Gary L. Goodwin

Gary L. Goodwin, age 68 of Litchfield Park, AZ went to be with the Lord on November 8, 2017 after battling a lengthy illness. Gary is survived by his wife, Elaine Goodwin; sons, Chad of Arizona, David of Pennsylvania, and Larry of Utah; daughter, Linda (Andrew) McNew of Texas; four grand- sons; one brother, William (Terri) Goodwin of Colorado; brother-in-law, Mark (Tami) Kinner of Colorado; very good family friend, Kathy Lynn Nicholas; several nieces and nephews; four grandchildren; and his faithful, com- panion and best buddy, “Gidget.” He was preceded in death by his parents, Leroy and Jean Goodwin. Services will be private and held at the family’s con- venience. The family suggests that donations be made to West Valley Baptist Church in Buckeye, AZ. Condol- ences for the family may be sent to www.thompsonfu- neralchapel.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Chapel in Goodyear, AZ.

Rodney Keith Anderson

Rodney Keith Anderson, 62, of Goodyear, AZ, passed away November 4, 2017 of a Car- diac Event. He was born on January 24, 1955, to Keith Anderson and Genevieve Wambolt Anderson in Park Rapids, MN. He is survived by his spouse of 12 years, Joyce Ann Sargent; step-daughters, Suzanne Zinniel (John), Lauri Schroeder (Dean), Karen McPherson and Julie Sargent-Helm (Mike); step-son, Michael Sargent (Renee) ; sister, Paula Anderson-Belden (Dave); brothers, Alan Ander- son (Sue), Brian Anderson (Marly) and Jeff Anderson (Heather) and his mother; Genevieve Wambolt Anderson. Rodney has 9 step-grandchildren and 9 step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father; Keith Anderson, his grand- parents and several aunts and uncles. He will be missed. A memorial will be held on November 25, 2017 at 2:30pm. At the Cotton Lane Resort, 17506 W. Van Buren St. Goodyear, in the main building gathering room. Condolences may be made at www.simplycremationaz.com.

Ricardo “Pelon” Matta Gonzales

Ricardo “Pelon” Matta Gonzales, age 45 of Tolleson, died November 12, 2017. He was born June 21, 1972 in Phoenix. He is survived by Anita Matta and by many close loved ones. Services will be held Tuesday, Novem- ber 21st, 2017 from 5 to 8 pm at Aveni- das Funeral Chapel 522 E. Western Ave. Avondale, AZ 85323. Condolences can be left at www.avenidasfuneral chapel.com

James Allen Johnson

James Allen Johnson passed away on October 27th, 2017 in Buckeye, Arizona. He was born on May 31st, 1949, to the late Gerald Johnson and Velma (Kindig) Johnson. Jim was a proud Army veteran, and became a career IBM employee, serving as Project Manager. He is survived by two children, Jason Johnson of Buckeye, AZ, and Jessica Johnson Lara (John), and two grandchildren, Terra Lara, and Darren Lara, all of Gilroy, CA. Jim also leaves two sisters, Carol Churchill (Jack), and Bettye Tervort (Scott), also Buckeye residents, his Aunt Bonita Kindig, many cousins, nieces and nephews, and countless friends locally and around the world. Our Jim was laid to rest in Holy Cross Cemetery, Avondale, AZ. on November 14th, 2017. Memorial donations may be made to: The Wounded Warriors Project , P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, KS 66675-8517, or 855-448-3997