Obituaries

Jayne Weiss

born May 6, 1923, died February 28, 2015. Daughter of Solomon and Bessie Reich, she had one brother, Sid Reich. A talented singer, Jayne grew up in New York City where she enjoyed a promising career as a jazz vocalist. She married Irving Weiss, the love of her life, in 1951, and together they raised three children, Beth, David, and Peter. The family moved to Tucson, Arizona, in 1971, where Irving established a thriving practice producing orthopedic shoes. Jane worked at CODAC and was a pioneer in fighting for the rights of the mentally ill. She was also a gifted artist and chef and nurtured plants and innumerable animals within her home. After Irving died in 1985, Jayne continued to be the core of her family. Jayne's courage, strength, dignity, and wisdom will always be an inspiration. She is survived by her children, Beth Salcido (Raul), David Weiss, and Peter Weiss; grandchildren, Beverly Weiss, Tanya Weiss, Jesse Salcido and Alex Salcido; great-grandchildren, Donovan Banks and Maya Salcido; nephews, Jim Weiss (Marta Lundy), Peter Eisner (Barbara Atwood), Rudolph Eisner, and Paul Weiss; nieces, Lenore Weiss, Nancy Herbst (David), and Elaine Altman (Ron); and former daughter-in-law, Margie Kerrihard and son, Gabriel. Jayne leaves behind many dear friends too numerous to mention. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the National Alliance on Mental Illness or other charity. A Memorial service will be held on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at the chapel at EVERGREEN CEMETERY, 3015 N. Oracle Rd., Tucson, AZ, at 12:30 p.m., Rabbi Robert Eisen and Chaplain Sandra Wortzel officiating.
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Raymond "Jimmy" Busby

age 57, passed away peacefully on February 11, 2015. His final days were spent at Casa De La Luz Hospice with family and friends at his bedside. Born and raised in Tucson, AZ. He worked in linen distribution at Northwest Medical Center. Predeceased by father, Raymond; mother, Jean; and sister, Jean "Babs". Survived by daughter, Cheryl (Tony); sons, Scott and Joseph. Grandchildren, Anthony, Desiree, Demetrius and Treveon. Great-grandson, Talon. In addition to nieces and nephew. Jimmy was a loving man that will be missed by all that knew him. Services will be held on Friday, March 6, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. ABBEY FUNERAL CHAPEL, 3435 North 1st Ave. Tucson, AZ. 85719
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VALENCIA, Jesus Rodriguez, 86, born in Bacadehuachi, Sonora Mexico, passed away February 27, 2015. Preceded in death by parents, Manuel and Rosenda Valencia; brothers, Patricio, Manuel Maria and Jose Mercedes Valencia and sister, Brenilda Bonillas. Survived by wife, Rosa Delia Valencia Portugal; daughters, Marisol and Veronica Valencia; son, Osvaldo Valencia; sister, Antoñia Moreno; brother, Angel Valencia. Also survived by one grandchild and numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., with Rosary recited at 9:30 am at CARRILLO'S TUCSON MORTUARY (North Chapel), 204 S. Stone Ave. Mass to follow 10:30 a.m. at St. Augustine's Cathedral. Interment at Holy Hope Cemetery. Family and friends may express their condolences by visiting www.carrillostucsonmortuary.com.
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HOWELL, Angelita Gastelum, was 97 years old, passed away February 26, 2015. She was born December 19, 1917 in Tucson, Arizona and except for a few years that she lived in Manila, Philippines, she spent her entire life in Tucson. She was born to Diego and Marina Gastelum. She was married to Harvey Howell for 56 years until his death in 2002. Angie and Harvey loved to travel, play video games (Pac Man and Tetris were their favorites) and were very involved in the Knights of Columbus and were avid readers. She loved to cook and take care of her family. Angie was very active in the Catholic faith and was a longtime member of St. Ambrose parish. She donated generously of her time as a Girl Scout leader, Boy Scout leader and was active in the FOP Auxiliary and Columbiettes. Angie and Harvey raised three children and their two oldest grandchildren. Angie was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harvey; son, Robert and her brother, Edward. Survived by brother, Diego and sister, Lydia. Also survived by daughters, Marina (George) Curtis and Teresa; grandchildren, Martin, Mara, Cynnamon (Alvaro) Arizpuru and Francesqua (Luke) May; great-grandchildren, Marley, Sebastian and Sofiya; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at CARRILLO'S TUCSON MORTUARY (Center Chapel) 240 S. Stone Ave., with a Rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. Please call Carrillo's Tucson Mortuary for funeral Mass details 622-7429. Family and friends may express their condolences by visiting www.carrillostucsonmortuary.com
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