Obituaries

Thomas A. "Tommy" Linn

Passed away suddenly on April 4, 2014 at the age of 48. Born in Phoenix and spent childhood in Tucson, graduated from Santa Rita HS. He is survived by his father, Thomas E. Linn (Beverly); mother, Pamela Cunningham (Bill); brother, Michael Linn (Echo); nieces, Logan, Jessica and Lacy; nephew, Eric Linn; uncles, John Linn and Joe Cattaneo; grandfather, Charlie Cattaneo and also survived by wife, Jennifer. Services were held in Phoenix on Saturday, April 19, 2014.
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Lois Terese LaMantia

Our beloved, Lois Terese LaMantia peacefully passed away Monday, April 21, 2014 after a swift battle with cancer. Vincent, her husband of 57 years, along with their children Nancy and Riley Olson, Susan and John Rosenberg, Philip and TJ LaMantia, Lisa LaMantia-Callaghan and Vincent LaMantia; ten beautiful grandchildren, and great-granddaughter are so grateful for the care and support Lois always provided for each of us. Lois (Ryan) was born in Chicago, Illinois on April 27, 1935. She attended the University of Arizona, received a nursing degree and worked at TMC for 28 years. Lois enjoyed her travel adventures, serving with the Marian Club of St. Thomas the Apostle Church and walking with friends of the neighborhood. We honor your life of commitment, service and love. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, April 28, 2014 at 12:00 noon at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church with a reception to follow in the hall. In lieu of flowers, donations to Youth On Their Own, yoto.org Tucson would honor Lois' charity. Condolences may be made at www.angelvalleyfuneralhome.com Services entrusted to ANGEL VALLEY FUNERAL HOME.
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Lane Forrest Gilpin

60, died Tuesday, April 22, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer. Preceded in death by father, George and mother, June. Survived by wife, Suzanne. Also survived by daughter, Marcia (Overton) Sabeh; son, Rick Thillemann and sister, Marlene Nickerson. Lane was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle, cousin and friend who will be missed dearly. With his infectious laugh and cheerful personality, Lane had the ability to touch the hearts of many. Memorial Services will be at Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 9252 E. 22nd St., 1:00 p.m. on Friday, April 25, 2014. Arrangements by DESERT ROSE HEATHER MORTUARY.
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Raymond Edward Ferry

Born July 13, 1936 in Erie, PA, and died April 19, 2014 in Tucson while surrounded by his loving family. Ray was a devoted husband and a loving father and grandfather. Survived by his wife of 48 years, Wilma; daughter, Jean (Greg); son, Clay (Carol); four grandchildren, five great- grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Ray was a lifelong machinist, member of NHRA and a member of the Elks Club #2663. Services Saturday, April 26, 2014, 2:00 p.m. at EVERGREEN MORTUARY, N. Oracle & W. Miracle Mile. Reception to follow at Elks Club #2663, 4684 Highway Dr., Tucson. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Lymphoma Cancer Society. www.evergreenmortuary-cemetery.com
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Linda Sue Wilkinson Gillette

67, passed away April 20, 2014 at her home in Tucson, Arizona. Linda was born in Crestview, Florida to Henridee and George Wilkinson on July 23, 1946. She is survived by her children, Kenneth David Gillette (Stacy) of South Jordan, Utah; DeeAnne Seeger (Thomas) of Pittsburgh, PA; Jennifer Gibbon (Bryan) of Waco, Texas; grandchildren, Stephen Gillette of Magna, Utah; Michael Seeger (Lauren) of Pittsburgh, PA; Catherine Seeger of Pittsburgh, PA; Christopher Gillette (Sarah) of Sandy, Utah; Matthew Gillette (Karli) of West Valley, Utah; Rebecca Seeger, Andrew Seeger, William Seeger all of Pittsburgh, PA; great- grandchildren, Kaylee Gillette of West Valley, Utah and Aero Gillette of Sandy, Utah; her sister, Gloria Wood of Tucson, Arizona; cherished nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She is preceded in death by her mother and father, Henridee Edwards Wilkinson and George William Wilkinson; her brothers, Roy Wilkinson, Larry Wilkinson and sister, Virgie Wilkinson Thompson. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Francis de Sales Parish on Friday, April 25, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at All Faiths Cemetery. Arrangements by DESERT ROSE HEATHER MORTUARY.
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Virginia H. Branham

5/17/1927 - 4/19/2014


We've lost our wonderful Mom and friend but she is resting in the arms of Jesus. She lived the fullest life possible-we will miss her daily. Born in Oklahoma City, she lived in Pensacola, FL when she met her husband of 63 years, Bill (d.). They lived in Chicago for 20 years working with World Book Encyclopedia and retired to AZ in 1980. She is survived by her children, Bill, Jr. (Kate), Beth Churchill and Becky LaMear (Bill). Service is Sunday, April 27, 2014, 2:00 p.m. at Catalina Foothills Church, 2150 E. Orange Grove Road. See vistosofuneralhome.com for more info.
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Rose A. Borboa

