Tab Ryan Perry

Tab Ryan Perry, age 30 of Buckeye, died September 28, 2017. He was born October 29, 1986 in Phoenix to H.R. "Tab" Perry and Andi Maxwell.

Tab is survived by his wife, Brittany Perry; sons, Kohyn Brown-Perry, Kade, Kannon, and Knox Perry; parents, Tim and Andi Maxwell, and H.R. "Tab" Perry; sister, Shannon Chesley; brothers, Jimmy McKay, Trey Maxwell, Gage Perry, Gunner Perry; and grandparents, Mike and Linda McDowell; Harold Perry, and Grace Knutson. He was preceded in death by grandparents, Georgia Perry, Dan and Beth Maxwell, and great grandparents Belva Dickeson and Shorty & Vada Kirkland.

A memorial service was held October 6, 2017 at Palm Valley Church, Goodyear. Condolences for the family may be left at

Barbara Jean Snyder

Memorial Service for Barbara Jean Snyder at Buckeye First Assembly Church (MC 85) Saturday, October 21, 2017  at 5pm Buckeye. Barbara Jean (Morris) Snyder went to be with her beloved Redeemer on September 23rd, 2017 due to complications from cancer.

Born in Rockford, Illinois in 1948, Barbara grew up in Illinois and moved to Buckeye, Arizona in 2006. She loved road trips, good puns, studying the Word, and spending time with her husband, children, and grandchildren. She is survived by her beloved husband of 38 years, Richard L. Snyder, of Buckeye, and six children: Kristina Rahe of Wilbur, NE, Douglas Rahe of Arvada, CO, David Snyder (Saskia) of Columbia, SC, Rachel Louise Snyder of Washington, DC, John Snyder (Denise) of Buckeye and Joshua Snyder (Boram) of Lawrenceville, NJ, as well as her brothers: Arthur W. Morris (Sarah) of Beatrice, NE and Philip Morris (Judy) of Saluda, SC and six grandchildren: Douglas, Jr., Kylee, Jazz, Dashiell, Sebastian and Giovanni. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, October 21st at 5PM at First Assembly Church (MC 85), Buckeye, Az 85326.

Light refreshments after the service in Fellowship Hall. Please RSVP (630-518-8487) by Oct. 15th if possible. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the church or to Arizona Good Health Center, 2055 E Southern Ave, Tempe, AZ 85282.

John W. Lang, Sr.

John W. Lang, Sr., 82, of the Buckeye area, was born on September 19, 1934 in Cleveland, Ohio and died peacefully at home surrounded by family on Friday, September 15, 2017. He is survived by Grace, his wife of 56 years; 3 sons: John Jr., Paul, and Daniel as well as his sister, Mary Shrenkel and his many grandchildren. John had many accomplishments in his lifetime.

He served in the United States Marine Corps in the 1950s and was the founder and Scout Master for the St. Henry’ s Boy Scout troop in Buckeye in the 1970s. He was a participating member of the American Legion Post 0061 in Avondale; John retired after many years as a flood control inspector for the Flood Control District of Maricopa County.

John was an active member of St. Henry’ s Parish in Buckeye I the 1970s and presently a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Avondale. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of the Valley. Memorial mass will be celebrated at St. Vincent de Paul Church on 51 st Ave. & Osborne in Phoenix on October 26th at 10am. Internment follows the memorial mass at Holy Cross Cemetery at 11:30am, located on the SW corner of 99th Ave & Thomas Rd.

Margaret V. Staudenmayer

Staudenmayer, Margaret V. 91 of Avondale, died peacefully at home on August 23, 2017. She was born October 2, 1925 in McKeesport, PA to Mary and John Dawson. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister. Margaret is survived by her children, Dee Jones, Janice Bowers, Meri (Glen) Simmons, and Lori Acuff; daughterin- law Dorothy Hassler; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Faye Teemer; and her cousin Ronald Moss. She was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband, Carlyle; her children, Thomas and Larry Jenkins and Susan Minnicks; and her brothers, Robert and John Dawson. A celebration of her was held on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, Goodyear.

George Washington Ayres

George Washington Ayres, retired Air Force Master Sergeant, returned to his heavenly home

in the early hours of October 2, 2017. His devout faith in God and belief in everlasting life helped him pass peacefully surrounded by his family.

George was born in Philadelphia, PA on July 13, 1948, to the late George and Mabel Ayres; his

love and affection for his parents was immeasurable and a huge contributor to the man he became. Their unwavering faith in God and scripture not only influenced him but continues to guide his family.

