Prior to moving to Payson, Az. I lived in the Pass for over 50 years. For 30 years I was the Captain at the Cherry Valley Fire Station and awarded "Firefighter of the Year" by the Elks Club twice. I served with the Navy Seabees in Vietnam along side of my Brother Bill. Prior Board member of the Cherry Valley Chamber of Commerce and elected to the Beaumont-Cherry Valley Board of Directors for two terms where I helped get the Grange Hall dedicated to the District. I also was a founding member of the Pass Historical Society, a Scout Leader and helped coach Little League and Junior All American Football. I have the honor of being selected as the Honored Citizen of the Cherry Fesitval several years ago.