In Memoriam: Reuben Schneider

Reuben was born in Brooklyn, NY and settled in Phoenix permanently with his bride, Gloria, after being stationed at Luke Field during WWII. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Along with being a lifelong aviation enthusiast, Reuben was an avid hiker of Arizona trails. He deeply appreciated the beauty of the Arizona desert and was dedicated to preserving […]

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In Memoriam: Robert (Bob) Bohannan

Bohannan, Robert C. “Bob” Jr. Age 95, of Scottsdale and Flagstaff, AZ, passed away peacefully on January 30 after a brief illness. A man of deep patriotism and conservative political principles, Bob Bohannan had a proud record of business achievements and public service. He was president of Arizona Mortgage and Investment Company during its 32 years of operation beginning in […]

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In Memoriam: Chuck Williams

We Remember Chuck Williams This outdoor enthusiast, hiker and avid photographer volunteered an incredible number of hours for the Arizona Trail Association. Chuck and his camera became a regular part of “Close the Gap” weekends on the Arizona Trail beginning in 2008; he continued to be active until August, 2013. ATA has a treasure trove of his outstanding photographs on […]

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In Memoriam: Bruce Blackburn

Bruce Allen Blackburn died July 5, 2013, one day after his favorite holiday, surrounded by family at his sister’s home in Rescue, California. He will be sadly missed by all who loved him. Bruce was born March 6, 1941, to Robert and Lillian Blackburn in Chicago, Illinois. He was an inveterate traveler who photographed, biked, hiked, and kayaked his way […]

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In Memoriam: Robert King

Robert Paul King 65, of Phoenix, Arizona passed away on March 30, 2011. A visitation will be held from 9:00-11:00 A.M., Saturday, April 9th at Shadow Mountain Mortuary, 2350 E. Greenway Road. A funeral service will begin at 11:00 A.M. at Shadow Mountain Mortuary. Donations may be made to Arizona Trail Association, P.O. Box 36736, Phoenix, AZ 85037 or www.aztrail.org. Military honors […]

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In Memoriam: Gabe Zimmerman

Gabe Zimmerman, the director of community outreach for U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, died January 8, 2011 in the shooting outside a Tucson supermarket. Zimmerman handled thousands of issues raised by constituents out of the congresswoman’s offices in Tucson and Sierra Vista, and was one of the Giffords staffers who organized many public events where voters could meet Giffords and talk […]

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In Memoriam: Wildfire

The grand adventure has come to an end. His dignified, commanding, ever curious nature made the trails we traveled whether easy or extreme, visible or faint, fun to explore. His leadership and presence gave the inexperienced confidence to follow. The Arizona Trail nearly complete will now be left to another. Friendships and memories remain. Wildfire, my Tennessee Walking Horse of […]

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In Memoriam: Herbert Starr Curtis

H. Starr Curtis was a geologist by profession and an avid naturalist, astronomer, bird-watcher and hiker.  Almost a life-long resident of the Mojave and Sonoran deserts, he shared his love of the outdoors, and particularly of the lesser-known beauties of the southwest landscape, with his family, coworkers, friends, church community, and boy scouts.  Part of his legacy is the love […]

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In Memoriam: Dale Shewalter

Founder of the Arizona Trail Dale Shewalter, known as the “Father of the Arizona Trail,” and guiding spirit for the Arizona Trail Association, died on January 10, 2010. Dale passed away, after a many year fight against cancer, in his hometown of Flagstaff, Arizona. Dale had a vision of a continuous path across Arizona, and in 1985 he undertook a […]

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