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Carpenter, Kenneth L, age 83, of Valley Farms, AZ passed away at home with his family by his side Aug 19, 2014. He was born in Eden, AZ to William Leland and Inez Corine (Hancock) Carpenter Mar 9, 1931.
Ken and Joy moved from Safford AZ to Valley Farms in 1953 to work at the Kempton Dairy. In 1957, Ken began his career at the Bureau of Indian Affairs, where he worked as an Electrical Lineman for 30 years. In 1962, he also founded a family business, Carpenter's Meat Pac. He loved family, racing pigeons, budding/grafting roses and fruit trees, beekeeping, horses, mules, hunting and fishing.
Ken was a "people" person. He was a dedicated man of faith and served for many years in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints – mostly remembered as Bishop of the Coolidge Ward. He also loved and served the community of Valley Farms where he established and managed the irrigation network.
He is survived by his wife Joy (Montierth) Carpenter, sons David Keith, Alan Scott and Richard Terry; sisters Louise Williams and Corene Peterson; 21 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by sons Ronald Kenneth and Steven J; siblings Leland Lavell, Edna Rowley and Carol Hubbard.