In Memory

Steve Dickens

Steve Dickens

Steven Randall Dickens, 51, of Sonoita, AZ (D-X Ranch), passed away May 25, 2005, following a 15 month battle with malignant melanoma. He was born in Tulsa, OK to Thomas and Barbara Dickens. Steve was a 1972 graduate of Camelback High School in Phoenix, where he was a multi-sport athlete excelling in football. He graduated in 1976 from Northern Arizona University with a degree in Anthropology. Steve loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a licensed general contractor focusing on commercial and residential building projects primarily in southeast Arizona. However, his passion and favorite occupation was always cattle ranching. During his life Steve worked on many cattle ranches throughout Arizona and Wyoming, eventually settling in southeast Arizona in 1986. Survivors included his parents; brother, Chuck (Kellie) Dickens; niece, Erin Dickens; nephews, Brett & Bryant Dickens; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents. (excerpted/edited from the Arizona Republic, 6/3/2005)

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06/05/12 06:30 AM #1    

Kenneth Murphy, Col, Us Army (Ret) (Murphy)

Steve spent a lot of time in Payson visiting his parents - who are two wonderful people themselves.  We would get together at my house or a local pub quite often.  Steve was a great friend and I was very saddened by his loss.  He was a hoot!  See you on the next cattle drive, pardner.  Kenny Murphy

06/07/12 07:57 PM #2    

Joseph Mathein

"Here's to the sunnyslopes of yesterday" Gus McCrae in Lonesome Dove. Via Con Dios

06/09/12 03:07 PM #3    

Susan Utke (Hersker)

Everyone knew Steve Dickens.  What a cool guy.  I remember toilet papering his house.  George (Harris) and I were on a road trip in southeastern AZ a few years ago and ended up in Sonoita.  We were having lunch at a small cafe and thought we would inquire about Steve.  This is when we found out he had passed.  What a shock!

I have fond memories of him.



08/30/12 08:54 AM #4    

Donna Bates (Schaub)

I was so shocked and saddened when I  read that Steve had passed on!  I thought he was one of the nicest guys at Camelback and so much fun!  Best to you, Steve and your loved ones....Donna

09/03/12 09:18 AM #5    

Jan Myers (Petroff)

So so sad to hear of his passing. Great times with Steve at the 20 year reunion and then in Sonoita!  Had a huge crush on him in highschool!

09/19/12 06:12 PM #6    

John Wharton

One of the good guys.  Great sense of humor.

07/03/15 12:42 PM #7    

Jim Ottomeyer

Where has the time gone?  It seems like yesterday that Steve was on the line next to me in a game.  What a kind and wonderful soul.  I so remember his dry humor and big heart.  He had a smile that would light up the huddle.  I am going to miss you Steve.  May God Beless you and your family....


07/04/15 08:16 AM #8    

Eric Hailey

On the road between Canelo, AZ and Parker Canyon Lake there is a sign memorial dedicated to Steve.  As a result, we always think of Steve, his sense of humor, his athletic abilities and his intelligence while fishing at PCL.  RIP fellow Spartan and Lumberjack.

07/05/15 09:54 AM #9    

Greg Yonko


I still remember the good times in the huddle, Steve would always make it fun. He was a great guy and I will always remember my days playing football with Steve!

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