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Richard Flagg Ayres Jr., 89

| June 27, 2024 12:00 AM

Richard "Dick" Flagg Ayres Jr. passed away peacefully June 19, 2024, surrounded by his family in Tucson, Ariz.

He is predeceased by his father, Richard Flagg Ayres Sr., mother Sarah Ayres, step-mother Jane Ayres, sister Susanne Graves, brother Robert Ayres, and son Richard Flagg Ayres, III.

He is survived by his wife, Judy Ayres; daughters Andrea Strobel-Ayres (Cathy), Erinn Ayres (Paul DiMaggio), grandchildren Jessica, Rachel, Elizabeth and Benjamin; and numerous nieces and nephews located throughout the country.

Dick was born in Portland, Ore., and moved with his family to Santa Barbara, Calif., at the age of 10 where he graduated high school. He graduated from Whitman College and Gonzaga University Law School.

He resided in St. Ignatius for the past 36 years before moving to Tucson, Ariz., last year to be closer to family. A celebration of Dick's life will be scheduled in the future.