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On March 14, 2013, Albert Dale Humphrey left this world just three days shy of his 79th birthday, leaving his corner of the world a better place then when he found it. Al was born in Hawleyville, Iowa to George William (Bill) Humphrey and Mary Downing Humphrey. He served in the Air Force from 1954 to 1957. On his way through Chicago to Antigo Air Base in Wisconsin, he had a blind date with a girl named "Jo." He proposed to her after only nine days, and that blind date lasted for 56 years, producing three exceptional children along the way.
Al spent over thirty years as an electrician, but if you asked him what he loved to do, he'd say he loved to do special projects for his wife, dance, hunt and fish. He and Jo loved traveling and visited 49 states""many of them with their RV""in their 14 years as full-time RVers. Also Al loved his children. He was a strict dad, but they knew they were loved. He expected the best from them and he was not disappointed.
One other thing Al was known for was helping out others. He felt his mission in life was to help others. He truly wanted to make a difference in this world and he did it by volunteering his time for Desert Hills Lutheran Church Estate Sales Group, the White Elephant, at his HOA in the Legends, and for numerous neighbors and friends. In all these places, he was known as a truly humble man who loved people.
Despite health problems that tried to slow him down, Al Humphrey was one of the strongest men you'd ever hope to meet. Where did this strength come from? Al would tell you it came from God. He truly loved his Lord and Desert Hills Church.
Missing his presence in this world is his wife, Jo Humphrey; son, Alan (Monica); daughters Sally Putman and Peggy (Ed) Nettenstrom; six grandchildren, Travis (Ashley) and Tyler Putman, Jackie and Joey Nettenstrom, and Ana and Laura Humphrey; and brother John (Vern) Humphrey.
A "Celebration of Life" to honor Al will be held at Desert Hills Lutheran Church, 2150 S. Camino del Sol, Green Valley, AZ on Saturday the 13th of April at 11 am. All are invited to remain for lunch following the service.
In lieu of flowers, suggested memorials are to Desert Hills Lutheran Church Building Fund; The Green Valley Sheriff's Auxiliary Volunteers; or a
Published in Green Valley News & Sun on Mar. 24, 2013