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Elmer VanDenburgh

Posted 2017-11-12 by Judy Wight Branson
Camp Verde Bugle, Camp Verde, Arizona
Thursday, November 9, 2017

Elmer (Van) VanDenburgh was born in Troy, New York in 1935. He
passed into glory on Sunday, November 5th.

He graduated from Albany College of Pharmacy in 1956, then served as
a Pharmacist in the Air Force, being assigned to Thule, Greenland
and several state-side hospitals.

Upon leaving the Air Force, he worked as a sales representative for
a major pharmaceutical manufacturer, then with the Department of
Veteran’s Affairs until his retirement in 1994.

He and his wife, Lorraine, were married in 1957. They have two
daughters, Dr. Amanda VanDenburgh and Bonnie Bailey. Van and his
wife also had an adopted son, Robert.

Since retiring to Sedona, Van substitute taught at Red Rock High
School and West Sedona Elementary School. He was an active member
and volunteered at St. John Vianney parish.

He filled his days volunteering at Red Rock State Park and Sedona
Literacy Center. He held an Amateur Radio license and enjoyed
electronics, especially computers and recreational mathematics.

Services for Van will be held on Monday, November 13, 2017 at St.
John Vianney Catholic Church, 180 St. John Vianney Lane in Sedona.
Rosary begins at 10:30 am with Mass to follow at 11 am.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. John Vianney, 180
St. John Vianney Lane, Sedona, AZ 86336; St. Vincent de Paul
Society,; or the Sedona Humane Society,
2115 Shelby Dr, Sedona, AZ 86336.

An online guestbook is available to sign at

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