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Obituary: Rebecca Ann Watahomigie

Rebecca Ann Watahomigie, 60, of Grand Canyon, Ariz, joined her beloved daughter MistyBlue Josephine in the spirit world on Tuesday evening, Jan. 29, 2013. She was born on March 12, 1952 in Arizona.

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Obituary: Santiago (Jim) Garcia Jr.

Santiago (Jim) Garcia Jr. unexpectedly passed away at home in Chino Valley on Sept. 14, 2012.

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Obituary: Ina Zeena

Ina Zeena, formerly of Grand Canyon, died Sunday, July 15, 2012.

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Obituary: Thomas James Doerr

Thomas James Doerr, 69, died Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at Powell Valley Healthcare of a lengthy illness following a heart attack.

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Obituary: Rosemarie H. Acosta

Rosemarie H. Acosta, age 81, of Flagstaff, Ariz., passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2012. Rosie, as she was known to her many friends, was born in Lübeck, Germany on April 18, 1931 and came to the United States aboard the Queen Mary in 1956.

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Obituary: Debbie Lu Evans (Stoppa)

Debbie Lu Evans (Stoppa), age 58, beloved wife, parent, daughter, sister, friend, and community member, died from a heart attack on Sunday, March 11, 2012. Debbie was born in Phoenix on Dec. 18, 1953 and lived the last 20 years of her life in Tusayan. She is survived by husband, Robert Evans; sisters, Janice Stoppa Hoiden and Scarlett Stoppa; daughters, Kellee Kell and Renee De Risio; and nephew, Austin Hoiden. She was preceded in death by mother, Mary Lu Stoppa (Dolson); father, Edward Stoppa; and sister, Kathie Riedel.

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Obituary: Steve Greer

Memorial services for Steve Greer, 62, will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 518 E. Second St., Winslow. It is impossible to put a lifetime well lived into one paragraph. Steve Greer was born on May 15, 1950 and passed away suddenly on Friday, Feb. 17, 2012. He was born in Phoenix and attended West High School. He met the love of his life "his Dolly" at NAU where he graduated as a business management major. He and Yvonne were married on June 29, 1973 and then moved to Winslow, where they raised their children.

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Obituary: Rosalie Kay Moore

On Friday, Feb. 3, 2012 Rosalie Kay Moore (Rosie) passed in hospice care in Prescott, Ariz. She passed as a great woman, loving mother, sister, aunt, grandma, great-grandma and friend.Rosalie was born March 9, 1938 in Pasadena, Calif. Rosie was blessed to have Nolan Howard, Bonnie Thurston and Bill Howard as loving siblings and Brenda Nelson, Terry Moore, Larry Moore and Michael Moore as loving children. Ten loving grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and many extended family members survive her.

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Obituary: Sherma E. Bierhaus

Sherma E. Bierhaus, 76, passed away Monday, Dec. 26, 2011, with her family by her side in Lehi, Utah.Sherma was born Aug. 7, 1935, near the Grand Canyon National Park to Sherman B. and Grace A. Moore. She was an avid outdoor enthusiast and conservationist, a passion that lead her to pursue a career in the National Park Service.

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Kevin M. Strawoet

Kevin M. Strawoet, 59, of Grand Canyon, Ariz. and formerly of Cheswick, Pa., passed away peacefully in the early hours of Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011, at the Olivia White Hospice House in Flagstaff, Ariz.

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Obituary: Fred Lucas

On Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, our Lord called Fred Lucas home to His loving arms.Fred Lucas of Arizona was one of America's most notable fine art painters of the Grand Canyon and American West. His inspiring oil paintings have been hung in the Presidential White House, the Arizona State Capitol, museums, prestigious galleries and major hotels.

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Gregory Pyle

Gregory Pyle, age 61, passed away in Tuba city, Ariz. on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011 from health complications.

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Esther Loveless

Esther Loveless, 92, arrived the year American women got the vote - 1919. On Wednesday, October 5, 2011, she joined parents Steven and Mary Kacvinsky, her nine wonderful brothers and sisters and beloved husband Ted Loveless.

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Eagle Mae Smith Jones

Eagle Mae Smith Jones, 77, passed away on Sept. 30, 2011 in Prescott Valley, Ariz.

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William Yavorsky

William Yavorsky, 34, a National Park Service Employee stationed at Grand Canyon National Park, passed away on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 after a heroic battle with cancer.

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Daniel (Dan) A. Hultin

Daniel (Dan) A. Hultin, 57, of Ash Fork passed away at home with his loving wife by his side on Friday, May 13, 2011 after a long, brave battle against cancer.

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Linda Carol Knutson

Linda Carol Knutson, born October 3, 1953, to Clifford and Marion Knutson, passed away quietly after bravely battling a long illness May 8, 2011

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Tomas C. Martinez

Tomas C. Martinez, 79, the charismatic and loving father, grandfather, uncle and friend to all he met, passed away in Flagstaff on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011.

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Obituary: Edward "Larry" Ely

Edward "Larry" Ely, 92, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010.

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Obituary: Kristina (Williams) Johnson

Kristina (Williams) Johnson, 31, of Cottonwood, died Tuesday, May 4, 2010. She was born Dec. 9, 1978 in Denver, Colo., the daughter of Kenneth Williams and Janet Hadley.

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Obituary: Dr. Fred W. Bush

Dr. Fred W. Bush, a highly respected member of the Arizona veterinary community, passed away after a long battle with cancer on Wednesday, May 5, 2010.

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Obituary: Vittorio Arena

Vittorio Arena, 73, died Wednesday, March 3, 2010 in Sedona.

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Obituary: Debbie Ann Gardner

Debbie Ann Gardner was born on March 6, 1958 and was a beautiful person to her family, friends and wife.

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Obituary: Robert Lee Balcom

Robert Lee Balcom, 70, of Laughlin, Nev., died Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009.

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Amy Snyder Tacey

Amy Snyder Tacey passed away peacefully at her home on Aug. 19, 2010 at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, surrounded by her family after a courageous three-year battle with cancer.