Tag: SunBird Personalities

SunBird Personalities

Bob Neuman This month’s lovely couple since birth has remained close to our country’s heartland. No doubt of this having an effect on their lifestyle. Don and Sharon Erickson believe hard work, responsibility and accountability are the keys to a good life. And with God’s help, so it has been. Don added, “I grew up…

SunBird Personalities

Bob Neuman This interesting lady is, in a way, new to SunBird and Arizona. At first glance, one will notice several things. She is very bright and is a people person who gets great satisfaction in helping others, a trait she derived by caring for her brothers and sisters. She has led a life that…

SunBird Personalities

Bob Neuman This is the completion of Ron Hawley’s story from July’s SunBird News. The War Years: When 16, Ron Hawley graduated from high school and joined the Navy by fibbing about his age. His career carried him through two wars, made over 500 aircraft carrier landings, earned nine battle stars and a rank of…

SunBird Personalities

  Bob Neuman When writing about residents of SunBird, the word “unique” comes to mind. All are different in many ways. Jan and Walt Griffin are no exceptions. Walt lived in Boston the first six years of his life before moving to Tucson with his family. His father was a welder, but later became a…

SunBird Personalities

  Bob Neuman In 1908, Henry Ford rolled out his first car made in Detroit. It cost $850.00. This may have started the industrial boom that lasted many years in that city, but things change, just as did the success of Detroit. Gerry McHugh started at Ford and obtained numerous promotions until retiring 43 years…

SunBird Personalities

  Bob Neuman People who eventually marry meet in numerous ways. Could be in school or a blind date. In some countries, the couple is selected by the parents. In 1982, good fortune smiled upon Lynne and Jeff. Both had come to the Fargo gathering place to meet a few friends. Both had dates with…

SunBird Personalities

Bob Neuman Joe Amato grew up in Chicago with his Italian family and lived there until coming to Arizona in 1984. His memories include a young boy hanging out with his friends. “I liked to play softball with the gang. We played in the street,” he recalls. He attended the Catholic church. After high school…

SunBird Personalities

Bob Neuman Gene Tress remarked, “I fell in love with Arizona.” This is not idle chit chat. He has lived here the majority of his life and is definite when it comes to knowing his own mind. He resided at many places and did many things. He was born in Pennsylvania among the Amish on…

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Gary and Deanna Metzger

Bob Neuman Our residents are considered to be friendly and compatible residents. If you care to have those traits confirmed, then come meet Gary and Deanna Metzger. In 1996, they purchased in SunBird and moved in full-time in 2001. They had come to Arizona at times to visit Gary’s parents in Mesa and explore possible…

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Ron and Ethel Davis

Bob Neuman Ron Davis, unique in many ways, has lived life to the fullest. For a start, he is a native of Arizona. His grandparents homesteaded at Elliot and Ellsworth in 1890. He has traveled, worked in interesting places and has not one master’s degree, but three. He married a beautiful young lady named Ethel…