Mr. Ayres enlisted into the United States Air Force in 1968 and served his country through sacrifice and mentoring countless new enlistees on the expectations of military service. He retired in 1988 as the Commandant of the Preliminary Military Education facility on Luke AFB as a highly respected NCO, including endorsements from top Air Force leaders.

George was blessed with a large and loving family. He fell in love with his best friend, Karen Fischer and was married on September 20, 1969. Karen never failed to be his true love and her selfless commitment to him and his family has been awe inspiring.

George is survived by Karen Fischer, and their four children, Jonathan (Kim), Rebecca (Charles “CJ” Tighe, Jr.) Meggan (Danny), and Aimee. He was also blessed with six grandchildren who love him dearly, Adrian, McKenzie, Tyler, Brianna, Emily and Stephen; as well as two sisters he adores, Renee D’Amore (Joseph, Jr.) and Deborah Waller- Hayes (Steve.)

Mr. Ayres and his family received a miracle the day they found Harvard House of Care, Goodyear, AZ. J.R. and Lily welcomed him from day one and he became a part of their family. He trusted and loved them. They ensured his last stages of life were ones filled with respect, unconditional caring, and true sincerity. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. And Don, George’s roommate…you will never know how much it meant to us having someone that looked out for him. All of you are amazing people.

From our family to all of those who have provided love and support, it has meant the world.

Thompson Funeral Chapel will be administering services held next door at the Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 918 S Litchfield Rd, Goodyear, AZ 85338 on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 10:30 am. Burial proceedings with full military honors will be held at the

National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N Cave Creek Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85024 immediately following the service. Condolences for the family may be left at

Eileen Mary McDowell

Eileen Mary McDowell, age 83 of Goodyeardied September 28, 2017. She was born May 4, 1934 in Lawrence, MA to James Francis O’ Neil and Rose Mary O’ Neil. She is survived by her husband Richard C. McDowell; her daughters, Kathleen Schmadeke, Sandra Scovil, Susan Gonyou; her sons, Daniel and Richard McDowell; her sister Rose Dickson, 14 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. Eileen is at peace with God and will be truly missed by all.

 A memorial service was held October 6, 2017 at Thompson Funeral Chapel, Goodyear, AZ. Burial will be at Punchbowl Crater, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96813. National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, 2177 Puowaina Drive, Honolulu, Hawaii. Condolences for the family may be left at Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Chapel in Goodyear, AZ.

Sheryl Ethel Cox

Sheryl Ethel Cox, age 71 of Phoenix, died September 28, 2017 in Goodyear. She was born July 21, 1946 in Pittsburg, CA to Clarence and Ethel Findley. Sheryl is survived by her daughter, Serena Roberts; son, Frank Cox; sister, Marilyn Bays; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Loren Cox. Burial will be at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona. Condolences for the family may be left at Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Chapel in Goodyear.

Donna Marie Harris

Donna Marie Harris, age 58, of Goodyear, passed away Monday, the 2nd of October at the Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona due to sudden complications while battling a serious illness.

Donna was born in 1958 i n Winchester, Virginia, to Roy and Nancy Harris. She graduated from Stonewall Jackson High School in Quicksburg, Virginia in 1977. Donna then obtained a Bachelor’ s Degree in Criminal Justice and Sociology from the Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia.

Upon graduating in 1981, Donna moved to the Phoenix area and pursued a long and distinguished career with the Arizona Department of Corrections. After 22 years of service, Donna retired as a Bureau Administrator in 2004. Following her retirement from the Arizona Department of Corrections, Donna started her own all natural skin care and home products business called NaturOli Beautiful, LLC in Peoria with her late life partner, Chris Sicurella. The business continues to operate in her honor. Donna found true joy in being there for others and took pride in caring for and being compassionate toward those she loved. She enjoyed taking trips back to Virginia to visit her parents and family and spent a lot of her free tim e with her with her daughter, Christina. Donna is survived by her loving daughter and sonin- law, Christina and Clayton Luft, of Goodyear; her parents, Roy and Nancy Harris, of Mount Jackson, Virginia; and her brother, Martin Harris, of Great Falls, Virginia.

She also leaves behind numerous loving relatives and friends. A Memorial Service will be held for all friends, family, and loved ones in the Phoenix area on the 14th of October 2017 at 3:00 pm at the Best Funeral Services, 9380 West Peoria Avenue, Peoria, Arizona 85345. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Liver Foundation at 39 Broadway Suite 2700, New York, New York 10006 or online at or to your favorite charity of choice.