The Dash Poem

I read of a man who stood to speak
at the funeral of his friend.
He referred to the dates on her tombstone
from the the end.

He noted that first came the date of her birth
and spoke of the following date with tears,
but he said what mattered most of all
was the dash between those years.

For that dash represents all the time
that she spent alive on earth…
and now only those who loved her
know what that little line is worth.

For it matters not, how much we own;
the cars…the house…the cash.
What matters is how we live and love
and how we spend our dash.

So think about this long and hard…
are there things you’d like to change?
For you never know how much time is left.
That can still be rearranged

If we could just slow down enough
to consider what’s true and real,
and always try to understand
the way other people feel.

And be less quick to anger,
and show appreciation more
and love the people in our lives
like we’ve never loved before.

If we treat each other with respect,
and more often wear a smile…
remembering that this special dash
might only last a little while.

So, when your eulogy’s being read
with your life’s actions to rehash...
would you be proud of the things they say
about how you spent your dash?

by Linda Ellis

Steven Arellano
Mike Argraves

Mike Argraves was a longtime coach, father figure and mentor to hundreds of kids and coaches in the Tucson area. He coached our kids for almost 32 years and his passing will be felt across many generations, from grandparents to grandchildren yet to be born. To put it simply, he touched a lot of lives both in his day job – taking care of special needs children – or in his night job – guiding our kids in the many gyms across our city.

200 plus coaching victories does not even begin to measure the impact Mike had on our children. It does not matter that they came from Tucson, Cholla or Santa Rita – they were our kids, all of them.

In December 2016, Mike passed away following a long battle with lung cancer. 

Margo Baxter Tetrault

RIP November 18th, 2015

Phil Burns
BIRTH Philip was born on August 13, 1957.


DEATH Philip died on December 24, 2008 at 51 years old.
Jeff Camp

Jeffrey Alan Camp was born December 1, 1956 in San Antonio, Texas to Donald and Esther Camp. He passed away December 1, 2006 in Orange, California. He was a 1976 graduate of Palo Verde High School and DeVry Institute in California. He worked as a computer analyst for the Los Angeles Court System. He is survived by his sister, Julie Adamcin (Peter) and his nephew and niece, Mark and Amy Adamcin. He is also survived by his fiance Penny Lake. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2007 at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church at 11:00 a.m. Arrangements made by Atlantis Crematorium, Sa - See more at:

Steve Carrillo
Steven Marc Carrillo October 29, 1957 to August 18, 2007 Joined his creator on August 18, 2007. Preceded in death by father, Louis Carrillo. Survived by mother, Glady Normart Carrillo; brothers, Lou and Jim Carrillo; sister, Cathy Carrillo; Steve's partner, Tracy Bidel and her daughter, Courtney; nephews and nieces, Joseph (Jodi) Carrillo; Anthony Duarte, Nicholas and Madison Carrillo, Annalisa, Alina, several Godchildren along with a large extended family and friends. Steve graduated from NAU with a degree in sociology. He was a kind, gentle person. He had an uncanny ability to recite lines from movies and make us laugh. He gave everyone a gift, even if that gift was only his genuine smile, a look, or his spontaneous laughter. Until We Meet Again, Stevie. xo There are so many who are waiting to greet you it's going to be a grand reunion! Rosary will be recited on September 4, 2007 10:30 a.m. Followed by the funeral mass at 11:00 a.m. at Our Mother of Sorrow's Catholic Church, 1800 S. Kolb Rd. Small reception will be held after the funeral at the parish hall.
Published in the Arizona Daily Star on Sept. 2, 2007

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Robert R. Carrion

Birth: 15 Jul 1957;

Death: 1 May 2003

Catherine Anne Carter
Wyatt Deitz

Wyatt passed away on Jan. 20, 1975 due to a car accident


Mike Frey
Hugh Gartrell

Hugh, died Friday March 21, 2014 in Newport Ore of cancer

Teri Hruby

Birth: 27 Aug 1957; Death: 30 Jun 1996 

Jonathon Hunt
Greg Kline
Richard Fredrick Johnson

Richard Fredrick Johnson was born August 14th, 1957 in Duluth, Minnesota. He passed away in February 2013 while in the Posada Del Sol County Nursing Home (Foothills Rehabilitation Center), 2250 North Craycroft Road room 407b, Tucson, AZ, United States 85712. Preceded in death by his mother (8/2010) and father (7/2004). No other family listed.

