Rosie Lee McDowell
Rosie Lee McDowell, age 88 of Goodyear died October 9, 2017 in Goodyear. Rosie Lee was born September 25, 1929 to Porter and Ethel Louis in Rolling Fork, MS. She is survived by her daughters, Flora Flynn, Rosie Govan and Debra McDowell; seven grandchildren, LeDonna Flynn, DeTria Govan, Machelle Govan, Dwanetta McDowell, Danté Davey, Sylvanni Davey, and Aolani Davey; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her only son, Sylvester Myles, Jr.; her husband, Murmon T.; mother, Ethel Durr; and father, Porter Louis. A memorial service was held on October 14, 2017. Condolences for the family may be left at www.thompsonfuneralchapel.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Chapel in Goodyear, AZ.
Elizabeth JoAnn Brockelsby
Mrs. Elizabeth JoAnn Brockelsby, 85, of Sun City and formerly of Avondale passed away October 7, 2017. She was born October 11, 1931 in Columbus, OH to Jim and Dorothy Thompson. She is survived by her daughter, Joni Torrejos; her sons, Brock Brockelsby (Carol) and Matt Brockelsby (Sheri); her grandchildren, Megan Beckmann (Justin) and Adam Brockelsby; and her great-grandchildren, Paige Beckmann and Logan Beck- mann. She was preceded in death by her spouse Willi- am Brockelsby. Condolences can be sent to the family at www. simplycremationaz.com. Simply Cremation & Funeral Arrangements handled arrangements.
Elaine Norma Arnaud
On Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Elaine Norma Arnaud entered into rest at her home in Litchfield Park she was 89-years old. She passed away peace- fully surrounded by family. She is preceded in death by her hus- band, Remo Arnaud; and son, Ray- mond Arnaud. She is survived by her daughter, Norma Arnaud; sons, Richard Arnaud (Jean), Edward Arnaud and Michael Arnaud (Pam); grandchildren, Danielle Arnaud, Ashley Ranney, Nicole Arnaud and Joshua Arnaud as well as five great grandchildren, Christian Michael Arnaud-Miranda, Addison Ranney, Maximus Ranney, Archer Arnaud and Dawson Ranney; and a niece, Gena Slack and her family in Michigan. Services were held October 24, 2017 at Holy Cross Catholic Mortuary. Internment at Holy Cross Cemetery. Holy Cross Catholic Mortuary and Cemetery handled arrangements.
Barbara "Bobbie" Joan Vaught
Barbara "Bobbie" Joan Vaught, of Avondale passed away October 14, 2017 at the age of 78. Barbara was born to John "Nute" and Cora Pigg in Jefferson City, MO on September 26, 1939. Barbara came to Arizona in 1949 and atten- ded Avondale Elementary School where she met James Vaught in the 4th grade. Little did she know she had met the love of her life. They mar- ried in 1958 and spent the next 59 years falling more and more in love as time went on. Barbara's proudest accomplishment in life was her loving marriage and the family she and James created together. Her unconditional love as a mother was felt by all of her children, daughter, Kimberly (Joe) Nolan and sons, David (Amy) Vaught and Chris (Lisa) Vaught. Barbara was adored by her grandchildren Brandon (Valerie) Farris, Whitney (Stephen) Tres, Austin (Kerry) Farris, Hailey Nolan and her great- grandchildren James Wyatt, Aubrey, Addison, Joshua Dean and Coraline. A private celebration of life will be held by the family.
Lloyd Scifers, age 77 of Litchfield Park, AZ died October 9, 2017 in Sun City West. He was born February 9, 1940 in Salem, In- diana to Orville and Mary Scifres. Lloyd served in the US Air Force. He enjoyed driving and restoring classic cars as well as building fast cars and racing them. He also enjoyed fishing and, of course, spending time with the family. And don’t forget visiting the casinos! Lloyd is survived by daughter, Rose Scifers; sons, Patrick Scifers, John Scifers; daughters-in-law, Angie Sci- fers, Sue Moore; brother, Bob Scifres; six grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Orville and Mary Scifres; wife, Jan- ine Scifers; sister, Norma Jean Hicks; and baby Jax, great grandson. A visitation will be held at 9:00 am with the funeral service to follow at 10:00 am, Thursday, October 26, 2017 at Thompson Funeral Chapel, 926 S. Litchfield Road, Goodyear, AZ. Burial will take place at 12:30 pm at West Resthaven Cemetery, 6450 W Northern Ave, Gl- endale, AZ 85301. The family suggests that donations be made to St Mary’s Food Bank or the Phoenix Rescue Mission. Condolences for the family may be left at www.thompsonfuneralchapel.com. Arrangements are through Thompson Funeral Chapel in Goodyear, AZ.
Doris Eva (McDaniel) Suveges
Doris Eva (McDaniel) Suveges, 92 of Buckeye, AZ., passed away October 17, 2017 with her family by her side. She was born June 2, 1925 in Donalsonville, GA to Augustus and Lula McDaniel. Doris was one of the original polio survivors from Warm Springs Georgia when President Franklin D. Roosevelt was residing there. She spent many years there alongside the president receiv- ing treatment for her polio. But this did not hold her back in life. Even with leg braces she was an accomplished home- maker and later went on to drive a car and work as a book- keeper outside the home. This was quite an accomplish- ment for a person with the challenges she faced in life. Doris is survived by her daughters and their husbands, Glenda & Skip Allen, Janet & David Cardoza and Pat & Don Downey along with eight grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren and one great great grandson. She was pre- ceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Rudy Suveges in 2005. Memorial contributions are welcome and should be mailed to Roosevelt Warm Springs Dev Fund, PO Box 1050, Warm Springs, GA, 31830 in memory of Doris McDaniel, where those wonderful doctors and nurses took such lov- ing care and helped her to walk. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.thompsonfuneralchapel.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Chapel in Goodyear.