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Richard Wingfield Sturges

February 14, 1935 — August 30, 2019

Richard Wingfield Sturges was born on February 14th 1935 in Jerome Arizona. He passed away on August 30th 2019. His childhood years were spent in Brownfield Texas, Hamilton Ohio and Panama City Florida. Richard graduated from Bayside High School in Panama City. After high school he served two years in the armed forces, and was stationed in Korea. He worked as a reporter and Writer for the "Stars and Stripes" newspaper while in the service. After his service he studied Journalism and Court reporting, and graduated from the "University of Arizona" Richard worked for the "Arizona Republic Newspaper" in the early 1960's and would eventually become and independent court reporter covering local, district, and federal cases in Arizona, California, and Nevada.
After working for the court system through the 1960's and 1970's, Richard joined his Parents Vera and Edwin Sturges and worked alongside them in their "White Hills" Indian arts store in the early 1980's. Richard met Marylin Lewis in 1984, and fell head over heels. The couple was married on February 9th 1985, and would continue running the store until it was sold in the early 2000's.
Richard leaves behind Marylin, his wife of 34 years, a sister, Lynne Logan, Nephew Scot Logan and his wife Susan, Great Nephews Justin Byerly, Westley Logan and wife Luisa, Lavinia Shaw and husband Scott, Charlene Sexton, Great grand nieces and nephews Mya and Tyler Shaw, Madison, Jesse and Jenna Martin, and many other relatives.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents Vera and Edwin Sturges, Brother in law Ed Logan, and niece Diane Byerly. Richard loved all animals and nature, especially dogs and horses. He will be missed by all who knew him. Marylin extends her deepest appreciation for the loving care and kindness shown to Richard by the staff of Mingus Manor. In lieu of flowers the family suggests a donation to Verde Valley Humane Society. Services will be held at the Camp Verde VFW on Sept 11th, at 11:00 A.M. at 277W. R. 260 Camp Verde Az.
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