Wayne R. Dimmitt, 73, of Payson, died Oct. 25, 2002. He was born Nov. 8, 1928 in Agency, Iowa.
Mr. Dimmitt moved to Arizona in 1958. He lived a country life, enjoying his neighbors, gardening and riding mules. He was especially proud of restoring his father's 1944 John Deere tractor. His joy in life was his family.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Dennis Lefler, Dianne and John Uidenich, Kristie and Radames Cocco; daughter, Cindy Christy; son and friend, J.D. Dimmitt and Kerry Haden; grandchildren, Joe and Amber Uidenich, Dennis and Leah Lefler, Karen and Mike Madore, David Lefler, Erin Christy, James Dimmitt and Kylee Haden; great-grandchildren, Elijah, Isaiah and Angel.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathryn.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29 at Messinger Mortuary Chapel, 7601 E. Indian School Road in Scottsdale. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30 at the same location.
Interment at National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix.