Parents Of Murdered Children, Inc. VALLEY OF THE SUN CHAPTER

Parents Of Murdered Children, Inc.
VALLEY OF THE SUN CHAPTER
“For the Families & Friends of those who have died by violence”
19620 North 38th Avenue, Glendale AZ 85308-2215
Chapter Phone: (602) 254-8818 Chapter E-mail: [email protected]
* National Organization of Parents Of Murdered Children, Inc. (POMC)
4960 Ridge Ave. Suite 2, Cincinnati, OH, 45209 (513-721-5683) Fax (513-345-4489)
http://www.pomc.com/phoenix/index.html
Toll Free Number (888) 818-7662
Volume 23: No. 4 April 2014
https://www.facebook.com/pages/POMC-Valley-of-the-Sun/
MONTHLY SUPPORT MEETING
LOCATIONS
EAST VALLEY MEETING
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 7 PM
Mountain View Lutheran Church
11002 S. 48th Street, Phoenix
(1/2 mile West of I-10 at 48th Street & Elliot)
Room 8
Facilitator: Claudia Marco (480) 634-1424
Co-facilitator: Mark & Sandy LeGault
(480) 242-0038
FAR EAST VALLEY MEETING
*Please note this meeting is on Wednesdays
NOT fourth Tuesdays
WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 7PM
Trinity Fellowship Church
50 South McQueen Road, Chandler
( Chandler Blvd & McQueen)
Facilitator: Angie Saucedo
(480) 209-8465
WEST VALLEY MEETING
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 7 PM
Antioch Church of God in Christ
9600 West Peoria Avenue
(NW Corner of 96th Ave/W Peoria Ave)
Facilitator: Beckie Miller (623) 582-2406
Co-facilitator: Kathy Hernandez
(623) 707-6825
SOUTHWEST VALLEY MEETING
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 7 PM
Christ of Evangelical Church
918 South Litchfield Road, Goodyear
(On S Litchfield Rd, N of Yuma/Western)
Bldg B Room C (623) 234-9226
Facilitator: Carolee Holbrook
(602) 300-7665
CRIME VICTIMS LEGAL ASSISTANCE
PROJECT
Free legal aid to help assert victims' rights
through Arizona Voice for Crime Victims @
(480) 727-7465, P.O. Box 875920, Tempe, AZ
85287-5920 or contact Mary Wallace at
[email protected]
◄◄SPEAKER/INFORMATION►►
MEETING
(2nd Tuesday of the month)
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 7:00 p.m.
*** Mountain View Precinct
Community Room
2075 East Maryland Phoenix AZ
(off AZ 51 at 20th Street between Glendale
Avenue and Bethany Home Road and across
from Granada Park)
*Our meeting this month will feature Sam the
Courthouse Dog and his handler Rhonda Stewart
to explain about this program through the
Maricopa County Attorney's Office.
This program provides a trained dog that
accompanies victims in court when they have to
testify which calms them. Not just children but
some adults as well.
NEWSLETTER EDITOR
Mail Memorial Page items for “The Journey” by
the 10th of the month prior to publication month to:
POMC Newsletter
19620 North 38th Ave Glendale AZ 85308-2215
*Please use order form on Page 11
You can also email items to [email protected]
Be sure to place any article or picture in an
attachment, otherwise it can’t be accessed
properly (especially pictures) and may not be
used. Also, be sure to put POMC Newsletter in
the subject line of the email.
“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal.”
Robert Mike Sanders
April 1976
Roseanna Kolosa
April 5, 2007
Rosemarie Little
April 11, 2011
Toni Bachman
April 1997
Robin Lee Livesay
April 5, 2010
Alexandra Holmberg
April 12, 1994
Renee Scott
April 2012
Jason Vanosdell
April 5, 2010
Spencer Stingley
April 12, 1994
Ernestina Marie Collins
April 1, 2005
Robert Burton
April 6, 1993
Michelle Dickinson
April 12, 2009
Katrina Ruiz
April 2, 2000
Simon Torres, Jr.
