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August 2020
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Robert Raymond Myers

Robert Raymond Myers of Waddell, Arizona passed away on August 24th, 2020, in Sun City West, Arizona. He was born to John Raymond Myers and Evelyn Paulina Nitz on October 24th, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. An Air Force veteran and accomplished welder, he is survived by his daughter, Deaneen Renae Clark.

Carolyn Jeanne Krzyzopolski

Mrs. Carolyn Jeanne Krzyzopolski of Waddell Arizona passed away on July 29th, 2020 in Sun City Arizona. She was born on February 13th, 1935 to Corinne Wohlgemuth and Arthur Quackenbush in Canajoharie New York. On July 19th,1969 Carolyn married her husband Eugene J. Krzyzopolski.
Carolyn was a kind woman who loved to help others. She was always the first person to volunteer to lend an ear to others and talked to her sister every night. Carolyn was a fantastic mother who loved her daughter Corinne more than anything in the world. She was “strict but loving”. She loved being a grandmother and spending time with her grandchildren. There were countless weekends that her grandkids spent with her fishing, bowling, and chatting about anything and everything under the sun. Her proudest achievement was her remarkable weight loss and finally quitting her smoking habit. She believed that if she could quit then anyone could as long as they put in the effort.
Carolyn is survived by her daughter Corinne Gleason, sister Kathryn Bombard, two grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. She is proceeded in death by her beloved husband Eugene J Krzyzopolski and parents Corinne and Arthur Quackenbush.

Linda Krug

Linda Krug of Wittman, Arizona passed away July 25th, 2020. She was born on June 18th, 1943. Linda was a kind and caring woman who loved off-road racing and was a bartender for the majority of her life. She loved her job as it allowed her to bring joy to others one drink at a time. She is survived by her daughters, Linda, Judy, and Sandy, and her son Bill, as well as numerous grandchildren.

Clyde Havins Jr

Our dear father, Clyde Havins Jr., passed away on August 6th, 2020 at the age of 91 due to complications resulting from a fall at his home.

Clyde was born in Yuma, Az. on March 4th, 1929 to Mr. and Mrs. Clyde and Mary Havins of Gadsden, Az. He married our mother, Joan Havins, on July 23rd, 1955, and they were married for 54 more years until her death in 2008. He was also preceded in death by his parents and his sister Betsy Haynes.

He is survived by his younger brother, Richard P. Havins, his son Gregory D. Havins, daughter Roslyn A. Bouzanquet and his sons Kelly D. Havins, Eric C. Havins, and Douglas J. Havins. He had 15 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and many, many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews as well as many close friends that are family to all of us.

Clyde was a graduate of Yuma High School and worked as a farm-hand on his fathers’ farm until the age of 19. At that time, as he once said to me, ‘Me and a buddy of mine didn’t really have anything else going on, so we decided to join the Army.’ He enlisted for 3 years but served from January 3rd, 1948 until his Honorable Discharge on October 19, 1953. Cpl. Havins was from Company B in the 38th Infantry Regiment during the Korean War where he was captured on May 18th, 1951, and held as a Prisoner of War for 27 months and 3 days until his release in August 21st, 1953. He suffered from PTSD for the rest of his life. He was awarded the Honor of The Purple Heart Medal, U.S. Korean Defense Service Medal with two silver stars, U.N. Korean Service Medal, U.S. National Defense Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, U.S. Prisoner of War Medal and a Marksman Badge (Rifle) and was qualified as a Marksman Instructor. I guess all of that dove and javelina hunting in Yuma as a kid paid off on the range.

After returning to Yuma following his military service, Clyde attended the University of Arizona on the G.I. Bill. From there, he again returned to Yuma and became a Letter Carrier for the U.S. Postal Service on October 19, 1957, and served there for 27 years until his retirement in 1984. Our father was a very hard-working man and inspired all his children to work hard for their goals and never complained about the sacrifices he made to provide for his family. He worked some side gigs as well to be able to give us the ‘extras’. He also survived two kinds of cancer following his retirement.

He was an avid sports fan and although baseball was his favorite, if nothing else was on TV he was just fine watching a Lumberjack Competition. Our dad was a man of few words for the most part, but he truly enjoyed and looked forward to our large family gatherings. He also dabbled in amateur shortwave and C.B radio and was a general automobile enthusiast that loved to watch just about any kind of race. He was not a fan of the heat and loved to get away from Yuma in the summer, so he would use all four weeks of his vacation time from the Post Office to take us to San Diego for the month of August to escape the Yuma heat and visit family.

