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OBITUARIES

Gulena Montoya

September 23, 2022

Gulena Montoya, a resident of York, peacefully entered into eternal rest Friday morning, September 23, 2022, at her daughter's residence in Morenci, surrounded in love by her family. Gulena was 68.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Gulena is currently pending and will be announced at a later date.

Jo Earp

September 22, 2022

Jozelle Earp, of Safford, Arizona, entered into rest September 22, 2022, at The Beehive Assisted Living in Thatcher, Arizona. She was 94.

Jozelle was born July 8, 1928, in Whitney, Texas, to Homer and Carol Sensing.

Jozelle is preceded in death by: her husband, Bill.

She is survived by: 3 sons, James Earp (Arielle), William  Rex Earp (Jonie, also preceded),...

Mary Ramos

September 17, 2022

Mary Ramos, of Phoenix and formerly of Virden, New Mexico, entered into peaceful rest Saturday, September 17, 2022, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix. She was 71.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Mary will be celebrated Saturday, October 1, 2022, at 10:00 a.m., at St. Mary's Catholic Mission in Duncan by Rev. Nathanial Mma. Committal will follow in the...

Xavier Garcia

September 17, 2022

Xavier Garcia, of Safford, entered into eternal rest Saturday, September 17, 2022. He was 32. 

Private family services for Xavier will be conducted at a later date.

Alejandro Adolfo Lopez Florez

September 14, 2022

Alejandro Adolfo Lopez Florez, a resident of Yuma and formerly of Morenci, entered into eternal rest Wednesday morning, September 14, 2022, at the Yuma Regional Medical Center. Alejandro was 75.

Private family services for Alejandro will be conducted at a later date.

Dixie Powell

September 14, 2022

Dixie Lee Richardson Powell, of Cedar Hills, Utah, and formerly of Safford, entered life eternal, joining her eternal companion, Roy, on Wednesday, September 14, 2022. She was 98.

Dixie was born August 6, 1924, in San Diego, California, to Edmund Wilford and Effie May Lee Richardson.

She is survived by: her children, Karen Carbine, Lora Hofmann, Donna Bradshaw, Denise Hamilton,...

Dorine Chancellor

September 13, 2022

Dr. Dorine Chancellor, a longtime resident of the Gila Valley, and an alumni of Eastern Arizona College, entered into eternal rest Tuesday, September 13, 2022. She was 88. 

Memorial services for Dorine will be conducted Saturday, October 1, 2022, at 10:00 a.m., at the First United Methodist Church in Safford by Pastor Corby Johnson. Dorine will be laid to...

Edith Cluff Nelson

September 13, 2022

Edith Cluff Nelson, a resident of Mesa, passed into eternal life Tuesday morning, September 13, 2022, at her residence. Edith was 92.

Edith leaves behind: her four children, Becky (Richard Ives), Kristina (Loren Marsters), Lanny (Cheryl Morehouse) Nelson and Tammy (Michael Fitzgerald); eleven grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren. Edith was predeceased by: her husband, Keith in May of 2020.

Graveside services...

Tino Carbajal

September 12, 2022

Ralph Martin Carbajal, IV, of Clifton and formerly of Thatcher, known as Tino by most, entered into rest Monday, September 12, 2022. He was 30.

Services for Tino are currently pending and will be announced at a later date.

Bobbie Julia Ford

September 10, 2022

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our mother, Bobbie Julia Ford. She passed away peacefully on September 10, 2022, surrounded by family at her home in Safford. She was born February 20, 1943, to Homer and Julia Valenzuela Brown. Her friends knew her as “Julia.” She grew up in the small town of Ajo, Arizona.

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Betty Acosta

September 2, 2022

Betty Acosta, a longtime resident of York, entered into rest Friday morning, September 2, 2022, at her residence, from causes incident to age. Betty was 87.

Mrs. Acosta will be remembered for her dedication to the children of Clifton, having taught third grade at Clifton Elementary School for 28 years. She was highly respected and beloved by many in the...

Louie H. Marquez

September 2, 2022

Louie H. Marquez, age 86, of Silver City, New Mexico, and a long time resident of Safford, entered into rest September 2, 2022 at the Haven of Safford. 

Louie was born October 11, 1936 to Francisco and Alfonsa Marquez in Santa Rita, New Mexico. Louie held a position as foreman at WNMU, and also worked at the Sky View...

Larry Collins

September 1, 2022

Larry Dean Collins, of Thatcher, and a United States Army Veteran, entered into eternal life early Thursday morning, September 1, 2022, at his residence after a courageous fight against cancer. Larry was 72.

Larry was born March 19, 1950 in Knoxville, Tennessee to Lloyd Haun and Virginia Collins. He was raised in Maryville, Tennessee, graduating from Everett High School. He...

Debbie Welker

September 1, 2022

Debbie Welker, a resident of Thatcher, passed into eternal life in the evening of Thursday, September 1, 2022, at her residence, with her loving husband, Rohn, and their family at her bedside. Debbie was 66.

Debbie leaves behind: her husband, Rohn; her children, Bobby Shedd, Britany Dicus (Devon), Tonya Minkowski (Dave), Brandi Nesmith (Matt), Mandee Howard (Josh), Brooklyn Sharp (Thayne),...

Brian Moore

August 30, 2022

Brian Kent Moore, of Thatcher, entered eternal life Tuesday, August 30, 2022, at his residence. He was 64.

Brian is survived by: his children, Alease, David and Samantha.

A Memorial Service will be conducted Saturday, September 24, 2022, at 10:00 a.m., at the Temple View Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by Bishop Eric Haller of...

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