April 6, 1997
Tanya Rae Samora
April 13, 1988
James K. McDonnell
April 2, 2002
Wendy Snodgrass
April 7, 1996
Ernie Scroud
April 13, 2002
John Craite
April 3, 1996
Cody B. Morrison
April 7, 2005
Jose Rodriguez
April 13, 2008
Daniel Freeman
April 3, 2007
John Crandall
April 8, 1993
Thomas Hawthorne, Sr.
April 14, 1995
Ursula Banashley
& Christina Williams
April 3, 2012
William H. Chandler
April 8, 2000
Rohber Brafford
April 14, 2006
Terra Ann Parker
April 9, 2004
Adam Kostewicz
April 15, 2006
James LeSueur
April 9, 2004
Thom J. Kennedy
April 16, 1992
Jamie Cardenas, Jr.
April 10, 1993
Susan Elaine Rancourt
April 17, 1974
Matthew R. Donaldson
April 4, 2009
Mary, Brittney &
Bobby Fisher
April 10, 2001
Chris “Bear” Assman
April 17, 1997
Ruben A. Alvarado, Jr.
April 5, 2004
Sophia Nunez
April 10, 2006
Shelly & Andy Parks
April 4, 1999
Eddie Payan
April 4, 1999
Chad R. Conquest
April 4, 2007
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Nila Ruth Lynn
April 19, 2000
Continued. . . . .
Ali Altug
April 19, 2001
Christy Marie Gill
April 24, 2007
Stephen D. Perry
April 30, 1994
James Turley, Jr.
April 19, 1994
Jeremiah Miller
April 25, 2002
Kent Dunne
April 30, 1999
Padriac M. Hill
April 20, 1993
Emilio Tapia
April 25, 2008
Adam Leyva
April 30, 2007
Joel McClure
April 20, 2003
Bill Moxey
April 25, 1988
Katie Humphrey
April 20, 2006
Lincoln Brevard
April 25, 2010
Brett Holbrook
April 21, 2002
Orville "Dean" Cuny
April 26, 1986
Anders Ortega
April 21, 2006
Mandy LeAnn Lund
April 26, 1995
Demetris Grillo
April 22, 1995
Jared Scott Olson
April 28, 2006
Vincent Michael Contreras
April 22, 2009
David Dill
April 28, 1990
Carl Scott
April 22, 2012
Nick Pappas
April 28, 1996
Bryan Allred
April 24, 2001
Rafael Gaxiola
April 28, 2006
Alfonso Puyana
April 24, 2004
Terry Sackett
April 29, 2003
Bill Lewis Brown
April 24, 1992
Edward James Green
April 29, 2005
Bill Schmidt &
Karen Swan
April 24, 1998
Matthew Clarke
April 30, 1994
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“Grief never ends, but it
changes. It is a passage,
not a place to stay. The
sense of loss must give
way, if we are to value the
life that was lived.”
(Unknown)
Every effort is made to ensure
accuracy on these pages. Please
notify us immediately with any
errors or changes.
VALLEY OF THE SUN CHAPTER NEWS
TRIAL, JUDICIAL & ARREST UPDATES
● The second defendant in the murder of Carissa Horton, niece of Mary Kratzer, who was killed along with her
boyfriend Ethan Nichols in Tulsa, Oklahoma was found guilty at his trial and sentenced to life in prison without
parole. Both were attending Oral Roberts University.
● The sentencing for the killer of Jesse James Ortiz, brother of Stella Ortiz is coming up in April.
“Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with each and every family member as they endure this difficult
process.”
IN LOVING MEMORY GIFT DONATIONS (THANK YOU!)
(*All donations are tax deductible: Our chapter exists on the generosity of others, grants and fundraisers)
♥ Gail Hohn in memory of Darcie Sims
♥ Joe & Karen Acuna in very loving memory of their son, Michael James Acuna.
♥ Chris Busch in very loving memory of her son, Erik Busch
♥ Don & Beckie Miller in very loving memory of their son, Brian Ray Miller.
♥ Carolee Holbrook in very loving memory of her son, Brett Holbrook.
♥ Sherri Marquez in very loving memory of her son, Vincent Michael Contreras.
CORPORATE & OTHER DONATIONS THANK YOU!