91, passed on April 15, 2014. Preceded in death by her siblings, Mary Varela, John Alvarez, Henry Alvarez and her son, Anthony Borboa. She is survived by her children, Fred (Terry), Gilbert, Ronnie Borboa, Irma (Edward) Sandoval and Willie Sanchez; her grandchildren, Fred Jr., Dan, Roxanne, Greg, Gilbert Jr., Tina, Ronnie Jr., Orlando, Deserie, Valerie, Eddie, Eric, Rene and Juarez; numerous great and great-great-grandchildren. She enjoyed her family, friends and playing bingo. She was kind, generous and would always remind us of how much she loved us all. A Memorial Rosary and Mass will be held at St. Monica's Parish on Friday, April 25, 2014 at 10:00 a.m., followed by inurnment at South Lawn Cemetery.

We love you Mom!
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Walter Lee Wallace, Jr.

born December 6, 1955, passed on to Glory on April 18, 2014. He served 21 years in the United States Air Force. He was a true entrepreneurhe developed, started, and grew several successful businesses here in Tucson. Two of his favorite titles were, Owner of Three Points Childcare and Preschool; and Coach Wallace. As owner of the center, he understood the importance of meals from scratch. He had a way of getting kids to eat nutritious food that tasted great. He really loved all of the children of Three Points Childcare Center. Walter was the business manager as well as one of the coaches for the Arizona Titans Track Club. He loved being able to help kids develop their full potential. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Wendy; sons, Levi, a freshman at the University of Alabama and Lawrence, a junior at Tucson Magnet High School. The title of Dad was the title he loved best. Raising Levi and Lawrence to have moral and good character was his most important job. He leaves one brother, Joe Hall, Sr., of Tuscaloosa, AL; six sisters, Marion of Oakland, CA; Dorothy Smith (Bob) of Los Angeles, CA; Geraldine Hall of Tuscaloosa, AL; Ruthie Hall of Arlington, TX; Bessie Burden of Tuscaloosa, AL; and Jessie Gaither, Pensacola, FL. Walter was preceded in death by his father, Walter L. Wallace, Sr.; mother, Mary H. Wallace; sister, Gwendolyn Taylor and Dr. Barbara D. Horton. Walter also leaves behind Curry Hale, whom he considered to be his younger brother. His childhood friend, Tyrone Wilson and good friends, Ralph Ramirez, James Rivers, Joel Johnson, Felix Kadiri and Freddie Lux remained loyal friends whom he enjoyed being around among many friends. His father-in-law, Lawrence Williams, was like his own dad. Mr. Ward Snyder, known as Grand Pa, was forever dependable and always available. All of the nice folks at the commissary who helped Walter with his shopping every weekthank you. A host of nieces and nephewstoo many to namewere extremely important to him. He loved his family tremendously. Walter's Homegoing Celebration will be held Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church with Visitation from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., and the Service will begin at 3:00 p.m. The eulogy will be performed by Pastor Warren Anderson, Jr. (Living Waters Ministries). Arrangements by BRING'S BROADWAY CHAPEL. The Wallace Family would like to thank the entire Veterans Administration Medical Center for taking such great care of him during his illness. A special thanks to the Hale Familyfor everything. The family wishes to add a very special thank you to the families on both sides for all of the love and support; and to all of our friends and neighbors.
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WILLIAMS, Jerry N., 67, of Tucson, died April 16, 2014. Beloved husband of Ruby R. Williams and father, of Jerry N. Williams, Jr., also brother of two sisters and two brothers. Memorial Service will be held at ABBEY FUNERAL CHAPEL, 3435 N. 1ST Ave., Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 11:00 a.m., VFW Post No 10188 officiating. Arrangements by ABBEY FUNERAL CHAPEL, Tucson, Arizona.
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CARTER, Latricia M., 56, of Tucson, AZ, passed away on April 11, 2014, in Tucson of cancer. She was a loving wife, mom, grandmother and homemaker. Latricia was born on January 10, 1958 in Tucson to Sue Laney. She is predeceased by her mother, Sue Laney; her beloved grandmother, Reva Borders and her dear uncle, Harold Borders. Latricia is survived by her loving husband, Charles Carter; brother, Kenneth Laney of Tucson; three daughters, Rebecca Hood of Litchfield, AZ, Tina Carter and Charleen Carter, both of Tucson; three beautiful grandchildren, Samantha and Max Hood and Kylar Carter; two uncles, Sam Borders and Chester Borders; sisters-in-law, Thelma Gonzales, Susan Minter, Cheryl Arm and Patricia Carter and a host of nieces and nephews, all of whom loved her dearly and will miss her. A Celebration of Latricia's life will be held at Jacob's Park on Fairview Avenue (Prince and Flowing Wells), Tucson, AZ, on Saturday, April 26, 2014, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Arrangements by DESERT ROSE HEATHER MORTUARY.
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