(Reprinted from the Arizona Republic newspaper, December 1, 1999)
Daniel K. Legg, 35, passed from this life in his Phoenix home on November 25, 1999 after a courageous 16 month battle with cancer.
Dan was born in Folsem, California on July 3, 1964. In 1970 he moved with his family to Chugiak, Alaska. He graduated in 1982 from Chugiak High School. During his high school career he was the Alaska state springboard diving champion in 1980, 1981 and 1982. He earned varsity letters in diving, music and drama.
After graduating high school, Dan moved to Tempe, Arizona to attend Arizona State University. During college Dan was a member of both the diving and bowling teams. He lettered while on the ASU diving team. He graduated from ASU with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. He was a member of the Arizona State University Alumni Association.
While attending college dan began his career with Discover Card. Starting in customer service, Dan moved up successfully within the company. At the time of his death, Dan held the position of Regional Training Manager.
Both an accomplished musician and athlete, Dan had competed on a national level in springboard diving, bowling and music. In 1996, Dan reached a high point in his bowling career with a perfect 300 game. He was locally a member of the Grand Canyon Men’s Choralesince 1991 and became the assistant director in 1994. He was the director of Voce Com Brio, a men’s singing group.
Dan was a fun-loving spontaneous man with a unique sense of humor. Dan loved the finer aspects of life and yet was equally at ease in a down-to-earth setting. He leaves behind a large circle of close longtime friends. The numerous friendships he had speak of the many lives he touched.
He is survived by his parents Patricia A. Legg and Richard H. Legg of Chugiak, Alaska; his Paternal Grandmother Lavilla Legg of Twin Falls Idaho; his sister Rebecca L. Legg-Merrell and husband Terry L. Merrell of Healy Alaska; his brother Rich H. Legg of Sandy City Utah; his close cousins Vickie M. Shipp of Twin Falls Idaho and Brenda R. Beckwith of Victoria British Columbia; his nephew Logan R. Merrell of Healy Alaska; his nephew Kristopher R. Legg of New Braunfels Texas; his nieces Elisabeth “Missy” and Sarah N. Legg of Sandy City Utah and countless other living relatives.
Dan was preceded in death by his brother Gerald R. Legg; his maternal grandparents Mildred and Victor Pratt and his paternal grandfather Charles R. Legg.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday December 3rd at Happy Valley Baptist Church, 24220 N. 43rd Avenue, Glendale Arizona. Officiating will be Art Meirose.
Memorials in Dan’s memory may be sent to the Mayo Clinic Foundation or Birchwood Community Church Building Fund, 22208 Birchwood Loop Road, Chugiak Alaska 99567.