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. 7
July 2014
https://www.facebook.com/pages/POMC-Valley-of-the-Sun/
MONTHLY SUPPORT MEETING
LOCATIONS
EAST VALLEY MEETING
Tuesday, July 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, July 23, 2014 7PM
Trinity Fellowship Church
50 South McQueen Road, Chandler
( Chandler Blvd & McQueen)
Facilitator: Angie Saucedo
(480) 209-8465
WEST VALLEY MEETING
Tuesday, July 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, July 22, 2014 7 PM
Thompson Funeral Chapel
926 S Litchfield Rd, Goodyear (623) 932-1780
(On S Litchfield Rd, N of Yuma/Western)
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, July 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 Steve
Valdivia of the Maricopa County Attorney's
Office giving us an overview of the Victim
Services Division and answering your questions
regarding what they provide for crime victims and
any questions you have regarding the criminal
courts proceedings.
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.”
Michelle Hayward
July 2008
LeeAndra Vera Ann Rosco
July 4, 1995
Kathy Pinkerton
July 9, 1997
Dennis Sidak
July 1, 1994
Anthony J. Boles
July 4, 2002
Jay Anthony Smith
July 9, 2006
Torey Deshun Suell
July 1, 1995
Ian Stenhouse
July 4, 2007
Tobias Camacho
July 9, 2011
Tony Haynes
July 1, 2001
Brianna Wood
July 4, 2007
Dewight Westbrook
July 9, 2012
Jerome Harris
July 1, 2001
Harold Corum
July 5, 1986
Alicia Marie Barfoot
July 10, 1993
Chad Cassidy
July 1, 2005
Kelcey S. Lewis
July 5, 2000
Elena Teresa Adell Lasswell
July 10, 2004
Jonathan Duane Gibson
July 1, 2013
Natalie Kiehle
July 6, 1998
Justin Jackson
July 10, 2008
Robert Juan Cruz
July 2, 1999
Jerome McGill
July 6, 2011
Cheryl Maher
July 10, 2011
Anna Maye Baker
July 2, 2007
Kevin Shay
July 7, 1983
Alecia Putrow
July 11, 2001
Christopher Spivey
July 2, 2009
Richard S. Romero,
Danielle D. Romero
& Donna Anthony
July 7, 2001
Ame Deal
July 12, 2011
Eric Scott Hanson
July 3, ?
John Curtis Harris
July 3, 1989
Jonathan Lee Sutherland
July 3, 2010
James Kuykendall
July 4, 1989
Ryan Winn
July 4, 1995
Stephen Berry
July 7, 2004
David Lysle Kiper
July 8, 2000
Perjah Deloris Relerford
July 8, 2007
Stacy Marie Wasilishin
July 9, 1993
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Alexis Acosta
July 13, 2001
Johnny Lorona
July 13, 2002
William Henry Braesch, Jr.
July 13, 2013
Gary Edwards
July 14, 1996
Kathy Acosta
July 14, 1999
Continued. . . . .
David Esparza
July 14, 2005
Marquis Johnson
July 14, 2007
Jeffrey Marx
July 14, 2009
Greg Lanman
July 15, 1989
Cindy Richards
July 15, 1999
AnnMarie & Roscoe Merchant
July 15, 1999
Lucas Walter
July 15, 2000
Gabrielle Rivera
July 15, 2001
Zanetta Marie Hopkins
July 16, 1980
Jennifer Carter
July 16, 1999
Donna Ferguson &
Todd Rudiger
July 17, 1992
Jason A. Pitts
July 17, 1994
John Kidwell
July 17, 2007
Sue Higgins
July 18, 2001
Christy Buus
July 18, 2005
Tabisha Paige Criado
& Elijah, Isaac, Andrew,
Aurora & Noah
July 18, 2011
Matthew Mersch
July 18, 2011
Shaniqua Hall
July 18, 2012
Renee Cooper
July 19, 1996
Son of Joanne Hython
July 19, 1998
Eric Jon Shutack
July 21, 1997
Jose Saucedo, Jr.
July 21, 2002
Laythan Burnett-Bartley
July 21, 2005
Stephanie Mason-Brown
July 21, 2012
Althea Hayes
July 22, 1993
Brandon Bass
July 24, 2005
Gabriel Frasquilo Trujillo, Jr.
