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Date: Saturday, 12 December 2015, at 10:09 p.m.

William Andrew “Bill” Beaulieu
Bill Beaulieu, 82, an Arizona resident
since 1927 and active leader and
shopping center developer in the
Apache Junction community, went
home to be with his Lord and Savior,
Jesus Christ, on Sept. 15, 2005,
in his home looking out on the magnificent
Superstition Mountains. A
beloved husband, father, grandfather
and great-grandfather, Bill, with
his wife, Lucille “Lu” Beaulieu,
made a huge contribution to
Apache Junction by developing
the Arroyo Hermoso Shopping
Center, 350 W. Superstition Blvd.
His pride and joy, Bill spent the
past 18 years of his life personally
managing and taking care of his
tenants and the shopping center
grounds, always bringing his generosity
and sense of humor to his
daily interactions with partners,
tenants and friends alike. Born Dec.
30, 1922 in Hyde Park, Mass., Bill’s
parents moved to Arizona when he
was five years old. He grew up in
Phoenix during the Great Depression,
attending school and delivering
newspapers to earn money for
groceries. He served for four years
as a radioman first class in the U.S.
Navy during WWII, then returned
to attend Arizona Teacher’s College
(now ASU), where he met his
wife-to-be, Lucille Andrews. He
graduated from ASU with
Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees
and worked as a school psychologist
in the Creighton Elementary
School District, Phoenix, before retiring
and moving to Apache Junction
in 1978. Always a real estate
investment enthusiast, Bill took up
his passion full time, creating architecturally
beautiful centers
where none had previously stood.
Bill enjoyed spending time with his
family and friends, caring for the
trees and plants on his 3.5 acre
home site, and listening to classical
and country music with his beloved
wife, Lu. His dogs, Bruno and
Star, were always at his side. He is
survived by his wife of 58 years,
Lucille; his children, John and his
wife Paula; Cynthia Searcy and her
husband Mike; Andrea and
Roxane; seven grandchildren and
seven great-grandchildren with two
on the way. In his parting days, he
said everything he did in his life
was “to give you kids freedom,”
and that experiencing his family’s
profound love during his illness
“made this all worth it.” Known as
“the great philosopher,” he was an
inspiration and blessing to his family
and friends. He is deeply loved,
and will be greatly missed. A visitation
is scheduled for Sept. 20
from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., and services
celebrating his life Sept. 21, 2005,
at 10:00 a.m., at Mountain View
Memorial Gardens, 7900 E. Main
Street, Mesa, Ariz. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made in
honor of Bill Beaulieu, Banner Gardens
Hospice House, 7231 E.
Broadway Road, Mesa, Ariz.,
85208.

Kenneth F. Besowshek
Kenneth F. Besowshek, 67, of
Mesa, Arizona passed away Sunday,
September 11, 2005. Mr.
Besowshek, a truck driver, was born
in Chicago, Illinois. Services will be
held out of state. Apache Junction
Mortuary handled the arrangements.

Timothy Allen Clark, Sr.
Timothy Allen Clark, of Apache
Junction, passed away Tuesday,
September 6, 2005 in Phoenix, Arizona.
Mr. Clark, a golf maintenance
worker was born in Salt Lake City,
Utah. Apache Junction Mortuary
handled the arrangements.

Jeanette E. Sheraden
Jeanette E. Sheraden, 81, of
Apache Junction, passed away
Saturday, September 3, 2005. Mrs.
Sheraden, a waitress was born in
Chicago, Illinois. Apache Junction
Mortuary handled the arrangements.

Irene Talbott
Irene Talbott, 68, of Apache Junction
passed away on Tuesday, September
6, 2005. Mrs. Talbot is survived
by son Frank “Rusty” Talbot;
daughter-in-law Josie; grandson
Harrison; sisters Mary
Valenzuela, Clara Ybarra, Armida
Anderson, Naomi Tucker and their
respective husbands; 4 nieces; 5
nephews; 4 grandnieces and 5
grandnephews. A memorial service
was held on September 10, 2005.

Vernon S. Whaley
Vernon S. Whaley, 90 of Apache
Junction passed away on Tuesday
September 13, 2005. Mr. Whaley
was a custodian in Sioux City, IA
and is survived by his wife Wilma
and three sons Vernon, Robert and
Fred, nine grandchildren and 13
great-children. A memorial service
will be held at East Valley Worship
Center at 10:00 am on September
19, 2005. Apache Junction Mortuary
handled the arrangements.

