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Thelma (Laurie) (Brown) Hunter

Posted 2019-09-05 by mhenderson
Published in Today's News-Herald from Sept. 1 to Sept. 2, 2019 -
Lake Havasu City, Arizona -

Thelma "Laurie" Hunter passed away on August 1, 2019 at the age of 96
in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. She was born March 12, 1923 to John
Wallace Brown and Nellie Jane (Graves) Brown in Wesson, Arkansas.

Laurie grew up with seven brothers who were always a big part of her
life. She graduated from Mt. Holly High School at age sixteen. Many
men were joining the military service at this time to fight in WWII,
and with that, leaving many jobs behind. Laurie had friends in Los
Angeles, so she and her relative moved to California. She finished
engineer school, and went to work for Lockheed Aircraft. She met
Harold Hunter, Jr. in 1942 when he returned home from the South
Pacific where he was serving his country as a United States Marine
Corps Gunner. They were married March 14, 1944. They celebrated 70
years together before she lost Harold on August 2, 2014. They raised
two sons; Gerald A. Hunter and Dane L. Hunter. They were blessed with
four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Services were entrusted to the care of Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home.
Thoughts and condolences can be sent to the family at www.lietz- To send a free card go to

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