In Passing – July 2014

Kevin Mark Sellers

Kevin Mark Sellers, 55, was born to Eleanor and Michael Sellers on November 19, 1958 in Oxnard, California and passed away on April 4, 2014 in Sun Lakes, Arizona after a courageous year-long battle with cancer.

Kevin spent his early years in Simi Valley, California; later moved to Las Vegas, Nevada and on to Sun Lakes in 2008. Kevin graduated from Royal High School in Simi Valley and spent his career plumbing custom pools and his passion was troubleshooting plumbing challenges. Kevin loved Ironwood’s Team Trivia, golf and the time he spent with his parents, son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter, Jake, Jina and Jazelle Sellers of Texas. Kevin is known as living by the “first rule…there are no rules” and doing it his way.

A Celebration of Life service was held for Kevin on Thursday, April 17 at Praise & Worship Center, Chandler, AZ, with burial following on Friday, April 18 at Valley of the Sun Cemetery. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers donations be made in Kevin’s name to Praise & Worship Center.

The Sellers Family wishes to extend a thank you for the compassion and caring extended to Kevin by Dr. Xuan Nguyen, Dermatologist/Internist, Maricopa Integrated Health and Pastor Mark Dippre of Praise & Worship Center. A special thank you to Jennifer and others at Garcia’s Restaurant for their help with the reception held in Kevin’s honor.

Kevin was predeceased by his brother Keith of Thousand Oaks, California; grandparents, Arthur and Edith Devor of Clinton, Minnesota; Mary Kirby of Vista, California and is survived by parents Michael and Eleanor Sellers, sisters Pamela Perry and Sheila Sellers; and his aunt Bea Whitney, all of Sun Lakes, AZ.

Marian Theresa Spaeth

Marian Theresa Spaeth

1926 – 2014

Marian Theresa Spaeth of Sun Lakes, Arizona passed away on April 4, 2014, in the loving care of her daughter Jo Lynn in Colleyville, Texas. She was born in 1926 to Stella (Cesarz) and Joseph F. Stasiak. As a young girl, she loved to ice skate, go to hockey games and to the beach with her sister when their Dad could take them. As a teen-ager she loved to go dancing with her girlfriends at the Butterfly Ballroom in Springfield, Massachusetts, which is where she met Carl two weeks before Christmas in 1943. Marian was married for 63 years to her beloved husband Carl Delmar Spaeth who left this earth in 2007. Carl and Marian met while he was an aviation cadet in pilot training in Massachusetts in 1943. She devoted her life to helping others, first and foremost her family and later in life she became a Registered Nurse and worked until she retired in the late 1980’s. She is survived by her loving children Richard, Jo Lynn (Dennis) Golden and Meredith (Frank) Metzger. Marian is also survived by six dear grandchildren, Leslie Ann (Lee) Osborne, Christopher (Adi) Spaeth, Michael (Brianne) Spaeth, Amy (Ian) McHardy, Frank (Kelly) Metzger, Stephanie (Jason) Kopel; and five precious great-grandchildren, Lillian, Luke, Zayden, Abigail and Eleanor. She is already missed terribly by her family and all of her wonderful friends from Sun Lakes and the East Valley. Not only has this world lost a beautiful soul but it will never again experience some truly unmatched recipes for her apple pie, pierogi, golumpki, and the most amazing cinnamon rolls ever made. Marian and Carl are dancing in heaven to their favorite song, Always.

A ‘Celebration of Life – Honoring Marian Theresa Spaeth (1926-2014)’ was held in Sun Lakes on June 14, 2014 at the Cottonwood Country Club. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the American Lung Association or the American Heart Association.