Luzetta Stranford Malene

| June 1, 2018

Luzetta Stranford Malene passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on February 28, 2018, in Tucson, Arizona.

She was born on February 28, 1916, in Grove City, Pennsylvania. Luzetta moved to Scottsdale, Arizona in 1960 with her husband and five children. Prescott, Arizona later became her home with husband Henry Malene from 1981 to 2005. Henry preceded her in death on May 8, 2006.

Shortly thereafter, Luzetta relocated to Tucson, Arizona at the home of her daughter Dr. Norma Kastre.

Luzetta is survived by five children: Ann and Dennis Riggins from Wichita, Kansas; Dr. Norma Kastre, from Tucson, Ruth Malene from Phoenix, Henrietta and Dean De’Ora from Yorba Linda, California, and Dr. Stephen Malene from Aiken, South Carolina. She was called “Grandma Lu” by four grandchildren: Dr. Tammy Kastre and Helen Moreno, of Tucson, Dr. Michele Riggins and husband Brett Scripsick of Wichita, Kansas, Kenneth De’Ora of Salem Oregon, and Christine and Kevin Marshall of Rancho Cucamonga, California. Luzetta also enjoyed three great-grandchildren, Samantha Scripsick, James Scripsick, and Kayden Marshall.

Luzetta enjoyed reading, knitting, bridge, and crossword puzzles. She was a fan of the Diamondbacks baseball team, and television show,” Dancing with the Stars”.

A funeral service will be conducted at Morrison Funeral Home on June 8th, 2018 at 11:00 a.m., with the Rev. Byron K. Myers officiating.

Luzetta will be buried beside her husband on this date, which is their wedding anniversary date.

Interment will be in Rockland Cemetery.


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