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Refugio Villa

Jul 04, 1940 - Nov 29, 2023

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Tucson, AZ

Refugio "Roy" Martinez Villa, a beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother, passed away on November 29, 2023, in his hometown of Tucson, Arizona. He was born on July 4, 1940, in Tucson to Jose and Maria Villa.Roy's journey in life was marked by hard work, dedication to family, and an unwavering spirit. He attended Tucson High School. Alongside his brother Jose, Roy built numerous beautiful homes in Tucson as a skilled partner in the construction industry. Later on, he discovered...Read More

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Zewditu Alemu

Dec 19, 1947 - Feb 23, 2024

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Tucson, AZ

Zewditu Alemu, age 76 passed away on Friday, February 23, 2024. A funeral service for Zewditu will be held Saturday, March 2, 2024 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at External Service Location, 4251 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85711. Following the funeral service will be a graveside service from 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM at East Lawn Palms Mortuary, 5801 East Grant Road, Tucson, AZ 85712.

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Raul Lopez Diaz

Jul 06, 1942 - Feb 22, 2024

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Tucson, AZ

Raul Lopez Diaz, age 81, of Tucson, Arizona passed away on Thursday, February 22, 2024. A visitation for Raul will be held Tuesday, March 5, 2024 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Funeraria del Angel South Lawn, 5401 South Park Ave, Tucson, AZ 85706. Following the visitation will be a graveside service from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at South Lawn Cemetery, 5401 S Park Ave, Tucson, AZ 85706.

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Eissa Al-Houssni

Aug 27, 1949 - Feb 22, 2024

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Tucson, AZ

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Eissa Al-Houssni on February 22, 2024. Eissa was born in Maten Al-Sahel, Syria to Tannous Houssni and Refkah Barakat on August 27, 1949. In 1970, he immigrated to the United States to further his education with help of his cousins Eva & Joe Toney. He was a successful salesman and frequently earned salesman of the month recognition. Eissa was a member of the Holy Resurrection Orthodox Antiochian Church and was Parish Council President for many years during the 1990’s and early 2000’s. Eissa organized many Arabic concerts to raise money for the church expansion and was instrumental in locating the land where the church was eventually built. Eissa was a devoted Gido to his grandchildren, Kylie, Issa, Chase and Bailey. His eyes lit up at the mere mention of their names, he was very proud of each of them. Eissa is survived by his daughters Rima and Sheza. He is also survived by his sisters, Meji and Nadima Al-Houssni, who reside in Maten Al-Sahel, Syria. He is proceeded in death by his dear brother and best friend, George (Gergos) Al-Houssni. Eissa loved to cook and make Syrian dishes for his family. Planting flowers was a favorite hobby of his. Everyone remembers Eissa as a happy man who always had a smile on his face. To know him was to love him, he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. A visitation for Eissa will be held Thursday, February 29, 2024 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Holy Resurrection Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church, 5910 East 5th Street, Tucson, AZ 85711. Funeral service at 11:00 AM. Graveside service will then follow at East Lawn Palms Cemetery, 5801 E Grant Rd, Tucson, AZ 85712.

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Brenda Michelle Crawford

Apr 28, 1963 - Feb 11, 2024

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Tucson, AZ

Brenda Michelle Crawford, known affectionately as Michelle and Snorks was a remarkable soul whose essence was deeply intertwined with creativity, faith, and love. Her journey on this earth began on April 28, 1963, and she recently departed from us on February 11, 2024, in Tucson, Arizona. Michelle's life was a vibrant tapestry woven with threads of passion for interior design, drawn from the mesmerizing beauty of the northern lights. Her culinary skills were unparalleled, with her loved ones often being treated to some of the most delectable meals crafted with love. A music enthusiast at heart, she found solace in dancing and singing along to various genres like gospel, hip hop, and R&B, holding a special place in her heart for the melodies of Bruno Mars. A woman of profound faith, Michelle radiated kindness and exuded a deep sense of devotion to spreading the word of God through her actions and words. Living by the Ten Commandments, she found strength in her unwavering belief in our heavenly father. Michelle's resilience in the face of adversities served as a guiding light to all who had the privilege of crossing paths with her. Michelle's legacy extends far beyond her mortal bounds. She took immense pride in her proudest accomplishments, her four devoted daughters: Eva Baca, Emily Crawford, Erica Baca, and Jessica Baca; grandchildren: Jenevi Baca, Alfredo Galaz Jr., Leilani Galaz, Carlos Romero Jr., and Lianette Galaz. In this time of mourning their loss, they find comfort in knowing that their "Crazy Momma" as she would refer to herself, lives on through them. In the presence of her loving family, Michelle peacefully transitioned into eternal rest on February 11th. She leaves behind cherished memories and an indelible mark on all those who were fortunate enough to know her. Michelle's final services will be held at South Lawn Cemetery in Tucson on February 29th at 9:30 AM, where friends and family will gather to honor and celebrate her exceptional life. As we bid farewell to Michelle's earthly form, we take solace in the knowledge that her spirit continues to shine brightly in the hearts of those she touched. May she find eternal peace in the embrace of our Father's Kingdom. Rest easy now, dear Michelle, your legacy of love and faith will endure for generations to come.

