Obituaries

Espidol, Eusebia-obit

Espidol, Eusebia

Eusebia Espidol, 88, of Glendale, died Jan. 2, 2013.  She was born October 29, 1924 in the Philippines.  She was a retired school teacher in the Philippines and migrated to the USA in 1973.  She is survived by her daughters Virginia (Chilmo) Hahn and Theresa (Boy) Crisostomo; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.  Services will be held from 2-6pm Sunday, Jan 6th at Valley International Christian Church, 9100 W. Olive in Peoria. Condolences can be sent to www.thompsonfuneralchapel.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Chapel in Goodyear.

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Griggs, Ned A.

Ned Anders Griggs, 64, of Avondale, died December 28, 2012.  He was born January 31, 1948 in Wauseon, Ohio to Lloyd and Joan (Lytle) Griggs.  Mr. Griggs graduated from Wauseon High School in 1966.  He was a member of the Elks Lodge, Wauseon Sportsmen Club and the National Rifle Association.  He is survived by his daughter Betsey Murry (Bill), son Patrick Griggs, and one grandchild, Zoe Murry; sisters Jill Daoust (Tom), Judy Falor (Gary), and brother Kim Griggs (Kelly).  A memorial service will be held at 3pm Saturday, January 5th at Thompson Funeral Chapel, 926 S. Litchfield Rd. in Goodyear.  In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to American Liver Foundation-Desert SW, 4545 E. Shea Blvd. Suite 164, Phoenix, AZ 85028 and/or Maricopa County Humane Society, 2300 S. 27th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85009.  Condolences can be sent to www.thompsonfuneralchapel.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Chapel in Goodyear.

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Sutton, Jesse Dean

Jesse Dean Sutton, 47, of Goodyear, died Jan 1, 2013 at home.  He was born May 23, 1965 in San Diego, Calif. to Claude and Donna Sutton.  Mr. Sutton is survived by his sisters Renee Sutton and Bonnie Sutton Hobson.  A memorial service will be held Wed. Jan 9th at Thompson Funeral Chapel, 926 S. Litchfield Rd in Goodyear.  Memorial donations can be made to the Cancer Treatment Centers of America. Condolences can be sent to www.thompsonfuneralchapel.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Chapel in Goodyear.

Bostic, Billie

Bostic, Billie

Billie Bostic, 72, of Goodyear, died Dec. 26, 2012.  She was born May 30, 1940 to William Bagley and Willie B. Jordan.  She is survived by her daughter Cora; sons Derrick Bostic and Donald Bagley; six grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.  A visitation will be held at 9am, funeral service at 10am, on Jan 3th at Thompson Funeral Chapel, 926 S. Litchfield Rd in Goodyear.  Burial will be 1:30pm at National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona.  Condolences can be sent to www.thompsonfuneralchapel.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Chapel in Goodyear, AZ.

Ludlow, Louistine

Ludlow, Louistine Hurley Mattox

Louistine Hurley Mattox Ludlow, 77, of Avondale passed away on December 23, 2012.  Ms. Ludlow was born January 29, 1935, in Salina, Oklahoma to Melda Fulks Hurley (Mabis) and Louis Hurley, and moved to Avondale as a young girl. She was also the step-daughter to the former Fire Chief of Avondale, John Mabis. She was a resident of Avondale and attended Litchfield High School . During her high school years she took pride in leading the band as the majorette. She moved to Bakersfield , CA to be a homemaker and moved back to Avondale in the late 1970s. She was employed by the Ramada Inn in Goodyear for a number of years. After she retired, she tirelessly cared for her ailing mother. She loved spending time with her children and doted on her grandchildren.  She is survived by her three sons, Mickey Mattox of Milwaukee, WI, Tem Mattox of Bakersfield, CA and Rick Orick of Goodyear; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Kathryn Mathalia of Glendale and Jo Karan Mann of Plano, TX; one uncle, Willie Fulks and one aunt, Martha Anderson, both of Goodyear.  A memorial service will be held at the First Baptist Church of Avondale at 1:00 pm on December 29th and officiated by Reverend Tem Mattox.  Condolences can be sent to www.thompsonfuneralchapel.com  Funeral arrangements were made by Thompson Funeral Chapel in Goodyear.

