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Obituary: Doug Helton

By Brock Huffstutler

March 5, 2023

obituaryDoug Helton, 62, of Vail, Ariz., died on Jan. 22, 2023. Helton was involved in the equipment rental industry continuously for more than 40 years following his service in the Marine Corps., serving in a wide range of capacities ranging from washing equipment to managerial roles for nationwide rental organizations and as an owner of his own equipment rental business in Spokane, Wash. Helton joined the team of Phoenix-based Sunstate Equipment in 2020 and at the time of his death served in the role of business excellence manager for the organization. 

Helton is survived by his wife, Mary; son, Raymond; daughter, Laura and her husband, Tyler; and sister, Gretchen.