Bessie V. Ashcroft passed away peacefully at home in Ahwatukee, Ariz. on Oct. 25, 2012. Bessie was born Sept. 7, 1925 in Globe, Ariz. to Mike and Genevieve Vuletich. She lived in Globe for many years before moving to California and then finally settling in Ahwatukee.
Bessie was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, John A. Dzera; two of her children, Kenneth Wayne Dzera and Debra Kay Dzera; and all 10 of her siblings.
Bessie is survived by her husband, Ken Ashcroft; two children, John R. Dzera and Frank C. Dzera; her three grandchildren and her five great-grandchildren.
Bessie’s family and friends meant the world to her and she considered them her biggest blessing. She also enjoyed crochet, bowling and golf.
Memorial Services will be held on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Globe, Ariz.
In lieu of flowers, you may make a donation to: St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance, 602-242-3663, www.firstfoodbank.org/.