 

Elder, Vera

Elder, Vera

Vera Elder (July 17, 1921-December 24, 2012) has gone on to her new life with our Lord in Heaven; she passed after a long illness and is now at peace.  Vera was born in Berlin Germany to Oscar and Gertrude Hemple.  She was brought to the United States as a young girl.  Vera was preceded in death by her husband Alonzo A. Elder, her son Larry E. Elder and oldest daughter Lucinda V. Elder Putnam.  Vera is survived by her daughters Sandy L. Weiss (Fred) of Fort Collins, CO; Cheryl G. Looney (Leon) of Goodyear, AZ; Dorothy E. Calhoun (John) of Robertsville, MO; Theresa V. Elder of Phoenix, AZ and son Marcus L. Elder (Gail) of Litchfield Park, AZ; grandchildren Carter & Brian Looney, Jason & Lisa Elder, Skyla Engler, Bob & Tim Putnam, Norman Hicks, and numerous great grandchildren.  Also her only sibling Dorothy A. Schons of Coon Rapids, MN.  Vera worked as an accountant for Phoenix west side business, retiring after many years with Conair Corp.  Her last years were spent in the care of Cook Health Care Center (Lifestream) in Youngstown, AZ.  Prayers are welcome.  No services are planned.  Condolences can be sent to www.thompsonfuneralchapel.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Chapel in Goodyear, AZ.

Oldham, Johnny

Oldham, Johnny

Johnny Lloyd Oldham died on December 16, 2012 surrounded by his family in Buckeye, AZ.

 Johnny was born to Lloyd Daniel and Noe Oldham in Osaka, Japan on January 29, 1949 and moved to Birmingham, AL as an infant.

 Johnny began his career as a computer systems analyst with Unisys Corporation and later began his own successful PC and computer networking business inAtlanta,GA.  His personal interests included golf, fishing, and travel.  He was also a ferventUniversityofAlabamafootball fan.

 He is survived by his spouse, Mary Jo Oldham, his two sons Johnny Jr. and Gregory, his sisters Susan Pardeu and Linda Cutcher, his brother James, two step-sons, two grandchildren and his beloved dog, Meg.

 A memorial will be held December 21, 2012 at his home in Buckeye.  Please call (850) 252-5606 for more information. Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Chapel in Goodyear, Ariz.

Besch, Frances

Besch, Frances Marie

Frances Marie Besch, 95, of Avondale, Ariz. died Dec. 18, 2012.  She was born on October 16, 1917 in Mansfield, Ohio and moved to Arizona in 2008.  She worked as an administrative assistant for an insurance company.  She is survived by her daughter Madeleine Thomas; sons Dr. Nicholas Besch and Joseph Besch; and brother, Robert Mutsch. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Pauline Mutsch.

Services will be held out of state.  Condolences can be sent to www.thompsonfuneralchapel.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Chapel in Goodyear, Ariz.

Cayabyab, Fernando

Cayabyab, Fernando Matabang

Fernando Matabang Cayabyab, 43, of Goodyear, passed away Nov. 21, 2012 at home.  A visitation will be held from 5-8:00 pm on Thursday, Nov. 29th and from 9-11:00 am on Friday, Nov. 30th at Thompson Funeral Chapel, 926 S. Litchfield Rd. in Goodyear, Ariz.  Burial will be at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, 2300 W. Van Buren St. in Phoenix, Ariz.  Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Chapel in Goodyear, Ariz.

Olson, Harold

Olson, Harold

Harold Olson, 83, of Goodyear, passed away Nov. 23, 2012.  He was born Oct. 27, 1929 in Canby, Minn. to Harold and Solveig Olson.  Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Monday, Dec. 3rd at Thompson Funeral Chapel, located at 926 S. Litchfield Rd. in Goodyear, Ariz.  Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Chapel in Goodyear, Ariz.