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Dick Allen Nolting

January 11, 1933 ~ January 27, 2019 (age 86)

Celebration of life will be Saturday, March 2nd. 1:00-4:30 at Slauson Middle School cafeteria 


Dick Allen Nolting went to be with the Lord on January 27, 2019; at the age of 86.

He was born in Kingman, Arizona to Henry and Clarine Nolting on January 11, 1933. After graduating from Mohave County Union High School in 1951 he enlisted in the Navy and served as a Seabee. He is a veteran of the Korean War.

He made Azusa, California his home after earning his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Arizona State University in 1958. He went on to earn his psychology and administrative credentials from Claremont Graduate School.

Throughout his 40 year career with the Azusa Unified School District he taught drafting and architectural drawing at Azusa High School and then served as counselor at Slauson Middle School, retiring in 1998. He touched the lives of so many people and families in Azusa.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Karen, who was also a teacher in Azusa Unified.

Dick is survived by his two daughters Jody and Stacy and his grandchildren Connor and Rachel. His grandkids were the joy of his life.

Dick was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Azusa and volunteered many hours at the church. Over the years Dick was very active in the city of Azusa. He helped with Golden Days as an announcer at the parade, volunteered with Sister City, helped with his daughters’ Girl Scout troop, and poured his heart and soul into the students of Slauson Middle School.

Dick’s friends and family will always remember him for his love of dogs (dachshunds in particular), of fly fishing, tying flies and camping trips to Idaho and West Yellowstone, Montana. He was one of the kindest, most caring people you would ever meet. He was witty and had a dry sense of humor. He loved his friends, family and city deeply. He will be greatly missed.

At Dick’s wishes a private, military funeral will be held on February 13, 2019.

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