Gale MacDougall

PHOENIX — Gale Oban MacDougall, 68, of Phoenix and a former resident of Florence, died on Sept. 30, 2021, in Phoenix.

Mr. MacDougall was born in Coulee Dam, Washington, to Alan and Elizabeth (Farren) MacDougall. He enlisted in the Navy and served from 1972 to 1987 before being honorably discharged. After working for a few different companies, he started a business in San Diego. He married, had three children and later divorced.

He later met Karen Crocker, and they married in June 2009. He introduced her to his love of Jeepin’ and he was a member of Tierra del Sol Jeep Club in San Diego for more than 35 years. He and his wife enjoyed traveling, took multiple cruises and visited numerous countries. He was a lifetime member of Gila Valley Masonic Lodge 9 in Florence, El Zaribah Shriners in Phoenix and Scottish Rite in San Diego. He was also the Pinal County coordinator for the Red Cross, Disaster Action Team supervisor and was recently awarded a 20-year pin from the Arizona Red Cross.

He is survived by his wife of 12 years; a brother, Alan MacDougall; three adult children, Jeremy, Meredith and Zachary; and 12 grandchildren.

Memorial service at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 28, at El Zaribah Shrine Temple, 552 N. 40th St. in Phoenix. Committal service with military honors on Monday, Nov. 29. Arrive at 11:45 a.m. at Green Acres Mortuary, 5830 W. Missouri Ave. in Glendale. Patriot Guard Riders will escort attendees to National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Road in Phoenix, for 1 p.m. service.

Contributions may be made in his memory to Shriners Hospital for Children.

Daniel Valles

RENO, Nev. — Daniel Myquin Valles, 56, died on Nov. 9, 2021, in Reno South Meadows Medical Center of Stage 4 cancer, surrounded by his wife, children and grandchildren.

Mr. Valles was born on Jan. 19, 1965, in Florence and was a son of Cecilia Valles and Mario Garcia Sr. He was raised by his maternal grandparents, Cecilio and Carmen Valles, lifelong residents of Coolidge. He attended Kenilworth and Coolidge schools until 1979, when the family moved to San Jose, California. There he attended Peter Burnett School and San Jose High School, Class of 1983, receiving honors in sports.

He loved sports and was a diehard Dallas Cowboys fan. He lived a good life with his family. He and his wife were Civil Service workers, and their jobs took them from San Jose to Sacramento, California, Guam and Colorado Springs air force bases and Tucson and Reno VA hospitals. He loved carpentry and was a collector of music, but most of all he was devoted to his family.

Survivors include the love of his life, his wife Marie Siguenza-Valles; three daughters and a son, Daniella Valles-Rosario, Asiana Valles, Natalie Valles and Eliano Valles; his aunt and uncle who helped raise him, Mary and Benny Valles of California; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and maternal grandparents.

Private service.

Simple Cremation in charge of arrangements.


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