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William Melville Currie, Sr.

Posted 2013-05-12 by mhenderson
Today's News-Herald, Lake Havasu City, AZ -
Posted: Sunday, May 12, 2013 -

William Melville Currie, Sr. passed away Sunday, May 5, 2013 in Lake Havasu City at the age of 87. Bill was born Jan. 10, 1926 in Long Beach, Calif. to John and Edith (Godwin) Currie.

Following graduation from high school, Bill enlisted in the United States Navy during World War II and saw action at Iwo Jima. After being honorably discharged, Bill returned to the states and went to school under the G.I. Bill learning the construction industry.

On Dec. 18, 1945, Bill married the love of his life, Barbara. Bill and Barbara settled in Marin County, Calif. and in 1963 moved to Jackson Hole, Wyo. and lived there for 25 years. In 1977, they began spending their winters in Lake Havasu City and in 1982, made Lake Havasu City their permanent home.

Bill was a lifetime member of The Elks and V.F.W. in Wyoming and Lake Havasu City. He also volunteered at The Lake Havasu Senior Center where he made many friends.

Bill is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Barbara; sons, William M. Currie, Jr. and wife Linda of Thorn Bay, Alaska and Randall J. Currie of Lake Havasu City; daughter, Debbie M. Lanier of Santan Valley, Ariz.; Jack Currie and wife Joy of Pahrump, Nev.; grandchildren, Amy L. Duffield, Cindy Gese, John W. Currie, Kim Harris, Bob W. Currie, Sabrina Currie and Clayton Currie and several great grandchildren.

Services have already taken place.

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Arrangements were placed under the care of Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home and Crematory.

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