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Prescott Evening Courier Thursday December 2, 1948

Hunter Mortuary Marks 12 years in Community

Open 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.

The 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.

After 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.

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