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G. K. Chesterton wrote, "Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die." The men and women who served in the armed forces, whether during a time of war, or one of peace, are living examples of that contradiction. Each should be honored and remembered, so that our gratitude never fades.

Our Veterans' Memorial Wall includes the names of those individuals who served the nation, and are now entrusted to our care. If the veteran you are looking for is not here, please enter the name of the deceased or the next of kin in the search box below and click search. You may also view current and past listings to find the name of your veteran. Names are listed alphabetically.

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Donald Bennett

September 29, 1932 - - October 17, 2018

BENNETT, Donald Henry 9/29/1932 - 10/17/2018 Born at home in Ypsilanti, MI to Myron and Grace (Caplin) Bennett. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Laura Sutherland and brother, Myron Bennett. A very special and loving sister-in-law, Phyllis Bennett and nephew, Dennis Bennett have also passed. Don married Dixie Lee (Kellogg) in 1958 and she survives. Daughters, San ...

William O'Connor

October 16, 2018

O'CONNOR, William Neil 83, of Oro Valley died on October 16, 2018. He leaves behind his wife of 53 years, Nancy Heeley O'Connor; three children, Michael Bradley O'Connor, Jennifer Ann O'Connor, Erin O'Connor Stark and son-in-law, Lt. Col Scott A Stark (Ret); five grandchildren, Austin Patrick O'Connor, Lt. John Patrick Stark (USAF), Emma Elizabeth Stark, Quinn Delaney Stark and ...

Edward McGillivray

March 02, 1924 - - October 11, 2018

MCGILLIVRAY, Edward Gordon died peacefully at home in Tucson, Arizona on October 11, 2018, surrounded by his loving wife and family. He was born March 2, 1924 in Cloquet, Minnesota, the son of the late Earl Kirk McGillivray and Celia Julia LeBeau. He was a 1942 graduate of Cloquet High School and enlisted in the U.S Army Air Corp following graduation. Following his WWII service ...

Lon Jackson

September 29, 2018

JACKSON, Lon Franklin died September 29, 2018. He was born in Thealka, Kentucky, and he spent much of his life in southern Ohio. As a young adult, Lon worked as an auto mechanic and, when he was in the Peace Corps, he taught many students how to fix their vehicles. Lon moved to Tucson in 1980 and received a degree in electronics. He worked in that field for several years before ...

Donald Burns

September 15, 2018

BURNS, Donald "Don" passed away on September 15, 2018. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Katherine "Kay" Burns; his daughters, Karen Burns (Pedro Davis) and Cynthia Burns (O M Brack, Jr., deceased); granddaughter, Katherine Burns-Davis, and brother-in-law, Joseph Heitz (Silvia). Don graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and served in the Army durin ...

Donald Christensen

December 27, 1931 - - September 10, 2018

CHRISTENSEN, Donald James 12/27/1931 - 9/10/2018 Donald "Don" Christensen was born and raised in the Chicago area where he attended New Trier High School. Don received Bachelors in Business Administration from Northwestern. After serving in the US Army, Don returned to Northwestern where he received a Juris Doctorate. In 1961, Don moved to Prescott Arizona, and in 1963 he marri ...

Maurice McCarty

May 09, 1927 - - September 08, 2018

MCCARTY, Maurice "Mac" L., died on September 8, 2018 of natural causes. He was born May 9, 1927 in West Virginia. He left School early to Join the Merchant Marines in 1944. He spent time in the Atlantic theatre During WWII transporting German POWs to the USA and later joined the US Navy where he spent time on active duty and the reserves where he retired as a LCDR. While in the ...

Antonio Riojas

September 13, 1929 - - September 04, 2018

RIOJAS, Antonio F. Sr. born September 13, 1929, passed away September 4, 2018. Survived by two sons, Jose and Tony (April); ex-wives, Julia and Deloris; sister, Sulema and granddaughter, Sara. Tony was a retired United States Air Force Veteran, and Proud owner of Antonio's in South Tucson. Visitation will be Sunday, September 9, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at ADAIR FUNERAL ...

George Angeles Sr

July 01, 1928 - - August 05, 2018

ANGELES, George Nicholas, Sr. "Talk low, talk slow and don't say too much." - John Wayne George Nicholas Angeles, Sr. was born at the height of summer on July 1st 1928 to Charles an d Dorothy Angeles in Plymouth, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Plymouth High School, class of 1946. George led a life of high service and excellence - within his family and towards his country and f ...

John Lochert

December 07, 1926 - - August 03, 2018

LOCHERT, John P. 91, of Tucson, AZ, passed away August 3, 2018, became a Heavenly family member with his parents, Anton and Eva Lochert; sister, Appie and brother Tony. He is survived by his twin, brother Leo and many nieces and nephews. Born in Dickinson, ND on December 7, 1926, he graduated from the University of ND as a CPA. John served in WWII as radio operator and in the K ...

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