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Roy M. Coulliette

Roy M. Coulliette passed away March 8, 2017 after a short hospital stay. Roy was native to Florida who moved to Phoenix with his family in 1954. He is survived by his long time companion, Ruth Wallace, son Mathew Coulliette, brothers Don (Sue) Coulliette and Maxwell (Joan) Coulliette along with many beloved nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Leona, stepmother Virginia, former wife, Darlene, his sisters Alma Sue Coulliette, Patricia Bradley, brother Charles Scheuler, sons Chad (Siblut) Coulliette and Keith Coulliette. Roy was a lifetime member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

An avid flyer, roy founded Turf Soaring School in Peoria, where he built Pleasant Valley Airport and RV Park, teaching thousands the joy of soaring. He trained many pilots for the military, airlines, fire bombing, crop dusting and pleasure. Roy was inducted into the Arizona Aviation Hall of Fame in 2004. He was an active member of the Deer Valley Connections, Captain in the Civil Air Patrol, and a member of Toast Masters.

Roy sailed and traveled extensively with his long time partner, Ruth. He enjoyed working with Boy Scouts in the Lake Pleasant District and was recognized by the District Hall of Fame for continuous dedication in service to the Boy Scouts of America in January 2016.

For adventure, he sailed, scuba dived, rode horseback, aeronautical maintenance and was a helicopter pilot. Roy could be seen driving his immaculately-kept bronco sporting the name Turf Soaring Adventures, wearing his blue jeans and white shirt. Roy was never deterred or limited by the obstacles he faced. He will be missed by his family and all those who came to know Roy as a friend.

Posted: 4/12/2017


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