Obituaries

Stephen Turner

was born on January 29, 1952 at the U.S. Naval hospital in San Diego, CA and passed away at home in Tucson, AZ on January 24, 2015. Steve was bigger than life loved to dance and loved to laugh. He was a design engineer for over 30 years and in his free time enjoyed riding bikes and was an avid collector of comic books and related art. He was preceded in death by Simon the cat and survived by parents, Charles and Gay Turner; brothers, David, Danny (Connie), Kenny (Carie), Ben (Dawn); children, Amy (Baxter), Megan (Michael), Charles (Tiffany); his long-time companion, Darla Shoup and all of his many friends. Steve was a character who will forever be missed by all who knew and loved him. A Memorial Service will be held at FUNERARIA DEL ANGEL SOUTH LAWN, 5401 S. Park Ave. in Tucson, AZ on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.
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Laura Kathleen Lee

2/21/1918 - 1/28/2015


Kathleen, known as 'Kay' to family and friends, was the third of four children, Nola, Robert and Larry, born to Charles and Jeune McGrady of Las Cruces, New Mexico. She met Lyo Lee, the love of her life, at a local dance and spent her early years traveling with him across the United States in the horse-racing business. She then lived near two of her children, Terry (wife, Lil) and Cody (husband, Michael Cooper), in Tucson for the last 56 years. Her oldest daughter, Lyla remained in Miami, Florida where the family lived during the 1950's. Kay was a fiercely independent and fun-loving person and a devoted mother and grandmother. She loved to travel and was an active member of the congregation at New Spirit Lutheran Church in Tucson. She is survived by her three children, eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Services will be at EAST LAWN PALMS MORTUARY AND CEMETERY, 5801 East Grant Road on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.
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Steven Edward Freis

Born December 27, 1981 to Gary Freis Sr. (deceased) and Shirley Freis, left this world January 25, 2015. Though Steven never married or had children, there was one child (now a young woman) that was especially close to him, Jordan Schroeder. He was adored by his siblings, Gary Freis Jr. and Jean Kropp and their families. A Memorial Service will be held in Steven's honor Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. at ABBEY FUNERAL CHAPEL, 3435 N. 1st Ave., Tucson, Arizona 520-888-1111. Arrangements by ABBEY FUNERAL CHAPEL.
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Charles Ross Brown

our beloved husband, father and grandfather, our hero came to the end of his journey on January 29, 2015. He was born in San Francisco, CA on April 16, 1946. He moved to Tucson, AZ at the age of 13. He served in the United States Navy for four years. He was a member of local 741/469 Plumbers Union for 46 years. He is survived by his beloved wife of 48 years, Joyce Curtis Brown; devoted daughters, Kim Brown Balderrama (David), Karrie Brown Kohler (Pete) and his two cherished grandchildren, Aaron Balderrama and Alexa Kohler. Since retirement he enjoyed traveling and cruising. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations to Pediatric Cancer Research, Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA. He touched the hearts of many and will be missed by all, but especially by his family. A Chapel Service will be held Monday, February 2, 2015 1:30 p.m. at EVERGREEN MORTUARY, N. Oracle Rd. & W. Miracle Mile with Pastor Randy Brainard of Hope Community Church officiating.
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BALDWIN, Gracie Louise, 80, passed away January 8, 2015. She was the matriarch of our family and a soft place to land for her many grandchildren. She made awesome pineapple upside down cake and her dill pickles were the best. If you stopped by to see her you could count on a yummy snack and some great conversation. She will be dearly missed. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. at BRING'S BROADWAY CHAPEL, 6910 E. Broadway Blvd. bringfuneralhome.com
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HAYES, Betty Louise, 90, passed peacefully January 27, 2015. Preceded by husband, Donald. Survived by children, Donald and Kathleen. Services: Sunday, February 1, 2015 at 4:00 p.m., Casas Church Chapel, 10801 N. La Cholla, Viewing at 3:00 p.m.
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FLORES, Abraham Lapizco, born March 16, 1931 has passed on January 24, 2015. Services to be held at FUNERARIA DEL ANGEL SOUTH LAWN Cemetery on Friday, January 30, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at St Augustine Cathedral at 9:00 a.m. with a graveside service to follow at South Lawn Cemetery.
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