Obituary: Floyd R. Agan, former supervisor of academic custodians

Floyd Agan

Floyd R. Agan, 80, of Camp Verde, formerly of Flagstaff, died Nov. 4, 2010.

Mr. Agan was born Sept. 3, 1930, to Rex and Audrey May Agan in Lucas County, Iowa. He graduated from Knoxville High School in Knoxville, Iowa, in 1948 and engaged in farming. On Sept. 9, 1950, he married Mary Slykhuis at the Little Brown Church in the Vale in Nashua, Iowa.

They spent the first 26 years of their married life farming, first at Columbia, Iowa, and then on a farm they bought near Dallas, Iowa. They were awarded Farm Family of the Year in 1970, first in a two-county area and then as one of six district winners over the whole state of Iowa’s 99 counties. Their award was for taking a run-down farm and making improvements with conservation measures and cleaning it up with a lot of hard work along with their children’s help.

Due to Mr. Agan’s health, they sold their farm in 1976 and moved to Flagstaff, where Mr. Agan gained employment at Northern Arizona University. In 1986, they moved to Camp Verde. Mr. Agan started gardening in his spare time from work and sold vegetables at the Tlaquepaque Farmers Market in Sedona. He retired as supervisor of Academic Custodians at NAU in 1994. He continued gardening, especially being proud of his tomatoes and green chiles. Mr. Agan was a member of the Masonic Lodge.

Mr. Agan is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Mary; sons Gary Agan of Houston and Randy Agan of Flagstaff; daughter Crystal (Mike) Tucker of Camp Verde; brother Fred (Sandy) Agan of Harvey, Iowa; sister Kae (Richard) Stout of Chariton, Iowa; brother in-law Marvin Moffett of Tucson; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his sister Gretta Moffet of Tucson.

At his request, no services were planned. The family requests that any memorial contributions be made to Hospice Compassus, 70 Bell Rock Plaza, Suite A, Sedona, AZ 86351.