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We Will Miss MARPA Leader Gloria Nations

It is with great sadness that we report that retired MARPA President Gloria Nations-Powell passed away quietly after suffering a stroke at her Arizona home on November 3.  She was 75.

Gloria was the Association’s second President, having served from 2004-2007 in that role. Before that, since the Association 1999 inception, she had served as the Association’s Secretary.

Gloria was introduced to the Association through her husband, George Powell, but she was no stranger to the world of aircraft parts manufacturing, having worked for OEMs before manufacturing PMA parts at Vision Air.

Gloria’s warm and pleasant personality helped endear the Association to the industry and the authorities.  You could always count on Gloria to brighten your day with a smile and a kind word.

She helped keep the Association together during a crucial time in the Association’s history, and laid the foundation for future growth.

There will be a visitation from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 (today) at Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home 303 S. Cortez St. Prescott AZ 86303

The Funeral Service will be held 9:00 am to 10:00 am on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home 303 S. Cortez St. Prescott AZ 86303

The cemetery is Heritage Memorial Park at 12000 E Heritage Memorial Lane Dewey AZ 86327

Additional funeral information can be found at the Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home website at the link below.

http://www.ruffnerwakelin.com/?menuitem=1481&siteid=132&action=1&value=12&obituaries_action=2&obituaryid=131242

Please join MARPA in mourning the loss of this important industry leader.

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About Jason Dickstein

Mr. Dickstein is the President of the Washington Aviation Group, a Washington, DC-based aviation law firm. He represents several aviation trade associations, including the Aviation Suppliers Association, the Aircraft Electronics Association, the Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association and the Modification and Replacement Parts Association.

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