Obituaries

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.

Moreno, Irene-obit

Moreno, Irene

Irene S. Moreno, 71, of Avondale, died March 30, 2013 surrounded by family and friends. She was born on May 10, 1941 in Litchfield Park, AZ to Luis and Belen Moreno. She is survived by her daughter, Gwendolyn; sisters Mary, Belen, Ester, Ofelia, Sally; brothers Raul, Alfonso; and one granddaughter, Isabella Belen. A memorial service will be held at 1:30pm Friday, April 5th at Thompson Funeral Chapel.  Condolences can be sent to www.thompsonfuneralchapel.com.

Moore, Otilia

Otilia (Tillie) Moore, 77, of Buckeye, died March 22, 2013 in Peoria.  She was born December 10, 1935 to Trinidad Perez and Carmen Guerrero in Sonora, Arizona.  She worked for Traveler’s Insurance as a Claims Department Manager for over 20 years and also worked for Cartright School District office assisting with Spanish speaking students for 10 years before retiring.  She is survived by one sister, Queta Rich.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Moore.  A visitation will be held from 9:30am to 10:30am on Saturday, April 6th at Thompson Funeral Chapel, 926 S. Litchfield Rd. in Goodyear.  A funeral service will follow at 10:30 am.  Burial will be at St. Francis Cemetery, 2033 N. 48th St. in Phoenix, AZ.  Condolences can be sent to www.thompsonfuneralchapel.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Chapel in Goodyear, AZ.

Miller, Evelyn

Evelyn Miller, 82, of Goodyear, died March 26, 2013.  She was born August 25, 1930 in St. Louis, Missouri to Cloris and Beatrice Middleton.  She is survived by children, Patricia A. Slater, Sandra K. Richardson, James M. Miller, Teresa M. Drake, Kelly I. Barnes; brothers, Robert, Ronald, and Gary Middleton; 21 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, April 2nd at 1st Southern Baptist of White Tanks.  Condolences can be sent to www.thompsonfuneralchapel.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Chapel in Goodyear, AZ.

Quackenbush, Verda

QUACKENBUSH, VERDA

Verda E. Quackenbush, 73, of Litchfield Park, died March 27, 2013 in Goodyear.  She was born November 29, 1939 to George Early and Florence Gravatt in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  She is survived by her husband Harvey E. Quackenbush; daughter, Kelly A. Weltzin-Williams; sons, Michael Stinson, Harvey Quackenbush III, Mike Quackenbush, Robert Quackenbush; brother Terry Gatchell; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.  Avisitation will be held from 4:30pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, April 2nd at Thompson Funeral Chapel, 926 S. Litchfield Rd. in Goodyear, AZ.  A funeral service will be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday, April 3rd at The Church at Litchfield Park.  Burial will follow at West Resthaven Park Cemetery. Donations can be made in honor of Verda E. Quackenbush to Hospice of the Valley.  Condolences can be sent to www.thompsonfuneralchapel.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Chapel in Goodyear, AZ.

Hernandez, Triny

Hernandez, Trinidad

Trinidad Bustamante Hernandez, 85, originally of Tolleson, died March 25, 2013 in Avondale.  She was born November 2, 1927 to Cornelio and Maria Bustamante in Litchfield Park, Arizona.  She was a member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church.  She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Bernave O. Hernandez; son Daniel Hernandez; daughters Silvia Ann Vaquera, Patricia San Miguel, Marilu Quiñones; 18 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.  A visitation will be held from 5pm to 8pm, Rosary at 7pm, on Monday, April 1st at Thompson Funeral Chapel, 926 S. Litchfield Rd, Goodyear, AZ 85338.  Mass will be at 10am on Tuesday, April 2nd at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 539 La Pasada Blvd, Goodyear, AZ 85338.  Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Avondale, AZ.  Donations can be made in honor of Trinidad Hernandez to Estrella Care & Rehab, Solano Unit.  Condolences can be sent to www.thompsonfuneralchapel.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Chapel in Goodyear.

Braaten, Donald

Braaten, Donald L.