UNITED WAY (Please Note: the write in number to designate funds to our chapter through your employee
contributions is 0772) You must use this number for designating any funds to go to our chapter. Our chapter
name is not listed except by number.)
AMERICAN EXPRESS EASY MATCH PROGRAM (Donations Made From:)
Norma Yanez
Tara Elizabeth Williams in memory of Kirk G. Best Klinger and his mother Sally Dimmick Best Klinger
who died without resolution.
Lindison Y. Webb in honor of Del Edwood Webb
Mr. & Mrs. David Smithwick of Glendale
Christine Busch through United Way Campaign
Anonymous Donations (8) through United Way Campaign (City of Phoenix Employees)
Honcor Building Development LLC
COLD CASE REGISTRY FOR HOMICIDES
The Phoenix Police Department now has a Cold Case Registry on line. The link is
http://phoenix.gov/police/investigations/coldcase/index.html. The second phase of this website project will
eventually include a searchable listing of cold cases with a brief synopsis of each case. Interested persons can
then send us information on the case or be routed to Silent Witness should they want to do so. Hopefully, this
will generate more tips and leads and move more cases to successful resolution. Many family members just
need to know their loved one's case is still open, and hopefully this will give them solace that the case is not
forgotten.
MARCH SPEAKER INFORMATION MEETING
The March speaker meeting featured Dr. Sandi Howlett, a grief and bereavement specialist who currently works
with Hansen's Mortuaries. Sandi presents an interactive workshop each time on grief and coping. This time we
told stories of our loved ones after she passed around baskets of various fabrics and each attendee picked two
pieces that reminded them of their loved one. Then each in turn shared stories. It was nice to hear more about
our loved ones and how they lived, things they enjoyed and shared with each other......instead of just how they
died so violently. While that is important to share we often say we need to remember they also lived and this
was a nice meeting remembering just that.
►CHAPTER WINDOW DECALS AND BRACELETS FOR SALE◄
We have custom made white window decals for sale displaying a beautiful circular design with our name,
chapter website and logo with a sun surrounding a parent/child. They are $10 and are for the outside of your car
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window and last through weather and car washes or you can even put them on house windows ( I did). We also
have our Chapter Bracelets that are black and red multi with “POMC” and “Always in our Hearts” (our loved
ones) on them. These are only $3. To order, just send a note and payment to: PO Box 39603, Phoenix AZ
85069-9603. The window decals are better than bumper stickers, easier to remove when needed and come with
instructions for attaching. Help bring awareness to POMC and let others who need us know about us.
OLD CELL PHONES NEEDED FOR A GOOD CAUSE
Your old cell phones can be put to good use for the Relocation Project, part of Arizona Coalition for Victim
Services, in which funds are allotted for Domestic Violence Victims to relocate to a safe place. You can bring
your cell phones to any meeting. The phones are turned in for cash to fund the project.
MESSAGES FROM MEMBERS AND OTHERS:
Dear Beckie:
Thank you for all the work you and the chapter do and thank you for your newsletters. Please accept this
donation on behalf of and in very loving memory of our son, Michael James Acuna. Thank you. Joe and
Karen Acuna.
Dear Valley of the Sun Chapter:
On behalf of the National Board of Trustees and the National Organization of Parents Of Murdered
Children, Inc., we extend our sincere appreciation for your generous donation. We thank you for your
generosity, kindness, and compassion so that we can continue working for the families and friends of those
who have died by violence. Again, we thank you for your donation in memory of all your loved ones for the
certification training.
Sincerely, Dan Levey, Executive Director
Dear Beckie:
I was so sorry to hear of Darcie Sims' death. She was an amazing lady who impacted my family in a big way.
Last time she was here, my sister and I did everything possible to make sure we could be there to hear her
again. I am so glad we got to see her one last time.
My niece got to hear her at the POMC Conference at the Arizona Grand and because of her, she is now
attending Loma Linda University getting her masters in clinical psychology and wants to specialize in post
traumatic stress and grief.
