Richard (Dick) Floyd Baltz 1933-2018

Our beloved father, Richard (Dick) Floyd Baltz, passed away peacefully at home Nov. 22, 2018.

Dick was born in Janesville, Wisconsin on June 20, 1933 to Floyd Henry and Hazel Mertie Baltz. He married his soulmate, Ida Ortega, in Morenci, AZ.

Dick began his machinist career with Phelps Dodge Mining, eventually working and retiring from Lockheed Missiles Space in Sunnyvale, CA. He was an avid wood-worker, creating many family treasures, and loved outdoor adventure.

Dick is preceded in death by his beloved wife Ida; and leaves behind his sons Richard Jr. (Rita), Kevin (Diane), Kenneth (Rhonda) and daughter Karen; grandchildren Matthew, Richie, Steven, Marina, Jessica, Charlie, Laura; and great-grandchild Lorraine Bay.

A celebration of life will be held 12:00 noon, November 30, 2018 at Messinger Payson Funeral Home, 901 S. Westerly Rd., Payson AZ 85541.

In lieu of flowers and cards, make a donation to Hospice Compassus, 511 S. Mud Springs Rd., Payson, AZ 85541 on behalf of Richard Baltz.

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