Duane Edward Townsend
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Townsend, Duane Edward
87, passed away on Friday January 11, 2013 at home surrounded by his family. Duane was born in Alberta, Canada on February 15, 1925. Duane and his loving wife Dorothy raised their family in Phoenix. They owned and operated "Townsend Motors" used cars for almost 50 years here in the Valley. Duane worked shoulder to shoulder with his brother Glenn and his brother in law Doug Dastrup. The three of them built what has been a wonderful business of treating customers as friends. They not only worked hard together, but also had the time of their lives playing tennis, skiing, fishing, and just enjoying everyday. Duane will be missed by so many, but his legacy of loving all people will live on. A memorial service will be held for Duane, January 26, 2013 at 3 pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints ward building located at 325 W. Coral Gables, Phx, AZ 85023
Published in The Arizona Republic on Jan. 23, 2013
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