19 West Valley View, Avondale, Arizona, Friday, April 13, 2012
Goodyear command post
will serve DUI task force The West Valley DUI Task Force will operate this
weekend from a Goodyear command post as officers go on the prowl in the search for drunken drivers. The command center will be stationed at 190 N.
Litchfield Road, just south of Van Buren St., from 7 p.m. Friday until 3 a.m. Saturday, or until all DUI suspects who have been arrested have been processed, authorities said. Officers from several agencies will saturate the area in
an effort to get drunken drivers off of Arizona roadways. In addition, members of Mother Against Drunken Drivers will be on hand providing support to police.
Firefighters, volunteers set cemetery clean-up day
Buckeye firefighters will join forces with school groups and other volunteers for a clean-up day at the Louis B. Hazelton Memorial Cemetery. The work project is set for 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 22 at
the town cemetery, 23100 W. Broadway Road, between Watson and Rainbow roads. For the past two years, Buckeye firefighters have assisted in efforts to maintain the cemetery, as well as plant new grass and foilage.
Grand opening is set for new
Buckeye fire station Buckeye has announced the grand opening of a new
Julio Cesar Hernandez Julio Cesar Hernandez, 56, of Tolleson died April 11, 2012, in Peoria. Mr. Hernandez was born Dec. 13, 1955, in Ciudad Acuña, Coahuila, Mexico to Maria Inez and Ramiro Antonio. He moved to Arizona in 1958, and was a longtime resident of Tolleson. He established his own industrial recycling business. He is survived by his wife, Maria Sanjuana; two daughters, Bertha and Lydia; one son, Julio Cesar Jr.; his mother, Maria Inez; three sisters, Estella Arce, Margaret Garcia and Maria Moses; four brothers, Ramiro Jr., Mario, Gustavo and Juan; and two grandchildren. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. April 16 at
James Romo James Romo, 50, of Buckeye died April 3, 2012, in Phoenix after being trampled by a bull. Mr. Romo was born Nov. 1, 1961, in Long Beach, Calif. He moved to Arizona in 2007 and worked as a mason.
He is survived by one son, Robert; and three sisters, Susan Routt, Tracy Kilgore and Cathy Armendariz.
Avenidas Funeral Chapel, 522 E. Western Ave. in Avondale. A Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. April 17 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 512 N. 93rd Ave. in Tolleson. A procession will follow to Holy Cross Cemetery, 10045 W. Thomas Road in Avondale. Condolences can be left for the family at www. AvenidasFuneralChapel.com
fire station in the town’s Verrado community. Bob Costello, the Buckeye fire chief, will be on hand to greet visitors and answer questions during an open house at 8 a.m. April 28, officials said. The $4.5 million station is at 2582 N. Verrado Way, which is north of McDowell Road at Point Ridge Road. It will take the place of a makeshift fire house that has operated in the former Caterpillar Co. building at Indian School Road and Jackrabbit Trail.
Blood donors may win
Grand Canyon rail tickets United Blood Services has announced that May blood donors will be entered into a raffle for a pair of roundtrip railroad tickets to the Grand Canyon. Sixty pairs of tickets, courtesy of Grand Canyon
Railway, will be issued to the raffle winners, officials said.
Valley Donor Center, 14270 W. Indian School Road, near Litchfield Road, in Goodyear. To make a donation appointment, call 1-877-827-4376, or go online at www.UnitedBloodServicesAZ.org
Avondale police take back
unwanted drugs Avondale police are offering people another chance to clean out their medicine cabinets and dispose of unwanted prescription drugs. Police have teamed up with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration for a drop-off from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, in the parking lot of the Walgreen’s, 10710 W. McDowell Road. “The service is free and anonymous, no questions
asked,” said Detective Reuben Gonzales, a police spokesman.
All pills, capsules, tablets and liquid medications will be accepted, excluding glass containers, Gonzales said. Liquid medication must be sealed in original containers, he added. Inhalers, syringes or other items used to inject medication will not be accepted because of potential health problems.
Illicit substances, such as marijuana and methamphetamines, will not be accepted. The take-back is part of an ongoing effort to give people a safe way of disposing of controlled substances.
Funeral Chapel “Small enough to show we care”
Community Event Dispelling the Myths of Hospice Presented by Hospice of the Valley
At this event, you will learn: Justin Moore & Carmen Terra Schultz
Thompson’s Valley West
Funeral Chapel 623-932-1780
GOOD PEOPLE ......when you need them the most. People you have confidence in. People who are sensitive and caring. Locally owned and loyal to local causes.
Some things are more important than others....
