Calvert, Gilbert Lanier
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91, of Buckeye, AZ passed away on June 11 2013. Lanier was the first child born to R.E. and Flora Calvert near Hawley, Texas January 22, 1922. The family moved to Liberty, AZ. in 1935. Lanier attended Liberty Elementary School, graduating from Buckeye Union High School in 1940. Lanier joined the United States Coast Guard in 1942 serving through 1946, in the Southwest Pacific Area. In 1947, Lanier married Peggy in Liberty, AZ. In 1949 He started working for L.D. McDonald, the Shell Distributor, purchasing the business in 1968 forming Calvert Oil Company, later expanding into retail gas sales and self service car wash. Lanier served 16 years on the Town Of Buckeye City Council, he was a 63 year active member of the Lions Club International Organization. Lanier is preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Peggy. He is survived by his brother William (Bill), Laveen, AZ. his Son Alan, (Cathy), Daughter Connie (Virgil), Son David (Teresa), Grandchildren Wyatt Ezell (Jami), Dustin Ezell, Bonnie Calvert, Grace Calvert, and one Great Granddaughter, Jordan Hardison. Services will be held Saturday June 15, 2013 at 10:00 a.m., with visitation Friday June 14, 2013 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Community Church of Buckeye 808 E. Eason Ave. Buckeye, AZ. Ganley's Buckeye Funeral Home 623-386-4812 In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to The Community Church of Buckeye Memorial Fund, 808 Eason Ave, Buckeye, AZ. 85326.
Published in The Arizona Republic on June 14, 2013