Dallas Jim, 72, of Cibecue, Arizona passed away on September 14, 2022. She was born on April 28th, 1950 in Cibecue, Arizona.
Dallas was a faithful member of CBQ Pentecostal Church. She enjoyed attending church and loved gospel music. One of her favorite singers was Betty Jean Robinson. When she lived in Phoenix, she attended Springs of Living Water. She is remembered for having childlike faith in God and believing everything is possible with God.
Dallas had an associates degree from Phoenix College. She had a career in the medical field as a Nurse's Assistant, and later transitioned to a career as a bus driver for Valley Metro. She was very social and enjoyed talking with the bus passengers.
Her children have fond memories of going to fabric stores with her, as she loved to sew. She created several outfits for her children. We also have fond memories of her love of music. She enjoyed listening to Barbra Streisand, Neil Diamond, Henry Mancini and Irish music. In college, she played the violin.
She enjoyed having animals and shared her love of pets with her children. She had various pets, both cats and dogs, throughout her lifetime. Muffy was her beloved dog when she lived in Phoenix. She was known to take in strays, and often had a family of pets.
Dallas was a beloved grandmother. She loved children. Saralyn Gooday would go to her for hugs as a child. Most recently, Saralyn's son, Treon Lewis, was dearly loved by Dallas, who assisted in raising him.
Dallas was a generous person who enjoyed helping others. She was also thankful for any gifts she received. Her love language was giving and receiving gifts. Her children remember her gifting the church they attended in Phoenix, some pens with a scripture on it, "All things are possible with God". (Mark 10:27)
Dallas leaves to cherish her memory, her two daughters, Corrine Ruby Cone and Catherine Valerie Gupta; her grandson, David Samuel Cone; brother, Pastor Delmer Tessay Sr.; sisters, Linda Potter, Ronda Gooday and Perfillia Tessay, along with many extended family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Pastor Eunice Tessler; sister, Sandra Johnson; brother, Eugene Tessay Sr.; and ex-husband, Richard Jim.