Date of Birth: October 03, 1955
Date of Death: August 19, 2022
Larry Dalton Moss, 66, died peacefully at home on August 19, 2022 after a long battle with cancer. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, October 1st from 2 to 4 p.m. at the North Mountain Visitor Center located at 12950 N 7th St, Phoenix, Arizona 85022. Dalton was born October 3, 1955, in Independence, MO, to Dean and Joyce (Poort) Moss. When the children were young, the family relocated to Torrance, CA. As Dalton and two of his siblings reached high school age, Joyce, a single parent, sought a more wholesome place to raise her children. She packed up her children and off they went to join the pioneers of Lake Havasu City. The family flourished in LHC. Dalton graduated from Lake Havasu high school in 1973, where monumental friendships were made lasting a lifetime. After graduation, Dalton embarked on a career as a graphic designer. At age 35, Dalton went back to school, earning his bachelor's degree in Communication from ASU West, which led to a career in technical writing. Sharing the sentiments of a dear friend: It is often said your heart takes you places. For Dalton, his heart took him to Keet Seel, many times up and down the Kaibab trails, to Cochise Stronghold, and lots of other places. He was a gifted athlete, and as we know-- a fighter. Most and best of all, his heart took him to the love of his life, Tammy. Dalton and his wife, Tammy, loved hiking, biking, running, and participating in organized events all over Arizona, Crown King Scramble among their favorites. Tammy and Dalton were partners in life and business. In 2003, Dalton left his career as a technical writer and joined forces with Tammy, managing the business operations and videography department of their court reporting firm, Squaw Peak Reporters. Dalton was an elegant and gentle man and a friend to all. Among the things he enjoyed most were a cup of coffee or a good cigar with his friends, reading, writing, drawing on his iPad, and listening to music. He was artistic and talented. Dalton and Tammy loved entertaining, and are known for the annual neighborhood Turkey Trot, which most recently had 50 participants. While Tammy was out running with the group, Dalton, with the help of his friends, stayed back and prepared after-run refreshments. Coffee, hot chocolate, cranberry muffins, and cinnamon rolls were the usual fare. Dalton was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Tina Calta, and brother Tim Moss. He is survived by his wife, Tammy Gillett, sister Tanya Moss of Phoenix, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, October 1st from 2 to 4 p.m. at the North Mountain Visitor Center located at 12950 N 7th St, Phoenix, Arizona 85022.
Remembrances may be made in the form desired by friends.