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Dale Marlowe Tasa

Posted 2019-02-10 by Judy Wight Branson
Camp Verde Bugle, Camp Verde, Arizona
Saturday, September 08, 2018

Dale Marlowe Tasa was born Dec. 1, 1934, in New Deal, Montana, to Herb
and Norine Tasa.

He moved to the Verde Valley in 1938 at the age of 4, later attended
Cottonwood Elementary School and graduated from Cottonwood High in

In 1953 he joined the United States Air Force, serving in the Korean
War as a crew chief of B47 bombers.

He returned to the Verde Valley in 1957 working for 10 years as an
electrician during the construction of the cement plant. After three
years in Phoenix, he again returned to the Verde Valley in 1970 to
assume part ownership of the family business, T&T Refrigeration.

Dale served as president of the Cottonwood-Oak Creek School Board, was
instrumental in bringing Pop Warner Football to the Verde Valley and
was a founding member of the Verde Valley Muzzle Loading Association.
An avid hunter and outdoorsman, he spent countless hours volunteering
for organizations in the name of hunting and fishing conservation.

Dale is survived by his wife of 59 years, Ruth; his children, Dawn
Gordon (Glenn) and Dain Tasa (Dee). He also leaves behind five
grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents and granddaughter, Suzie Tasa.

A memorial service will be held at The Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church in
Clarkdale, Arizona, on Saturday, Sept.. 29, at 1 p.m. A celebration of
his life will be held immediately after at the Moose Lodge in

The family would like to thank Valley View Care and request donations
be made there in lieu of flowers, to 421 N. Willard St., Cottonwood, AZ

Information provided by survivors.

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