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Arthur Leroy "Art" Duckett
Birth: May 8, 1916
Provo
Utah County
Utah, USA
Death: Sep. 23, 1971
Long Beach
Los Angeles County
California, USA

EX-PROVO BUSINESSMAN, ART DUCKETT, DIES AT 55

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Arthur L. Duckett, 55, former Provo businessman, was found dead in his swimming pool Thursday afternoon. Mr. Duckett has been living in the Long Beach area for the past eight years.

He was born May 8, 1913 [1916], in Provo, a son of Edward James and Jessie Souter Duckett. He received his education in Provo, being a graduate of Provo High School.

He married Mary Christensen on June 15, 1936 in the Salt Lake Temple and they were later divorced. He then married Beverly Bagwell.

He was owner and manager in Provo of A.L. Duckett Sales and Service for many years. He served as president of the National Chrysler Dealer Council for six years. He held the office of Seventy as a member of the LDS Church. He was also active in civil affairs, serving as president of the Provo 20-30 Club, member of Provo Rotary Club, an officer of the Civil Air Patrol during World War II, and was a member of the Provo Chamber of Commerce.

Survivors include his widow, Long Beach; one son and three daughters, Mrs. Don D. (Mary Lynne) Clark, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Steven A. Duckett, Springville; Colette and Michele, both of Provo; 12 grandchildren; one brother and three sisters, Mrs. Ethel Gilgore [Killgore] and Mrs. J. Max (Irene) Roberts, both of Salt Lake City; Jack Duckett and Mrs. A. Rex (Beverly) Dunford, both of Provo; and aunt, Miss Elizabeth Souter, of Provo.

Funeral services in Provo are pending and will be announced later.
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BERG MORTUARY SERVICES
Arthur L. Duckett - Funeral services will be held Monday at 11:00 a.m. in the Berg Drawing Room of Provo. Friends may call today from 6-8 and prior to services Monday. Interment will be in the East Lawn Cemetery.
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--Source: Archives.com, [Original: Provo Daily Herald, Provo, Utah; Friday, 24 Sep 1971, p. 4; and 26 Sep 1971, p. 4]. Accessed, transcribed and edited by Annie Duckett Hundley, granddaughter.


Cause of Death:
Drowned by his 2nd wife in their swimming pool, she was convicted of murder and embezzlement.
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 Parents:
  Edward James Duckett (1881 - 1963)
  Jessie Souter Duckett (1882 - 1961)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Margaret Christensen Anhder (1913 - 2005)*
 
 Siblings:
  Ethel Jessie Duckett Killgore (1905 - 1996)*
  Irene Mildred Duckett Roberts (1913 - 2008)*
  Arthur Leroy Duckett (1916 - 1971)
  John Souter Duckett (1920 - 1985)*
  Beverly Duckett Dunford (1927 - 2003)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
FATHER
 
Note: Interment 27 Sep 1971
 
Burial:
East Lawn Memorial Hills Cemetery
Provo
Utah County
Utah, USA
Plot: Garden of Devotion 34 C-7
 
Created by: Annie Duckett Hundley
Record added: Dec 05, 2010
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Happy Heavenly Birthday, Grandpa! Thanks for looking in on me and letting me know you're still around. I love you so very much.
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