Frank Dickens was a loving father and well-loved friend of many. He was born in Sierra Vista, Arizona and was a long-time resident of Flagstaff before moving to Phoenix in 2004.
Frank was a real estate professional (Residential Resale, Commercial, and Industrial) for 39 years, fulfilling his high school dream of being in the real estate industry. Throughout his real estate career, he was honored to receive many Top Producer Awards and mentored numerous new agents.
Frank was actively involved in the real estate industry at the local, state and national levels. He was President of the Northern Arizona Association of REALTORS® in 1999, President of the Arizona Association of REALTORS® in 2007 and the 2009 Arizona REALTORS® Vision Award recipient. At the National Association he served as a Federal Political Coordinator for many years, currently for Representative Schweikert. He served on countless association committees at all three levels, he was a Professional Standards Hearing Chair, a Mediator, and had a significant and lasting impact on the industry.
Notably, in 2008 Frank was the Chair of the Arizona REALTORS® Protect Our Homes political committee that ran a successful ballot initiative to amend the Arizona Constitution to prohibit any new real property sale or transfer taxes. Additionally, Frank was active in other governmental, regulatory, legal and community affairs. Frank served on the Arizona Department of Real Estate Advisory Board as both Chair and member from 2005 to 2017; the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality On-site Wastewater Advisory Committee; as a Flagstaff Parks and Recreation Commissioner; and donated the land for the first Hospice Home in Flagstaff. He was a frequent expert witness for attorneys involved in real estate litigation and a Special Real Estate Commissioner for the Maricopa County Superior Court.
Prior to entering the real estate profession, Frank was a state certified paramedic for 8 years, working in both Tucson and Flagstaff.
Frank enjoyed gardening, cooking, hunting and most of all spending time entertaining family and friends. He is survived by his beloved daughters, Tara and Staci Dickens, his brother Glen Dickens, his sister Sherry Wolfe and their families, as well as Michelle Lind and her family. Frank made a lasting impact on every person he met. We were blessed to have him in our lives and will love him forever.
Please join the family on Saturday, August 4th, at San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church in Flagstaff, where there will be a rosary for Frank at 10:30 a.m. and a mass to follow at 11:30 a.m. There will be a lunch afterwards in the upper social room. https://www.sfdaparish.org/
If you would like to make a donation in Frank’s honor, please consider the Andre’ House. We believe the Andre’ House mission statement is very similar to the way Frank lived each day of his life: “At André House we try greeting each guest as he or she is, providing for their basic needs, and recognizing the dignity of each person.” A link to their donation page is here: http://andrehouse.org/donate/.