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Theresa Ann Territo passed away on Nov. 17 in Gilbert, surrounded by loving family. Theresa was born on Nov. 5, 1954, daughter of Joseph Nicholas Territo and Ruth Ann Birchfield in Buffalo, N.Y. She was raised in Van Nuys, Calif. She has lived in the Lakewood area of Ahwatukee with her immed…

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James L. Halvorson, 59, of Davis, died Oct. 10 in his home. He was born Sept. 23, 1956 in San Rafael, Calif., the son of William and Patricia J. (von Trebra) Halvorson. He was a former resident of Ahwatukee. 

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Charlotte Mae (Lane) Benefiel, 88, was born in Mound City, Kansas, on June 7, 1927 to Addie M. and Andrew V. Lane. She was raised in Guide Rock, Nebraska, and graduated from Guide Rock High School in 1945. She graduated from Wichita State University with a master’s degree in education.

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Dean Robert “Buck” Nye passed away Aug. 12 after an extended illness. He was the son of Robert and Evamae Nye. Dean is survived by his mother, two brothers, Mark and John, and preceded in death by his father and brother, David.

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James W. Bell, 86, a resident of Ahwatukee since 1983, passed away on July 22, surrounded by his family. His memorial service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 7, at Mountain View Lutheran Church, 11002 S. 48th St. in Ahwatukee. A reception will follow at the church.

August (Gus) Salvo died on July 20, 2015. Gus was born on Dec. 7, 1916 in Hell’s Kitchen in New York City. 

Lucy Sara Davies, 87, passed away peacefully July 3 at her home in Ahwatukee, where she had been a resident since 1983. But that’s just a comma in the story of her life. 

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Barbara Janet Arnold, 80, of Ahwatukee and Prescott, passed away June 12. A memorial for Arnold, beloved wife of Richard Arnold, mother of four, grandmother of 15 and great grandmother of five, will be on June 30, 1 p.m. at the Family of Christ Lutheran Church, 3501 E. Chandler Blvd., Ahwatu…

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Geraldine (Geri) Garcia, 76, passed away on June 2 with her husband Angelo by her side at Friendship Village of Tempe, under the care of Hospice of the Valley after a long battle with COPD and emphysema.

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Geraldine (Geri) Garcia, 76, passed away on June 2 with her husband Angelo by her side at Friendship Village of Tempe, under the care of Hospice of the Valley after a long battle with COPD and emphysema.

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The Ahwatukee community wishes to offer its condolences to Dr. Noel Tibajia and family in the loss of their beloved wife and mother, Maria de Jesus “Abby” Tibajia. 

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Helen Leona was born on Aug. 4, 1923 in Chicago, Ill., to Peter Harenberg and Evelyn Johnson. The second of 10 children, she grew up in Chicago and graduated from Englewood High School in 1941.

Kretschman, Allan Albert, 89, of Ahwatukee, died on March 23, one month shy of his 90th birthday. He was born on April 22, 1925 in Dimondale, Mich., to Emma and Fredrich Kretschman. Allan graduated from Dimondale High School in 1942 and married Irene Martens of Potterville, Mich., that same …

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Paul Andrew Allen was born on Nov. 26, 1996 in Torrance, Calif., to David and Mary Allen. Paul walked into the loving arms of his Savior on March 19 at the age of 18. Paul was preceded in death by his father, Dave, and his paternal and maternal grandparents.

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