Roy Dechant departed May 20, 2011. He married Sandi Dunny Dechant in 2000 after retiring in 1994 from Salt River Project of Phoenix. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
Mr. Dechant is survived by wife, Sandi; son, Michael; daughter, Christa and her husband Rob and their daughters Becca and Catie; stepdaughter, Christie Dunny James and her husband Jarid and their children Jacob, Jayden and Chy; stepdaughter, Cyndi and her husband Phil and their children Ryan and Megan; brother, Gene; and sisters, Nancy Martin and Dee Dechant.
His passion for life was being part of The Rim Country 4-Wheelers Club.
A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, June 25 at Messinger Payson Funeral Home.