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Brian Lee Briggs, 71, passed away on Thursday, March 24, 2011, at the Banner Good Samaritan in Phoenix. Memorial services are pending for a later date.

Brian was born on July 6, 1939, in Batavia, Genesee County, N.Y., to the late Ralph William and Ruth Virginia (Sterling) Briggs.

He was a proud citizen, and showed his loyal devotion to his country by serving as a major in the United States Marine Corps.

Brian was also a loving father, grandfather and brother to his family.

Survivors include his two children, Thomas Andrew Briggs and Bonnie Jo Briggs, both of Clay Springs; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Janet Briggs of Tempe.

Along with parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Carol Briggs.

Owens Livingston Mortuary of Show Low was in charge of the arrangements.