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In Passing

Jean Proctor Bunting Jean Proctor Bunting, 98, passed away on August 7, 2017, at the Renaissance in Sun Lakes, Arizona. She was born on December 24, 1918, in Lake Forest, Illinois. Jean married Ken Proctor in March, 1945, and had 40 loving years traveling the world as an Air Force wife for 21 of those.…

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Martha Johnson Martha Johnson was born in Marion, Ohio, in 1927, but lived most of her 90 years in San Diego and Sun Lakes. Before retiring, Martha worked as an Oncology R.N. at Scripps Hospital in San Diego, and husband Earl retired from P.S.A Airlines. Both Martha and Earl were devoted volunteers and gave many…

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Dorothy Douglass Dorothy Douglass lived in Sun Lakes and passed away on May 26, 2017, at the age of 87. She was an extraordinary woman who dedicated her life to bettering the world through her support of charities devoted to the environment, animal advocacy and helping those less fortunate than she. She loved camping and…

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  James Edward Lawton James Lawton, better known as Jim, was born October 10, 1917, in Hemingford, Quebec, Canada, to John Lawton and Albina Josephine duQuette Lawton. When he was a teenager, he ran the 100-meter dash and hurdles. In 1936, he was .1 of a second from going to the Olympics from Canada. He…

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Harvey Thorpe Boyd Harvey Thorpe Boyd passed away on March 20, 2017. He had a life well spent. Harvey was born on his family’s farm in Lincoln, Nebraska, on October 3, 1947. In 1960, they moved to California where in 1972 he obtained an MBA in finance from California State University. Once out of college,…

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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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William Lawrence Cavanaugh

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…