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Charles Russell Courtney
Dec. 9, 1922 — Jan. 23, 2014


Charles Russell Courtney, 91, of Sedona, died Jan. 23.

He held a Ph.D. from the University of Arizona. An English professor, he influenced hundreds of students.

He is survived by his life partner Philip Thompson; daughters Roxane Martinez, Odette Green and Rosine Okie; sons Breton Courtney and Gavin Courtney; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 8, at 2 p.m. at Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church. Attendees are asked to wear purple, his favorite color.

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