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In Passing

Doris Jean Giocomo Doris Jean Giocomo, 87, of Goodyear, Ariz. passed away peacefully at home, Aug. 6, 2021, following an extended illness. Doris was born Sept. 22, 1933 in Chicago, Ill. to Gladys and Milton Cleek. When Doris was 16, she met the love of her life, Frank Giocomo, at the dime store where they…

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Karen Lou Hansen Karen L Hansen, 78, of PebbleCreek passed away from accelerated Alzheimer’s Wednesday, July 14, 2021, at the memory care facility at Hacienda Del Rey. Karen was diagnosed recently in July 2020, and the disease progressed faster than we could keep up with. She was a beacon of sunshine, support, and happiness to…

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Mimi Birnel It is with sincere sorrow that we announce the passing of Mimi Birnel on May 15. She was a woman of great intelligence, wit, and creativity. Mimi was born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y.; the middle child with both an older and younger brother. In her late teens and early twenties, she toured…

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Marlene Slagter Calder (Schaaf)

Marlene Slagter Calder (Schaaf) Marlene Calder, age 85, passed away peacefully at her home in Goodyear, Ariz. on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, after a 9-month battle with lymphoma. Her family and friends surrounded her with love and prayers throughout her illness. Her last days were filled with love and grace—just as she lived her life.…

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Larry Conrad Aamodt Larry Conrad Aamodt passed away peacefully with his wife, Pat, and daughter Riki, at his side on March 24, 2021. He was born in Rolette, N.D. to Mabel and John Aamodt on Dec. 3, 1944. The youngest of five children, Raymond Aamodt (deceased), Robert Aamodt (deceased), Marvin Aamodt (deceased), and Jeanette McBain. Larry graduated from…

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Ron Lawson Ron Lawson of Unit 26 died Jan. 30, 2021, at home and at peace. Ron and his wife, Candy, retired to PebbleCreek in December 2003. Ron was born in Richmond, KY. His family moved to Hammond, Ind. after WWII. Upon graduating from high school, Ron joined the Marine Corp in 1962. He served on…

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Joseph D. Alexander Joseph D. Alexander, 82, made his transition to heaven on Jan. 4, 2021, at his home in Goodyear, Ariz. Joseph was born June 7, 1938, in Bellsmill, Va., to Chana (Young) Alexander-Gaines and Joseph Calvin Alexander. After high school, he graduated from Howard University. He was vice president of student government and…

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Al (Alton) Holmes Al (Alton) Holmes passed away Christmas Day. He is survived by his loving wife Rosemary, son Bryan, daughter Kim, and his six grandchildren Kendra Rosenthal, Jennifer Amerio, Amber Amerio, Alton Sands, Aiden Holmes, and Gavin Holmes. He was predeceased in 2016 by his daughter Julie. Al was born and raised in San…

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Marlene Dobrin

Carole Jae Lennartson Babbitt Carole Jae Lennartson Babbitt, a loving wife, sister, mother, and grandmother, a resident of PebbleCreek in Goodyear, Ariz., passed away peacefully at age 78, early Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020. Stricken with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, Carole had spent the past 13 months in a beautiful assisted living home in Surprise, Ariz.—visited…

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Lucretia Lou Nalan Gourley Lucretia Lou Nalan Gourley passed away on Oct. 15, 2020, in hospice care in the comfort of her own home in Goodyear, Ariz. Born Jan. 18, 1933 in Mason City, Iowa, she was the youngest of eight children born to John Patrick Nalan and Marguerite Lucretia Helm. Lucretia was known by…