Tracy was born in Douglas, AZ, to Jose and Carol (Kautzer) Fierros.
She grew up in a military family and traveled throughout the world, finally settling in Sierra Vista in 1974. She graduated from Buena High School, DeVoe College of Beauty, and Texas Culinary Academy, Austin, Texas. She started her working career as a police dispatcher in Huachuca City, then as a nail tech in Sierra Vista, and finally as a chef at Canyon Ranch in Tucson, AZ, a job that she truly enjoyed.
She was very active in CCAP (Careers through Culinary Arts Program), a national program where high school students compete for scholarships to culinary schools. She was a teacher and mentor for students and teachers, and a judge in the state competition.
Tracy was preceeded in death by her mother, Carol, in 2000, and is survived by her father, Jose, of Sierra Vista, and many good friends and relatives across the country.
Memorial services will be held at the Sierra Vista Community United Church of Christ, 240 N. Highway 90 Bypass, Sierra Vista, on December 19, at 2 p.m. with Pastor Patricia Dickson officiating.
To My Father (Dude)
Dying is another step of life. I have only come through an open door into an adjoining room. I am I, and you are you, and the good life that we shared so happily together is untouched. The love that we felt for each other I still feel, and so do you. So speak of me in the easy way you always have. Don't change your tone or put on an air of sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we shared. Play, smile, and think of me and thank God for me as I do for you. Continue to speak my name without effort, without a ghost of a shadow upon it. Life means all that it ever meant. There is unbroken continuum. Why should I be out of mind just because I am out of sight? Remember, Mom and I are waiting for you. (author unknown)