Obituaries

Douglas Payton
B: 1948-04-12
D: 2019-02-21
View Details
Payton, Douglas
Una Mathison
B: 1925-01-23
D: 2019-02-19
View Details
Mathison, Una
Patricia Schulz
B: 1933-03-17
D: 2019-02-18
View Details
Schulz, Patricia
Jack Fry
B: 1933-02-08
D: 2019-02-16
View Details
Fry, Jack
Beverly Patton
B: 1942-01-27
D: 2019-02-16
View Details
Patton, Beverly
Viola Ward
B: 1930-03-29
D: 2019-02-16
View Details
Ward, Viola
Theodore Cameron
B: 1944-06-25
D: 2019-02-16
View Details
Cameron, Theodore
Michael Matthews
B: 1966-03-29
D: 2019-02-15
View Details
Matthews, Michael
Marko Bracic
B: 1945-09-20
D: 2019-02-14
View Details
Bracic, Marko
Barbara Elazari
B: 1944-08-01
D: 2019-02-14
View Details
Elazari, Barbara
Donald Phillips
B: 1928-06-01
D: 2019-02-14
View Details
Phillips, Donald
Dorothy Jackett
B: 1936-04-01
D: 2019-02-13
View Details
Jackett, Dorothy
Marna Jones
B: 1939-12-08
D: 2019-02-13
View Details
Jones, Marna
John Grudzien
B: 1926-09-20
D: 2019-02-12
View Details
Grudzien, John
Linda Swanson
B: 1946-04-05
D: 2019-02-12
View Details
Swanson, Linda
John Grudzien
B: 1926-09-20
D: 2019-02-12
View Details
Grudzien, John
Robert Fesmier
B: 1938-05-20
D: 2019-02-12
View Details
Fesmier, Robert
John Zolnarchik
B: 1928-01-16
D: 2019-02-12
View Details
Zolnarchik, John
Kathy Combs
B: 1951-10-26
D: 2019-02-11
View Details
Combs, Kathy
Janet Earhart
B: 1950-02-02
D: 2019-02-11
View Details
Earhart, Janet
William Ward
B: 1927-01-09
D: 2019-02-10
View Details
Ward, William

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
9850 West Thunderbird Road
SUN CITY, AZ 85351
Phone: (623) 875-7500
Fax: (623) 875-7501

Immediate Need

If you have immediate need of our services, we're available for you 24 hours a day.

Obituaries & Tributes

It is not always possible to pay respects in person, so we hope that this small token will help.

Pre-Arrangement

A gift to your family, sparing them hard decisions at an emotional time.

Online Urn Store

Browse our selection of Urns and Keepsakes

When Cremation is Preferred

Cremation has been a part of the human experience for a very long time, and is the preferred method of caring for a loved one in many parts of the world.

While we could recite statistics on the rising popularity of cremation in North America and other nations, they really won’t mean very much to you. After all, who picks cremation just because everyone else is doing so?

People choose cremation because they believe it to be the right choice for them. It’s as deeply personal of a decision as that of selecting burial. The decision could be based on:

  • Financial Challenges. The cost of direct cremation with no funeral or memorial service is often ¼ that of a traditional burial. This simple fact is often all it takes for a family to make the cremation decision; however we firmly believe that there is great value in bringing family and friends together for a remembrance service – value which exceed mere cost.
     
  • The Desire for Simplicity. There is nothing simpler than a direct cremation, where the body is transferred straight to the crematory and everything is done within hours of completing the necessary paperwork.
     
  • The Need for Flexibility. A memorial service after a direct cremation can be arranged at a time that's convenient for family members. There is no rush to put together a ceremony which many in the circle can’t attend due to time or financial constraints.
     
  • The Intention to More Fully Commemorate a Loved One. A service can be planned for weeks, even months, after the cremation. This means more people can get involved and there’s plenty of time to gather meaningful scriptural passages, poetry, literary quotes, music, photos and videos.

If any of those reasons ring true for you and your family, then cremation may be the perfect alternative for your loved one.
 

Decisions You Must Make When Choosing Cremation

  • Who will perform the cremation?
  • Should you purchase an urn?
  • What kind of remembrance ceremony would you like to have?
  • What will you do with the cremated remains?

You may wish to keep the remains at your home for a time, until you feel ready to let go of them, or when all family members can be present for a scattering ceremony.

Our professional Funeral Directors can advise you on unique ways to memorialize a loved one using the cremated remains, including the creation of art glass objects. We also offer a wide selection of cremation keepsake jewelry.

We can also recommend firms in the area that specialize in scattering the cremated remains at sea, or in the air.

Call us today to explore cremation options, and the many creative ways you can memorialize a loved one either before, or after, the cremation has occurred.