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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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Milton White

September 14, 2017

WHITE, Milton, MSgt. USAF (Ret.), passed away September 14, 2017 at age 88. Survivors are his wife of 58 years, Barbara White; daughter, Sandra White (John Venet); son, John White (Jennifer Michniewicz) and grandchildren, Nathan Venet, Kaliana Venet, Maggie White, Libby White and Gregory Totaro. He is also survived by his brother, Gordon White; sisters, Lorraine Pearson and Joy ...

Robert Fearing

April 30, 1968 - - August 31, 2017

Robert Gregory Fearing age 49 of Tucson, AZ passed away unexpectedly on 31 Aug 2017. He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Robert W. Fearing and grandmother, Ida Therese Fearing. He is survived by his wife, Jeannie, his daughters, Kira, Jenna and Lindsey and his son Joshua. His parents, Dennis and Paulette and his brothers, Doug and Daniel and his sisters, Laura, and A ...

Thomas Curley

August 16, 2017

CURLEY, Thomas J. age 69, of Tucson, AZ passed away August 16, 2017. He is survived by his four sons, Patrick, Michael, Brian and Sean and his eight grandchildren. Tom was a Vietnam Veteran, and had a successful career in broadcasting and engineering. He enjoyed sports, the outdoors and spending time with his grandkids. He will be missed. Graveside Services will be held at Sara ...

Ernesto Melendez

November 07, 1932 - - June 28, 2017

MELENDEZ, Mr. Ernesto E. passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loved ones on June 28, 2017 in Tucson, Arizona at the age of 84. Ernesto is survived by his beloved wife, Lucy of 63 years; five children, Anita, Rosa (Mark), Ernie, Robert (Anna) and Joel; one sister, Virginia Groves and grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great- grandchildren. Ernesto was born on Novembe ...

Richard Brown

February 15, 1944 - - December 10, 2016

Richard Herrick Brown age 72 of Tucson, AZ passed away on December 10, 2016. He is survived by his wife Emily, his children Sherry, Richard, Victoria, Jennifer and Amy, his grandchildren Christine, Katy, Lily, Sydney, Jake, Chloe, Mark, Donny, and Bronson, his three brothers Steve, Jeff, and Tim and his sister Cathy. Richard was born and raised in Southern California and move ...

Thomas Oger

May 03, 1931 - - November 21, 2016

Thomas J. Oger, 85, passed away on November 21, 2016. Beloved husband of Ruth D. Oger, devotedly married 59 years. He is survived by his four children; Virginia Baker, Tom Oger (Roanna), Debby Keller (Mike), and Cathy Oger. Also survived by 6 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Our father served in the US Marines and loved to coordinate Laughlin bus trips for friends and ...

George Bidwell

October 01, 1932 - - October 30, 2016

BIDWELL, George Dawson passed away October 30, 2016 after yearlong complications from a severe lung infection. He was born October 1, 1932 in Pittston, PA to Ralph and Louisa Bidwell. He grew up in West Pittston, which is just across the Susquehanna River from Pittston. He served in the United States Army from 1950 - 1952. He moved to Tucson in 1957, and in 1962 started his car ...

James Wheeler

June 24, 1942 - - August 08, 2016

James W. Wheeler, devoted husband and adored father, passed away on August, 8, 2016 at the age of 74 in Tucson, AZ after a valiant battle with complicated illnesses. Preceded in death by his parents William A. and Florence (Foster) Wheeler and brother William Wheeler. He is survived by his loving wife, Lynnea (Lee), Daughters: Laurie Wheeler of Spring Hill, KS; Wendy (Bruce) ...

Robert Perkins

April 17, 1932 - - July 30, 2016

Robert L. Perkins Robert L. Perkins passed away Saturday, July 30, 2016, at his home in Oracle. Robert lived in Oracle for 60 years and worked for Magma Copper for 36 years. Robert was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, husband and friend. Written in his own words, about his life: On April 17, 1932 in Fulton, Missouri, Sam Perkins and Anna Perkins had a new ...

Lawrence Gillen

March 14, 1926 - - July 18, 2016

Lawrence Louis Gillen, also known as Larry, Gil and Chick, of Saddlebrooke, passed away on July 18, 2016 at his home. He was born on March 14, 1926 to Mathias and Catharine Gillen in White Lake, SD. He graduated from White River Central School in 1944. Lawrence fought in World War II, the Fighting 69th Infantry Division. He was a TSGT in 271st Infantry Regiment, Company K. ...

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