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Hickman, John Aubrey Sr.
passed away peacefully in a nursing home in Tucson on October 20, 2015, after a long illness. John was born in Ajo, Arizona on August 26, 1942 to Rebecca and Aubrey (Cowboy) Hickman. He graduated from Ajo High School in 1962 and from Arizona State University in 1966, returning to teach at Ajo High School. He taught biology and life sciences until his early retirement in 1997. At different times he coached all major sports at Ajo High, particularly receiving state accolades for successes in track and field. He is survived by his wife Bertha (Encinas), sister Patricia Howard, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, by his wife Bertha (Encinas) of Ajo, daughter Julie (Ben) Johnson of Whittier, California, daughter Jessica of Columbia Heights, Minnesota, son John Aubrey, Jr. of Mesa, Arizona, and granddaughters Journey and Jordan Hickman and Elyse and Claire Johnson. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Gerald of Maricopa, AZ and daughter Jennifer Hickman Hummer of Mesa, AZ. Services at Douglass Funeral Home in Ajo are pending.

Published in The Arizona Republic from Oct. 23 to Oct. 25, 2015
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