Obituary Form

How to Submit an Obituary
Free news obituaries
The West Valley View publishes free obituaries for people who were residents or former residents of the West Valley at the time of their death.

We also encourage the use of photos with obituaries. Photos will be cropped to a head shot, so they must be of fairly high resolution (at least 200 dpi) if submitted electronically.

Free obituaries are edited to conform to newspaper style. Free obituaries include the names of immediate relatives only, not in-laws. The listing of predeceased relatives is limited to spouses. Grandchildren are not listed by name. See a summary of our format below.

People who wish to have obituaries published verbatim, without any editing, may purchase a paid obituary; call 623-535-8439.

Obituaries may be submitted using our online form at; click on Submit an Obituary. You may also e-mail, fax or mail us obituaries. Our e-mail is Our fax number is 623-935-2103. Our mailing address is West Valley View, Inc., 1050 E. Riley Dr., Avondale, AZ 85323.

Below is an electronic form Funeral Homes may use to submit information and photographs online. (You may also e-mail, fax or mail us obituaries)

Free news obituaries must be received
by 10:30 a.m. Monday for Tuesday's edition, and
by 10:30 a.m. Thursday for Friday's edition.

To see the the standard format we use for free news obituaries click here


Click here to see former Managing Editor Jim Painter's column on obituaries

Examples of phrasing we omit:
gone to be with the Lord
loved to golf
survivors beyond immediate family (no nieces, uncles, friends, pets)
survivors' spouses (no sisters-in-law, sons-in-law)

Paid ad obituaries
In addition, paid ad obituaries are available for non-residents or for information
that differs from our news format. You may place a paid ad obituary through our classified or display advertising department at 623-535-8439.

Paid ad obituaries must be received
by 2 p.m. Friday for Tuesday's edition, and
by 2 p.m. Tuesday for Friday's edition.


Please send us a photo of your loved one. Use the form below to upload your photo so that we may use it in the paper as well as on-line. Thank you for your efforts to provide a photo.

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