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Freeman Fike

Posted 2008-03-10 by Sharon
Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, AZ
May 18, 1956, p. 3

Father Of Mrs. Craig Summoned In Phoenix

Mrs. William E. (Betty) Craig has the sympathy of her many friends in the death of her father, Freeman Fike of Phoenix, which occurred Friday afternoon, May 11, in Memorial Hospital in that city.

Funeral services were held Tuesday of this week in the Tempe Church of God with burial following in the Double Butte Cemetery in Tempe.

Mr. Fike, who was 78 years of age, was a native of Iowa and moved to Arizona in 1899. He and his brother, V. M. Fike, who also survives, operated the first auto stage line in the Salt River Valley, carrying passengers between Phoenix, Tempe, Mesa and Chandler. He later became claims clerk for the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, a position he held for 12 years. After that he managed rental property he owned.

In addition to Mrs. Craig and the brother, Mr. Fike is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Mary Alice Pigg of Tempe and a sister, Mrs. Axel Lindh of Yakima, Wash., also six grandchildren.


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