Herman Meredith

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Herman Meredith, 92 of Phoenix, died Feb. 3, 2007. He was born in Leonard, Texas in 1914, moving to Phoenix in 1941. He was the son of T.L. and Mary Meredith.

He married his wife, Mae, in 1937. They would have been married 70 years in August. Wife, Mae, son, Tommy, daughter Janice Hamilton, survive him along with eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren

Mr. Meredith had many interests and was self-employed most of his adult life. He was originally in the insurance business. Other businesses were Meredith Masonry, Meredith Construction, and Meredith Homes, which developed many subdivisions throughout the Phoenix area.

He was president of the Independent Contractors Association, president of Arizona Association of Homebuilders and regional vice president of National Association of Homebuilders. He was an organizer and first chairman of the board of Stewart Title and Trust.

His real passion was his ranching and horses. In the 1950's he and his brother T.L. owned the Old Allenbaugh Ranch off of Colcord Road. In 1963, he purchased the Buzzard Roost Ranch near Young, where he enjoyed his family, cattle and horses for 18 years. His son Ted managed the ranch. He purchased O'Brien Investment and operated it until his retirement in 1999.

Memorial services were held Feb. 10 at the Jesus First Church, 498 West Missouri, Phoenix. Burial followed at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, 2300 W. Van Buren. Arrangements were by A.L. Moore, Grimshaw Mortuary.

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