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March 16, 2022

Graveside services were held on Tuesday, March 14, 2022, at 2 p.m. at the Byron Amorita Cemetery.

Gilbert Dean Maltbie, age 89, passed away on December 30, 2021, in Buckeye, Arizona.

He was born in Cherokee, Oklahoma, June 23, 1931, to John William Maltbie and Fanny Lucille Maltbie.

He was raised on the family farm with his sister, Wanda Irene, in Amorita, Oklahoma. This was the family homestead farm from the Cherokee Strip Run of 1892.

Dean was proud of his heritage and loved being an Okie. Dean moved to Arizona as a young adult where he met and married Jeanette Irene Buell.

Dean made ma...

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