Jesse Warren Wynn, of Christopher Creek, Ariz., died at Payson Regional Medical Center on Dec. 23, 2006. He was 84.
He was born on Nov. 11, 1922, in Deputy, Ind., to William E. Wynn and Margaret Dooley Wynn, and grew up on a farm.
He married Juniata Nichols of Scottsburg, Ind. He enlisted on March 25, 1943 and served aboard the USS Nevada, with stations that included Normandy, where he received the Certificate of Appreciation from the French government for freeing France. He also served in the Pacific and was discharged on Nov. 11, 1945. After the war, Wynn moved to California and then, in the 1960s, to Phoenix.
Mr. Wynn retired from Southwest Savings and Loan, where he was vice president of data processing.
With the passing of his wife, he moved to Christopher Creek full time in 1990 and volunteered as a bingo caller and helped with the fire department and any neighbor who needed him. He married Donna Moran-Wynn in 1992, and they made their home in Christopher Creek.
He felt that Christopher Creek was God's country. He kept busy gardening, fishing, and growing the biggest apples in the neighborhood. He enjoyed family and friends, and will be missed by all.
Mr. Wynn is survived by his wife of 14 years, Donna Moran-Wynn; his son Jesse (Pamela) William Wynn; their daughter Jessica (Tom) Chiniewicz, great-granddaughter Sarah (daughter of Jessica and Tom); and their (Bill and Pamela Wynn) sons Bradley, Daniel and Jeremy. He is also survived by his brothers Calvin Wynn of Seymour, Ind. and Vernon Wynn, of Deputy, Ind., his stepson Brian (Lori) Morgan, grandchildren Brandon and Hannah, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers James Wynn and William Wynn, and his sisters, Martha Wynn-McKinley and Ruby Wynn-Craig.