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Howard Arthur Barrett Howard Arthur Barrett passed away peacefully on March 1, 2017, after a brief illness. He is survived by his companion Jacqueline Hicks; his son HB Barrett of Stewart, Florida; daughter Nancy Freeman of Durham, North Carolina; and former wife Frances Barrett, also of Durham, North Carolina. Howard was born on October 16,…

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IRobert E. Beck Robert E. Beck, 94, died Tuesday, January 31, 2017, in his home in Sun Lakes, Arizona, following a brief illness. He leaves behind his children Steven Beck, Perry Beck and Diane MacWilliams; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and his devoted friend Jane Schaeffer. Bob was born and raised in Geddes, South Dakota, on…

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Shirley (Larson) Baker Shirley (Larson) Baker was born to Norwegian and Irish parents, Irving and Clarene Larson, in Dickens, Iowa, on April 27, 1935, the second of four children. She was raised in Peterson, Iowa, where she met and married her high school sweetheart. She was trained as a lab/x-ray technician, but worked in the…

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Beverly Cross Bender Beverly Cross Bender of Sun Lakes, Arizona, passed away on November 19, 2016. She was born in upstate New York on October 19, 1922, and graduated from Ohio State University with a degree in home economics. On July 21, 1945, she married Bob, her childhood sweetheart. She lived and worked in Fayetteville,…

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Gene Harold Alig Gene Harold Alig passed away peacefully in his sleep November 6, 2016 in Gilbert, Arizona. He was born January 13, 1930 in Indianapolis (Mars Hill) Indiana to Joseph and Nellie Alig. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte; children and step-children, Robert (Shari) Alig, Carol Swaim, Rhonda (John) Gideon and Michelle Alig…

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William G. “Bill” Johnson William G “Bill” Johnson, 84 of Waterloo, Iowa died at his home Friday, October 7, 2016 of natural causes. He was born February 5, 1932 in Springville, Iowa, son of William C. and Mary V. Ralston Johnson and graduated in 1950 from McKinley High School, Cedar Rapids. He served in the…

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Arthur Jay Miller Arthur Jay Miller, age 84, passed away peacefully at 3:45 a.m. on August 31 at Whatcom Hospice House. Arthur and his beloved wife Sandra Miller recently moved to The Willows in Bellingham, WA, from Sun Lakes, AZ. He was born on September 13, 1931 in Bronx, NY to Jack and Rebecca Miller.…

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Robert F. Durben Robert F. Durben, 93, of Sun Lakes, AZ, passed away on July 30, 2016. Beloved husband of the late Shirley Hansen Durben, and the late Dorothea Harrington Durben; dear father of Mark (Betty) Durben and Patti (Randy) Smith; dear grandfather of Rachel, Bryan, Chris, Gabriel (Stephanie) and John (Christina); dear great-grandfather of…

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Donald J. Donatt Donald J. Donatt was born to Joseph and Helen Donatt, December 28, 1931, in their home in Oglesby, Illinois. Don attended a two room parochial grade school Oglesby, graduated from the LaSalle-Peru Township High School in 1949. Don joined the U.S. Navy in June 1951. He attended the electronics school in Memphis,…

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Sherri Jones IronOaks has lost a key employee and friend. Sherri Jones, Communications Director, passed away after being on extended medical leave. To say she will be missed is an understatement. Her wealth of experience and knowledge was used to create what is today called the Communications Department. Sherri always had the time to fill…