Rich was a member of the 1975 graduating class of Palo Verde High School and was proud to have been a Titan! One of my last communications with him, he expressed that he was looking forward to coming to our reunion in 2015. I met him playing handball our freshman year. He lived in New Zealand from '63 to '70, where soccer and rugby were mandatory curriculum. He gained an everlasting passion for anything to do with New Zealand. He joined the Air Force in 1975. When he got out of the Air Force he attended Pima Community College and Casper College (WY) where he obtained a Bachelor of Applied Sciences degree in 1984. A highlight of his life was a motorcycle trip on his '82 HD Tourglide where he went from Arizona to Florida, up the East coast, through the lower provinces of Canada then down Hwy 101 to San Diego and East on Interstate 8 to Interstate 10 and back to Tucson. He eventually had a motorcycle accident which damaged his left leg. It was amputated in 2009 and then he had to have his right leg removed in 2011 due to diabetic complications. He always introduced himself as Richard "the teeth less, no legs, Mardi Gras, Silverback, Sumo Wrestler," F. Johnson.

According to his Facebook page he described himself as holding to Christian (Lutheran) views and was a "staunch Republican - voting Republican ever since he was eligible to vote".
"Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country" President John F. Kennedy (assassinated 11/1963)

According to the nursing home, Rich was cremated and no obituary was written. Please consider this as his obituary. Farewell my friend!
(***information gathered from his Facebook page***)

Cheryl Justus

Passed January 2016 after a long battle with MS.

Steve Livingston
Jim McCarthy
Brad Malone

A Sounder commuter train hit and killed a 58-year-old Seattle man on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe tracks just north of the 15th Street overpass Tuesday morning.

"We got the call about 6:37 a.m. that a northbound Sound Train had hit a pedestrian," said Auburn Police Cmdr. David Colglazier. "We have no details as to how he got on the track."

The King Medical Examiner on Wednesday identified the man as Bradley Malone and classified his death as an accident.

Operated by BNSF crews, the train was traveling from Tacoma to Seattle at about 40 mph, according to BNSF Spokesman Gus Melonas.

"The crew observed a subject in the middle of the tracks, hit the whistle and went into an emergency brake application, but the subject was struck" said Melonas.

Pam Miller
Pamela Kay (Miller) Unterseh 2/25/1958 - 6/25/2014 Pamela was born in Tucson, passed away in Phoenix, AZ. She graduated from Palo Verde High School and worked as a Beautician for 40 years. Pam was the daughter of Kay C. Kopp and the late Howard S. Miller. She is survived by her husband, William H. Unterseh; daughter, Tovah Kubert; sons, Charles Kubert and Joshua Unterseh; grandsons, Able Rai and Gabriel Rai; granddaughters, Rani Rai, Serafyna Smith (all of Phoenix) and Mackenzie Kubert (Indiana); sister, Frances Ann Fellhauer (Ordway, CO) and brothers, Stan Lee Miller (of Tucson) and Curtis E. Miller (Rebecca) of Phoenix; stepson, William Unterseh (Jenny); step- granddaughters, Melissa and Belinda Unterseh (of Yuma, AZ). Also many nieces and nephews in Tucson and Phoenix. Pam raised Afghan Hounds and was a very active member of the Afghan Hound Club of Greater Phoenix and was just beginning to be an AKC Judge. A Memorial Service will be held in her honor at 7:00 p.m., Monday, July 7, 2014 at the First Baptist Church in Garden Lakes, 2517 N. 107th Ave., Avondale, AZ 85392. Arrangements are being made by ADVANTAGE MARYVALE CHAPEL, Phoenix, AZ.

Published in the Arizona Daily Star on July 2, 2014

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Chris Patton
Frank Potvin

Deceased 2014

Ricardo Radcliffe
Andy Rumic

Andy Rumic. RIP October 2015 - kidney failure.

Greg Scott
Gregory J. Scott "Bubba" 48, of Tucson, AZ. After battling an ongoing illness, Greg peacefully entered into his day of rest on Saturday, August 27, 2005. Born September 26, 1956 in Beach Grove, IN to Bill and Betty (Nellans) Scott. Preceded in death by his father. Greg is survived by Janet; their children, Jason (Kristen) Bayze and Erin; grandchildren, Adrian and Julie; sister, LaCinda Rivera; and many other family member; and friends whom will miss him dearly, but will always remember his smile, laugh, sense of humor and generosity. Greg proudly served our country from 1975 through 1980 in the Air Force Special Services. He graduated fom Palo Verde High School and the UofA. Greg was employed in communications with US West, Sprint and other computer services. A memorial service for Greg will be held at Golf Links Baptist Church, 7500 E. Golf Links, Friday, September 2, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. Contact 886-3745. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity.
Published in the Arizona Daily Star on Aug. 31, 2005

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Colleen Soulliard

Colleen Marie Soulliard (1957 - 1974)*

Colleen Marie SOULLIARD (b. 03 Jul 1957, d. 30 Dec 1974)

Colleen Marie SOULLIARD  was born 03 Jul 1957, and died 30 Dec 1974 in TUcson, AZ
Colleen, a 17 yr old Palo Verde High school student fell 150 ft to her death while trying to assist in the rescue of a stranded dog.Colleen died instantly after falling in the Chiva Falls area at 11:30 AM while on an outing with 14 other students and 1 adult of the Palo Verde hiking club.