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Layne Allen Pomp

Sep 04, 1957 - Feb 19, 2024

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Tucson, AZ

Layne Allen Pomp, age 66, of Tucson, Arizona passed away on Monday, February 19, 2024. Layne was born in Warren, Ohio.

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Gregory Bruce Reddick

Nov 08, 1945 - Feb 17, 2024

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Tucson, AZ

Gregory “Greg” Bruce Reddick, 78, passed peacefully at his home on Saturday, February 17 after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. Greg was born in Enid, Oklahoma on November 8, 1945, to Mildred Ann and Fred Ernest Reddick. He grew up in Mulvane, Kansas and graduated from Mulvane High School and attended Emporia Kansas State Teachers College. While in college, Greg met the love of his life, Dee, and they were married for 55 years. It was in his early years that he developed a passion for cars—specifically ones that were loud and fast. He was a founding member of the Mulvane Marauders car club that started in 1958. Greg worked in the aircraft industry for over 40 years—early on in Wichita, Kansas at Bede Aircraft, Boeing, and Gates Learjet. In 1977, while with Learjet, Greg moved his family to Tucson, Arizona where he went on to a long and successful career in marketing. Greg retired in 2006 from Bombardier Aerospace. Upon retirement, Greg served on the board of directors for his resident community for many years. He also enjoyed diligently managing the swimming pool area. His hobbies and interests were many. He attended car shows, walked (and talked) the mall with his friends, and went to the swap meet at least weekly. Greg was an avid baseball fan and you could always find him at the ball field. His biggest enjoyment was watching his son, Jason and grandson, Austin play baseball--he was always there supporting them! He was also a fixture at Hi Corbett Field cheering on the University of Arizona baseball team. He never met a stranger and his genuine interest in people was apparent the first time anyone met him. Greg is predeceased by his parents and his sister, Shirley Ann Dowers. He is survived by his wife Dee Ann (White), son, Jason, daughter-in-law, Stephanie, and grandson, Austin; stepsisters Dolores, Anita, Lori, and Madeline; sister-in-law, Dona and her husband Richard; several nieces, nephews, cousins and numerous friends. A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, March 10th from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at the Wrightstown Square community ramada. 8500 E Haverhill Lane, Tucson, AZ 85715. Food and refreshments will be served. Please dress casually. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to one of the following: Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona The Arizona Daily Star Sportsmen’s Fund, Inc.

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Susan Carol (Graves) Bourgois

Sep 28, 1939 - Feb 16, 2024

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Tucson, AZ

Susan Carol (Graves) Bourgois of Tucson, Arizona passed away Friday February 16th, at TMC Hospice Peppi’s House. Susan was born in Bismarck, North Dakota on September 28th, 1939. Susan married Neil Bourgois on October 3 rd, 1959 and started their journey. They lived in Mandan, North Dakota for a time before moving to Montana then to Tucson in 1967. Susan spent most of the early years of her marriage taking care of their 2 children and her husband. When their children were older, Susan started working again and spent time at Pima Community College, the Nursing College at the University of Arizona and Weiser Lock. After both Susan and Neil retired, they were traveling together with a delivery service. Susan enjoyed volunteer work at Mountain View Retirement Village and enjoyed spending time with all the residents. Their last residence was at Mountain View Retirement Village, the place they both enjoyed. Susan enjoyed working with miniatures and had several miniature doll houses. She and Neil were charter members of the Power from the Past Tractor Club and could be seen riding their tractor together in many events. Susan worked in the “barn” for the club when the club displayed at the Pima County Fair for many years. Susan is survived by her daughter Michelle Robinson (Forrest Robinson), Son Charles Bourgois (Leanne Bourgois); Grandchildren Chris Robinson (Allison Robinson), Veronica Griffis (Parker Griffis), Harrison Bourgois, Brandyn Becker; Great Granddaughters Alivia Sutton, August Robinson & Addyson Robinson. In Lieu of Flowers, please donate to TMC Hospice Peppi’s House

