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Edward Dick (Ed) Voelker, Jr.

Posted 2018-02-13 by Judy Wight Branson
The Daily Courier, Prescott, Arizona
Sunday, February 11 2018, page 8a

In loving memory of Ed Voelker, of Tucson, Arizona, who passed away
on Jan. 30, 2018, after a short illness.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Louise; his daughter, Elaine
(and husband Chris) Conway of Lille, France; his daughter, Ruth (and
husband John) Curtis of Tucson; his granddaughters, Lisa, Charlene
and Michelle Curtis and Dana Demos-Curtis; and his great-grandsons,
Mason and Domonic Campbell, and Logan Pharis.

Ed was born in Los Angeles, California, on Nov. 18, 1926. He
graduated from University High School in 1944 and began working as a
land surveyor shortly thereafter, in order to be able to spend time
in his beloved wilderness. He met Louise in Boulder City, Nevada,
while working for the United States Geological Survey, and they were
married in 1951. He studied and became a civil engineer,
specializing in hydrology. He held certifications as a Professional
Engineer and Land Surveyor in six states, and was a member in good
standing of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

He worked for the State of California, the City of Flagstaff,
Arizona, other municipalities in Arizona and California, and various
private engineering firms until his retirement. He and Louise then
moved to Prescott, Arizona, and enjoyed 25 years of friends and
their church family at Trinity Presbyterian. Just four years ago
they moved to Tucson to be near their older daughter and her family.

Ed enjoyed hunting, camping, hiking, square dancing, and the company
of his family. He was an active participant in his church, serving
as an elder and a deacon over the course of his life, and he always
sang in the church choir.

Donations to honor his memory may be sent to the Music Department of
Trinity Presbyterian Church in Prescott, Arizona; or to The Nature
Conservancy (

Memorial services will be held later in Tucson and in Prescott;
burial will be in the Flagstaff Citizens’ Cemetery.

Information provided by survivors.

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