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Brenda Lavina Stone

Brenda Lavina Stone passed away at home in Clifton April 23, 2019. Born in Fort Huachuca Arizona in 1952, she was the oldest child of Dale and Craigie Martell. Brenda graduated from Palo Verde High School in Tucson, Arizona, in 1970. She enjoyed gardening, hunting and fishing, and traveling. Brenda was a talented hobbyist, including painting, sewing, and many other crafts. She worked in health care, and always enjoyed learning new things. Brenda was preceded in death by: her parents, Dale and Craigie Martell. Brenda leaves behind many people who love her so very much. Included are: her boyfriend, Clay Sarriugarte; her children, Brennan (Bernadette) Chronister, Jarod (Laura) Chronister, Casey (Pierre) Hanhart and Shayla (Jeff) Mann; her sisters, Terry Melius, Dona (Steve) Garner and Wendy (Bob) Kunkle; her brother, Glen Martell; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A memorial and celebration of Brenda’s life will be conducted at the Safford Woman’s Club on Friday, May 10, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Please plan to stay for food and fellowship, in honor of Brenda’s life. Cards and flowers may be sent to the Safford Woman’s Club as early as 8:00 a.m. We would like to thank Vining Funeral Home in Safford for all they have done to help us during this time of sorrow.


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I am sorry for your loss. I had gotten acquainted with Brenda last summer as we got ready to go on the Panama Canal cruise. I saw she was on a cruise just recently so I was very shocked to read this tonight. Prayers for all of you through this time.

Regina Allen Apr 28 2019 12:00 AM

Growing up next door! I remember Brenda was always looking for something fun to do, could throw a ball better than any boy her age and was very strong. She always looked after the younger kids when we went to Alamo park for summer craft days and Monday night movies. Rest in Peace my friend.

Trisha O'Hanlon Shear Apr 28 2019 12:00 AM

I am sorry for your loss. I had gotten acquainted with Brenda last summer as we got ready to go on the Panama Canal cruise. I saw she was on a cruise just recently so I was very shocked to read this tonight. Prayers for all of you through this time.

Regina Allen Apr 28 2019 12:00 AM

Growing up next door! I remember Brenda was always looking for something fun to do, could throw a ball better than any boy her age and was very strong. She always looked after the younger kids when we went to Alamo park for summer craft days and Monday night movies. Rest in Peace my friend.

Trisha O'Hanlon Shear Apr 28 2019 12:00 AM

Bob and I enjoyed getting to know Brenda & Clay on the Panama cruise last October. She was so friendly and easy to talk to. I was shocked to hear she passed away. Our sympathies for her whole family.

Mary Anderson Apr 28 2019 12:00 AM

I met Brenda because I started watching her beloved Cricket, a few years ago. We became friends because of that, and I enjoyed hearing from her and clay about all the adventures they had went on. Brenda was such a kind person, reminded me so much of my mother. Her name is Brenda as well. She will surely be missed, and I pray for her family for comfort and peace at this time. Rest In Peace Brenda.

Shelby Cuevas Apr 28 2019 12:00 AM

Bob and I enjoyed getting to know Brenda & Clay on the Panama cruise last October. She was so friendly and easy to talk to. I was shocked to hear she passed away. Our sympathies for her whole family.

Mary Anderson Apr 28 2019 12:00 AM

I met Brenda because I started watching her beloved Cricket, a few years ago. We became friends because of that, and I enjoyed hearing from her and clay about all the adventures they had went on. Brenda was such a kind person, reminded me so much of my mother. Her name is Brenda as well. She will surely be missed, and I pray for her family for comfort and peace at this time. Rest In Peace Brenda.

Shelby Cuevas Apr 28 2019 12:00 AM