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The Marana Mortuary Cemetery, a nearly three year old operation at 12146 W. Barnett Road in Marana, has begun offering a “green burial” option that gives meaning to the phrase “ashes to ashes and dust to dust.”
Marana Mortuary Cemetery will soon be offering green burials at their location in Marana.
Our state suffered a terrible tragedy June 30 when 19 elite firefighters lost their lives battling the Yarnell fire. It was the worst single incident loss of life for firefighters since the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
Dark monsoon clouds and gusty winds arrived as the coffin of William Warneke, one of 19 firefighters killed in fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire, was lowered into the ground at the Marana Mortuary Cemetery on July 10.
The procession for fallen hotshot William Warneke culminated at the Marana Mortuary and Cemetery.
A giant U.S. flag is flown between two fire trucks at the entrance to the Marana Mortuary and Cemetery for the funeral of William Warneke.
William Warneke, a fallen firefighter from the Granite Mountain Hotshots, is transported by a fire truck to the Marana Mortuary and Cemetery.
A large U.S. flag hangs over the roadway between ladder trucks from Northwest Fire District and Golder Ranch funeral ceremony for Granite Mountain Hotshot William Warneke at Marana Mortuary and Cemetery.
The pallbearers pass down the casket as they prepare to take the body of Granite Mountain Hotshot William Warneke to the gravesite at Marana Mortuary and Cemetery.
Fred Warneke is comforted by others following the funeral service for his brother Granite Mountain Hotshot William Warneke at Marana Mortuary and Cemetery.
On Wednesday, William Warneke, one of the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots killed in the Yarnell Hill Fire on June 30, was flown from Prescott to Marana, where he received an honorary procession and funeral service.
The fire truck carrying the body of William Warneke, one of the 19 firefighters killed in the Yarnell Hill fire, travels from the Marana Airport to the Marana Mortuary Cemetery as people pay their respects along Sanders Road.
The following information details the memorial services planned for 25-year old William Warneke, the local firefighter who was one of the 19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots who perished in the Yarnell Hill Fire on June 30.
One of the greatest things about living in a close-knit community is that when families fall on hardships, neighbors turn out to help those in need.
A pair of well-used work gloves still rest atop a bathroom sink in the Avra Valley home of firefighter William Warneke. Chunks of drywall are piled up in the bedroom corner. There are holes in the floor of the would-be master bathroom, covered only by flimsy cardboard.
The first-ever Marana Main Street Festival was held over the weekend with plenty of entrants in the bed race and plenty of fun, food and sun in the streets. Spearheaded by town staff and local business owner Teri Murphy, the event is designed to familiarize residents with an area of Marana that was once considered downtown before the introduction of Interstate 10 in the 1960s cut through the area’s development plans.
The first-ever Marana Main Street Festival is coming to the Town on April 5-7. Spearheaded by town staff and local business owner Teri Murphy, the event is designed to familiarize residents with an area of Marana that was once considered downtown before the introduction of Interstate 10 in the 1960s cut through the area’s development plans.
Doucette, Annie C. 81, of Tucson, passed away June 12, 2012. Annie was born March 5, 1931, in Van Buren Maine. She was raised in an orphanage. Family meant the world to her. Annie was a 25-year resident of Marana before moving to Tennessee for 17 years. She recently returned to Marana. Annie is survived by children, Carol & Mel Worthey of Tucson; Anna and Francisco Noriega of Red Rock; Steven & Louise Doucette of Kingman; Michael and Bernadeen Doucette of Tucson; Chuck & Brenda Doucette of Tucson; Franklin and Kim Doucette Jr. of Tennessee; Donald & Patty Doucette of Massachusetts; Bruce and Pam Doucette of New Hampshire; Mark & Patricia Doucette of Tennessee; Brian Loomis of Phoenix; Sister Madeline Shepherd of Michigan; Numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews, including a recently reunited niece Cindy Johnson of Pennsylvania. Annie is preceded by her husband Franklin A Doucette Jr., son Joseph, 3 brothers and a sister. A Memorial Service was held on Saturday, June 16, at The Living Word Baptist Church, 13526 N Sandario Rd, Marana, AZ. Arrangements by Marana Mortuary & Cemetery.
Kern, Robert (Bob) crossed the river to join his parents Chris and Maggie, Brother Donnie and Sister Irma just 3 days shy of his 80th Birthday April 27, 2012.
Jamie Hicks was born April 16, 1965 in Boulder Colo., and spent her childhood in Lake Oswego Oregon, where she graduated from Lakeridge High School. She then attended Pacific Luthern and graduated from Columbia Christian with a degree in Human Development (teaching). Teaching in Vancouver Wash. She later moved to Arizona in 2007. Jamie is survived by her parents Robert & Marilyn Hicks, and sister Heather.
Jan Lawson Honea, wife of Marana Mayor Ed Honea, died Sunday morning after a battle with cancer.
An agreement that ensures the Town of Marana would pipe Cortaro-Marana Irrigation District canals adjacent to two new quasi-public developments in Marana generated awkward moments – and strong remarks – at the May 4 town council meeting.
Over holiday, task force made 57 DUI arrests
E. Wynema Honea, an early activist for incorporation of Marana and the mother of Mayor Ed Honea, died Friday, June 5, after a fight with cancer.
Work could start in the next few months on a mortuary, crematorium and cemetery facility in Marana, according to town spokesman Rodney Campbell.