Michael A. Brown

Michael A. Brown, 36, passed away on December 30, 2019 at home in San Tan Valley. Michael attended Greenway High School. He worked as a bouncer at School of Rock. He enjoyed playing basketball, playing video games and beatboxing. He is survived by his Fiance Christian Gallardo; Rohnda (Delpino) Cox; Daughters Kiarrah Brown and Aliyah Brown; Sisters Linda K. Brown and Latrona Brown and brother Aaron B. Brown. He is proceeded in death by his father Michael D. Adams. There will be a service on Saturday January 11, 2020 at Light of Christ Church, 6289 S. Greenfield Rd., Gilbert at 10:30 am. Pastor Moe Anderson presiding.

Elsie Russ

Elsie Russ, 98, passed away on December 24, 2019 in Casa Grande. Elsie was born on March 23, 1921 in Edinburgh, OH to Nicholas and Leontina Pustay and they proceed her in death. She was a career Air Force wife and lived all over the world with her husband Charles. She also was a retired civil servant. She was president of her local chapter of Business and Professional Women's Club in Ohio. She was a wonderful cook and an excellent mother. She moved to Arizona in 1978 from Ohio. She is survived by her children Charlane Ellis, Charisse Schuerman, Charles Russ II, David Russ and Ronald Russ. She is proceeded in death by her husband Charles Russ and her parents. There will be services at a

Manuela Amador

Manuela Amador passed away December 23, 2019 Casa Grande, AZ. She was 70. Manuela was born in Ft. Davis, Texas. She was a teacher at Headstart. Her hobbies included sewing, cooking and going to church. She loved to spend time with her family. She is survived by her daughters Rosa, Rachel, and Ysena and her son Jesus; Sister Dora and 13 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. She is proceeded in death by her parents Luis and Delfina Mendoza; Sister Alejandra; Sons Eliaz, Richard, and Joe. There will be services at a later date.

Clayton Rex Waldo

Clayton Rex Waldo was born in Portland, OR on November 5, 1948 and died in Casa Grande, AZ on December 21, 2019 of cardiovascular disease at the age of 71. Clayton had been a paraplegic since age 18. He did not view himself as handicapped or disabled and as a result, he spent his life overriding that label. He had an optimistic survival mentality, was very artistic and creative, loved working with his hands, including car repair, wood working and scenery painting. Any request from family and friends would become his focus in line with his love of helping others. Earlier in his life he enjoyed participating in wheelchair basketball both in Portland, OR and Tucson, AZ with the Wild Chairs t

Hilda Hernandez Jimenez

Hilda H. Jimenez passed away December 20, 2019 in Casa Grande. She was 77. Mrs. Jimenez was born on October 28, 1942 in Bloomington, Texas to Jose Sr and Maria Hernandez, who proceed her in death. She was a homemaker who loved music and dancing. She loved to spend time with family and friends. Survivors include her husband of 42 years, Armando Jimenez Sr; One son Richard M. Estrada and two daughters Gloria A. Rutledge and Tina M. Carrasco; One brother Jose Hernandez Jr and one sister Hortencia Pinon all of Casa Grande; 13 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. She is proceeded in death by her parents, three brothers Manuel Hernandez, Augustine Hernandez Sr, and Juan Hernandez Jr and

James Dale Reed "Jim" Pops"

James "Jim" Dale Reed, also known as Pops, passed away December 17, 2019 in Casa Grande. He was 67. Jim was a fantastic carpenter. If you asked if to design a chicken pen, then he would go out and start building it. He loved to fish and hunt. He enjoyed going with Bob to chop firewood. He loved his little dog "Lil Bit" or any animal that he came across. He is survived by his sons Brandon Reed (Julie) and Sean Reed (Sharon) and daughter Debrae Reed (James Pena); 11 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; Sister Deb Taylor of OK; Nephew Bob Reed of Queen Creek and lots of nieces and nephews. He is proceeded in death by 4 brothers and 1 sister. There will be a gathering to celebrate J

RoseMary Villa

RoseMary Villa passed away December 7, 2019 in Casa Grande. She was 63. RoseMary was born in Casa Grande on April 17, 1956. She loved having parties with her family, who she loved more than anything to be with. She loved to go to local events, like the county fair. She liked cooking, baking, sewing and crocheting. RoseMary is survived by her husband of 18 years Pedro Villa; Her children Theodora Marquez and Theodore Valencia III; Her stepson Cory Peter Villa; Sisters Maggie Soto, Jenny Hernandez, Theresa Strickland and Adella Hernandez; Brothers Michael Hernandez, Carlos Hernandez and Samuel Hernandez and 3 grandchildren Paul Marquez Jr. and Kennedy and Dallas. She is proceeded in de

Lucia "Lucy" E. Ibarra

Lucia "Lucy" E. Ibarra, 32, passed away December 7, 2019 in Casa Grande. Lucy was a young, beautiful and independent woman, whom at the young age of 26 years , began a career in the medical field as a medical assistant. Lucy's personality was caring and compassionate and her sense of humor, like none other. Lucy will be missed here on earth but Heaven called our Angel home. She is survived by her mother Maria Esquivel Gonzales and her father Daniel C. Ibarra; Grandfather Luis Esquivel; Her son Joshua Jose "Jo Jo" Rivas; Sisters Rosie Ibarra Lopez, Daisy Marie Ibarra Ortega and Rachel Ibarra Clemenes; Brothers Isaac E. Ibarra, Daniel "Nuni" Ibarra and Mark Ibarra; Step-siblings Melissa

Jason Craig Drissel

Jason Craig Drissel, 35, passed away December 1, 2019 in Tempe. Jason was born in Morenci, AZ on January 13, 1984. He had 2 tours in Afghanistan during his 16 year career in the Army National Guard. He was a wonderful husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend to all. He will be greatly missed as he touched the hearts and molded the lives of many. His love will carry on through all of us. He is survived by his wife of 15 years Daniele Drissel; mother Christy Payette; Children Nicholas, Jett, Ainzlee, and Janiece; sister Patricia Schilling and brother Charles Drissel. He is proceeded in death by his grandparents Charles and Patricia Payette and Lenore Uptain. There will be a memoria

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