Also, I would like to give this donation to POMC in memory of Darcie Sims. She gave so much of her time to
help the POMC and I am sure that is partly because of you. She will be missed. Take care. Gail Hohn
SIBLING ON LINE SUPPORT
Amanda Harris, a member of our chapter, has formed an on line Sibling Support venue.
www.unitingsiblings.com or phone her for more information at 623-866-3189. Amanda lost her brother Joshua
to murder and understands the sibling grief in a way only siblings can.
NATIONAL POMC INFORMATION
☺ CINCINNATI OHIO OFFICE☺
●NATIONAL CONFERENCE 2014: The 28th National POMC Conference will be held this year in
Rochester, Minnesota, August 14 - 17, at the Kahler Grand Hotel. Plan now to attend this wonderful event for
survivors of a homicide victim and benefit from the many informative workshops on traumatic grief, navigating
the confusing and often frustrating maze of the criminal justice system, and networking with so many other
survivors and professionals across the country. The theme is “Rebuilding Shattered Lives, Renewing Hope for
Tomorrow”. The cost of the conference is $240.00 and registration information is on the website now. Any
chapter interested in planning a fundraiser to help with conference funds, please email Dan at
[email protected] National website for registration link is www.pomc.org
●NEW BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEMBERS: We are happy to welcome Beckie Miller (Valley of the Sun
Chapter) and Robert Sargent (Delaware County Chapter) to the National Board of Trustees for 2014. We would
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also like to thank Harry Bonnell and Debbi Melaragno for all their dedication to POMC as they retire from the
National Board of Trustees. We will miss them dearly.
●SAD NEWS: We are sorry to tell you that Shari Martin, Chapter-Leader of the Antelope Valley California
Chapter, died last week. She started the chapter after the 2002 murder of her son Marshall Garrison. She was
Chapter-Leader for more than 12 years, working tirelessly for victim's advocacy. She attended court with many
families. Helping others was her life's work and passion. She was a great leader and humanitarian and will be
missed by many. She died at home after a lengthy illness with her children and grandchildren by her side. We
will miss her.
●SURVIVORS NEWSLETTER: The National Newsletter is going green and we are currently in the process
of getting email addresses and switching over. If you do not have a computer or access to one you will still
receive a hard copy if you notify the National Office. There is a lot of time put in to creating, editing and
assembling the Newsletter for distribution, thus we will still charge $10 for the subscription. POMC's effort to
be more cost effective, generate some income, and going green make it a logical step to take.
● ACTS OF SIMPLE KINDNESS SCHOLARSHIPS: Acts of Simple Kindness, Inc., ("ASK") provides
financial assistance for dependent children of widows and widowers under the age of 18. The financial
assistance must be used to fund a program or class within the areas of education, sports, music or the arts.
Applications that are for purposes other than these four will be discarded. For more information, please go to
http://actsofsimplekindness.org/grant-program/
●DONATIONS AND SUPPORT OF NATIONAL POMC: There are many ways to help with much needed
funds for POMC, including any items you buy on Amazon.com as well as if you shop the Kroger Stores. It is
very simple and does not cost you anything and yet your purchase allows a percentage from these companies to
go directly to National. Please go on-line to www.pomc.org and see how you can sign up for this or contact
[email protected]
● AUTO DONATIONS: We are encouraging all chapters and contact persons to get involved with POMC
Debit Authorization. You can now donate to NATIONAL POMC by setting up an automatic withdrawal from
your bank account to National. Contact National for a debit authorization form. This is a fast and easy way to
make a donation to National to help us help others. Your donation is withdrawn at the same time of the month
each month and no amount is too small. We appreciate your help during these difficult economic times.
●PAROLE BLOCK PROGRAM: To date this program had kept more than 1396 prisoners who committed murders
from being released early. Parole Block was begun in 1990 and all members across the United States whose loved one’s
killer is up for early release/parole consideration can file a petition with National that is sent nationwide for signatures
protesting their release.
TOPIC FORUM: POMC has a “Topic Forum” on its web site. It provides a place where survivors all over
the U.S. can communicate with each other. It’s a good place to suggest to those who aren’t able to attend
monthly grief support meetings to utilize the support. Please let your members know that it is there for
additional support so that they can tell their other family members, co-workers and friends who may be in states
where we have no POMC chapters.