Burial: 03 Jan 1975, Tuscon Memorial Park, East Lawn, AZ

Sharon Steele

Blakely-Steele, Sharon 
56, of Glendale, AZ passed away on 8/10/13. She was preceded in death by her Mother Helen & her two Sisters Cynde & Kathy. Shari is survived by her Husband John, Daughter Cassi, Father & Step-Mother Les & Carolyn Steele, and Sisters Teresa Lynell Digiacomo & Angie Riggs. Memorial Service & Reception will be held at 2:00 on Friday 8/16 at Best Funeral Home, 9380 W. Peoria Ave. Peoria, AZ 85345. Donations can be made in her memory to the Arizona Humane Society. - See more at:

Maynard Eugene Talley III

October 22, 1957 - June 18, 2015
Maynard Eugene Talley, III was born in Nogales, Arizona on October 22, 1957 to Maynard Eugene Talley, Jr. and Betty Smoot Talley. Maynard passed away at his home in Cave Creek, Arizona on June 18, 2015. He is preceded in death by his father and two sisters, Ceclie Ann and Lindsey Gene. Maynard is survived by his mother Betty and brother William. Maynard proudly served our country in the U S Navy for 22 years where he attained the rank of Chief Petty Officer in the Submarine Service. Upon retirement from the Navy, Maynard made his home in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He traveled extensively throughout the US in his motor home and was a long-term member of a billiards league. Maynard was also an avid reader and had a very large collection of books. He recently moved back to Arizona to be closer to his family. He will be dearly missed. A funeral service will be held on Friday, June 26th at 10:00 AM at Shadow Mountain Mortuary Chapel, 2350 E Greenway Rd, Phoenix.

Brian Tatro

Bryan James Tatro beloved husband, father and brother, passed from this life on December 30, 2008. He was born December 23, 1956, in Newcomb, New York. His family moved to Tucson in 1962, where he later graduated from Palo Verde High School. In 1980, Bryan started working for the railroad, first for Southern Pacific, then Union Pacific. He married Ann Goodman Tatro in 1982. His 26 year railroad career took Bryan and his family to Texas and New Mexico for many years. In 2005, he returned to the Tucson area, settling in Vail. Bryan is survived by his wife, Ann and children, John James of Las Cruces, New Mexico and Amanda Lee; brothers, Eddie (Ann), Leon (Debbie) and Mike (Kallyn) of Tucson and Ralph (Margaret) of Woodinville, Washington; sisters, Wendy (Danny) and Leeann (Sam) both of Tucson and many nieces and nephews. His family was his greatest joy, and he will be missed greatly by all. A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 3, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. at ADAIR FUNERAL HOMES, Dodge Chapel, 1050 N. Dodge. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to TMC Hospice, 5301 E. Grant Rd., Tucson, AZ 85712. - See more at:

Scott Tuchscherer
  • Date of Birth: May 1, 1957
  • Date of Death: June, 1986,
Cecilia Ulloa

ULLOA, Cecelia F., 14, of 7314 E. Eastview, entered into rest April 15, 1972. Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jesus P. (Jesse) Ulloa; sister of Jesse, Michael, Robert and Ricky Ulloa; granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clementine Facio and Mrs. and Mrs. Jesus L. Ulloa. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Teen Group at Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church in memory of Cecelia Ulloa. Scripture services will be conducted 8 p.m., Tuesday at Bring's Broadway Chapel. Mass will be offered" 10 a.m., Wednesday at Our Mothers of Sorrows Catholic Church. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Tuesday at Bring's Broadway Chapel, 6910 E. Broadway.



Woman charged in girl's death ~ A charge of vehicular manslaughter has been filed by the county attorney against Mrs. xxxxxxxx, 27, of xxxx , in the traffic death April 14 of Cecelia Ulloa, 14. Police said the girl, of 7314 E. Eastview St., was fatally injured when she was struck by Mrs. xxxxx's automobile while walking at the intersection of S. Kolb Koad and E. Calle Betelgeux.


Norm Wahlstrom

Birth: 22 Oct 1956; Death: Aug 1980


Alan Wall

WALL, Alan, 1957 - August 26, 2014. Beloved father and brother, you were taken too soon but will live always in our hearts. Alan was a brilliant man with a wonderful sense of humor; a natural teacher, inventor and devoted Trekkie, his presence in our lives was a gift. There will be a private memorial; - See more at:

Shannon Welsh

deceased Nov 2012

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