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3:43 AM Mon, Dec. 17th

Pete G. Hernandez -

Pete G. Hernandez - Lawrence Clark Bickford - Aimee Christine Allen - Allen Louis King - Dwight O'Dale Kelly

Pete G. Hernandez, born Feb. 17, 1917, in Winslow, Ariz., left us on May 16, 2006, in Carson, Calif.

He was a war veteran, serving in the Korean War and World War II. He grew up in Mayer, Ariz., And worked at the Iron King Mines for more than 25 years. In 1968 he moved his family to California. He worked at Garrett Air Research and then later he worked at Robert Shaw where he retired in 1982.

He loved sports and coached Little League in Prescott for many years. He spent his remaining years doing what he loved to do, working in his garden.

He is survived by his wife, Carmen; children, Peter, Roger and wife, Ann, Yvonne and husband, Tim Bullock, Denise, Larry and wife, Cathy Barnes, Victor and wife, Rosemarie Barnes, Don and wife, Rosemary Barnes and Richard; brothers, Tony and wife, Letty and Robert and wife, Gwen; sisters, Carol Medina and Tina Acosta. He has 20 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.

The Rosary services will be 7 p.m. Thursday, May 25, 2006, at Ruffner Wakelin. Mass services will be 10 a.m. Friday, May 26, 2006, at Sacred Heart Church.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Lawrence Clark Bickford

Lawrence Clark Bickford of Prescott died Sunday, May 14, 2006, at age 67. Larry was born on February 5, 1939, in Aguirre, Puerto Rico, to Ralph and Margaret Bickford. He spent his childhood in Aguirre and Cheshire, Massachusetts. He was graduated from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, in 1961 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He served in the United States Army from 1962 to 1964.

Prior to moving to Prescott in 2000, Larry and his wife of 41 years, Ann, lived in Croton-on-Hudson, New York, where he was a member of the Croton Planning Board and the Master Plan Committee. He was also on the board of directors of the Saw Mill Audubon Society and Teatown Lake Reservation. Larry spent his professional career as a management consultant in the field of executive compensation at several firms in New York City. From 1973 to 1999, he was a member of the firm of Frederic W. Cook & Co.

Since moving to Prescott, Larry has been involved in the Prescott Audubon Society, The Nature Conservancy, Prescott Creeks Preservation Association, the Prescott Area Tennis Association and the League of Women Voters. For the past three years, he has served as president of the Audubon Society. He also served for the past four years on the Bowdoin College Alumni Council.

Larry is survived by his wife Ann; their son David and his wife Bonnie of Phoenix; their daughter Jill Roberts and her husband Steve of Farmington Hills, Michigan; and two granddaughters, Maya and Karina.

A memorial gathering of family and friends will be held on Thursday, June 15, at 4 p.m., at the Trinity Presbyterian Church, at the corner of Park Avenue and Copper Basin Road.

The family requests that anyone wishing to make a donation in Larry's memory do so to The Nature Conservancy of Arizona, 7500 North Dreamy Draw Drive, Suite 145, Phoenix, Ariz. 85020.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Aimee Christine Allen

Aimee Christine Allen, 69, of Chino Valley, born Sept. 9, 1936, in Passaic, N.J., died Saturday, May 20, 2006, in Chino Valley

Services will take place at a later date.

Arrangements by Chino Valley Funeral Home.

Allen Louis King

Allen Louis King, 63, _of Prescott, born Oct. _31, 1942, in Los Angeles, Calif., died Saturday, May 20, 2006, at his residence in Prescott.

Private cremation will take place at Bradshaw _Crematory in Prescott Valley. In lieu of material remembrances, the family requests donations be made to charities of choice.

Arrangements by Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home.

Dwight O'Dale Kelly

Dwight O'Dale Kelly, 81, of Prescott, born Aug. 20, 1924, in Kingwood, W.V., died Friday, May 19, 2006, in Prescott.

No local services are planned.

Arrangements by Sunrise Funeral Home.