SECOND OPINION SERVICES: A program that provides second opinions on unsolved or complicated
cases by a national board comprised solely of experts in the medical, law enforcement and investigative fields.
MURDER IS NOT ENTERTAINMENT (MINE) PROGRAM: Through this program, POMC raises
public awareness to the insensitivity of murder as entertainment through toys, games, murder mystery
weekends, drive by shooting fashions, serial killer trading cards and anything that glamorizes violence.
BIG TURN OFF: This is an annual event each January, in which citizens are asked to turn off their
televisions for one evening during prime time hours to protest the violence on television.
MURDER WALL: (A traveling tribute honoring the memories of murder victims). A photo album is also
available with each plaque. Currently, the cost is $75 to add your loved ones' names to the Walnut Plaques that
comprise the Murder Wall. You have two pages for the photo album to add information, poetry or pictures.
SILENCED VOICES: A program begun in January 2002, which advocates for the vigorous investigation
and prosecution of those responsible for the murder of abused children. The first case was that of Brandi
Conley. POMC was instrumental in bringing charges against her parents.
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Vincent Michael Contreras
08/28/88 - 04-24-09
A picture is worth a thousand words and can bring back feelings that are tucked deep inside. Here
are the ones that changed my life FOREVER. All five of my loves together, safe and HAPPY. Our last
kiss on earth, the toughest most horrible decision I ever had to make.
I love and miss you my son.
Forever and always, Mama
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Died February 27, 2014
I met Darcie Sims many years ago at the first POMC National Conference I attended in Minnesota, hosted
by the Minnesota Hope Chapter. I was relatively still new to the grief and trauma of losing my son to murder
and I attended the conference timidly and felt totally lost initially. Darcie was presenting workshops on grief at
the conference. I went into one workshop and quickly realized it was not for me and as I was walking down the
hallway trying to pick another to attend, I passed Darcie's and heard all this laughter and I do mean
LAUGHTER. I was intrigued and shocked to say the least. How could any workshop at a Parents Of Murdered
Children conference be inspiring such laughter from survivors such as myself? I went inside and listened,
transfixed by Darcie's message of hope, comfort and coping with bereavement mixed with her unique humor
and her palpable warmth. And I, too, laughed and I laughed really hard and it felt so good in this place of so
many with tragic stories and deep sorrow. Darcie's humorous message to us all was accepted more because we
all knew she was a bereaved parent also, not just a professional bereavement specialist.
As I left Darcie's workshop and again wandered those halls at the conference, I no longer felt alone or
isolated or timid about attending a POMC conference. I knew, as when I attended my first chapter meeting in
January of 1992, three months after Brian was killed, that I was exactly where I needed to be. I felt hope.
About thirty-years ago Darcie lost her son, Big A, as he was affectionately called, when he died of illness.
Because she faced her grief journey alone and without any support back then, it led Darcie to her journey to
make sure that did not happen to others. She ended up helping hundreds of thousands and more bereaved
families throughout her career in bereavement in which she ended up obtaining all kinds of degrees and became
a psychotherapist, world renowned speaker, presenter, counselor, founder of Grief, Inc., and much more. Yet
she never allowed all the degrees and trainings to take away from the true down-to-earth and special,
compassionate bereaved mom that she was before all of those.
When our chapter hosted its first POMC Conference in August of 2000, though we had no funds to bring
Darcie here, I vowed somehow I would find them and Darcie ended up giving us an especially good rate
anyway. She had a place in her heart for surviving families of a murdered loved one and anyone bereaved. We
became friends after that conference and she again came for the next two conferences we hosted in 2006 and
2012, as well as would often present at other national conferences for POMC. However, Darcie adopted our
chapter. We were blessed to also have her come and help with Board Retreats and Chapter Speaker Meetings as
well. She was here in Phoenix this past November. She took time out of the business of Darcie Sim's world of
traveling all over the world (350 or more days a year) to assist others, such as The Compassionate Friends
where she began her journey, Hospice and TAPPS, just to name a few.
