Pearl Ray (Hollamon) Bingaman
|Posted 2019-02-10 by Judy Wight Branson|
|Camp Verde Bugle, Camp Verde, Arizona|
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Pearl Bingaman passed away peacefully on Sept. 5, 2018. She was born
May 2, 1927 to John and Zora Hollamon in Foremen, Arkansas. She was the
youngest and last survivor of the nine Hollamon children.
Pearl’s family moved to Arizona when she was 2, permanently settling in
Camp Verde when she was six. She attended Camp Verde Schools for all 12
years, graduating in May of 1945.
Following graduation, she moved to Phoenix finding a job with the
Arizona Motor Vehicle Department. She met the love of her life,
Clifford Bingaman, and they were married May 21, 1946. They celebrated
almost 66 years of marriage at the time of Cliff’s passing in 2012.
In their early years of marriage Cliff worked for the Forest Service
and she manned the fire tower at Baker’s Butte among other adventures.
Soon they moved to Flagstaff where Cliff was a carpenter and she a
switchboard operator for the phone company until becoming a full-time
Family was always important to Pearl and weekends were often spent in
Camp Verde with family. In 1961, they built a home on Hollamon Lane
surrounded by family. Cliff got his building contractor’s license and
Pearl enrolled in accounting classes at Yavapai College and obtained
her real estate license; together they started their business.
After raising a family and the passing of her mother, Pearl again
entered the workforce for the next 16 years working at the Camp Verde
Osco/Revco pharmacy. Pearl served on the election board for years and
was an active member of the United Methodist Church. She served as a
teacher, mentor, Sunday School superintendent, youth leader and on
One of her favorite activities was membership in the Order of the
Eastern Star Grand Canyon Chapter and later in the Camp Town Ladies Red
Hat group. She was a loving and devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother
and grandmother, best known as Granny, a favorite aunt and a dear
friend. Her family was always her highest priority; she was a Brownie
and Girl Scout leader, Cub Scout den mother and “biggest fan”. No
matter what the activity was, she had a positive and long-lasting
impact on the lives of all - young and old.
She is survived by her daughter Dixie (Alan) of Camp Verde, son Mark
(Diane) of Olympia, Washington, five grandchildren, twelve great-
grandchildren and one great-great grandson. She also leaves behind many
nieces, nephews and longtime friends.
Her sense of humor, words of wisdom, loving heart and guiding light
will be missed by all.
Services will be on Saturday, September 15th, at the Camp Verde
Community Church at 10:30 a.m. Internment at Middle Verde Cemetery will
be followed by a gathering of family and friends at McReynolds’ Camp de
In lieu of flowers please donate to the Middle Verde Cemetery
Association to support the continued improvement and upkeep of the
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