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Don Jay Hams, Jr
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Birth: Apr. 3, 1923
Grand Rapids
Kent County
Michigan, USA
Death: Mar. 16, 2012
Prescott
Yavapai County
Arizona, USA

The Daily Courier, Prescott, Arizona
Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Don J. Hams

Don Hams passed away peacefully at the age of 88 on March 16, 2012, in the company of his beloved wife Dolores.

Don moved to Prescott, Ariz., in 1985 with his first wife Helen. They were married for 44 years before her death in 1989. Don and Dolores married in 1994 and shared 18 wonderful years together.

Don is also survived by his three children, Marcia, Stephen and Brad Hams; as well as nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Don was born in Grand Rapids, Mich., served in the Navy during WWII, graduated from Marquette University, and worked professionally as a civil engineer for nearly 40 years.

Don was known and beloved by his family and many friends for his enthusiastic embrace of life and eternal optimism. He was an avid snow skier, tennis player, birder and hiker. He was a jazz lover and collector of recordings, and loved to dance. He explored the world through traveling, camping and reading. Don was an active member and formerly on the board of Granite Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation. His greatest interest, though, was meeting and getting to know people, and nothing was more important to him than his family.

In lieu of flowers, Don left word that he would appreciate contributions to the Granite Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation Religious Education program, 882 Sunset Ave., Prescott, AZ 86305.

A celebration of Don's life will be at the above address from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2012. All friends of Don's are welcome.

Information provided by survivors.
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The Daily Courier, Prescott, Arizona
Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Don James Hams, 88, born April 3, 1923, in Grand Rapids, Mich., passed away March 16, 2012.

Services will be 2 p.m. March 23, 2012, at Prescott National Cemetery with VA honors.

Arrangements by Heritage Memory Mortuary. 
 
Inscription:
AN USN
WORLD WAR II
LOVER OF LIFE
FAMILY, MUSIC
AND
COMMUNITY
 
Burial:
Prescott National Cemetery
Prescott
Yavapai County
Arizona, USA
Plot: SECTION C ROW D SITE 259
 
Created by: Sharla
Record added: Mar 22, 2012
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Don Jay Hams, Jr
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- Sharla
 Added: Mar. 22, 2012
 
 
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