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Obituary: Marie A. Rohrbacher

Mrs. Rohrbacher

Mrs. Rohrbacher

Marie A. Rohrbacher, 82, died peacefully on Mon., Nov. 10, 2008. Marie was a native of Phoenix and was the granddaughter of Joseph Geare, who owned the Central Avenue Dairy.

Marie graduated from St. Mary's High School and later married Elmer Rohrbacher. She and Elmer raised 10 children, Joanne (Sam) Springer, Corinne (Jerry) McCafferty, Tom (Monique) Rohrbacher, Mary (Bo) Walther, Sally Wetten, Greg (Dyan) Rohrbacher, Kathy (David) Duhl, Elaine (Tom) Turner, Fred Rohrbacher and Irene (John) Raniseski. They had 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Marie and Elmer were married 59 years before Elmer passed in 2005.

A celebration mass will be 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 17, 2008, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 150 Fleury St., Prescott. The family requests donations to St. Vincent de Paul Society, 120 Summit St., Prescott, AZ 86301.

Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home assisted the family with final arrangements. Log onto www.ruffnerwakelin.com to sign Marie's guestbook and share a memory with the family.

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