Obituaries

Smith, Christine

Smith, Christine

Christine Marie Smith, 47, of Goodyear, passed away on May 10, 2013 in Goodyear.  She was born on May 17, 1965 in Oakland, California to Edward and Diana Root.  She is survived by her husband Robert Smith; daughters Kelsey Dyke, Nicole Dyke, Ashley Smith, and Jessica Davis; sons Eric Dyke, Matthew Dyke, Michael Smith, Chris Smith, and Cory Smith; sisters Mary Ridell, Tracy Dowse; brother Edward Root; and 6 grandchildren.  A visitation will be held from 10am to 11am on Saturday, May 18th at Thompson Funeral Chapel, 926 S. Litchfield Rd in Goodyear.  Funeral Service will follow at 11am.  Burial will be at West Resthaven Park Cemetery in Glendale.  Condolences can be sent to www.thompsonfuneralchapel.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Chapel in Goodyear.

Martinez, Maria A.

Martinez, Maria

Maria A. Martinez, 64, of Avondale, died April 24, 2013. She was born on September 10, 1948 in Texas to Anestacio and Jesusa M. Arredondo. She is survived by her partner of 26 years, Jose and her daughters Mary Ellen, Estella, Rachel, Yolanda, Lupita, AnnaLisa; sons Jesus, Robert, Alfredo, Iran, Alex; sisters Paula, Celia, brothers Victor, Andres, Pete, Tony, Anestacio; 28 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, and brothers Juan, Camilo and Teofilo. A funeral service will be held at 1pm on Thursday, May 2nd at Thompson Funeral Chapel, 926 S. Litchfield Rd in Goodyear. Condolences can be sent to www.thompsonfuneralchapel.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Chapel in Goodyear.

Pirtle, Carolyn

Pirtle, Carolyn

Carolyn Sue Pirtle, 62, of Buckeye, died April 23, 2013 in Goodyear, Arizona.  She was born on November 3, 1950 in Muskogee, Oklahoma to Tib and Francis Sikes.  She was a beloved mother and grandmother (nana) and a beloved wife of 47 years.  She is survived by her husband Robert (Bob) Pirtle Sr.; daughters Candy (David) Staub, Karen (Nacho) Estrada; sons Bobby (Betsy) Pirtle, Steven Pirtle, Kenny (Kim) Pirtle; sisters Janice Smith, Billy Pearson; brother Lloyd Sikes; 23 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Sherry Smith, sister Joe Sikes, brothers Irvin, Tom and Lucky Sikes.  A graveside service will be held at 10am on Saturday, May 4th at Louis B. Hazelton Memorial Cemetery, 23100 W. Broadway Rd in Buckeye.  Donations can be made to Candy Staub Memorial Fund.  Condolences can be sent to www.thompsonfuneralchapel.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Chapel in Goodyear.

Quiros, Charles

Quiros, Charles Michael

Charles Michael Quiros, 82, of Phoenix, AZ, passed away on March 30, 2013. Charles was a retired Madrid elementary school teacher and retired teamster with Fry’s Grocery stores. He is survived by his brother Armand; children Sandra, Greg, Eric and Alan; grandchildren Michael, Nick, Genna, Gabby, Adam, Matthew, Charlie and Will. A memorial service will be held 10am on May 4th at Skyway Church of the West Valley. Condolences can be sent to www.thompsonfuneralchapel.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Chapel in Goodyear, AZ.

Key, John

Key, John

John Joseph Key Sr, 79, of Glendale, died April 23, 2013.  He was born on April 15, 1934 in Teaneck, New Jersey to Alfred and Clara Key.  He was an Air Traffic Controller for the FAA from 1969 to 1992 and served in the US Army and Air Force.  He is survived by his daughters Debbie Flanigan, Leah (Phillip) Cushman, Tammi (Clint) Shreeve; son John Joseph Key Jr; sisters Clara Durham, Susan Dorman; brothers Alfred (Mary) Key, Robert Key and Thomas Key.  He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Patricia Ann Key and sister Madeline Carrigan. Services will be held at 8:00am on Saturday, April 27th at Thompson Funeral Chapel.  Condolences can be sent to www.thompsonfuneralchapel.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Chapel in Goodyear.

