Charles J. Dyer passed away on July 8, 2009 at the age of 74. Chuck was born on January 23, 1935, in Detroit, Michigan, and spent much of his youth between family in Michigan and Arizona. Chuck served in the Navy and often spoke fondly of his service to our great Country. After his honorable discharge, Chuck received his Business Administration degree from the University of Nevada in Reno.
While obtaining his degree, Chuck worked in the Trust Department for the Bank of Reno which resulted in two great things in Chuck’s life. Chuck met his wife of 46 years, Nona, through a co-worker at the Bank. In addition, during his tenure in the Trust department was his introduction to Probate and Trust law. Not long after his marriage to Nona, the couple relocated to Tucson where Chuck was accepted to the University of Arizona College of Law, earning his Juris Doctor degree and admission to the Arizona Bar. Upon graduation, Chuck served as a law clerk for U.S. District Court Judge Carl A. Muecke. After finishing his time as a clerk, Chuck went into private practice in the area of Probate, Estate Planning, Guardianship, Conservatorship and Elder law. To say that this area of the law was his passion would be an understatement. Chuck devoted many hours to the Probate community and developing the law in this area.
Having grown up in and around the office, both of Chuck’s kids, Mike and Lisa followed in their father’s footsteps in their own way. Lisa is a social worker and has worked in case management for many years and Mike has had the privilege of practicing law with his father for the last 12 years. Chuck leaves surviving his loving wife Nona, his two children Lisa and Mike (Robyn), three grandchildren Ashley, Brendan and Courtney, and his “adopted” son and law partner, Scott Ferris. Chuck was also survived by his three nephews Mike, Dave (and Toni) and Tim.
He will be missed by all in his law firm and his many friends and family.
You can read letters to Chuck from the family that were read at the funeral service.