Memorial service for the late District 1 Pima County Supervisor Ann Day

    May 14, 2016 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
    Brandi Fenton memorial park
    3482 E River Rd
    Tucson, AZ 85718
    retired Pima County Supervisor Ann Day
    retired Pima County Supervisor Ann Day

    “The family of former Pima County Supervisor Ann Day has announced that a public memorial will be held at Brandi Fenton Memorial Park, 3482 E. River Road, at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 14. 
    Ann was instrumental in working with the Fenton family to develop the park through a public-private partnership. “

    Former District 1 Supervisor Ann Day, a Republican, was killed tragically on May 7, 2016 in a head-on collision on Ina Rd. with an alleged drunk driver. She had retired from the Pima County Board of Supervisors in 2013, after serving there in District 1 for 12 years. Prior to that she was a State Senator for 10 years.  Her older sister is retired Supreme Court justice Sandra Day O’Connor.

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    Carolyn Classen
    Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, (since Jan. 2013).


    1. Very moving tributes today for Supervisor Ann Day from her son Curtis Simpson, 2 granddaughters Caitlin and Cassandra Watters, son-in-law Justice of the Peace Adam Watters, who said she was a “pugnacious” advocate but a wonderful mother-in-law. Colleague for 12 years, Supervisor Ray Carroll said there was “no finer person” who was so “up front with her issues”, added poetic Desiderata heartfelt words in her memory. Public tributes came from CD 2 Congresswoman Martha McSally (via CJ Karamargin, her District Director), Governor Doug Ducey (via Juan Ciscomani, his local director), and her fellow former and current Supervisors: Mike Boyd, Sharon Bronson, Ramon Valadez, Richard Elias, Dan Eckstrom, and then former State Senator Victor Soltero. A niece and nephew also spoke, along with several bridge player partners,and reporter Nancy Montoya. R.I.P. Supervisor Day. Also present today was Ann’s older sister retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, former Congressman Jim Kolbe, many Pima County officials.


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