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Beth Mundell and Mayor Christian Price, center, cut the ribbon for the new Rockstar Cheer location in 2017.

MARICOPA — Beth Mundell, the owner of Rockstar Arizona Cheer, Tumbling and Dance, is remembered by many in the community as a great teacher as well as a friend.

Mundell, also a former cheerleading coach at Maricopa High School, died on Saturday. Her vigil is at 7 p.m. on Saturday at Copper Sky Regional Park. Rockstar has also announced that it will be creating a cheer scholarship in her memory.

“To members of the Beth Mundell family and to all of the Maricopa Family that knew her, may you be comforted during this difficult time,” he said. “She will be greatly missed. Her story was special and she influenced and encouraged countless young women & men.”

Price said he wouldn’t stop working on getting her the “fervently requested ice cream shop on the south side of Maricopa.”

“I know you’ll be watching and cheering us on,” he said. “To me you’ll always be a Rockstar of business, dedication and friendship in Maricopa! #MaricopaGrit #bestBethMundellEVER.”

He posted a photo with Mundell by photographer Howard Waggner of a ribbon cutting saying, “for some reason I’ve never forgotten this day/event, perhaps now I know why.”

Some people commented about naming the second high school Mundell High School or maybe the gymnasium in honor of her contributions to local cheer and dance students.

“I am honored and blessed to have known Beth Hendricks Mundell,” he said. “She was truly a blessing in my life and I will miss her. Rest in Peace my Friend.”

Since 2011, Rockstar Cheer has been a source of pride in Maricopa for those who love to do cheerleading, gymnastics and tumbling. It used to be Fyrestorm before changing to the current name in 2017.

It’s a national award winning all-star sports camp and training facility according to the website. It offers services from 2 years old to adult and various levels of classes and different types.

Since 2015, it has worked with many schools and programs in Arizona.

Just this year, Rockstar won first place at the All Star World Championships, bringing glory to the team of local kids Mundell knew could be champions.

“To watch them walk on that stage was incredible,” she said in June after the win. “I had four graduating seniors this year, and some have been with me for almost the entire 10 years. To give them that (win) as their graduating piece — I was just in tears.”

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Kimlye Stager covers Maricopa and the surrounding area for PinalCentral, including city, education, business, crime and more. She can be reached at kstager@pinalcentral.com.

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