemetery.

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Ann Lowman Patterson

Nov 17, 1930 - Dec 29, 2023

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Tempe, AZ

Ann Lowman Patterson, age 93, of Tempe, Arizona, passed peacefully surrounded by family on December 29, 2023. Born in Columbus, Ohio, to Bruce and Ruth Lowman, Ann attended Miami University (OH) where she earned a BA and MA. In 1957, Ann and her new husband, Robert (Bob), moved to Tempe, Arizona, where Bob began his career as a Zoology professor at Arizona State College (ASU) while Ann continued as a journalist. She began her career at the Columbus Dispatch, then became the women's editor for the Phoenix Gazette. She stayed home to rear four children, but once they were slightly grown, she returned to journalism. She wrote for the ASU Alumni Association, and later, about architecture and interior design at The Arizona Republic. Ann was a talented journalist, avid reader, and loved to travel. She was a founding member of a book club that continues nearly 60 years later. She and Bob traveled the world, from Austria to Australia, the Arctic Circle to the Equator, Asia to Europe, and across the US. They traveled by auto, ship, plane, hot air balloon, and train. Ann loved it all and never said no to an adventure. After they retired, Ann continued writing and contributing to her community. She worked with the Tempe Historic Preservation and Tempe Arts Commissions, tutored adults in English, and helped children with reading at Broadmor School. At her 89th birthday party, Ann was honored by Tempe's mayor for her contributions. To her delight, it was declared "Ann Patterson Day."Ann is survived by her sister Lois, and her four children, Rebecca (Jack), Kenneth (Kathleen), Jennifer (AJ) and Stephen (Buffy). She is also survived by grandchildren, Alene (David), Zachary (Alex), Ryan, Christian (Amanda), Casey, Caroline, Lucas, Sarah, Ann, Sadie, Zane and David, and great-grandchildren, Arya and Brigid. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Walker, and beloved husband, Bob.Donations may be made in

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Ruth 'Chita' Ballesteros Lucero

Feb 06, 1938 - Jan 18, 2024

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Tempe, AZ

Ruth 'Chita' Ballesteros Lucero, our beloved mother, passed away peacefully on January 18, 2024, shortly before her 86th birthday. She was born to Manuel and Aurelia Ballesteros on February 6, 1938 in Jerome, Arizona. Her family moved from Clarkdale, AZ to Phoenix when she was a young child. She attended Grace Court Elementary School and Phoenix Union High School. For many years, Ruth was a babysitter and caretaker to children of friends and family. They all called her Nina, as she cared for several of her godchildren. In her spare time, she loved to crochet, make puzzles and work on her Seek and Find word books. She enjoyed watching TV, especially the Hallmark Channel. Chita loved her sports, too. The Arizona Diamondbacks was her favorite baseball team. The Army-Navy Football Game was always a favorite of hers, since one brother was in the Army and the other was in the Navy. She also loved listening to her favorite Mexican Ranchera music. Ruth is survived by her children, Mona, Becky and Ray (Michelle), 10 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Ana Marie Gonzales, and many nieces and nephews. Chita was preceded in death by her husband, Ramon I. Lucero, and her 2 brothers, Theodore Ballesteros and Eloy Ballesteros. A graveside service will be held at St. Francis Cemetery on Saturday, March 9 at 10:30 AM.To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Ruth B. Lucero, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store. Memorial Donation

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Maryann Frances Kassel

May 27, 1935 - Feb 01, 2024

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Tempe, AZ

In loving memory of our mother, Maryann Frances Kassel, who passed away surrounded by her family, on February 1, 2024 at the age of 88. Maryann was born on May 27, 1935 in Calumet, Michigan. While attending Pershing High School in Detroit, she met her high school sweetheart Richard Kassel, who became her loving husband of over 62 years and who preceded her in death in 2018.Maryann attended Michigan State University, where she studied business. She was later employed with General Motors, in the finance department, in Detroit.Maryann and Rick moved to Tempe, AZ in 1966 and raised two daughters Victoria Marie and Kristine Michelle (Jon Dolgaard) and the family attended Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. Maryann was employed at Arizona State University where she assisted students with class registration for many years.As an active, longtime resident of Tempe, Maryann was involved in many organizations and activities. She volunteered with the Tempe Junior Women’s Club, Girl Scouts, Meals on Wheels, the Cosine Club (for Wives of Engineers) and the Ladies Sodality at Mt. Carmel Church. She enjoyed participating in bowling leagues, tennis leagues and senior fitness classes in Tempe. She also loved doing crosswords, playing bridge with her neighborhood friends, and meeting her “mall walking” friends at Fiesta Mall in the mornings. Maryann enjoyed spending time with her step-granddaughter Shelby Dolgaard. We already miss Maryann’s sweet, gentle spirit, her sense of humor and her calming presence.There will be a small celebration of life on February 24, 2024. Please reach out to Vicki or Kristine for more details at [email protected].In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Richard Kassel Family Endowment Fund (G08395-FD400) through the ASU Foundation. You can donate online at https://www.asufoundation.org/education-and-scholarship/donor-named-funds/richard-kassel-family-endowment-CA110323.html . Or mail to ASU Foundation, Office of Scholarship Advancement, P.O Box 2260, Tempe, AZ 85280. Thank you.To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Maryann Frances Kassel, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store. Memorial Donation

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Jack Elvin Stewart Sr.

Oct 23, 1931 - Feb 04, 2024

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Tempe, AZ

Jack Elvin Stewart Sr., age 92, of Tempe, Arizona passed away on Sunday, February 4, 2024. A celebration of life for Jack will be held Wednesday, February 14, 2024 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Green Acres Mortuary & Cemetery, 401 North Hayden Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85257.

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