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Historical society founder remembered

Connie Kreamer, co-founder of the Sunnyslope Historical Society and Museum, passed away on Nov. 17. A celebration of life in her honor will take place 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20 at the Sunnyslope History Museum, 737 E. Hatcher Road.

Connie Kreamer, founder of the Sunnyslope Historical Society, and her husband, Jim, a longtime volunteer with the organization, were honored in 2009 when the Sunnyslope History Museum campus was named after them (submitted photo).

Kreamer, 84, was originally from Rawlins County, Kan. She and her husband, Jim, moved to Sunnyslope in 1959. The Kreamers operated a cabinet building shop for more than 25 years.

Kreamer enjoyed history, especially of the Sunnyslope area. She volunteered her time to gather oral histories from longtime area residents, as well as newspapers clippings, photos and other materials for the historical society she helped launch in 1989.

The Kreamers were honored by the Sunnyslope Historical Society Board of Directors in 2009 with a special sign on an exterior wall of the building, designating it as the Connie and Jim Kreamer Campus. Connie also was recognized in 2009 by the Museum Association of Arizona with its Award for Distinguished Service, for her “outstanding contributions to the museum profession throughout a lengthy career.”

Friends, family and members of the community are invited to attend the Celebration of Life in her honor. For more information, call the Sunnyslope Historical Society at 602-331-3150.

 

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