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Thomas Atkins Men like Thomas (Tom) Atkins are one in a million. He was born on Dec. 27, 1936, in Clear Lake, Iowa. Tom didn’t just live life—he embraced it. He and his brother Dick enjoyed an active and happy childhood. As a young athlete, he played and excelled in several sports, including baseball, football,…

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Errol (Red) Boyles Errol LaVaughn Boyles (Red), born on Oct. 8, 1941, peacefully passed away on Nov. 5, 2021, at his home in Sun Lakes, Ariz., with his wife Margaret by his side. Son of Eldon and Myrtle Boyles from Fort Laramie, Wyo., Errol graduated from Nazarene Bible College in Colorado Springs and Casper College…

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Michael Brown Michael Brown came into the world as a blessing on October 22, 1935, in London, England. After spending his early years in Dublin with his loving mother Kitty and Grandmother, he returned to London at the age of 11 to reunite with his elder brothers Basil and Dick briefly before health issues compelled…

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Dolores “Dorie” Kush Dolores “Dorie” Kush, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and sister, of Sun Lakes, Ariz., recently passed at the age of 93, surrounded by those she loved. Dorie was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Stuart Kush, and two of her children: Jacqueline “Jackie” Kush and Wayne Kush at ages five…

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James (Jim) Lloyd Bianchi James “Jim” Lloyd Bianchi passed away in his home in Sun Lakes, Ariz., on July 15, 2021. Jim was born April 3, 1946, in Seattle, Wash., to Larry and Lois Bianchi. He married his childhood sweetheart and beloved wife Pam. Jim and Pam raised their three children in their hometown of…

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Claton “Kirk” Gratopp Kirk Gratopp was born March 3, 1944, and passed away June 13, 2021. He had Lewy body dementia and suffered a fall that led to pneumonia. He died peacefully at home. Kirk was born in Wichita, Kan., where he lived with his wife Pat until moving to Sun Lakes, Ariz. He is survived…

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David Marvin Deerhake David Marvin Deerhake, named after his father F. Marvin Deerhake, was the much-wanted only son of Marvin and Mabel Knoll Deerhake. David was born on Dec. 25, 1951, and died on May 31, 2021, after a long fight with cancer. In the 1950s, mom and babe stayed a whole week in hospital,…

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Norene Ann Dzingle

Norene Ann Dzingle Norene A. Keller Dzingle was born in Elba, Neb., on Aug. 18, 1938. She passed away on March 22, 2021, with her beloved husband. Norene attended schools in Elba, Neb., and graduated with honors while in school. She excelled in sports and cheerleading. In June, 1956, Norene met and married David Dzingle.…

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Annie Mae Weave Hall

Annie Mae Weave Hall Annie Mae Weave Hall of Goodwin, Ark., passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, April 3, 2021, at her residence. She was born on Aug. 30, 1939, the oldest of seven children, to her loving parents Ray and Rose Gaines. Annie was educated in the Saint Louis Public Schools, and during…

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Edward Lyle Acton

Edward Lyle Acton Edward Lyle Acton, age 91, of Sun Lakes, Ariz. (formerly from Rochester Hills, Mich., and Manistee, Mich.), passed away on Saturday, March 6, 2021, at Dobson Home-Hospice of the Valley, Chandler, Ariz., with his family by his side. Edward was born on April 9, 1929, in Hamtramck, Mich., to Pearl (Osborne) and…