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William Lloyd Finley

May 17, 1926 April 22, 2019
William Lloyd Finley
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William “Bill” Lloyd Finley, 92, of Prescott, AZ, passed away, Monday, April 22, 2019 at his home.

Bill was born on May 17, 1926 in Ashland, Ohio to David Ellsworth Finley and Irene May Rickabaugh. He was married to the love of his life, Margaret Ann (Peggy), for over 70 years. As a proud Navy man, he served our country as part of the Pacific fleet in World War II. Following the war he earned a bachelor’s degree from Ashland College and began his working life. He moved with his family to Arizona in 1968 and began work with the Arizona State Compensation Fund, which had recently been established as a separate State agency to provide a ready market for workers’ compensation insurance coverage for Arizona employers. In 1987 he retired as President of the organization and continued to serve as Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Investment Committee for numerous years.

Bill was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing all of his life. He was also a successful breeder of Arabian horses and enjoyed exploring trails across Arizona on horseback. In his later years he enjoyed time in the peaceful surrounds of Prescott, AZ.

Bill is survived by three daughters Marla DeSoto, Michelle Weiss, and Marnie Green; along with four grandchildren Tom and Megan Dinchak, Julie Balderston, and Jay McHatton. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Peggy, in 2015.

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Graveside Service




2:00 PM 4/26/2019 2:00:00 PM - 2:30 PM 4/26/2019 2:30:00 PM
Prescott National Cemetery

S. Overland Road at Cactus Drive
Prescott , AZ 86313

will be the graveside service with military honors.

Prescott National Cemetery
S. Overland Road at Cactus Drive Prescott 86313 AZ
United States

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