I have seen and heard many speakers on bereavement throughout the years and while there are many
excellent professionals out there, none were like Darcie. Her gift, through the loss of her two-year old son, of
reaching bereaved family members on a level in which they were reminded it was okay to laugh again, that they
could survive, and they could rebuild their lives, was truly unique. She touched so many lives throughout her
career in service to those hurting and devastated by the loss of their child or loved one. We have lost one of us
with her death and the bereaved have lost an icon.
They truly broke the mold with Darcie. The world has lost someone very special and each of us who knew
her, who believed her, who laughed with her, are so much better for having known her despite truly feeling her
loss on a deeply emotional level. She was a precious gem and no one will ever shine as brightly.
Darcie was also behind the writing of the beautiful song "Light a Candle" by Paul Alexander, that so many
of us cherish. She asked him to write a song for the bereaved. Each of you now please light a candle for
Darcie. "And I will light a candle for you. To shatter all the darkness and bless the times we knew. Like a
beacon in the night, the flame will burn bright and guide us on our way. Oh, today I light a candle for you."
Rest in eternal peace, our dearest Darcie, and enjoy your beautiful reunion with your son, Big A.
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"Can You Hear?"
(By Jody Record in memory of her brother Tony)
When there is a wind,
blowing dried leaves into funnels of spinning tops,
I think of you.
"Are you there?" I ask the wind as it races by.
When the rain beats down on my windowsill
tapping out its mournful song
I wonder: Is that you?
Are you doing that? I ask the setting sun
as it sets the sky on fire.
"Are you there?" I whisper in the darkness,
squinting hard, trying to see past the stars.
When the moon answers back,
I think of you.
In the early morning, when the frosted grass
crunches underfoot, I think of you.
"Can you hear me?" I yell at the ground,
cupping my hands around my mouth to amplify the words.
"Can you hear?"
In the deafening silence,
I think of you.
When I am hungry or full and ready for sleep,
I think of you.
Mourn for you.
Cry.
How long will this last? How long?
When there are hearts that don't break
and souls not worth saving
and there is no longer reason to believe in the light,
finally, I will stop missing you.
Until then, I think of you always...
THE COURAGE TO GRIEVE 2014
(A Weekend Retreat of Hope and Healing in the Pines)
May 2 - 4 & October 17 -19 in beautiful PINE, ARIZONA
Our chapter is hosting our twenty-first, self-help, rewarding weekend of the courage to grieve, to
face the many overwhelming and difficult emotions that are the aftermath of murder and are often
compounded by the intrusion and frustration of the judicial process. Beneath the explosive
emotions of rage, hate, and revenge lay the more primary feelings of pain, fear and helplessness.
Unresolved, these emotions can cause survivors to feel they are losing their minds. The isolation
survivors feel from those who will not or cannot deal with the impact of the loss, leave survivors
alone with their grief or discourage them from grieving at all. An integral part of this weekend will
be an examination of love, tenderness and affection, relaxation techniques and the encouragement
to move forward, uncover and experience within a safe environment of others who truly
understand. The retreat has been designed to influence the reconstruction of a new life - a life that
has a renewed sense of purpose, though forever changed by murder.
The weekend begins with dinner on Friday night. Those attending will all meet at the cabin in
Pine at 5:00 p.m. with introductions to the group. This cabin was purchased specifically for retreats
by the Fornoffs (Roger and Carol), whose daughter, Christy Ann, was killed in Tempe in 1984
while collecting money for her newspaper delivery route. Our chapter has hosted 21 retreats at the
Fornoff’s cabin in the beautiful and peaceful pines surrounding it.
The retreat cost is $150 and includes all meals while at the cabin, home- cooked and served
family style as if you were at home. Roger is a very good cook and he loves doing so. Space is
limited to 19, so reserve your spot now. Scholarships are available so do not let money be a factor
in your decision to participate. However, a $25 deposit is required if you apply for a scholarship
and will be refunded to you after your participation that weekend.
Many of those who have attended the weekend retreats will tell you, though it is hard emotional
work, it is very beneficial and rewarding. Husbands and wives, as well as siblings, should attend
together and learn that while we each grieve differently and had our own relationship with our
loved ones, we all share the pain and trauma of losing a loved one to murder.
