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Prescott Frontier Days ®, Inc – World’s Oldest Rodeo™ organization sends their deepest condolences to the family and friends of our beloved Chris Graff

Prescott Frontier Days ®, Inc – World’s Oldest Rodeo™ organization sends their deepest condolences to the family and friends of our beloved Chris Graff, Prescott Frontier Days ®, Inc. Board President.

CHRIS GRAFF “A Community Leader and Man of Rodeo” (1960 – 2022) Chris Graff, 62, of Prescott Valley, Arizona, born May 18, 1960 in Clifton, Texas, passed away on July 2, 2022. Chris was a well-respected leader in the Quad-Cities community. He is survived by his loving wife, Denine Graff, and his four children: TC “Travis” Graff, Tasha Robbins, Erica Buckavich, Tera Stubelfield and his six grandchildren.

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Born in Clifton, Texas and raised in Paulline Iowa, Chris moved to Prescott, Arizona in 1997 to raise his family and to build his commercial construction trade. Graff was a highly respected businessman across Yavapai County.

His career and community titles included:

Asphalt Paving / McCormick Construction (May 2005 – July 2022)

President of the Prescott Frontier Days ®, Inc. – World’s Oldest Rodeo™ (2016 – 2022)

Arizona AGC Member and Board of Directors Recent past Board pf Director for the Association of Rodeo Committees

Prescott Valley Chamber Member/Board of Directors Past Chair

PVEDF Member/ Board of Directors/ Vice Chair

Mohave Contractors Association Board Member and Vice President

Chris Graff began his career in the life of the World’s Oldest Rodeo™ as an honorary member for 7 years before becoming a Prescott Frontier Days ®, Inc board member. Graff was a well-respected rodeo liaison and soon earned his title as Prescott Frontier Days ®, Inc – World’s Oldest Rodeo™ Board President in (2016).

He was highly respected within the organization and known for his “no guff” methods which helped propel the organization into the successful non-profit entity it is today. “Chris was a man of heart and integrity. He will be sorely missed,” stated Ron Owsley, friend, and Prescott Frontier Days®, Inc board Vice President. Graff was an outdoorsman. He enjoyed the culture of rodeo and cherished the history the World’s Oldest Rodeo™ has brought to the community since 1888. “Graff is now a part of our rodeo’s legacy…

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