Albert Ray "Bud" Hydeman, 84, of Payson, died March 3, 2002. He was born to parents Albert and Angie D. Hydeman in Kansas City, Mo. He came to Payson in 1933 and graduated from Payson High School in 1937. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the South Pacific from Feb. 1943 until Oct. 1945. He was the recipient of four Bronze Stars for participation in specific campaigns.
He and his wife moved to Yuma, where they raised their family. He worked for more than 40 years in the construction industry, retiring as a Quality Control representative for Jacobson Construction.
After retirement, Mr. Hydeman and his wife moved to Payson in 1989. He was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. While in Yuma, he was vice commander of the American Legion Chapter 19. He was also a member of the Payson American Legion. He recently served several years of jury duty, with 18 weeks of grand jury duty.
Survivors include his wife Dorothy of Payson; one sister, Louise Williams of Winslow; three daughters Raylean Munson of Gilbert, Nancy Ellsworth of Globe and Susan LaBar of Mahwah, N.J.; one son, Albert R. Hydeman, Jr. of Palos Verdes, Calif.; 15 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be at 10 a.m.. Wednesday, March 6 with funeral services beginning at 11 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 913 S. Ponderosa Street.
Interment will follow at Pioneer Cemetery.