Mortuary Marks 12 years in Community
house from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Hunter mortuary Sunday will mark
the observance of the firm’s 12th anniversary, which occurred
Wednesday. The public is invited. The occasion marked not
only the mortuary’s 12 the year in Prescott, but also the 22nd year
in mortuary work for Clarence E. Hunter, owner, who started serving
his apprenticeship Dec. 1, 1926, at the Hubbard mortuary in Bisbee.
In observing his firm’s birthday, Hunter said today “We are
grateful to the residents of Prescott and the surrounding community
for the loyal support we have received during the past 12 years.
mortuary moved to its present location, 131 N. Pleasant St., during
the summer. The building was purchased from Olive Fisher and
remodeled. Formerly the firm occupied quarters at 143 S. Cortez
St., where business was conducted from the time of the purchase by
Hunter of the McLellan (sic) mortuary on Dec 1, 1936.
serving six years with the Bisbee firm where he took his
apprenticeship. Hunter was employed by the Porter and Ames
mortuary in Douglas before coming to Prescott. Hunter was appointed a
member of the Arizona State Board of Funeral Directors by the late
Gov. Sidney P. Osborn and is at present serving as president of the
board. Hunter is a member of Arizona Lodge No. 1, IOOF, in which he is
a past noble grand, and is past chief patriarch of Granite Encampment.
He also is a past captain of the local Canton and past grand patriarch
of the Arizona Grand Encampment, IOOF. At present he is esteemed
loyal knight of Prescott Elks, No. 330 and is a member of the Yavapai
County Sheriff’s Posse. Active in community affairs, Hunter has
served as chairman of the Red Cross drive, chairman of the crippled
children’s society of the county and is a member of the Volunteer
Fire department. He has been a Kiwanian (sic) several years.