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John Washington McLean was born Dec. 9, 1922, to Washington McLean Jr. and Hortense Monlux McLean, in Los Angeles. He was the second child born to this union after his sister, Marian Hortense McLean, was born in 1921.

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Sharlotte Jean Perez, 71, formerly of Safford, passed away April 25, 2016, in Casa Grande. Sharlotte was born Dec. 7, 1944, in Wichita Falls, Texas, to William and Imogene Pounds.

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Shelby Hockersmith, of Safford, entered into rest Wednesday morning, April 27, 2016, at the John C. Lincoln Medical Center in Phoenix following injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was 26.

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Maureen M. Paiz, “Mimi,” 97, formerly of Santa Fe, N.M., went home to be with the Lord at her daughter’s home in Clifton on April 6, 2016.

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Retired U.S. Army SFC Arturo Loya “Casta” Castañeda, 87, of Fayetteville, N.C., peacefully entered into eternal rest Thursday, April 14, 2016, following a brief, serious illness.

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Bradford Dow Johnson, 93, passed away April 20, 2016, at his home in Morristown. Brad was born Sept. 9, 1922, in Clifton.

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The family of Charles (Chuck) Gilbert, the cook at Brick’s and Manor House, will have a celebration of his life Saturday, April 30, from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., at 1655 W. Sun Flower Meadow Lane, in Safford.

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Diane Herrera, a resident of Glendale and formerly of Duncan, peacefully entered into eternal rest Saturday morning, April 23, 2016, at the North Mountain Rehabilitation and Medical Center in Phoenix. She was 57.

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Gerardo Garcia, 59, of Safford, passed away Sunday, April 17, 2016. Gerardo was born April 22, 1956, in Las Cruces, N.M., to Gerardo and Sofia Garcia.

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Erma Lerlene Paxton Rivas, 56, of Safford, passed away at 6:58 a.m., Tuesday, April 19, 2016, in Surprise. She was born March 1, 1960, in Safford, to Billy Dewain and Erma Charlene Paxton.

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Leo Ken Hendrickson, 88, of Sheldon, entered into eternal life Thursday evening, April 21, 2016, at his residence, with his wife, Annetta, and their children at his bedside.

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Paul Brown Bruce, 74, of Pima, went to be with his Lord and Savior on April 6, 2016, at 8:44 a.m., in Mesa.

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Paula Sue Curtis (Winsor) passed away surrounded by family at Mount Graham Regional Medical Center on April 15, 2016. She was 62.

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Bryan Ortiz, of Safford, entered into rest Sunday, April 10, 2016. He was 25.

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Numberta “Honey” Roman, 88, of Clifton, passed away April 14, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. Honey was born June 1, 1927, in Morenci to Francisco and Petra Gonzalez.

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Funeral services for Nicholas Evan Thompson, a resident of Pima, will be conducted Friday afternoon, April 22, 2016, at 2 p.m., at the Pima LDS Chapel by Bishop Mike Brown, of the Pima Fourth Ward. Concluding services with military honors conferred by the Gila Valley Veterans Honor Guard wil…

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Jay Winans, 72, entered eternal life April 12, 2016, at his home in Thatcher. He was born in Morenci on June 27, 1943, to Tom and Hedy Mae Winans, who owned and managed the Western Tavern in Clifton since 1943 until he passed away in 1962, then Hedy Mae managed it until she sold it and bough…

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Charles Edward Gilbert, 47, of Safford, entered into eternal life Saturday evening, April 16, 2016, at his residence, with his loving family at his bedside.

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Carmen Baca, 61, of Pima, entered into rest Tuesday, April 12, 2016, in Phoenix. She was born Feb. 15, 1955, in Mercedes, Texas, to Thomas and Felipa Martinez.

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Ryan Clayton Barnes, 29, of Safford, passed away April 9, 2016. Ryan was born April 12, 1986, in Safford to Diane Lacy, of Pima, and Clayton Barnes, of Safford.