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Calvin Burnham Decker

06/11/1929 - 06/15/2016
Service Date: 06/24/2016
Service Time: 1:00 PM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2152 E. Adobe, Mesa, Arizona

Calvin Burnham Decker, 87, passed quietly from natural causes on June 15, 2016.  He was married to Norma M. Breisch (deceased), and they had six children: Joseph J. (Jean) Decker, Gail E. Pittard (Gary), Terry L. Doran, Janice L. Schenk, Laurie L. Strasser (Gerry) and George C. Decker (deceased).  He was also married to Elizabeth B. Grigsby and Maxine G. Decker (both deceased).  Calvin was born in Aripine, Arizona on June 11, 1929 to Jesse Nathaniel and Bessie Burnham Decker and spent his entire life as an Arizona resident.  He lived in Aripine, Snowflake and Mesa, where he spent his working years as a mail carrier until retirement and then worked as an ordinance worker in the Mesa Temple for 18 years.  A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 PM, Friday, June 24th at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2152 E. Adobe in Mesa.


  • Janice & Von Johnson

    Calvin was very sweet and thoughtful to read to my aunt, Ruth Allen, when she lived across the hall from his room on Winthrop Circle. She looked forward to him “rolling” into her room and reading to her each morning. She was bedridden and he knew she frequently slept through his reading , but that didn’t matter to him. He enjoyed reading to her anyway….just being there was important. Our family appreciated his thoughtfulness and kindness. He brightened her days. She passed quietly away in August of 2014 at age 94.

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