Carl Duane Hefley


Carl Duane Hefley, 84, passed from this life on Saturday, August 3, 2019. He was born on January 9, 1935 to David Hefley and Clara Hefley in Los Angeles, California. His father later worked in the Buckeye area for the Liberty School District.

After his family moved to Arizona, he attended Buckeye Union High School and would also study at Arizona State University. Among other subjects, he studied engineering.

He had several interesting occupations, but later moved back to California and settled in as the Vice President of California Wholesale Plywood, Inc. He helped develop the company, opened new offices and managed operations for many years. The company eventually sold for 280 million dollars.

Not being satisfied with retirement, Carl would invent and patent a variable displacement engine which, as a result of it's efficiency, had the capability of fuel economy. He spent many years working to promote the engine design.

Later in life, he moved back to Arizona and operated a ranch in the Quartzsite area. There he spent time with his beloved German Shepherd, Prince. He later moved to Phoenix.

Carl is survived by his brother, Gary Hefley, and many nieces, a nephew, and cousins.

A celebration of his life will take place at a graveside service at 9 a.m. on Friday, August 9, 2019 at the Louis B. Hazelton Memorial Cemetery, 23100 W. Broadway Rd., Buckeye, AZ 85326.
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Hank and Jo beck
Aug 09, 2019
Sorry for your loss. Always very sad when we reach the age where we can't care for ourself. I will say his little brother Gary and his children did a great job making life as good as could be not all families pull together and do what is needed.Gary and Lois you have amazing kids
Mary and Gilberto cuen
Aug 08, 2019
You were always loved and you will be greatly missed. Rest in peace
Sarah Montufar
Aug 08, 2019
Rest in Paradise