July 24, 2010
Monica Flores
July 24, 2010
Robert Jared Marchant
July 24, 2011
Michael Joe Medinas
July 25, 2009
Michael David Grady
July 26, 1992
David Cruz
July 26, 2012
Johnnie J. Hudson, Jr.
July 27, 2000
Anna Baker
July 27, 2007
Matthew Carter
July 28, 1990
Shawn Richard Bullock
July 22, 1998
Joseph Troogspad
July 28, 2011
John W. Eichelberger IV
July 22, 2000
Richard Martinez
July 29, 2011
Tia Theresa Payne
July 22, 2010
Cipriano Garcia, Jr.
July 30, 2006
Angel Sandoval
July 24, 1993
John “Aaron” Byrd
July 31, 2000
Naomi A. Wils
July 24, 1998
Crystel Cabral
July 31, 1994
Terry Lee Cadman Olinski
July 24, 1999
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Jill Ann McCarthy
July 31, 2001
VALLEY OF THE SUN CHAPTER NEWS
TRIAL, JUDICIAL & ARREST UPDATES
● The trial for the murder of Darrick Hendrix in June of 2013 is set for July 7, 2014.
“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)
♥ Debra Harms in very loving memory of her son, Cody Joe Cordova.
♥ Paul Harber in very loving memory of Joshua Harber.
♥ Don & Beckie Miller in very loving memory of their son, Brian Ray Miller.
♥ Carolee Holbrook in very loving memory of her son, Brett Holbrook.
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 the following:
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
Jean Teneriello, in memory of B. Joseph "Joey" Teneriello, II
◄◄◄◄◄SOUTHWEST VALLEY SUPPORT MEETING NOTICE►►►►►
We began a support meeting in Goodyear last October for all of our members who live in the Southwest Valley
area, i.e., Goodyear, Avondale, Litchfield, etc., so that you could attend a meeting without having to drive clear
across the valley. Carolee, our facilitator worked hard to find a place and then that church decided we needed to
have insurance in order to continue meeting there, so she went next door to Thompson Funeral Chapel and got
us permission to have our meeting there. However, after all of this, no one has been attending this meeting.
Ten months is more than adequate time for everyone to take advantage of having this meeting near them. If we
do not see attendance pick up in the next two months at the Southwest Valley meeting, we will have no choice
but to close it, which breaks our hearts as this was for your benefit. So, if you have been planning to attend and
were excited to have a meeting closer to you but life has been getting in the way, we need you to commit now to
attending so we can keep this meeting open for you. Help us keep this meeting open for you and other
survivors that will come after you.
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.
MAY SPEAKER INFORMATION MEETING
Our June meeting featured our chapter's Sibling Coordinator, Amanda Harris. Amanda presented on Sibling
Grief. She lost her brother Joshua in August of 1997. She shared with us how siblings feel after the murder of
their loved which can include:
●Feeling abandoned, unloved
● Feeling as if dead sibling is put on a pedastal
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● Feeling survivor guilt
●Can have discipline problems at home or in school
●Act out and regress ( young child can begin bed wetting again or suck thumb etc.)
●The surviving sibling can try to take the deceased sibling's place
●Parent and child roles are often reversed as the surviving sibling takes care of the grieving parent
●Their family structure has changed. They may be the eldest child now or left without siblings
●They can feel their parent (and often parent does) build an emotional wall between them. This wall is to
protect from ever being hurt this badly again but harms surviving siblings. Express your love for them often and
remind them you are so happy to have them in your life.
Try to be loving with your surviving child or children. Be accepting and truthful regarding your emotional
pain and consistent with your parenting while grieving. Keep the lines of communication open with your
surviving children. Do not keep information that they request and or need about the investigation and or court
proceedings in language appropriate for their age.
Remember to seek help from other family members or friends when you need it. Grieving is exhausting and
yet your surviving children still need you and stability in their family life, especially after violence.
Read books on how children grieve and how to assist your child through their loss. Inform school
counselors and teachers of their loss and request their aid as well.
