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Dequeta E. Thurman

Dequeta Elmira Dowling Thurman Stearns, 74, of Safford and formerly of Duncan, passed away in Safford, on Friday, April 6, 2018, at the Mt. Graham Regional Center, following a brief illness. Dequeta was born in Ventura, California, on October 17, 1943, to Roy Merritt and Beulah May Copeland Dowling. Dequeta leaves to mourn: one son, Roger McGraw of California; husband, Berkley Stearns of Safford; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Dequeta was preceded in death by: her daughters, Lisa McGraw and Michelle McGraw. Graveside services for Dequeta will be conducted on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at 12:00 p.m. (noon), in the Duncan Cemetery by Pastor Brad Boyd of The First Baptist Church of Duncan. Family will receive friends Friday evening April 13, 2018, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., at the Vining Funeral Home.

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From Vicki Elmyra Puskaric, I never got to meet my Aunt Dequeta, I do have her pictures and I have her middle name Elmyra. I will wear it proud because she was my Aunt. Rest well, enjoy your reunion day. You have joined the high ranks in Heaven.

Mark Puskaric Apr 8 2018 12:00 AM

Aunt Dee was a beautiful lady . She care about her family and friends. We had a special bond. I was born on her birthday. She will be miss . Now she with her parents and brothers and sisters and her two daughters. Until we see you again . Love you :heart: Your niece Rella Keller

Rikki Keller Apr 8 2018 12:00 AM

Aunt Dee was a beautiful lady . She care about her family and friends. We had a special bond. I was born on her birthday. She will be miss . Now she with her parents and brothers and sisters and her two daughters. Until we see you again . Love you :heart: Your niece Rella Keller

Rikki Keller Apr 8 2018 12:00 AM

From Vicki Elmyra Puskaric, I never got to meet my Aunt Dequeta, I do have her pictures and I have her middle name Elmyra. I will wear it proud because she was my Aunt. Rest well, enjoy your reunion day. You have joined the high ranks in Heaven.

Mark Puskaric Apr 8 2018 12:00 AM