We are sadden by the loss of members of our AAPI family…
Kenneth “Ken” Bennett passed peacefully in his sleep on July 25th 2019 at his home in Jackson Wyoming at 80 years old. He was pioneer in the Old Time Photo Industry spanning from 1973 until he retired in 2008 . He began his Old Time Photo career at swap meets in Southern California in 1973. He finally made his way to Wyoming in 1974 and setup a Studio in Cody Wyoming. Then in 1978, he moved from Cody to Jackson Hole and opened DeJaVu Antique Portraits (now called Judge Roy Bean’s Old Time Photos) directly across the Teton Theater/Bunnery Restaurant. He loved western history which gave him passion to create Old West Studios with a “classy feel” to many different set designs in the Old Time Photo Industry. He opened over 16+ Old Time Photos during his working career. He will be missed.
Richard Millener with Millener Productions in Bear Lake, California died March 2019. He had been a member of AAPI since 1993 and for the last few years, he had been our official Convention photographer. Richard’s quirky ways and unique style left an impression on everyone he met. He will be missed.
Jack Kimmins with Old Time Photo Supply died August 30, 2018. He was AAPI’s biggest cheerleader, always encouraging membership to every new customer he met. He was the first to volunteer for any job and position. He was not afraid to put himself out there and be a little silly much to the delight of all. Jack is irreplaceable. He will be missed.
Dallas Wade Dietrich died October 29, 2016 at age 68. He and his wife Mary owned and operated several businesses in Rapid City, Spearfish and Keystone, South Dakota including Goodtyme Photos, which has been a member of AAPI since 2014.
Gail Pierce Larimer passed away November 19, 2016, one day after her 78th birthday. She was born November 18, 1938 in Stigler, Oklahoma to William and Kathleen Pierce. She and her late husband Ted (who passed away in 2007) owned and operated the Eureka! Connection. Gail was the Executive Director for AAPI from 1995 to 2010. Gail will be missed.