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Richard Duncan

Richard Linuel Duncan

Thursday, August 7th, 1952 - Thursday, February 13th, 2020
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Richard Linuel Duncan, 67, passed away Thursday, February 13, 2020, along with his beloved wife of nearly 36 years Julie Condon Duncan. Richard was born August 7, 1952 in San Antonio to Linuel and Dorothy Phelps Duncan. He graduated from Andress High School in El Paso in 1970 and from the University of Texas El Paso in 1974 with a Bachelor of Science Degree. He married Julie Condon on March 23, 1984 in El Paso. Richard taught Data Processing at El Paso Tech High School, then worked in the banking industry as a data processing manager before he accepted a job with the Ysleta Texas School District as their telecommunications administrator where he worked until retirement.
Richard was a 3-year letterman while playing on the Andress High School basketball team. His father taught him to play golf, a sport he enjoyed playing all his life with his buddies throughout several states. His father also shared his love of fishing and Richard treasured his time fishing with family and friends in Texas, Colorado and Utah. Richard also inherited talents from his mother. He was a master gardener and frequently canned and preserved his produce. He was a wonderful cook, pie baker and BBQ griller who loved to entertain family and friends. He and Julie shared their love for the outdoors with their sons while camping and hiking. In their retirement they cherished trips with their family and friends, hiking trails in Colorado, Utah, Nevada and other destinations. They also enjoyed traveling to Australia, Alaska, tropical islands and especially a trip with his beloved uncle Lt. Col. William B. Phelps, US Army, ret, and his two daughters with the 11th Armored Division Association on its 65th Anniversary European Battle Route Tour in 2010.
Richard had a deep love for family and friends and always put them first. He freely shared his fun-loving personality, sparking laughter, joy and spirited teasing. Although known for his levity, he was also known for his compassionate and sage advice. He was a loving and doting husband and father. He was a good listener, walking beside his sons in their life journeys while providing love and encouragement all along the way. Richard was the patriarch of the family, often consulted for advice and good humor. He kept the family connected. He knew that true riches are found in family and friends.
Richard Linuel Duncan was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his adoring family, son, Benjamin Linuel Duncan of El Paso and daughter, Audra Rae of Nevada, son, David Marshall Duncan (Carolyn) and daughter Charley Rose of Beaverton, OR, sisters, Carol L. Shea and David Allison of Thompsonville, Diane Avery (Frank) and daughter Dorothy Avery of San Antonio, brother, Carl Norman Duncan and Gayle Bolding of Merritt Island, FL.
A memorial service was held Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. at the Loretto Chapel at 1300 Hardaway, El Paso, Texas. A memorial service with inurnment will be held at a later date in Thompsonville, TX. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Thompsonville Cemetery Association, 2774 CR 423, Waelder, TX, 78959 or charity of one’s choice.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 | 11:30am
    When
    Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 11:30am
    Location
    Loretto Chapel
    Address
    1300 Hardaway
    EL PASO, TX
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  • Interment

    Location
    Thompsonville Cemetery
    Address
    County Road 443
    Harwood

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Judy De La Zerda Campos

Posted at 05:42pm
Richard and I attended Andress High School in El Paso, TX. I remember him being well-liked, funny, and very athletic. Richard always had a smile on his face. The world lost a good man. His wife looked like she was a lovely person.
May God bless the family to have the strength to get through this very difficult time.

David Allison

Posted at 06:46pm
Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the day time and falling into at night, we miss you
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