Rothacker, Chuck

Rothacker, Charles

Rothacker, Charles John (Chuck) 60, of Goodyear died on April 20, 2013 after a valiant fight against cancer. Born in Pittsburgh, PA, March 16, 1953, to John (deceased) and Anne, Chuck was an avid hockey enthusiast.  He retired from the Federal Bureau of Prisons and enjoyed working for the Diamondbacks and Suns.  Chuck is survived by his mother, Anne; stepfather, Jerry; wife, Alyce; sister, Diane; brother, Stephen; children, Joshua and Misty; stepdaughter, Ramona; children-in-law, Helle, Adam, and Jacques; and grandchildren, Maverick, Zander, Sebastian, JP and Alex; as well as many honorary children, grandchildren, and dear friends. A memorial celebration will be held Friday, April 26 from 4-5pm at Thompson Funeral Chapel in Goodyear.  In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Chuck’s name to the American Cancer Society or Hospice of the Valley.    Condolences can be sent to www.thompsonfuneralchapel.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Chapel.

Roach, Bettie

Roach, Bettie

Bettie Jo Marsh Roach of Goodyear, AZ died April 15, 2013 at the age of 88 years young.  Mrs. Roach was born Feb 20, 1925 in Phoenix, AZ to Claude and Laura Belle Medlock Marsh and attended Roosevelt Elementary and Phoenix Union High School.  Bettie Jo married John Roach on Dec 14, 1941 and spent the next few years out of state while John served in the Army during WWII.   In 1945 Bettie Jo and John returned to Arizona to begin their farming career in Litchfield Park through the Goodyear Farms Apprentice Program, and continued farming until retirement.  She also worked for the Dysart School District and was an avid genealogist who spent countless hours researching the family history.   She enjoyed many years of travelling and looked forward to visiting family across the country.  She is survived by her husband of 71 years John, one daughter Barbara McReynolds (Topper) of Wenden, AZ,  three grandchildren, Kim Woodhead (Daniel) of Goodyear, AZ,  Lisa Apolinar (Paul) of Litchfield Park, AZ, Tom McReynolds (Donna) of Scottsdale, AZ, five great-grandchildren, two sisters Bernice Kidd and Lois Jean Daniel and numerous nieces and nephews across America.  Private Services to be held at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery in Phoenix.  Condolences can be sent to www.thompsonfuneralchapel.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Chapel in Goodyear.

 

Maraventano, Janet and Bryan

Mrs. Janet Maraventano, 63, and her son, Bryan Maraventano, 27, of Goodyear, died on April 6, 2013.  Janet was born on March 14, 1950 in Brooklyn, New York to Peter and Tani Lutjens.  Bryan was born on December 20, 1985 in Levittown, New York to Eugene and Janet Maraventano.  A memorial service will be held at 5:30pm on Tuesday, April 23rd at Thompson Funeral Chapel, 926 S. Litchfield Rd in Goodyear.  Condolences can be sent to www.thompsonfuneralchapel.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Chapel in Goodyear.

Moser, Samuel

Samuel Patrick Moser, baby, of Goodyear, died April 12, 2013 in Phoenix, AZ.  He was born on April 12, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona to Larry Dale Moser and Tobi Anne Moser.  He is survived by his parents.  A graveside service will be held at 2pm on Friday, April 19th at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.  Condolences can be sent to www.thompsonfuneralchapel.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Chapel in Goodyear.

Armstrong, Vicki

Armstrong, Vicki

Vicki Eve Armstrong, 71, of Buckeye, AZ died on April 15, 2013 in Scottsdale, AZ of heart failure.  She was born on March 27, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois to Irving Carl Johnson and Eva Marie (Pollich) Johnson. She was a member of the Ladies of the Lake.  She donated her time to make beautiful quilts for the needy.  Prior to her hospitalization, Vicki enjoyed spending time with the children at Star Point Residents Club providing them an educational and fun environment in the daycare. She is survived by her daughters Tammi (John) Sieder, Kimberly (Sam) Seagren; son Joseph (Melody) Gore; sister Lucinda (Ed) Glass; brother Charles (Jenny) Johnson; 11 grandchildren: Jacquelyn Sieder, Alexandra Sieder, Jacob Sieder, Justine Seagren, Chandler Seagren, Connor Seagren, Davlan Anderson, Jason Gore, Charisse Gore, Courtney Cooper and Joseph Gore Jr.; and 2 great-grandchildren, Damian Gore and Zaquria McClain. She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter Kelly Armstrong and son David Gore. A memorial service will be held at 6pm on Thursday, April 18th at Trinity Lutheran Church, 830 E. Plaza Circle, Litchfield Park, AZ 85340. The family suggests that donations be made to Trinity Lutheran Church. Condolences can be sent to www.thompsonfuneralchapel.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Chapel in Goodyear, AZ.