Robert G. Farmer passed away Friday, March 17, 2006, in Kingman.
He was born June 5, 1920, to Lawrence and Mary McClendon of Iowa Park, Texas.
He was married to Cecile F. Farmer on May 15, 1953.
Robert was an Army veteran and received the American Defense Service Medal, Eame Campaign Medal with four Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal, one Service Stripe and two Overseas Service Bars.
He was preceded in death by his wife Cecile and his brother Jim Farmer.
He is survived by his two sons, Drexall Underwood and his wife Arlene of Lancaster, Calif., and Ronald Underwood and his wife Sharon of Golden Valley; a brother, Bill Farmer and his wife Phyllis of Sebastian, Fla.; a sister, Opal Sharp of Albuquerque, N.M.; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mr. Farmer’s remains have been cremated.
Margaret Evelyn Strait of Kingman passed away Thursday morning, March 23, 2006, at the Gardens Rehabilitation and Care Center in Kingman from complications from a stroke. She was 87. She was born Sept. 28, 1918, in Liberal, Kan.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Don Strait, who passed away in July of 2003. She is survived by a son, Jim Strait, 52, of Phoenix.
Mrs. Strait came to Kingman from Kansas during World War II to be with her husband who was stationed at the Kingman Army Airfield as an instructor. The couple returned permanently to Kingman after the war.
Mrs. Strait owned and operated Gallup Studio for 38 years and took generations of portraits of local residents, weddings and senior class high school photos from the ’50s to the ’80s. She was past commander of the local American Legion Auxiliary. After she retired, she volunteered time organizing and preparing the saved Gallup Studio portrait negatives donated to the Kingman Museum.
She devotedly looked after her husband for decades after a stroke crippled him in 1971. She was honest and loyal to the many she loved and she loved Kingman. Her final year was difficult. She is at peace now with her husband.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 28, at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home with visitation from 10 to 11 just prior to the service.
Philip Peter Goodrich, 44, of Kingman passed away March 15, 2006. Phil was born and raised in Detroit.
Phil was a loving, caring and wonderful husband and father. Phil was a good friend who loved to make people smile and laugh. He was a warm-hearted, thoughtful man who was always willing to help people.
Phil is survived by his wife Holly and his two children, son Hunter and daughter Savanna. He is also survived by his three other children, Philip, Nichole and Ashley.
The memorial services were held at First Assembly of God in Kingman by Dan Briles at 2 p.m. on March 21, 2006.
Donations can be made at Compass Bank for the memorial fund for Phil Goodrich.