Donald L. Braaten, 69, of Goodyear, died on March 24, 2013.  He was born on Feb 7, 1944 in Harvey, IL to Sophie and Floyd Braaten Sr., the second of five children. He is survived by his three children, Teri Lynn, Shawn and Scott, seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, mother, two brothers, and two sisters.  His high point in life was spending time with his family. A memorial service will be held at 2:00pm on Sat, March 30th at Thompson Funeral Chapel, 926 S. Litchfield Rd., Goodyear, AZ.  In honor of Donald L. Braaten, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of the Valley and/or SummitCommunityChurch. Condolences can be sent to www.thompsonfuneralchapel.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Chapel.

Mazzocco, Albert

Albert Mazzocco, 83, of Goodyear, died March 14, 2013.  He was born on February 5, 1930 in Perryopolis, Pennsylvania to Constantine and Rose Mazzocco. He married Mary Louise Albani on October 4, 1958 in Hopedale, Ohio.  He was a supervisor for General Motors for 30 years.  He served his country in the US Army. He is survived by his wife Mary Mazzocco; daughters Lisa and Rosemarie Mazzocco; son Vince Mazzocco; brothers Dominic, Ronald, Richard, and James Mazzocco. A visitation was held from 6pm to 8pm on Thursday, March 21st at Thompson Funeral Chapel, 926 S. Litchfield Rd, Goodyear, AZ.  Graveside services were held at 9:30am on Friday, March 22nd at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd., Phoenix, AZ.  Condolences can be sent to www.thompsonfuneralchapel.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Chapel in Goodyear, AZ.

Philo, Ernest

Ernest L. Philo, 86, of Goodyear, passed away on March 17, 2013. He was born on February 16, 1927 in Belleview, Florida to Ralph and Lucille Philo.  No services were held.  Condolences can be sent to www.thompsonfuneralchapel.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Chapel in Goodyear, AZ.

Aguirre, Irene

Aguirre, Irene

Irene Aguirre, 60 years of age, was born February 17, 1953 in Phoenix, Arizona, entered into rest on March 11, 2013 surrounded by family and friends.  She retired after 35 years of dedication service from APS as a Metro Community Relations Consultant. Irene was a loving, caring, kind and devoted wife, mother, nana, sister and friend to everyone.  She was involved in numerous community organizations, and received countless awards, commendations for her service.  As a founding member of the Avondale Neighborhood Housing Services, she took great pride in working with the Avondale Litter Lifters.  Irene also promoted educational excellence for underprivileged youth in her works as a founding member of Avondale/Goodyear Hispanic Forum. Irene earned her BAS in Business Management from the University of Phoenix; she also received degrees from University of Oklahoma and Boston College.  Irene was a lifelong member of St. John Vianney Catholic Parish.  She was well known for her enthusiastic efforts in organizing the annual New Year’s Dances.  Irene also served as a Eucharistic Minister and Fiesta Volunteer for many years. Irene will be greatly missed by all who loved her genuine spirit, love of life, great sense of humor, generous heart and infectious smile. Irene was preceded in death by her parents Manuel and Gumecinda Villa.  She is survived by her husband Antonio “Tony”, sons Tony (Marina), Alex (Ashley) and daughter Amanda Aguirre Celaya (David), eight grandchildren, siblings Yolanda Sanchez, Robert “Beto” Villa, Fernando “Fernie” Villa, Maria Dolores “Lola” Villa, and Veronica “Roni” Villa. A visitation will be held from 5pm to 8pm on Monday, March 18th at Thompson Funeral Chapel, 926 S. Litchfield Rd, Goodyear, AZ; and from 9am to 10am, 10am Rosary, on Tuesday, March 19th at St. John Vianney Parish, 539 La Pasada Blvd, Goodyear, AZ. Funeral Mass will follow at 10:30am.  Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Avondale, AZ. Contributions may be made in her name to Hospice of the West, 21410 N. 19th Ave., Ste 100, Phoenix, AZ 85027. Phone Number 602-343-6422. Condolences can be sent to www.thompsonfuneralchapel.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Chapel in Goodyear.