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Obituary: Elmer Prentice

Mr. Elmer Prentice

Mr. Elmer Prentice

Elmer Prentice of Dewey, Ariz., passed away Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008, at the age of 90. Elmer was born in Arkansas on May 15, 1918.

Elmer was the son of Jack and Nelli O. Prentice, who were the original founders of Prentice Garage located at 6328 N. 7th Street in Phoenix. Prentice Garage has been a well-known auto repair shop since 1932 and it is still in operation today. Elmer's story of the garage was printed in 1975 in the Phoenix Gazette and again in 1984 by the Arizona Republic.

Elmer served in the U.S. Navy for three years during WWII as a service mechanic.

His wife Elender Prentice of 50 years preceded him in death in 1990, and his daughter Marsha Turpel preceded him in death in 2000. Survivors include his wife Ruth Prentice of Dewey, Ariz.; son Dennis Prentice of Casa Grande; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He will be remembered for his kindness and the joy he brought to others.

Services are private.

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