LeRoy Leighton
September 17, 1926- August 20, 2005
He was born in El Paso, Texas. He
served in the military from 1945-
1947. All of his children were born
in Albuquerque, NM where he
worked for finance companies and
later in the car business as a salesman.
He moved his family to
Scottsdale, AZ in 1969 and opened
his own car lot. When he retired,
he was a security guard in Mesa
and Chandler. His hobbies included
boating and golfing. He was a member
of the East Valley Single Golfers
Club, in which he helped to
form. He passed away Saturday,
August 20, 2005 at his home.
Services were held on Saturday,
August 27, at the Church at the
Mount, at Goldfield Ghost Town.
In attendance were all seven of his
children, sons Jim and Rodney
Leighton, daughters Deedra
White, Denise Jones, Terri
Verdeckberg, Lou Ann Schoose
and Pam McClelland, sons-in-law
Robert Schoose, David
Verdeckberg and Greg McClelland,
daughters-in-law Ruth Leighton
and Xan Leighton, brother Fred,
niece Stacy, 17 grandchildren, 2
great-grandchildren and many
friends. He was well liked and loved
by many. May he rest in peace.
Special thanks to Reverend Jones
and his family for the beautiful services
they provided. Special thanks
to Honor Guards Ron Eagle and
Joseph X. Sammarco Sr., Grand
Canyon Chapter 187-ARCT for the
excellent ceremony and flag presentation.
Thank you Moe Russell, T.A.,
Heather and Cindy at the Mammoth
Steak House & Saloon for the pleasant
reception and excellent service.

George Aaron Fagin
George Aaron Fagin, 91, of Apache
Junction, passed away Wednesday,
August 31, 2005. Mr. Fagin was
a retired cavalry man of the Texas
National Guard, and of the United
States Navy. Mr. Fagin was stationed
at Pearl Harbor in the 1930’s
his ship was out to sea when the
bombing started. He participated
in the Doolittle raid, he was then
transferred to the Atlantic theater,
where he participated in 6 invasions,
including North Africa, Sicily
and Italy. He was appointed
prizemaster of Admiral Donitz’
yacht, which he sailed to
Bremerhaven, Germany at the end
of the war. When he left the Navy
in 1948 he became owner of a logging
company in the Pacific Northwest.
He then moved to Colorado
Springs, CO and became an entrepreneur.
He was an accomplished
trumpet soloist for an orchestra in
Dallas, TX., and later served as a
bugler in the cavalry. As a boxer he
won the Texas State Championship
Golden Gloves and fought for the
Asiatic Fleet championship as a
featherweight in 1936. He was preceded
in death by brothers Edwin
and Stephen, and wife Ethel
(Wohlgehagen) Fagin. Mr. Fagin is
survived by daughter Barbara
Davis of Corvallis, OR. and Nancy
Marshall of Anchorage, Alaska,
son George Fagin of Corvallis, OR.,
10 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren
and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

Donald L. Mahar
Donald L. Mahar, 91, of Apache
Junction, passed away Tuesday,
August 30, 2005. Mr. Mahar a government
meat inspector was born
in Lexington, NE. He is survived
by his wife Juanita, daughters
Delpha, Donna and Darlene, sons
Dennis and Darryl, stepsons Gerald
and Michael, sisters Lorraine,
Geneive and Doris, 16 grandchildren
and 18 great-grandchildren.
Apache Junction Mortuary
handled the arrangements.

Concha V. Orona
Concha V. Orona, 77, of Apache
Junction, Arizona, passed away
Monday, August 29,2005. Mrs.
Orona, a homemaker, was born in
Fort Worth, TX. She is survived
by daughters Jo Flowers, Sallie
Cardoza, Rose Wilburn and Gloria
Wells, sons Richard, David and
Augustine Orona, sisters Heneritta
Perales and Rita Sauceda, brothers
Jesse and Johnny Vasquez, 13
grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren.
Visitations were September
2, 2005 at Apache Junction Mortuary.
Services were held September
3, 2005 at St. Georges Catholic
church. Memorials to St. George’s
Catholic Church Memorial Fund.
Apache Junction Mortuary
handled the arrangements.

Marjorie Webster
Marjorie Webster, 86, of Apache
Junction, Arizona, passed away
Friday, August 26, 2005. Mrs.
Webster, a key punch operator, was
born in Baltimore, MD. She is survived
by her husband John, daughter
Diana Bolton, 2 grandchildren,
and 3 great-grandchildren. Apache
Junction Mortuary handled the arrangements.

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