Darwin Dean Pethers died Wednesday, April 9, 2008, at Kingman Regional Medical Center.
He was 79.
Dean was born Dec. 9, 1928, in Port Huron, Mich., and moved to Arizona in 1969.
Prior to retiring, he worked as a cement mason for more than 30 years and was a member of the Operative Plasterers' and Cement Masons' Local Union No. 394.
Dean served with the United States Navy and was a World War II veteran.
Dean is survived by his eight sons; Dean, Mike, Ron, Jeff, Jon and Paul, all of Kingman, Brad of Sheridan, Mich., and Chris of Greenville, Mich.
He is also survived by nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and many great friends.
A private cremation has been arranged by Sutton Memorial Funeral Home.