David Graham
1922 - 2020
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David Graham

David William Graham, age 98, joined his wife, Adarene, in Heaven on July 18, 2020. Dave was born in Portland, OR July 3, 1922. While attending Oregon State University he met his wife, Adarene Fisk, and together they received Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. Dave taught 7th-8th grade science at Squaw Peak Elementary School. He coached softball, bowled, and avidly followed the SUNS, ASU, and OSU sports. Dave will be remembered for his friendship, care, generosity, devotion, and love of family and friends. Dave leaves 3 children: Dr. Jeff, Jan & Joyce; nephew, William Graham; 6 grandchildren & 14 great grandchildren. Memorial: 10:00 AM, September 19th at Palmcroft Church, 15825 N. 35th Ave.




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Published in The Arizona Republic from Aug. 4 to Aug. 9, 2020.
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September 17, 2020
Like many others, Mr. Graham was my science teacher at Squaw Peak. I was so sad to learn of his passing. I remember his class and how he taught - tough but fair, kind but no push over. He gave his best and expected the best from us all. May his memories be a blessing to all family and friends.
Oralynn Hirshberg
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September 16, 2020
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September 11, 2020
Jan, your Dad was the best softball coach I ever had. He was always so positive and encouraging. What a great guy.
September 11, 2020
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August 17, 2020
Jan and Family, we are so sorry for the loss of your dad/grandpa/ great grandpa. He lived a full life. He was so thoughtful, I still remember him stopping by to visit me at Dr Dempsey’s sometimes just to say Hi and sometimes to drop something off. We will always remember him fondly. Kristie and Bill Berger
Kristie Berger
Friend
August 15, 2020
Mr. Graham was my 7th grade science teacher and grammar teacher, way back in 1974-1975 at Squaw Peak. I remember him so fondly and have thought about him many times over the years. I can still see him walking around the classroom, acting out the movement of the valence electron. And I never forgot all the great grammar lessons. Because I went into eduction myself, I feel a deep connection to all those teachers who were such a positive influence on me, and Mr. Graham surely was. My condolences to all who loved him. I will continue to keep him in my thoughts and memories.
Jill Gordon
Student
August 13, 2020
Great teach who loved his students but could be tough.
Dick jonovich
Student
August 12, 2020
Mr. Graham was my 7th grade science teacher. He made science interesting for me. I went on and got my BS and Master's in biology and a career working for the state of Arizona and the federal government using my knowledge of science. Thank you Mr. Graham. May your light shine forever.
Kris Randall
Student
August 12, 2020
Mr. Graham was one of my 7th grade teachers at Squaw Peak school, and then science teacher for my sons at Creighton Middle School. Fond memories of him and his love of teaching.
Linda (Randall) Hayes
Student
August 12, 2020
I had Mr. Graham as my teacher in 7th grade at Squaw Peak Elementary. He inspired a curiosity in me for science and I have loved it ever since. What fond memories I have of that year in school (1976-77). My condolences to the family you are in my prayers.
Penny (Jarrell) Dayton
Student
August 11, 2020
Mr. Graham was my 7th grade science teacher in the mid 1970s. I never saw him smile and science wasn’t my favorite subject but will say I learned a lot in his class. May the peace that passes all understanding be with your family during this time of grief. ~Julie Mullins Shumate
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