Don "Cherokee" was born Jan. 29, 1942, in Prescott. He passed away Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010, in Kingman after a brief illness.
He is survived by his partner/wife, Kathleen Franciscotty; brothers, Ron (Debbie) Franciscotty of Phoenix and Gib (Debbie) Franciscotty of Colorado Springs, Colo.; sister, Judy Franciscotty of Walsenburg, Colo.; a daughter, Brandi Hamilton; two granddaughters, Gracie and Addie Hamilton of Hidden Valley, Calif.; his aunt, Billie (Larry) Van Horn of Ventura, Calif.; his aunt, Shirley (Don) Tipkee of Spokane, Wash.; plus numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Zola Mae Franciscotty; and his younger brother, Stan Franciscotty.
Don retired from Nevada Power Company in 2001 and moved back to Golden Valley. He was one of the originators in 1983 of the infamous gunfighters group, the Pistoleros and Roses.
Don was a very caring and compassionate man toward his fellow man. He loved life, practical jokes, boating, fishing, water skiing, travel and karaoke. He was very good at all of them. He will be very much missed by all who knew him.
There will be a memorial service at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donate to your favorite charity or lend a helping hand to someone in need in his name.