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Dean Graves

Earl Dean Graves or “Dean” as he was known by all, a longtime resident of Thatcher, entered into eternal life Saturday afternoon, July 7, 2018, at his residence, following a lengthy illness. He was 84. Dean was born June 18, 1934 in the farming community of Antelope Flats, Texas, to Edith Grant and Carl Sanford Graves. Dean is survived by: his wife of 52 years, Loretta; and his sons, Randy Graves and Gary Graves. Preceding Dean in death was: his daughter, Christine; a step-son, Marden; his mother, Edith; his father, Carl Sanford; a sister, Alma; and his brother, Carl. In honoring Dean’s wishes, his body was donated to the University of Arizona Willed Body Program for medical research purposes. A Celebration of Dean’s Life is currently pending and will be announced at a later date.

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Jeannie Wood sent a virtual gift in memory of Dean Graves

Jeannie Wood Mar 13 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Dean Graves

Ann Goodgame Jul 12 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Dean Graves

Ann Goodgame Jul 12 2018 12:00 AM

I'm so sorry for the loss of Dean ..I will always remember the trip to Mexico and the ones to Disney Land with him and Loretta. Shay Larson

Shay Larkey Jul 12 2018 12:00 AM

I'm so sorry for the loss of Dean ..I will always remember the trip to Mexico and the ones to Disney Land with him and Loretta. Shay Larson

Shay Larkey Jul 12 2018 12:00 AM

Oh my goodness, Im so sorry to hear this but I can absolutely see Dean flash a big smile and assure me all is ok. My first job out of High School was at Dean and Carl Graves Production Company in San Simon where they produced their new invention, The Dololly! A hydronic rack that held a spare tire under the back end of a pickup. Dean taught me many things about business, billing, ordering supplies and about dreaming Big! His invention was a success! Our families were entertwined for many years and we all created great memories together. Dean was one charmingly intelligent person. He will be greatly missed and remembered fondly. My condolences to His family. Most of whom Im still in touch with since our meeting in 1966. RIP. Sincerely and forever your friend, Delrena Hooker Wood Dabovich 2018

Delrena Dabovich Jul 10 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Dean Graves

Marciethomas Jul 10 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Dean Graves

Yolanda lee Jul 10 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Dean Graves

Marciethomas Jul 10 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Dean Graves

Richard & Pat Barnes Jul 10 2018 12:00 AM

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