Mohave Federal Credit Union

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens
-Ecclesiastes 3:1

Here are HighGround, we spend our professional lives trying to make Arizona a better place. In our personal lives, we place our time and our love into our families, our friends, our churches, and our communities. We’re move than just a “firm” – we’re a family. Together, we’ve been through wins and losses, marriages and divorces, births and even deaths.

We’re sad to report that Patrick Cunningham’s mother, Doris, passed away this weekend at the age of 98. Our prayers are with Patrick and his family. His mother lived a long and wonderful life – an achievement that we all can aspire towards. She is a shining example of a life well lived and proof that there is, indeed, a time for everything – including hating the Yankees.

Here is an excerpt from her obituary that will give you a “flavor” of her life:

Doris Roper Cunningham, a Kingman resident since 1954, passed away on December 2, 2013, at the age of 98. She lived through the Roaring 20’s, the Great Depression, World Wars I and II, and watched men walk on the Moon. Doris was born on Flag Day, June 14, in 1915 and came to Kingman with her husband John J. Cunningham, Jr., in 1954 with a 1949 Ford pickup, a U-Haul trailer, and some apple baskets packed with 1940’s dishes and glassware. Martini glasses included. Many Kingman residents may remember Doris from her years as the Manager of the Mohave Federal Community Credit Union, the legal secretary for local attorney and former County Attorney Carl Hammond, or just that woman dancing with her husband, John, every year at the Elks Charity Ball.


Doris graduated from Thomas Cooley High School in Detroit in May of 1933, where she was President of the Library Club and took fours years of Latin. She was in the Class of 1937 at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and later attended business school in Muncie, Indiana. When growing up in Detroit she saw Ty Cobb play baseball, saw the Michigan Wolverines play football and attended two Rose Bowls. When asked recently whether she ever saw Babe Ruth play baseball in Detroit, she responded that she never went to see him play because people from Detroit hate the Yankees.


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