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Jean L. Moore, 84, of Phx, AZ passed away Thurs, Feb 20, 2014. Jean was born in 1929 in Texas to James and Erskine Moore. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Ruth Moore; daughters, Brenda Crosland and Peggy Macak; son, Thomas Moore, sister, Jackie Kucera, eight grandkids and 18 great-grandkids. He was preceded in death by his two sons, Ted and Jerry Moore, sister, Geneva Robison and brother, Jimmy Moore. Jean adored his family and had many passions in his life including being a member and Worshipful Master of the Masonic Lodge #2, IBEW Local 266, and Camelback Church of Christ. Visitation will be at 9:00 a.m. on Wed, Feb 26, 2014, with funeral to follow at 10:00 a.m. at Camelback Church of Christ, 5225 E. Camelback Rd, Phx, AZ 85018. Burial will be at East Resthaven Park Cemetery, 4310 E Southern, Phx, AZ. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Copper Basin Bible Camp c/o Camelback Church of Christ or Shriner's Children's Hospital. Please visit for online condolences
Friar, E.C. "Sid" (Edmond Clarence)
Passed away February 2, 2014. Born April 12, 1929 in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, he was a beloved son, brother, father and grandfather. Sid enjoyed a full, rich, accomplished life. His family moved to Phoenix in 1942. He attended Phoenix Union High School and married Myda Jane Rodgers on December 9, 1947. At an early age, he went to work for Salt River Project as an entry level Zanjero. He became involved in many civic organizations and Camelback Church of Christ. He became a Mason, a member of Toastmasters, Sky Harbor Kiwanis Club and served on the board of the Arizona Foundation for Blind Children. He discovered the growing credit union movement in the 1970's and became involved with Salt River Project's credit union. Funeral services are to be held at Messinger Indian School Mortuary 7601 E. Indian School Rd. Scottsdale, on Saturday February 8th at 11 a.m. with a visitation one hour prior.
Samuel Newton Leabo, 89, of Phoenix, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 22, 2013.
Sam served in the U.S. Navy as 1st Class Machinist Mate during WWII. He retired from Naumann Hobbs Material Handling Systems after 35 years. As the first and only Chief of Phoenix Police Reserves, Sam served proudly for 13 years. He served as Lieutenant Governor of the Optimist Club. Sam was a hardworking man who excelled at everything he did in life. Past Master of Sahuaro Lodge #45 and Lodge #2, Sam also received the Honor of Mason of the Year and the Lifetime Recognition Award. He was also a member of the Scottish Rite and York Rite. Sam belonged to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 9400.
Sam was preceded in death by his high school sweetheart and love of his life, his wife, Mary “Snookie” Francis Leabo, whom he was married to for 56 years. Also, preceded by his brother, Lloyd Leabo.
He is survived by his three children, Larry (Dianne) Leabo, Gary (Patti) Leabo and Susan (Donald) Leabo Lockhart; his brothers, Clarence Junior Leabo and Virgil “Pete” Leabo; and his loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Services were held on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, at Hansen Mortuary, Phoenix.
Mr. Leabo was buried at National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, also in Pheonix.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Masonic Lodge, Sahuaro Lodge #45 or Lodge #2 or the Phoenix Police Reserves.
Larry Edward Ryerson, 73, of Mesa, died Tuesday September 24, 2013. He was born to the late Dorothy Maxine Strong and Jesse Edward Ryerson, Jan. 4, 1940, in Oelwein, IA. Larry graduated in 1958 from Natrona County High School in Casper, WY. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Lorene Abbott Ryerson, whom he married in 1980. Larry was an insurance agent for over 40 years, specializing in commercial insurance for Auto and RV dealers. He helped found the Arizona RV Dealers Association and served as a board member. Always active in business and the community, Larry was the founder and charter president of the Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce, Fountain Hills, AZ. Passionate about flying, he earned his private pilot license in 1991 and was an avid aviator. Larry was raised to Master Mason in Arizona Lodge No. 2 F. & A. M. in 1993 and served as Worshipful Master in 1998. He also was a member of Phoenix York Rite. He joined the Phoenix El Zaribah Shrine to help support the Shriners Children's Hospitals. His unit, the Flying Fez Air Patrol, gave airplane rides to raise funds for the transportation fund of the hospital.A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, October 19, 2013 at the Masonic Temple (Arizona Lodge No. 2), 345 W. Monroe St. Phoenix, AZ. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Shriners Children's Hospitals.
Victor R.Hicks, 64, of Phoenix passed away on 10/07/2013. He was a successful tradesman and business owner for over four decades. Living his life as an avid outdoorsman. Pursuing life with family values and conviction. Victor didn't tell you how to live; he lived, and let you watch him do it... He married the late Arlene Kay Hicks on October 11, 1968. He was a loving Father to Robert Victor and Randi Lee Hicks and Grandfather to Adrian, Canon, and Charlotte. Family and friends, please join us for celebration of life at Paradise Hills Assembly of God, 11am Wednesday, October 16, 2013.