*Be patient with yourself. Do the best you can and forgive what you simply cannot do.
*Some Books for grieving children are: "The Dragonfly Secret" by Clea & John Adams; Sesame Street's "When
Families Grieve"; "After a Loved One Dies - How Children Grieve" by David Schonfield, MD and Marcia
Quackenbush; "After a Murder - A Workbook for Grieving Kids" by the Dougy Center; "The Grief Journey of a
Child " available for printing on www.ACHILDINGRIEF.com; "The Dragonfly Door" by Barbara L. Gibson.
You may also go on POMC's Website for further books to order.
►CHAPTER WINDOW DECALS AND BRACELETS FOR SALE◄
We have for sale custom made, white window decals in 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
window. They will last through weather and car washes or you can even put them on house windows. Also, our
Chapter Bracelets are black and red multi-colored 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: 19620 North 38th Avenue, Glendale
AZ 85308-2215. The window decals are better than bumper stickers, easier to remove when needed and come
with instructions for attaching. They 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:
SIBLING ON LINE SUPPORT
Amanda Harris, a member of our chapter, has formed an on line Sibling Support venue. You can reach her at
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☺
4960 East Ridge Avenue, Ste 2, Cincinnati OH 45209
888-818-7662 Website: www.pomc.org
NATIONAL CONFERENCE 2014: The 28th National POMC Conference will be held this year in
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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 (includes meals) 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. FYI: We just received word from the Office of Victims Of Crime that we have been
approved for Conference scholarships. The scholarship application will be on the POMC website on Monday, May 19th.
This will be the same as last year which is for the hotel only. The scholarship is for $240.00 which is for 3 nights at
$80.00 per night (You will be responsible for the remainder of hotel bill). You must be planning on staying for all 3
nights of the conference and it is on a reimbursement basis only. You must be able to pay for the hotel bill at time of
departure and send receipts into the National Office before you will be reimbursed a check for $240.00.
●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 Bev Warnock - [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 1400 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.
"Tears have a wisdom all their own. They come when a person has relaxed enough to let go and to work
through his (her) sorrow. They are a natural bleeding of an emotional wound, carrying the poison out of the
system. Here lies the road to recovery." F. Alexander Magoon
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"We are here to hand one another along." Walker Percy
Whoever said "A picture is worth a thousand words" was underestimating the power of image.
Last week I saw a video clip called Get Service.
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfeXxbgCVE) that continues to replay in my mind. In the
opening scene, a man was backing out of his driveway as a young boy skateboarded across the
entrance causing him to slam on his brakes and setting the stage for a bad mood morning. Next
he was slowed in traffic and complained about that. As he pulled into the parking lot for a coffee
shop, a lady made a quick move and got the parking place he wanted. Of course in keeping with
the theme of his testy mood, inside he found a long line of seemingly indecisive customers,
moving slowly. One even cut in front of him for an order add on! The coffee shop staff was
very friendly and after he ordered told him there would be a short wait due to the busyness.
All the while, he continued to fume at the many inconveniences in his life -- all caused by others.
As he waited for his custom coffee, a tall man in dark glasses approached him and handed him a
glasses case with the words "Get Service" printed on the outside. "Grumpy" opened the case and
put on the glasses...whoa!
The world he saw through those lenses was quite different, so much so that at first he refused to
look...and then he did! For every person he saw, he also saw a few words that described what
was really going on in their life...The young man serving coffee: "struggling with addiction"; a
man reading the want ads, "just lost job"; a lady with two small kids outside the coffee shop
"works two jobs to feed her kids": the woman who beat him into the parking space "grieving
death of best friend"; a teen standing on the side of street "ran away from home 3 days ago", and
on it went throughout the day. As he was pulling in his driveway, he saw the boy on the
skateboard again - "just needs someone to care".
How easy it is to see someone doing something other than we want them to do and respond with
our impatience, judgment and even anger...without giving them the benefit of doubt. Consider
this, what one person is complaining about, another is praying for.
I am reminded by a quote that is attributed to many people ranging from Plato to modern
novelists. "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle and struggling with
something."
Most people are masters of disguise making it impossible for us to know the full story of what is
happening in their lives. In the meantime, for the sake of humanity and in kindness and
compassion to all, imagine they are struggling and doing what they can at the time.
