Obituary: Dr. Martin H. Ahlene

Dr. Martin H. Ahlene died peacefully after a long illness on Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, at the age of 83. He was born in Chicago on Oct. 26, 1927. He served in the Navy Dental Corps during World War II and after discharge studied dentistry at North Western University. He began his dental career in 1953 in Phoenix and moved to Kingman in 1956, where he practiced dentistry until his retirement in 1986.

Dr. Ahlene was a charter and life-long member of Search and Rescue. He also volunteered thousands of hours to the Mohave Museum of History and Arts doing a multitude of tasks including greeter, signage for exhibits, construction and fundraising. He was instrumental in the restoration of the pipe organ. His life-long interests were astronomy, history and classical music.

He was preceded in death by his two sons, Mark and Eric. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Joan Von Rhein; and a sister, Helen Bayne; and grandchildren, Ashley, Von and Haley of Colorado.

Memorials may be made in his memory to the Mohave Pioneer Historical Society, 400 West Beale St., Kingman, AZ 86401.

Services are pending.