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Obituary: Luke Michael Lerette 1979 - 2012
Luke Michael Lerette
6/21/2012 1:05:00 PM
Luke Michael Lerette, 32, passed away on June 17, 2012, but not before touching time and family with his presence.
He was born on September 20, 1979, in Cottonwood, Arizona, where he aspired to excel in competitive swimming. He was the first swimmer to compete at the state level representing Mingus Union High School at ASU. He would later become coach and mentor for future aquatic athletes.
After graduating MUHS in 1998, Luke served four years in the U.S. Army, stationed in Hawaii.
He then returned home and attended
. He taught himself Japanese, learned to salsa dance, and researched theology, sociology, and philosophy. He loved the outdoors, running, hiking and hunting with family.
Luke had an enormous capacity for love, life and family. He will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his wife, Jennifer, of Prescott Valley; mother, Nancy Futral (Joel) of Cornville; his father, Lance Lerette (Laura) of Prescott Valley; three brothers, Nathaniel Futral of Tucson, Shane Lerette and Jonathan Lerette, both of Tucson; one sister, Ashton Futral of Washington, DC; and many cousins.
A service will be held on Saturday, June 23rd at 10 a.m. at Westcott Funeral Home in Cottonwood Arizona.
An online guestbook is available to sign at www.westcottfuneralhome.com
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