Underhill, Amon

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    Served as a City Councilmember from October 1927 - May 1928.

    He appears in the 1925 Chandler City Directory as working in autos. His wife was Vera. They lived on west Cleveland.

    The 1926 directory said he was an owner of Chandler Motor Co.

    The 1929 directory said he was a salesman and that he and Vera lived at 87 N. Oregon. The 1930 directory lists him as a chauffeur for Chandler High School and said he and Vera lived at 167 N. Oregon.

    The 1931 and 1932 directories  said he was a salesman for Underhill Mtr (?) Co. and that he and Vera lived at 165 N. Oregon. (There is no separate listing for Underhill Motor) The 1932 Phoenix Telephone Directory, Chandler section, sadi Amon Underhill lived on north Oregon and had the phone number 20.

     

    From Arizona Republic, March 23, 2014

    obituary for Leota Thomas Underhill

    Leota passed away March 19, 2014 after a brief illness, at 91. She was born in Chandler, AZ on September 30, 1922 to Amon and Vera (Tidwell) Underhill. Leota was preceded in death by her parents, her siblings, Amon, Jr., Dorothy, and Burton; her husband of 57 years, David; her son, David; and her grandson, Paul Kec. Leota is survived by two daughters, Maris Thomas (Gary Stuckey) and Janet Kec (Robert); five grandchildren, Chimene Hawes, Rebecca McArthur, Robert Kec, David Kec and Patrick Kec; and eleven great-grandchildren, David, Derek, Maryssa, Daniel, Dylan McArthur; Paige and Madison Kec; Jackson Kec; Lauren, Courtney and Avery Kec. She is also survived by nieces, nephews and her brother-inlaw, Kenneth Thomas. Leota lived a full and active life. She met her husband David in Chandler. They married when Leota was just 16 and stayed in Chandler for the first 20 years of their marriage. They also lived in several other places including Napa, CA, Morgan City, LA, and a few months in the south of France before settling in Paradise Valley, AZ. Leota returned to her roots and lived the last two years at the Village at Ocotillo in Chandler. Leota’s interests were wide and varied. She was an avid bowler and enjoyed playing golf into her 80’s. She obtained her pilot’s license after becoming a grandmother. Her grandchildren remember her whistling, her beautiful sky-blue eyes, and that she was fun-loving and adventuresome. Leota loved to travel. She visited much of the US, Canada and Mexico; Europe, Israel and China. She was involved in many organizations including the Order of Eastern Star, Phoenix 99s, the PEO Sisterhood, and Arizona Flying Farmers. Leota began working once her children were all in school and enjoyed associations with Chandler Ginning Company and Chandler Unified School District while in Chandler; Silverado Country Club and Mondavi Winery while in Napa; the Town of Paradise Valley and Designers Showcase while in Paradise Valley. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 2:00 o’clock in the afternoon, March 29, 2014 in the Chapel at Valley Presbyterian Church, 6947 E. McDonald Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253. Leota will then join her beloved Davids in the Memorial Garden at Valley Presbyterian Church. Donations may be made in her name to Valley Presbyterian Church or to the Chandler Historical Society.

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