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September 2023 – This list is compiled from the records of both Lamont Mortuary and Bulman Miles Funeral Home for deaths in Globe and Miami. Obituaries have been edited. Complete details can be found at: (LM: Lamont Mortuary, BF: Bulman Miles Funeral Home)

ERIC DANNAL MOORE, April 30, 1992 – September 27, 2023, age 31, of Globe, passed away at Banner Gateway Medical Center. Erick worked as a maintenance mechanic in the mines. (LM)

PATRICIA CAROL MARTINDALE, February 24, 1951 – September 26, 2023, age 72, passed away at Banner Baywood Medical Center in Mesa. (LM)

DANIEL SYDNEY FILIP, February 9, 1966 – September 26, 2023, age 57, passed away. He was originally from Janesville, Wisconsin. (LM)

INFANT KENDALL ROSE PADILLA, September 20, 2023 – September 26, 2023, passed away at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. (LM)

ROSA LEE HORN, June 17, 1939 – September 24, 2023, age 84, of Roosevelt, passed away. Rosa Lee taught kindergarten in the Miami School District for 27 years. She was originally from Gila Bend. (LM)

DIANE PHYLIAS MILLER, January 16, 1944 – September 24, 2023, age 79, passed away. Diane was an active member of the Cobre Valley Women’s Club, the Gila County Historical Society, the Cobre Valley Center for the Arts, the Cobre Valley Players, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, and the Tops Club. (LM)

MARY LOU HUFFAKER, October 29, 1937 – September 23, 2023, age 85, of Globe, passed away at Heritage Health Care Center in Globe. Mary was originally from Jamestown, North Dakota. (LM)

THOMAS ANTHONY LEE VINES, January 31, 1992 – September 23, 2023, age 31, of Globe, passed away at his home. Thomas worked in mining. (LM)

STEPHEN SKYLER ABRAHAM VINES, September 24, 1995 – September 23, 2023, age 27, of Globe, passed away at his home. Stevie worked in retail and agriculture. (LM)

PAYSHA WYNETTA GORDON, May 7, 2003 – September 21, 2023, age 20, of San Carlos, passed away at Banner-University Medical Center in Phoenix. She was a student. (LM)

KEVIN WAYNE ELTHIE, May 8, 1986 – September 17, 2023, age 37, of San Carlos, passed away at Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix. He worked as a self-employed laborer. (LM)

PAUL COTA LICANO, November 21, 1936 – September 16, 2023, age 86, passed away at his home. He served in the US Air Force for 10 years and then in the Arizona National Guard for 23 years. He also worked for Cities Services-Pinto Valley Copper Company for 13 years and for Arizona Emergency Management for 15 years, and served as the vice mayor of Miami. (LM)

WILMA ROSETTA HAUGHT, October 25, 1933 – September 15, 2023, age 89, passed away. (BM)

VERONICA PATRICIA CADUE, July 9, 1936 – September 15, 2023, age 87, of San Carlos, passed away at CVRMC. (LM)

CONSUELO PENA CURIEL, June 9, 2028 – September 14, 2023, age 95, of Miami, passed away in Tucson. Consuelo worked at the Gomez Tortilla Factory and later in the cafeteria at Miami High School. (LM)

SALLY FLORES SANDOVAL, January 22, 1934 – September 13, 2023, age 89, passed away at her home. Sally was Activities Coordinator at Gila General Hospital’s Long-Term Care Unit for 19 years and for a further four years at Heritage Health Care. She worked in Cobre Valley Community Hospital’s Physical Therapy Department, until she retired in 2002. (LM)

BERTHA JEAN RUSTIN-TSOSIE, July 18, 1964 – September 12, 2023, age 59, of San Carlos, passed away at her home. She worked as a game ranger for the San Carlos Apache Tribe. (LM)

ARTHUR WAYNE MCINTYRE SR., July 21, 1941 – September 11, 2023, age 82, of Globe, passed away at his home. Art worked for Inspiration Consolidated Copper for many years as a security guard at the main gate. He retired from Freeport McMoRan as a chemist at the rod plant. (LM)

ROBERT GARCIA, August 14, 1950 – September 7, 2023, age 73, of San Carlos, passed away in San Carlos. (LM)

BARRY DEE CASON SR., February 1, 1938 – September 5, 2023, age 85, passed away. Barry started working at age 10 as a cowboy and retired in 1993 from Cyprus. He also worked for a railroad as a welder and owned several gas stations in Tucson and Show Low. (BM)

LOUIS E. VALDEZ, June 23, 1946 – September 5, 2023, age 77, of Hayden, passed away. Louie started working at age 11 as a golf caddy and worked for Kennecott/ASARCO for 37 years. He served in the Vietnam War. (BM)

ROSEMARY CASTANEDA, November 1, 1943 – September 4, 2023, age 79, of Miami, passed away. Rosie was active in community service, winning a national award for her service in the greater Cobre Valley community. She was president of the school board, mayor and council member in Miami, and a founding member of Miami Genesis. She retired as manager of Bank of the West. (LM)

SHIRLEY MAE DAWSON, January 1, 1944 – September 3, 2023, age 79, passed away. Shirley established Gila County Developmental Center, taught at Globe High School and Copper Rim, and served on the Globe School Board, including as president. She also owned and operated Better Life Center and Fly-Away Travel Agency. She was elected to the Board of Supervisors and served as its first chairwoman. (LM)

INFANT LOVELEIGH JAYDE SHAFFER, August 12, 2023 – September 3, 2023, passed away. LoveLeigh was born with Trisomy 18. (BM)

LOLITA ANN GARCIA, December 14, 1952 – September 2, 2023, age 70, of Bylas, passed away at San Carlos Apache Healthcare in Peridot. She worked as a certified nursing assistant and as a seasonal firefighter. (LM)

CHRISTOPHER C. RABAGO, May 3, 1970 – September 2, 2023, age 53, passed away. (BM)

NORA M. ARBIZO, June 29, 1945 – September 1, 2023, age 78, of Hayden, passed away at her home. (BM)

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