Sun City — Wilmer “Bill” “Buttons” Duvall, 87, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 23, 2017 at Sun Valley Lodge in Sun City, Arizona following a courageous battle against Alzheimer’s.
He leaves behind his beloved wife of 64 years, Mary Duvall his son, Robert Duvall Sr.; his daughter, Nancy Bustamante; son- in-laws, Barney Bustamante and Fred Quihuis; 3 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren and dear friends. He will be welcomed in Heaven by his daughter, Susan Quihuis and grandson.
Bill was born in 1929 and raised in Laurel, Maryland. After graduating from High School, Bill began working at the Navy Yard in Washington D.C. There he met his adoring wife, Mary Lattin, and after a short courtship, they were married on November 22, 1952.
Bill was a retired Captain in the Army National Guard and worked as a salesman in Maryland before moving his family to Phoenix, Arizona in 1964. After moving to Phoenix, Bill continued to serve in “The Guard” and began working for the Arizona Republic as a Field Office Manager. Eventually, he retired from “the paper” in 1988. Bill and Mary eased into retirement by splitting their time between the “Serenity” of Munds Park, Arizona and their home in Peoria, Arizona.
Bill had many passions in his life, but nothing was he more passionate about than his beloved, Mary. Rarely, were they ever seen apart……unless card games were involved. They spent many road trips visiting with close friends and family. Most importantly they loved to be together. Bill was a tireless volunteer and was always there to lend a helping hand to those in need.
A memorial service in Bill’s honor will be held Saturday, January 28, 2017 in the Chapel Room at Sun Valley Lodge located at 12415 N. 103rd Ave. Sun City, Arizona 85351. The service will begin at 10:30 AM followed by refreshments. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Saint Vincent de Paul in memory of Bill Duvall.Print Obituary & Condolences