Theasis (Ted) Clayborn Duncan, 81, a resident of Green
Valley for 14 years, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2003. He was born
July 16, 1922 in Loma Linda, Calif.
During WWII he served in the European Theater as a staff sergeant in the
508th Parachute Infantry, 82nd Airborne campaigns including Normandy,
Rhineland, and North Africa. He received a Purple Heart, two Bronze
Stars, and numerous citations.
Ted served 32 years in the education field as a teacher, coach,
assistant principal, principal and assistant superintendent of business
services in several school districts in California.
He was educated at Redlands University and Coachella Valley High School
where he excelled in sports and football.
He was preceded in death by his mother Inez, father Arthur, and brothers
Wayne and Clarence. He is survived by his wife Joanne, sister Margaret
Peach, daughters Christi Traughber and Terree Lee Duncan, son Kevin
Craig Duncan; stepdaughters Lynn Wilder, Jeannette Ewing, Leslie
Winchell, and stepson Mark David Evans, and 12 grandchildren.
According to Ted's wishes, there will be no formal services. Burial will
be in the National Cemetery in Riverside, Calif.
(Green Valley News & Sun, Green Valley, AZ, 26 Nov 2003 - courtesy
of Tedd Cocker)
(courtesy of "CRob")
Niche marker (top row, 3rd from right) for Theasis C.
Duncan and spouse in the Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside
(Riverside County), California.