James Leroy Forsyth

November 17, 1938 - January 11, 2023
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James Leroy Forsyth

James Leroy Forsyth was born in International Falls, Minnesota on November 17, 1938. He departed this life on January 11, 2023. He was eighty-four years old.  Growing up on a farm in International Falls, he joined the U.S. Army when he turned 17. After his service was complete, he moved to Los Angeles, CA. He worked for Santa Ana Lincoln Mercury in the parts department, eventually working his way up to parts manager and then service manager. He worked at several Ford dealerships in Southern California during his career. After working more than twenty years for Ford, he became a prison guard in Desert Center, California, and in Arizona for both Kingman and Tucson. He is survived by six brothers and sisters: Donna LaJambe of International Falls, Minnesota; Jerry Dunbar of Washington, Utah; Joyce Lafreniere of Fort Francis, Canada; Jack Dunbar of Duluth, Minnesota; Bob Dunbar of International Falls, Minnesota; and Ted Dunbar of St. George, Utah. He is also survived by his three children: Shelly Peck of Tucson, Arizona; Brent Forsyth of Lakeland, Florida; and Curt Forsyth of Park City, Utah. He is survived by six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

There will be a memorial service for James at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery on Friday, February 24 @ 11:00 p.m. (15950 N Luckett Rd, Marana, AZ 85653).

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Date: Friday, February 24, 2023

Time: 11:00 am

Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery Marana


15950 N. Luckett RD
Marana, Arizona 85653

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Date: Friday, February 24, 2023

Time: 11:00 am

Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery


1300 Buffalo Soldier Trail
Sierra Vista, Arizona 85635

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Born: November 17, 1938
Died: January 11, 2023

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Lorraine and Dennis posted on 2/15/23

my condolences Brent and family