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06/20/01 Wednesday

Josephine S. Craver

Josephine S. Craver, 74, a 55-year resident of Prescott, died Wednesday, June 6, 2001, at a local care center.

She was born July 2, 1926, in Masontown, Pa., to Louis and Milka (Skorich) Rodavich.

Mrs. Craver worked as a waitress for many years in Prescott. She enjoyed cooking, baking and reading.

Surviving are her husband, Elmer; daughter, Chrystal Craver-Tobar of Ventura, Calif.; four sisters; and two brothers.

There were private family services.

Hampton Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

Harold Galbreath

Harold Galbreath, 59, of Prescott, died Tuesday, May 22, 2001, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Phoenix.

He was born May 9, 1942, in Fort Wayne, Ind., to Robert and Martha Galbreath.

Mr. Galbreath received his master's degree in psychology from Prescott College, and worked as a counselor at West Yavapai Guidance Clinic and as a private practice psychologist. Previously he had worked as a demolition expert in the U.S. Army, as an investment broker, and was in law enforcement in Phoenix.

Surviving are his parents, of Mesa; daughter, Bekki of Phoenix; sons, Christopher of Phoenix and Shawn and Matthew, both of Tempe; brothers, Alan and Kenneth, both of Mesa, and Phil of Show Low; and two grandchildren.

Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at the Unity Church of Prescott, 145 S. Arizona Ave.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Prescott Child Development Center, 1045 W. Whipple St., Prescott, AZ 86305.

Mesa Funeral Care at Mariposa Gardens in Mesa helped the family with arrangements.

A.E. Pike

A.E. "Babe" Pike, 93, died Saturday, June 16, 2001, at his home in Payson.

He was born Sept. 15, 1907, in Phoenix.

Mr. Pike's father, John Pike, arrived in Arizona at the age of 15 in 1869 and his mother, Annie Cartwright, arrived with her parents in 1873. The Pike family at one time lived at 312 E. Taylor St., which is now the Arizona Center in Phoenix.

Mr. Pike grew up on his father's ranch, The 6-Bar, in Yarnell. He worked as a furniture finisher for Sears Roebuck for 30 years, and retired in 1962. He had lived in Prescott for 38 years before moving to Payson.

Surviving are his wife, Beatrice; sons, A.W. "Bill" of Payson and Vernon of Lubbock, Texas; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at The Church of Christ, 509 W. Frontier St., Payson.

The family suggests memorial donations in lieu of flowers to RTA Hospice, 107 E. Frontier St., Payson, AZ 85541.

Messinger Payson Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

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