Lonnie Griff Duncan, was a retired gold miner, artist, and life-time adventurer, Lonnie's love of life didn't come to an end with his death. Lonnie passed away on November 11h 2023 at the age of 84. He was surrounded by is loving daughters who will continue to honor his legacy by living their lives to the fullest.
Lonnie was born in Lewis Colorado on September 8, 1939. He quickly sought adventures by traveling across the United states at the age of 15 building microwave towers. He served his country in the United States Army in the 82nd Air born division. He owned a shrimp boat in the gulf of Mexico, and mined ore in every corner of the planet. He fulfilled his dream of mining gold in remote Alaska.
Lonnie married Billie Diane Sparks June 6th 1963 in Snowflake AZ. They traveled across the southwest during their youth and made many friends along the way. Lonnie always said Billie was the love of his life and they were happiest when they were, raising their girls and their pets.
He is preceded in death by his Wife Billie, his Brother Grant, and his parents Robert and Elizabeth.
He is survived by his daughters Terri Duncan-Freire and Toni Powell, his son-in-laws Daniel Freire and Ron Powell, grand children, Derique and LeAnne Duran, Jessica and Felipe Cuellar, Shain and Joe Warner and Veronika Powell. He had 5 great grandchildren; Carlos, Anthony and Nathan Cuellar, Marina and Athena Duran. His sisters Sandra Simmer, Dana Baxtrom and Brother-in-law Gene, Brother Ted Duncan and Sister-in-law Margie, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Lastly, Lonnie was truly blessed to have had such amazing friends including Joan, Becky and Bernie in Florida, and Steve, Mike and Kathy in Alaska.
We are in the process of arranging a ceremony to spread Lonnie’s ashes and will announce the details at a later date. Until then, in lieu of flowers you are invited to make a donation to: Tidewell hospice foundation 3550 S. Tamiami Trail Sarasota FL. 34239. tidewellfoundation.org