Joseph Dillman passed away on August 4, 2019 at the age of 76, at Crestwood Care Center in Ogden, Utah. He was born August 4, 1943 in Elfrida Southeastern AZ to Lorin Ivins Dillman and Cynthia Maria Schnebly. He moved to New Mexico at the age of 3 years and was short enough to walk under the kitchen table. He started school in Farmington New Mexico. Moved to Salt Lake City, Utah at the age of 10. He loved playing in the Salt Lake City cemetery. He moved again to South Salt Lake City, and attended Libby Edwards Elementary and Evergreen Jr. High. His mother passed away when he was 16. His family moved to Ogden, Utah where he attended Ogden High School for 1 year; then he moved and graduated from Ben Lomond High School.
He served a Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Costa Mesa, Calif. Upon his return he went to work as a warehouse man for Defense Depot Ogden; he received many awards for his excellent work during his employment.
He married Verna Irene Ogden on Feb 11, 1970 in the Logan Temple. They had 2 daughters Marianne and Jody. As a family they enjoyed camping in the canyons. They were members of the Eden 2nd ward where they served in many callings. They especially enjoyed serving as Nursery Leaders. He was preceded in death by his wife Verna, and his daughter Jody. He is survived by his daughter Marianne and her husband, Thomas.
Joe’s hobbies were camping, fishing, he liked to go to the swimming pool, cooking his favorite foods which were hamburgers, and home-made fries, fried chicken and potato salad. He liked playing games, planting flowers and the outdoors. When he retired, he enjoyed crossword puzzles, watching movies and eating popcorn and chocolate ice cream and candy He loved animals especially his cat “Boots”, he loved western movies like John Wayne and “How the West Was Won”. Enjoyed reading and liked Burt Cologne and Old Spice. His favorite holidays were Christmas and Valentine’s Day.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held 11 a.m. in the Eden 2nd Ward Chapel, 2900 No. Highway 162, Eden, Utah, Saturday, August 17, 2019 with a visitation prior from 10 to 11 a.m.
Special thanks to his caregivers at Crestwood Care Center.
Arrangements entrusted to Myers Ogden Mortuary.