Clyde Havins Jr. was a loving son, husband, father, uncle, grandpa, and friend, and we will always miss him tremendously but have so many fond memories of him and plenty of Clyde-isms to reflect on for years to come. We love you, Dad. Rest in Peace.

There will be a Military Funeral Service on a date that is to be determined at a National Cemetery where some of his ashes will be placed. The timing of these services is currently unknown and will also depend on the current world situation at that time.

Cremation arrangements are being handled by Simply Cremations and Funeral Arrangements, 16952 W Bell Rd #303, Surprise, AZ 85374. In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family asks that donations be made in Clyde’s name to ‘Operation Restoring Veteran Hope’ https://orvh.net/ (480) 482.4889 or any group that focuses on the treatment and mental health of Veterans with PTSD.



Ishmael (Milo) Hernandez

On Friday, August 7, 2020, Ishmael (Milo) Hernandez, loving husband, father of three and grandfather of six, passed away at the age of 65. Ishmael was born on September 2, 1954, in Chicago Heights, Illinois to Fidel and Dominga Hernandez.

On September 30, 1972, he married his bride, Gloria Mancha Hernandez. They raised a daughter, Priscilla, and two sons, Gabriel and Ezekiel. Ishmael retired from Commonwealth Edison
of Crestwood, IL in 2011 after 22 years of service.

Ishmael had a passion and love for God, his family, and people. He enjoyed playing his guitar in church and at home. He loved giving Bible studies, teaching kids how to play guitar and grilling. He was known for sharing many recipes that he would try first. He was compassionate, giving, caring, and quick-witted. His laugh was infectious, so much so that no-one could resist but laugh with him and his smile would light up a room. His bride, children, and grandchildren brought him so much joy and he made special memories with each one of them.

Ishmael was preceded in death by his parents, Fidel and Dominga, and brothers, Tino, Hector, Steve, and Joe. He is survived by his bride Gloria, his three children Priscilla (Donald) Foster of Nashville, TN, Gabriel of Surprise, AZ and Ezekiel (Melina) of Surprise, AZ; brothers, Rogelio of Ventura, CA, Ray of Seguin, TX, and sister, Josefina of Magnolia, TX; his six grandchildren, Aaron
(Courtney) Foster of Nashville, TN, Candice Foster, Joshua Hernandez, Ethan Hernandez, Alexis Hernandez, and Austin Hernandez; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 AM Wednesday, August 19th, 2020 at 926 S Litchfield Rd, Goodyear, AZ 85338.


Carolyn Faye Marchese

Carolyn Faye Marchese, 72, of Buckeye, Arizona passed away July 2, 2020, in Buckeye, Arizona. She was born April 27, 1948, to John and Reba Burton in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Carolyn retired from AB Sunland, Inc. after working 15 years as the General Manager. She was co-founder of a non-profit organization called, “Make a Senior Smile.” She had a heart of gold and loved to make others smile. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She will be deeply missed by all.

She is survived by her daughter Carrie Gutierrez; her sons Eugene Marchese, Jr., Christopher Harder, and David Nopar; her sister Debbie Hughes, and 9 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her mother Reba Burton, her father John Burton, and her husband of 41 years Eugene Marchese.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Linda Rosson

Linda Rosson, 75, of Waddell, AZ, passed away on July 28, 2020. She was born in 1944, in Tulsa, Ok and grew up in Tulsa, graduating from Thomas Edison High School in 1963. Linda wed Ronald Rosson shortly after high school, and they were married for nearly 60 years. Linda is survived by her husband Ronald of Waddell, AZ; daughter Erica Rosson-DeLano and her husband David of Littleton, CO; son Brian Rosson and his wife Marnee of Terrell, NC; and three granddaughters, Kilie Rosson of Newport News, VA; Neelie Rosson of Newport News, VA; and Simonne DeLano of Littleton, CO. Linda touched the hearts of all she met. She was a kind and loving soul who will be forever missed by all who loved her.

Memorial services are pending. In lieu of sending flowers or cards, the family kindly requests donations be made to the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, AZ, at barrowneuro.org.

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