I was privileged to be Dallas' school principal for 4 years at Promenade School. She distinguished herself as one of the most skilled, dedicated and caring teachers with whom I ever served. In addition, we were fellow travelers, both having Parkinson's Disease. Her life was a great blessing to many and I am thankful to have called her a friend and fellow educator.
I sadly just learned of Dallas' passing. She and I were roommates in college and she was a bright, funny and energetic friend. My thoughts are with the Muller and Margison families as you learn to live without her sparkling presence.
She was an inspiring teacher and a generous person. I'm glad to have known her and am sorry she's gone.
John and Kyle, It has been a long time since we have seen you both, but I always remember the love when John and Dallas were married and Kyle was born. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Dallas was a friend, neighbor, and all around good sport to me since our days at Fremont Elementary School. I enjoyed many enriching moments in her home with her gracious mother, Jane. I lost track of Dallas after high school, but often wondered what she was doing...no doubt teaching, because she always wanted to be a teacher. She obviously fulfilled her dreams. I am only sorry we lost touch.
My heart goes out to her family and friends who were fortunate enough to have her in their lives.
May God bless and keep you...
Dallas and I shared an apartment during our junior and senior years at UCR. Three out of the four of us at the 'Tacky Tiki' went on to become lifelong elementary school teachers. How did such crazy girls end up being shapers of America's youth? The answer lies in the memorable times we shared during those college years. I am so very grateful for the wit, positivity, friendship and life lessons Dallas shared so long ago. Her infectious giggle still resonates in my world. I am the richer for having known her.
I am so sorry to hear of Dallas' passing. I met her in kindergarten and played at her house many times growing up in Riverside in the 50's. To her family, my deepest condolences.
Diane Coalson Curtis
Our thoughts go out to family.
I'm sure she touched many lives and will be missed.
My heart goes out to the Margison, Marquis and Muller families. I have missed Dallas so very much for over 35 years. My love to you all. May God bless you and keep you strong.
Dallas, It is always hard to take when bad things happen to such wonderful people. You were a great addition to the Muller family and we are thankful for the time we had together and for your amazing son who will continue to carry a part of you forward in his life. We love you all and wish there was more we could do.
Steve, Donna, Nick and Sky
I am so sorry to hear of Ms. Margison's passing. My daughter had her in the 3rd grade and made such an impact and difference in Mandy's life. Such an amazing lady!
This lovely lady inspired so many to give as she gave....and Dallas gave her all to others! This world was not good enough for you, lovely lady! You will be missed so much.
Ms. Margison was my third grade teacher in 1986. She was a kind, wonderful woman and an excellent teacher. My sincerest condolences to her family.
Thank you, Dallas, for being such an example of professionalism. You always put the kids first----ahead of money, budget,energy, time, and other demands. You were a leader with great understanding on both sides of the desk. Your shining star, however, has and always will be, your awesome Kyle. To You, John and Kyle-----we love you.
Dallas was a beautiful person and an amazing educator. Her secure knowledge that "Calm is Power" and that every child is "Talented, lovable and capable" continue to inspire me as a teacher today. My heartfelt condolences to her family.
KUDOS to my mother Ronda for a beautiful job with this and for standing by her side. I miss my Auntie Dal so very much. BLESSED to have had her in my life. What a wonderful thread of women my grandmother created...
Ms. Margison, as I called her in third grade, was one of the greatest teachers I ever had. She made a wonderful lasting impression on many young minds.
I met Dallas maybe 30 years ago. I also taught in the Alvord School District. My first thought was: "What a cool name!" In the late 1980's Dallas and I were selected to be part of a cadre of teachers trained to work together to deliver an innovative classroom management program to the teachers of the school district. It was during this time I got to know Dallas both professionally and personally, I found out how that name really suited her. Cool, one of a kind, such a wit, such a professional, a teacher's teacher. My prayers and thoughts are with her family and friends.
I admired Dallas tremendously and recognized her as a very special spirit and great leader. I will always remember her at one of her favorite things to do; reading to her children in her rocking chair. She made the world a better place.
I have so many treasured memories of Dallas! I was fortunate enough to have been her student back in 1982 and then again to work with her at Promenade from 1998 to 2006. So I have memories of her from childhood to adulthood and she will always live in my memories. I send best wishes to her family, especially her son, Kyle, whom I know she adored!
Dallas enriched my life and lives of others in countless ways! She was a caring and generous friend. She was an exemplary educator who will be long remembered and held in highest esteem by students, parents, colleagues, and administrators. Her wit and laugh resound in our treasured memories. She provided the catalyst to maje wonderful things happen. Dallas was an Angel here on Earth - an inspiration to us all. Condolences to her family and all who love her. Rest in Peace My Pal Dal.