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Gerald George Shanks

March 21, 1948 — March 20, 2023

Gerald George Shanks, 75, of Sedona, Arizona, passed away on March 20, 2023. He was born March 21, 1948, in Buffalo, New York to Donald D. and Anna Marie Shanks. Gerald attended Nativity School and Flagstaff High. He then attended Northern AZ University and received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science. He was the owner of Emerald Contracting and later worked for Yavapai Plumbing and Heating. He served on the boards of Cornville and Verde Valley Fire Districts. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and traveling. His favorite pastime was playing and spending time with his grandchildren. Gerald is preceded in death by his mother and father and his brother Daniel Shanks. He is survived by his wife of 52 years Merry Carol Shanks of Sedona, AZ; sons Gerald J. (Lisa) Shanks of Tucson, AZ, Donald L (Terra) Shanks of Cornville, AZ, and Scott E. (Jackie) Shanks of Sedona, AZ; Brother Leonard Shanks of Chino Valley, AZ; sister Janet Fish of Winslow, AZ; and 5 grandchildren. Services will be at Westcott Funeral Home on Saturday, April 1, 2023, at 2PM with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to sedonamuseum.org or Arizona Patriot Guard Riders at https://azpgr.org/Arizona-Patriot-Guard-Riders/donate.
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