Les Diveley, husband, father, grandfather, ad exec and Green Bay Packers shareholder, passed away on March 15, 2019. He was 71.
Les would have hated that lead, as it may have provided the facts, but it didn’t tell the story.
It should have started instead with JoAnne Diveley (Bauer), the love of his life. They were soulmates. Les was in awe of JoAnne. JoAnne could never get enough of Les. Les and JoAnne celebrated 50 years of marriage on February 1, 2019.
Les grew up as an only child in Milwaukee and dreamed of a full house. Les and JoAnne welcomed four daughters – Shaye, Kelly, Dana and Lindy, and filled their childhoods with love. There could be no better dad.
Much could be said of Les’ achievements in the advertising industry, from Gardner to Simmons, Durham & Assoc. and the merger with Arnold Worldwide. While he enjoyed promoting Jack Daniels, Payday Candy Bars and Six Flags, Les was happy to retire in 2005 and move to Sun Lakes, Arizona.
Because the best was yet to come. For the past 13-1/2 years, Les has been drinking wine on the patio with JoAnne, admiring the sunset over the palm trees. Les and JoAnne also enjoyed their condo, Summer House 801A in his beloved Orange Beach, Alabama, taking in the white sands, blue sea and delicious Royal Reds.
But what Les loved most was this family. His daughters scattered across the country, starting their own families: In Oakland Shaye with husband Rob Hodil, and daughters Annabelle and Zooey; Kelly, with husband Brandon Correia; Dana, with husband Brian Muldoon, and son Gannon and daughter Charlie, in Phoenix; and Lindy in Durham, NC.
Celebrate Les whenever you raise a glass of Lynchburg Lemonade, and toast the great Les Diveley (aka Daddy, Dad, Popsicle, Zack, Papa, Dahhh-Deee, Sugar Pop, Les-Toil…). Les is more.
Cathleen Jo Tomlinson
Cathleen Jo Tomlinson was born in Spencer, Iowa on July 22,1947 to Daryl and Doris (Beck) Hausmann. Cathy spent her youth growing up in Royal, attending elementary, junior high, and high school there. She was confirmed into the United Methodist Church of Royal. She graduated from Clay Central in 1965 and went to play basketball for Gustavus Adolphus College, Cathy’s life was lived in many places. She lived in lowa, Illinois, North Carolina, Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska, but that last 25 years were in Arizona where her families now reside.
Cathy loved the hunt for treasures. One of her favorite pastimes was shopping at the Goodwill, Estate and garage sales. She had an eye for finding the cute, quaint, and usable “prize”. Traveling and playing cards were two pastimes of Cathy’s. She and Bob were able to travel to Mexico many times, and did a Mediterranean Cruise and tour just last year. She loved to have family and friends over to play progressive rummy and also played competitive bridge with her mom and other friends.
Cathy had an impeccable eye for interior design, helping many decorate their homes and always willing to paint or sew curtains, pillow, etc. She was the trusted designer for her mom and sisters.
Cathy’s career was as diverse. Her jobs throughout her life were waitress in college, working for AT&T, Arvada Police department, Tempe Union High School District, and for the last 20 years a realtor and broker for her own company. Cathy was more than a realtor, she would go the extra mile to help her clients get settled and do everything from painting a wall to remodeling a bathroom for them.
Cathy passed away on April 23,2019 from a short but vicious fight with pancreatic and liver cancer. She was preceded in death by her father, Daryl Hausmann. Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Bob Bundy of Sun Lakes, AZ; her mother Doris Hausmann of Okoboji, lA; her son Lonnie (Mira) Johnson of Chandler, AZ; her daughter Marci (John) Burgoyne of Chandler, AZ; and her son Reed Tomlinson of Scottsdale, AZ; her 6 grandchildren, 3 sisters and many other special family and friends.