926 S. Litchfi eld Rd. Goodyear www.thompsonfuneralchapel.com email@example.com
Like who you trust in difficult times
It’s one of our qualities that speaks for itself.
The many helpful programs available Where services are provided Patient eligibility and financial concerns
The added benefits of Hospice of the Valley
Saturday, April 21, 2012 2:30pm-4:00pm
Avenidas Funeral Chapel Coffee and dessert will be served
Please RSVP to:
522 East Western Avenue Old Town Avondale
In the West Valley, donations can be made at the West
Vicente Hinojos Montez Vicente Hinojos Montez, 44, of Goodyear and formerly
of Avondale died March 31, 2012, at Maryvale Hospital. Mr. Montez was born Oct. 6, 1967, in Phoenix to Macedonia and Jesus. He was raised in Avondale and worked in construction. He is survived by two daughters, Veronica M. Sanchez and Macedonia; three brothers, Lorenzo Castillo, Jesus and Victor; and six grandchildren. Visitation will be at 10 a.m. today at Avenidas Funeral Chapel, 522 E. Western Ave. in Avondale. A funeral service will start at 11 a.m., and burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, 10045 W. Thomas Road in Avondale. The Rev. John Moreno will officiate. Condolences can be left for the family at www. AvenidasFuneralChapel.com
Byron L. Stalons Byron L. Stalons Sr., 81, of Buckeye died April 10, 2012, in Peoria. Mr. Stalons was born May 20, 1930, in St. Clair, Mo., to William and Margaret. He served in the Army in the Korean Conflict, and retired from the civil service for the U.S. government as a truck driver. He is survived by one daughter, Carol Dalley; three sons, Byron Jr., Dennis and Kevin; one brother, Shelby; six grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren.
Burial with full military honors will be at 10:30 a.m. today at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Road in Phoenix. Condolences can be sent to the family at www. thompsonfuneralchapel.com
Danny Paul Tindel Danny Paul Tindel, 50, of Avondale died April 6,
2012. Mr. Tindel was born Nov. 4, 1961, in Texas. He joined the Air Force Reserves in 1980 and served as an air reserve tech from 1986 to 2000. He retired after 20 years of service, and was working as a civil servant at Luke Air Force Base upon his death. He is survived by his wife of almost 30 years, Linda;
two stepsons, Carl and Kirk Johnson; his mother, Bertha Mae; two brothers, Carl and Thomas; and one sister, Janice Pepitone.
A memorial service and celebration of life will be at 10 a.m. April 16 at First Southern Baptist Church, 1001 N. Central Ave. in Avondale. He will be buried in the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Road in Phoenix.
Baptist World Hunger and Relief Fund at www. worldhungerfund.com
Donations can be made to the Southern
Funeral arrangements were made by Thompson’s Valley West Funeral Chapel in Goodyear.
Edward Rico Jr. Edward Rico Jr., 17, of Tolleson died March 29, 2012, in Phoenix from a gunshot wound. Edward was born June 29, 1994, in Phoenix. He was a senior at Hope High School in Phoenix.
He is survived by his mother, Maria Lopez; four sisters, Angelina Jimenez, Amalia, Destiney and Celeste Rico; two brothers, Victor Lopez and Emilio; and two grandparents, Daniel and Ofelia Lopez. Funeral services were at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Phoenix.
Edward Rico Jr. Maria O. Rosales
It will be a year on April 14, that our Mother passed away peacefully at her home in Surprise, AZ surrounded by her family and sister in law Lina, nieces and great nieces.
She was born in Sonora, Mexico on March 12, 1920 the daughter of Mercedes Ozuna. She is survived by her 10 children Julian A. Rosales (Angie), Pedro A. Rosales, Juan F. Rosales (Margie), Gilberto L. Rosales (Alice), Mario R. Rosales (Reydelinda), Bobbie Garza (Juan), Rosemarie Howard (John), Susana I. Padilla, Graciela E. Rosales (her primary caregiver) and Sylvia C. Covarrubio (Julian). 35 grand children, 66 great grand children and 8 great great grand children and numerous nieces and nephews whom she loved very much.
Mother was brought to Arizona at a very young age and grew up in Glendale. She met and married our dad Julian E. Rosales. They were both farm laborers for many years in the Glendale and Surprise area. She became his bookkeeper and also worked at her cook shack at the same time. She became a proud U.S. citizen in the 70’s.
Mom left behind many memories that we will always keep in our hearts, her stories, our trips out of state, and the many adventures we were able to share with her along the way. The special time we spent with her is priceless. We feel your love and see you in every butterfly and humming bird.
We love and miss you very much, Mom. You will never be forgotten.
Love, Love, Love, Your Children
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