Cyrus Wilson Finley | 1922-2020

Cyrus Wilson Finley of Show Low, Arizona, died Feb. 25, 2020, at home after a short illness. He was born March 1922 in Ames, Iowa, to Elnora (Studer) and Clifford B. Finley.

Cyrus graduated high school in Owatonna, Minnesota, and attended college in Iowa. He served in the Army Air Corps (Air Force) during WWII and was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, The American Legion, and The China Burma India Vets.

He was a long-time employee of Ford Motor Company and also worked as Harbor Master and U.S. Customs Officer in Roche Harbor, Washington. Cy volunteered for the Dearborn, Michigan Police Department, the Navajo County Sheriff’s Department and at various hospitals including Summit Healthcare in Show Low, Arizona. He was a former resident of Dearborn, Michigan; Roche Harbor, Washington; and Tucson, Arizona.

Cy was predeceased by his beloved wife of 62 years, Dolores Boutette Finley; grandson, Brian Reese and sons-in-law Richard Reese and Robert Hamer. Cy leaves behind his six children Cathy, Clifford (Anna), Char (Dan) Reese-Oxford, Cheryl (Steven) Brown, Carol and Cullen; four grandchildren Angela Finley, Barbara Boutette, Steven Lee (Christy) Brown and Douglas (Haven) Brown; and six great-grandchildren, Bryan Finley-James, Gideon Boutette, Liam Finley-Straus, Elden Finley-Straus, Lee Brown and Emily Brown.

No services are planned.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Cy’s memory to an animal shelter of your choice.

Owens Livingston Mortuary of Show Low, Arizona, handled the arrangements.