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Mary Gibbs

Jan 01, 1922 - Feb 13, 2024

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Tucson, AZ

Mary, age 101, passed away February 13, 2024 at her home in Tucson, Arizona. She is survived by her children Ronald, Donna, and John, daughter-in-law Gail Gibbs, granddaughter Emily Dommershausen and her husband Jay David, great grandchildren Trey and Addy Dommershausen, Daughter-in-law Beth Gibbs and grandson Jason Gibbs and his wife Megan. Mary was born to Ashmer and Fanny Rutter in East Lampeter township, Pennsylvania. She grew up in Paradise with her sister Kathleen and brother Robert. During WWII she proudly worked at the Hamilton Watch Factory in Lancaster in support of the war effort. Mary met Bradford Gibbs in 1945 while he was in the Navy and they were married in Paradise in 1946. Brad was transferred to Moffet Field Naval Air Station in California and they moved to Palo Alto. They later moved to Cupertino, California in 1954 after Brad was discharged from the Navy. Mary was a homemaker and raised three kids. She enjoyed her flower garden, baking, and cooking with fruits and vegetables from their garden. She especially enjoyed browsing through antique shops to enhance her collection. Mary and Brad lived in Cupertino for over 60 years before moving to a retirement living community in Tucson, Arizona in 2016 where they were close to their daughter Donna and son Ron. Brad passed away in 2021. Mary loved sharing stories of her childhood, family, and friends. Mary passed away peacefully at home with her family around her.

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Irene Loustaunau Sanchez

Jun 06, 1937 - Feb 21, 2024

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Tucson, AZ

Irene Loustaunau Sanchez passed away, surrounded by her family, on February 21, 2024, in Tucson, AZ, at the age of 86. She was born on June 6, 1937. Irene was a dedicated Secretary who worked at Tully Elementary School, Pima County Justice Courts, and Tucson Water. She is survived by her daughters Christina (Glenn) Yamada, Karen (David) Valdez, and Anna Marie (Dan) Higgins. Irene was a loving grandmother to Ronald Anthony Flores, Valerie Nicole (Ricardo) Samaniego, Joey (Shauna) Martin, Tim Martin, Joel Valdez, and Katrina Valdez. She also leaves behind 8 great-grandchildren. Irene was preceded in death by her husband Yndalecio (Andy) Solano, son Charles Andrew Solano, mother Dolores Loustaunau, husband Carlos Frazier Sanchez, and brother Charlie Loustaunau. In her free time, Irene enjoyed sewing, baking, and cooking for her family. She cherished moments spent with her children and grandchildren and always looked forward to outings and family gatherings with them. Viewing to be held at Brings Funeral Home Friday, March 1 at 5 p.m. with Rosary at 5:30 p.m. A service in memory of Irene will be held at St Augustine Cathedral Catholic Church on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Holy Hope Cemetery. Brings Funeral Home in Tucson, AZ, is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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Pam McDonald

Dec 26, 1947 - Feb 15, 2024

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Tucson, AZ

Pam McDonald was born on December 26, 1947 in Ludington, Michigan to Don and Lois Wiles. She lived in Ludington until she moved to Clearwater, Florida in 1975. She worked at K-mart where she met her husband, Neil. They were married for 46 wonderful years. Pam and Neil moved from Clearwater to Asheville, North Carolina and eventually to Tucson, Arizona. Pam loved to crochet and do all types of crafts and puzzles. She loved to travel. Pam went on several cruises to Alaska and the Caribbean Islands and visited many of our beautiful national parks. She especially liked lighthouses. But her greatest love was for her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She was a member of Mountain View Baptist Church. In 2001, Pam and Neil went on their first mission trip to Kenya, Africa. They fell in love with the people and traveled to Kenya on many mission trips, often taking other people from their church with them. Pam and Neil even “adopted” a Kenya family. They refer to them as their son and daughter. Pam loved to tell people about Jesus whenever she had the opportunity. Pam is survived by her husband, Neil McDonald of Tucson, her sister, Loralee (Ken) McClellan and her brother Don (Connie) Wiles, of Ludington, MI. She is also survived by one aunt (Margie Dewyer), one uncle (Raymond Dewyer) and numerous nieces and nephews. Pam passed peacefully from this life on February 15, 2024 and she is now home in heaven with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Praise God, everyone who is a true follower of Jesus will one day be with her again. There will be a celebration of life service for Pam on Sunday, March 17 at 4:00 p.m. in the worship center at Mountain View Baptist Church, 3500 W Overton Road, Tucson, AZ. A reception will follow in the atrium. This will be a time to celebrate the life and ministry of a woman who loved the Lord and other people. In that spirit and in honor of Pam’s love for the color purple, we are asking you to wear red or purple to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to a ministry near and dear to Pam’s heart — Kenya missions. To do that, make out a check to Mountain View Baptist Church and note on the memo line that it’s for “Kenya Missions.” Or go to mvbctucson.org/give and select “Kenya Missions” from the drop-down menu

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