May healing prevail.
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PARENTS OF MURDERED CHILDREN
VALLEY OF THE SUN CHAPTER
MEMORIAL WALL ORDER FORM
(We have a beautiful Chapter Memorial Wall that you can order a nameplate with your
loved one's name, age and date of murder. The wall is displayed at chapter and other
events during the year, to honor our loved ones and bring awareness to the plight of
surviving families of murder victims.)
"In Their Loving Memories"
MEMORIAL WALL NAME PLATE ORDER FORM
LOVED ONE (S) NAME: _____________________________________________
DATE OF DEATH: __________________________________________________
AGE: ______________
* The cost of each nameplate is $10. Please make checks payable to POMC, Valley of the Sun Chapter and mail
to 19620 North 38th Avenue, Glendale AZ 85308-2215 or you can fax the order form and or Credit Card
Payment to: (623) 582-0917
NAME ON CREDIT CARD: ______________________________
ADDRESS: __________________________________City:______________________ State: ____
_____MasterCard
______VISA _____Discover Card_____ 3 digit security code ________
Credit Card Number: _______________________________ Expiration Date: _______________________
Signature of Credit Card Holder: ___________________________________________________________
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The Nature of Grief
The pain oozes from my broken heart, running free
like sap escaping a wounded tree.
The tears my swollen eyes release
drain away life's energy.
My anger has volcanic force,
as it runs its heated course.
The what ifs ramble through my mind,
if only we could change all time.
The pain would stop, the tears dam up,
the anger cease to erupt.
Alas, it cannot ever be,
it has changed my life this destiny.
Will I learn to smile again?
Teach me how to not cave in.
I want to trust and live each day
free of this never ending pain.
Though loving so deeply has given me
new sight, despite the darkness I see.
Opened my eyes that I might cope;
realize there is always hope.
Like a cascading waterfall
I let my tears run free,
to cleanse, not drain away life's energy.
The heat of my anger can also be
a healing patch for my wounded tree.
I can channel the volcanic flow,
make it melt away like snow.
The pain will always be a part of me,
but I can choose 'how' I see.
The force of nature's grief is mild
compared to mine of losing a child.
Yet the winds of change blowing my way
have cleared the clouds to a sunny day. . .
November 8, 1994
By: Beckie A. Miller
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POMC MEMORIAL CARD FORM
(these cards are used for chapter events and or presentations)
Sample of Front
Sample of Back
Mail form to: POMC, Valley of the Sun Chapter, 19620 North 38th Avenue, Glendale AZ 85308-2215
Email form to: [email protected]
Fax form to: 623-582-0917
Website: www.pomc.com/phoenix Phone Number: 602-254-8818
*Please include a photograph of your loved one if your loved one is not already in the Memorial Video Tribute for
the chapter. Mark X if picture is on file: ______ *If you wish photo returned send SASE.
CONTACT INFORMATION:
NAME: ______________________________________________
ADDRESS: ______________________________CITY______________STATE_____ ZIP _________
PHONE NUMBER:_________________________ Email:____________________________________
SURVIVOR INFORMATION: (ie., parent, siblings)
NAME ______________________________ RELATIONSHIP TO LOVED ONE_____________________________
NAME_______________________________RELATIONSHIP TO LOVED ONE_____________________________
NAME_______________________________RELATIONSHIP TO LOVED ONE_____________________________
NAME_______________________________RELATIONSHIP TO LOVED ONE_____________________________
VICTIM/LOVED ONE INFORMATION:
NAME:_______________________________________AGE: _____ BIRTHDATE:_______________
DATE OF DEATH:________________ STATE MURDERED IN: _________
CIRCUMSTANCES OF YOUR LOVED ONE'S DEATH:
(In 120 words or less please describe your loved one (s) murder and something about their personality as well as
case status. Please print or type clearly. Electronic submissions are welcomed)
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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; Antioch Church of God
in Christ, Mountain View Lutheran Church,
Thompson Funeral Chapel, 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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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
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Teen Lifeline.......................................….........(602) 248-8336
GrandCare (Grandparents help line)….........(602) 274-5022
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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.
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