A fall off a roof left Byron Van Tassell, center, paralyzed from the waist down. After hospitalization at University Medical Center, a wound was discovered at the base of his spine. Van Tassell never recovered his health, dying at 67.
La Paloma Family Services Foster Care Trainer Marnie Greggs with her family, which includes adopted children formerly in foster care.
Kelsey Luria was one of 12 Tucson teens who traveled to Poland and Israel.
Anna Sherry hopes to get a kidney transplant in 2015
Mary Jacob, left, and a co-worker stand in the Tucson Public Market on Congress and Main, in this 1923 photo.
Taft Jacob, owner of The Public market (on Broadway and 6th), two co-workers, Joe Jacob, co-owner, and a co-worker, in this 1936 Jacob family photo.
The Public market (on Broadway and 6th) in this 1936 Jacob family handout photo.
John Jacob, standing with the Budweiser Clydesdales in this 1947 Jacob family photo.
The Jacob brothers, Left to Right, Richard Jacob, John Jacob, Mike Jacob, Jim Jacob, George Jacob and Abe Jacob sitting, in this this 1978 Jacob family photo.
Holidays have been hard for Sylvia Neal since her husband, Derek, died.
Peter Kassig was captured a year ago while providing aid to Syrian refugees escaping war. A video shows Kassig kneeling on the ground as a masked militant says he will be killed next.
Debra Annette Williams died when her car was swept away in a wash near 22nd Street and Kolb Road on Monday.
Dylan Gilbert, 7, of Naperville, Illinois, shows how he collected samples of bacteria from his foot during the study. Dylan’s father is microbiologist Jack Gilbert, who led the study.
Read Will Seberger's obituary here.
A photojournalist, Will Seberger notably covered immigration and the border. His photos, and sometimes his writing, were published in national and international newspapers and magazines.
Maurice Castagne, mine superintendent, examines a high-grade uranium vein at the adit level in the Orphan Mine.
Sarah Inslee Herring Sorin ran one of the first female law practices in the Arizona territory.
Angela and Matt Warren of Glendale with their children, from left, Jude Mitchell, 5, Daphne Dugan, 12, Eve Mitchell, 8, and Shannon Dugan, 17.
Maurice Castagne, left, and a mine colleague ride an ore bucket on an aerial tramway that operated from 1956-1959.
This frame grab from video shows Caitlan Coleman and Joshua Boyle. The family of a then-pregnant American woman who went missing in Afghanistan in late 2012 with her Canadian husband received two videos last year in which the couple asked the U.S. government to help free them from their Tali…
José Antonio Elena Rodriguez, 16, shot and killed by a U.S. Border Patrol agent.
Capt. Victor Bruce Kelley, U.S. Army soldier from Tucson. He died in the line of duty on April 28, 1965.
Capt. Victor Bruce Kelley in Vietnam in the early 1960s. He died in the line of duty on April 28, 1965.
A U.S. Army general presents the service medals for Capt. Victor Bruce Kelley of Tucson to his family. Kelley died while serving in Vietnam on April 28, 1965.(From left) Howard Kelley, David Kelley, Patricia Kelley, Bill Kelley, Maj. Gen. Roy Lassetter Jr., Susan Kelley.
This April 16 photo was taken from the mobile phone of Park Su-hyeon, a student who died in the disaster.
Alexandra Rodriguez takes care of her watering duties inside the family greenhouse. — Credit: Courtesy Andrea Rodriguez
Wright fled Tucson when it became overdeveloped.
Annie Hughes, who cared for brothers’ children, was honored with a namesake road, changed to nickname, “Anita.”
In the 1924 photo, Federico Ronstadt and his wife, Lupe, pose with their four sons, (from left) Bill, Edward, Gilbert and Alfred. Gilbert is Linda's father.
Austin Bourn with his classmate Trinity Poire, who needs a heart transplant. “Trinity’s valentines” were bags of caramel corn that Austin sold to raise money for Trinity.
The foundation promoted the value of caring and furthered Christina-Taylor Green’s interest in athletics, arts and academics.
Tom Turner worked at the Star over the years.
A copy of a 1933 pencil sketch of Isabella Greenway, the founder of the Arizona Inn.
Jahi McMath, 13, has been declared brain-dead. Her family is debating whether to try to keep her on life support.
Pvt. Jeffrey Lawrence and Celeste Lawrence.
U.S. freelance journalist Austin Tice, 31, has been missing in Syria since August 2012.
Jacob Welton with Zander. Parents of the 5-year-old sued state to ensure that he has access to marijuana products made from extracts after state, county officials say wording of 2010 law allows only use of whole plants or parts. Photo by Randy Stock, courtesy of the family
Ashley Stewart, who has Type 1 diabetes, has gotten her school involved in diabetes education.
Sam Huff, an 18-year-old female soldier from Marana who was killed in Iraq.
Naval corpsman Chadwick Thomas Kenyon in Twenty-Nine Palms, Calif., on March 6, 2006, the day he left for Iraq. Kenyon was killed in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Kenyon is a 2004 graduate of Mountain View High School in Marana.
Simon Foster, 7, was killed Sept. 29. The driver responsible is facing a misdemeanor charge.
Foto cortesía de la familia ElíasArmando C. Elías fue cronista de la rica historia de su familia en el Norte de Sonora y Sur de Arizona. Escribió dos libros con información que encontró sobre los Elías, entre ellos el ex presidente mexicano Plutarco Elías Calles y el actual gobernador de Son…
Delia Gonzales, 19, left this drawing on Zay’s hospital door. The two were best friends until Delia died in January, a loss Zay took hard.
Staff members at Get Air called 911 after Blake Haines broke his neck doing triple flips despite park warnings. He’s paralyzed from the upper chest down but now has some feeling in his toes. At right is his twin sister, Kelly.
Louis Leon, right front, and his musicians were well-known for mambos, sambas and the cha-cha in dance halls, at formal balls and wedding receptions, wrote Star reporter Bonnie Henry.