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Obituaries: July 12, 2017

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Ingeborg Doody

Ingeborg Doody, 86, of Peoria and formerly of Goodyear died July 5, 2017.

Mrs. Doody was born Oct. 25, 1930, in Chicago to George and Henny Beysel.

She worked as an executive secretary.

She is survived by her husband, James Doody; two daughters, Lori Pacura and Donna Martinek; one son, Alan Martinek; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A graveside service was Tuesday at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix.

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Brenda Darlene Duncan

Brenda Darlene Duncan, 67, of Jeffersonville, Ind., and formerly of Goodyear died July 7, 2017, of cancer.

She was born Dec. 22, 1949, in Salinas, Calif., to Vernon and Opal Duncan.

She lived in Goodyear for more than 20 years before moving to Jeffersonville in 2013.

She is survived by one son, Michael Vaden; and three grandchildren.


H. Daniel Froehlich

H. Daniel Froehlich, 78, of Litchfield Park died June 1, 2017, in Phoenix.

Mr. Froehlich was born June 1, 1939, in Plattsburgh, N.Y., to Henry A. and Margaret Leclerc Froehlich.

He attended high school in Germany and graduated from Anne Arundel in Maryland.

He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1958 to 1963.

He attended Wadhams Hall Seminary in Ogdensburgh, N.Y., and SUNY and Clinton Community College, both in Plattsburgh, N.Y., obtaining a degree in computers.

He served in the Plattsburgh Fire Department for 29 years, retiring as a captain. He owned and operated DF Carpet Installation for 24 years and Computer Help 4U for seven years, serving Clinton County Township and area schools. He taught computer workshops at Clinton Community College.

He served as a Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults director and eucharistic minister and was on the parish council and sang in the church choir at St. Augustine Church in Peru, N.Y.

He was a lifelong member of the Knights of Columbus and was a founding member of Knights of Columbus No. 5000 in Hawaii. He was a member of the BPOE Elks Club and the American Legion Arizona 0061.

He moved to Litchfield Park in 2003.

He served at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church as Christian Initiation of Adults, eucharistic minister and on the Faith Formations Committee. He was a member of Miles Christi.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Karen Froehlich; two daughters, Kara McBrayer of Peru, N.Y., and Lara Varden of Potsdam, N.Y.; two sons, Daniel H. Froehlich of Phoenix and Erik J. Froehlich of Fairfax, Va.; one sister, Suzanne Abbruzzi; one brother, Frederick Froehlich; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A Requiem Mass was celebrated June 8 at St. Catherine of Siena in Phoenix, with interment at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona.

Memorials may be made to St. Vincent de Paul, 7018 N. 57th Ave., Glendale, AZ 85301, or Birthright, 66 Clinton St., Plattsburgh, NY 12901.

Condolences may be left at


Claire D. Gill

Claire D. Gill, 66, of Avondale died June 18, 2017, in Phoenix.

Mrs. Gill was born Nov. 15, 1950, in Royal Oak, Mich., to Leo R. and Jeanne Denis.

She is survived by her husband, Sukhchain Gill; two sons, Sukhvir Daniel and Surjit Brad Gill; two sisters, Genevieve Beagle and Jackline Fehlner; one brother, Arthur Denis; and eight grandchildren.

Services were held June 23.

Memorials may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Charities, P.O. Box 13600, Phoenix, AZ 85002.

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Courtney Nichole Owens

Courtney Nichole Owens, 19, of Buckeye died June 29, 2017, at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix.

Ms. Owens was born April 28, 1998, in Phoenix to Bryan and Shannan Owens.

She is survived by her parents, Bryan and Shannan Owens of Buckeye; two sisters, Kelsie Owens and Brittnie Owens, both of Buckeye; two brothers, Bryce Owens and Zachary Owens, both of Buckeye; and three grandparents, Eunice Owens of Paulden and Tim and Michelle Galagher of Buckeye.

Funeral services were July 8 at Ganley’s Buckeye Funeral Home in Buckeye.


Phyllis Jeanette Sommers

Phyllis Jeanette Sommers, 90, of Litchfield Park died July 1, 2017, at her home.

Mrs. Sommers was born Sept. 15, 1926, in Milwaukee to Albert and Helen Steck.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerome Sommers, and her companion, Jack Schwellinger.

She is survived by three daughters, Donna, Kathy and Susie Sommers; and two grandchildren.

Interment will be in Milwaukee and services will be announced at a later date.

Condolences may be left at


Paid Obituaries


Lynn E. Dew

Lynn Dew, 66 of Avondale, died of complications from multiple sclerosis June 25, 2017.

Lynn was born May 26, 1951 in Alexandria, Louisiana to Bill and Bonne Dew. He moved to the West Side with his family in 1958 and graduated from Agua Fria High School in 1969.

He is survived by his loving wife, Emma Dew; three brothers: Claude, Will and Don; cousin and old buddy, Tony Jones; five nieces and nephews: Danny, Tammy, Tiffany, Andy, and Justin.

Although Lynn battled multiple sclerosis for 35 years, he always kept a positive attitude on life and a smile on his face. He was a man of great faith. He will be missed by all of those who knew and loved him.


Paul Merrill Patterson

Mr. Paul Merrill Patterson, Sr., 80, of Buckeye died June 28, 2017.

He was born July 11, 1937, in Aledo, IL to Lawrence Earl Patterson and Willie Gladys Hobbs.

Mr. Patterson moved to Arizona in 1960. He was a veteran and served in the U.S. Navy, U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

He is survived by his wife, Billie Jo (Alexander), married in Ajo, Arizona and celebrated 56 years of marriage; 3 generations of children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren along with nephews, nieces, cousins and friends across the United States...

Predeceased by both Parents; and by both sisters Sally Earlene (Patterson) Weston, and Linda Julienne (Patterson) Abrams.

Paul’s greatest satisfaction was in the relationships that lasted through the decades of his life. He will best be remembered for his deep and hearty laugh, his coaching of Pop Warner and Little League in Buckeye, AZ and high school players being able to hear him during their football games and wrestling meets from the bleachers!

A stroke in 2000 took away his love of playing the guitar and picking and grinning, but it did NOT take away his appreciation of music!

Funeral Services are at 10:30 a.m. July 11th, 2017 at the National Memorial Cemetery (Veterans) of AZ. U.S. Army will be providing Military Honors.

In lieu of flowers, Paul’s family asks that your efforts be directed toward visiting a friend, relative or former teammate/comrade, as this is what brightened Paul’s life the most.

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