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Obituary: Joseph Dyches

Joseph Dyches 1909 ~ 2005 Beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, Joseph Dyches, 96, of Moroni, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 14, 2005 at the Autumn Park Assisted Living Center in Mt. Pleasant. Born May 21, 1909 in Wales, UT to Roswell M. and Annie E. Dyches. He married Leah Snow on July 29, 1930 in Manti, UT, marriage later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple. Joe and Leah celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary July 29, 2000 in Moroni, just a few months before Leah passed away. He is survived by children Ruel (Karen) Dyches, Sandy, UT; Edgel (Marie) Dyches, West Jordan, UT; Dale (Ruth) Dyches, Mesquite, NV; Leah JoAnn (Robert) Peatross, Payson, UT; Charleen Dyches, daughter-in-law, Mesquite, NV; brothers Dean, Moroni, UT; and Burdel, Bountiful, UT; and sister Sarah, Moroni, UT. Also survived by 13 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Leah, son Gary, granddaughter Marian, three brothers and one sister. Joseph loved his wife and children, and had a special love for his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A life-long resident of Moroni, Joseph worked as a barber, starting as an apprentice in his father's shop at age 16, until retirement at age 73. He continued cutting his friends' hair for many years after retiring. Joseph's favorite pastime was fishing, and he fished whenever he could. He had a great love for the mountains, and the outdoors in general. He loved gardening, taking care of his yard, and watching sports. He leaves behind a legacy of hard work, self reliance, perseverance and a genuine zest for life. Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 18, 2005 at 11 a.m. at the Moroni LDS Stake Center (82 N. Center). Friends and family may call on Thursday, November 17, 2005 from 6-8 p.m. at the Rasmussen Mortuary (96 N. 100 W., Mt. Pleasant), and on Friday 9:30-10:30 prior to the services at the church. Interment in the Moroni City Cemetery.