Please sign me up for the grief retreat in Pine. (Specify Spring or Fall) __________________
Name:_________________________________________________________________________
Address:___________________________________City:__________State: _____Zip________
Phone: Home:____________ Cell:_____________ E-mail: ___________________________
Check enclosed ______ Requesting Scholarship _____ Need to Carpool _____
CREDIT CARD INFO:# __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ TYPE________ EXP DATE _________
3 number code on back __ __ __
Any questions, please call Beckie @ (602) 254-8818 or E-mail [email protected]
*Mail to POMC, Valley of the Sun Chapter, 19620 North 38th Avenue, Glendale AZ 85308-2215
*Map, info on what to bring and other information will be mailed after sign up.
Memorial Wall Order Form
Please add my loved one’s name to the “Valley of
the Sun Memorial Wall in their Memories.” Each
Nameplate is $10. Our wall is displayed at many
special events across the valley during the year.
NAME__________________________________
Age:___________ Murder date: _____________
Picture Board
___Check here if sending picture for the picture
board & Holiday Memorial (no cost).
Picture Buttons
___Please make #____picture buttons of my loved
one. (Enclose photo) Each button is 3”, and costs
$5 each which includes postage and handling.
** Send a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope if
you want your photo returned. You may also
e-mail photo to [email protected]
*Make all checks out to POMC ….
*Mail to 19620 North 38th Avenue
Glendale AZ 85308-2215
♥♥♥ THANKS FOR CARING ♥♥♥
To the Mountain View Police Precinct for donating
our Speaker meeting room; to Antioch Church of
God in Christ, Mountain View Lutheran Church,
Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church and Trinity
Fellowship for the Support Group meeting rooms; to
The Department of Public Safety (VOCA) for the
grant for our newsletter & everyone who has
donated gifts of their time, talents and energy to our
chapter activities. With your help we are able to
continue the outreach that is needed by our
community.
THE VALLEY OF THE SUN
BOARD OF DIRECTORS (2014)
Beckie Miller, Chapter-Leader .......... (623) 582-2406
Don Miller, Treasurer ....................... (623) 582-2406
Mari Bailey, Co-Leader……………….(602) 405-7401
Amanda Harris, Co-Leader.................(623) 866-3189
Kathy Hernandez, Secretary ............ (623) 707-6825
Tim Osolin ....................................... .(602) 938-4593
Mark LeGault…………………………..(480) 242-0038
Sandy LeGault………………………...(480) 242-0038
Angie Saucedo...................................(480) 209-8465
Claudia Marco....................................(480) 634-1424
Arrow McCullough..............................(602) 588-9834
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CONTACT NUMBERS
ON LINE SIBLING SUPPORT: Amanda Harris is our
chapter's Sibling Coordinator and has on line support
for siblings. Her contact info is 623-866-3189 or
www.unitingsiblings.com
POMC (after hrs V/M).................. ..(602) 254-8818
Chapter E-mail……………………. [email protected]
CRISIS LINE/MOBILE CRISIS TEAM
Empact Crisis Line ....................... ..(480) 784-1500
OTHER HELP LINES
Teen Lifeline ....................................... …....... .(602) 248-8336
GrandCare (Grandparents help line)….........(602) 274-5022
Crime Victims Legal Assistance Project.......(480) 965-5640
Maricopa County Attorney Victim Services...(602) 506-8522
Crime Victim Compensation.......................... (602) 506-4955
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PARENTS OF MURDERED CHILDREN, INC.
VALLEY OF THE SUN CHAPTER
19620 North 38th Avenue
Glendale AZ 85308-2215
(602) 254-8818
Parents Of Murdered Children, Inc., is a self-help organization dedicated to the aftermath of
murder. The success of its mission depends upon the participation of the families and friends of
those lost to murder.
POMC number (602) 254-8818
WHY WE ARE HERE:
MISSION STATEMENT: “POMC makes the difference through ongoing emotional support,
education, prevention, advocacy, and awareness.”
VISION STATEMENT: “To provide support and assistance to all survivors of homicide victims while
working to create a world free of murder.”
This project is supported by Grant No. 2012-VA-GX-0022 from the US Department of Justice - Office for Victims of Crime.
The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of
the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the US DOJ or the Arizona Department of Public Safety.