Brenda Duncan

Brenda Duncan

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Brenda K. Duncan aka Kasun, Jones
Born 1950s.
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Categories: Bisbee, Arizona | Healdsburg, California | MatchBot MPs | Integrators Challenge Participants.

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Surnames that I'm currently researching: Duncan, Petty, Allen, Banks, Langley, Shirley, Pennington, and Napier.

Societies: Napier Society.



Brenda Kay Duncan was born in 1950 in Healdsburg, California.

When she was three, her mother and father moved to Bisbee, Arizona where her father worked for Phelps Dodge, which was a copper mining company. Her mother never worked.

Brenda graduated from Bisbee High School and that same year she married her childhood sweetheart, Mike Kasun, in Bisbee, Arizona at the St. Patrick Catholic Church. It was a beautiful small wedding with just their closest friends and family. After they returned from their honeymoon, his father was standing in the doorway with Mike's papers to go to Vietnam. While he was in Viet Name, she attended Cochise College.

After he returned from Vietnam, they moved first to Long Beach, CA until he was released and then to Silver City, New Mexico where he went to work as a lineman for Phelps Dodge. They had one child together, Mika, on December 2, 1970. They were very young when they married and unfortunately, the marriage did not work out. After the divorce, Brenda was invited to go with a group of friends to Anchorage, Alaska where she was employed by a law firm working in the law library. This became her 40 year career. After living in Anchorage for three years, she relocated to Arkadelphia, Arkansas to join her parents after they had retired.

She met her next husband, Michael Andrew Jones, in Hot Springs, Arkansas where he was putting a golf course in Hot Springs Village. They were married by his father, Andy Jones, who was the mayor. She gave birth to one child, Olivia Dean Jones, who was born on November 22, 1976 in Little Rock, Arkansas at The Doctor's Hospital.

She was married for 10 years to Mike. Mike died suddenly of a massive heart attack when he was 40. She then relocated to Dallas, Texas with her two daughters where she continued working for big law.

While living in Dallas, she worked again as a legal assistant mainly in corporate litigation on multi-million and even billion dollar lawsuits in law firms such as Bickel & Brewer; P.C.; Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP; Thompson & Knight, LLP; and Haynes & Boone, LLP

She relocated back to Arkansas in 2012 where she worked for Ed Moody in his law firm in Little Rock. When she was 65 she retired and now lives in Searcy, Arkansas.

She loves to quilt, genealogy, gaming and anything to do with the outdoors.

Medical Information: Migraine headaches and was hypoglycemic.


1950 Brenda was born to Allen and Mae Duncan on May 22, 1950 in Healdsburg, California. Her father was hoping for a little "cat skinner" (an operator of a Caterpillar tractor) since he worked in the logging woods in northern California but the doctor told him that instead of a little "cat skinner" he had a little "dish washer." [1]


"Miss Brenda Duncan and Mike Kasun, Jr. were united in marriage at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, 1968 at St. Patrick's Church, Bisbee.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Duncan of 13 Sacramento Avenue, Galena.

The bride wore a white satin floor length gown with three tiers trimmed in lace on the back of the gown. Her single illusion veil was should length with three white daisies on the crown. She carried a bouquet of carnations.

Miss Sperry Penrod, maid of honor, was attired in a gown of bright blue chiffon. She also carried a bouquet of carnations. Bridesmaids were Pauline Tate and Janice Olmstead. Miss Tate was dressed in a hot pink chiffon gown while Ms. Olmstead was dressed in a pale yellow chiffon gown.

Best man was Wayne Lee, Jim Moore and Gabriel Lopez serving as ushers.

Following the ceremony a private reception was held at the groom's home.

The newlyweds spent their honeymoon at Show Low. The bride is a 1968 graduate of Bisbee high School. The groom is a 1966 graduate of Bisbee High School and is now serving in the United States Navy.

The new Mrs. Kasun will reside with her parents until her husband returns from active duty." Published in the Bisbee Observer. Photo was taken by Art Blunt's Photo Center.


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I have many Allens in Arkansas.
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Duncan is my maiden name on my father's side. His ancestors are Scottish Irish.
My mother's maiden name is Petty and would be interested in acquiring more info on this side as well.
My ancestry is Marshall Duncan I. I would like to be added. Thank you.
Right now I'm working on my father's side Duncan and have many ancestors in Scotland.

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On 4 Dec 2018 at 14:26 GMT Bob Keniston Jr. wrote:

Thank you for participating in the November Integrators Challenge. Your contributions have improved WikiTree. The effort is greatly appreciated.

On 31 Oct 2018 at 16:35 GMT Devon Blean wrote:

I thought having the little box for GEDmatch tests was kind of fun. Since you're Scotch-Irish, I thought I'd give it a go. I suspect it was a very inter-related group of people who settled in Pennsylvania like Robert Allen (although I'm not directly related - as far as I know). Some descendants of this group certainly wandered farther south. Anyway, you and I didn't match but it was worth a try. Devon

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