On a rainy evening, March 17, 2022, James Lee Hyatt (Jimmy) left our world at his home, surrounded by family, and took a piece of our hearts with him. He is our father, husband, brother, uncle, and a friend to everyone.
He left behind his bride of 43 years, Lynn (Wallace) Hyatt.
Although he made his home in Louisiana for the past two years, his heart was still in Utah.
He was born on July 27, 1943, to Daerrel and Elaine Hyatt.
He was a hardworking man. Some of his employment was with LA Young, a long-haul truck driver, Hales Sand & Gravel, and Staker & Parsons, where he was the best grader operator in Utah, working far beyond his retirement years.
While living in Oregon, he also built a house by himself, from the ground up, that he was very proud of.
The words his daughters use to describe their dad are quiet, loving, hardworking, stubborn, sweet, kind, trusting, tough, generous, independent and patient.
It takes a special man to have a family of girls. He taught his girls how to work on their own vehicles, but sometimes would say he would do it himself. Their memories include Lake Powell, riding horses, fishing, boating, hunting, and going on the truck (diesel) with him.
But each one tells that the most memories they have of him are ‘at the farm’ in Axtell, plus his love for orange sticks and chocolate covered cherries.
He loved his wife, his daughters, his grand kids, and his great grandkids with all his heart. He was so proud of all of them. We will miss ‘I love you sweetie’ at the end of our phone calls.
He is survived by his wife Lynn Hyatt; daughters Debbie (Kevin) Torgersen, Becky Hyatt, Kristine (Jimmy) Plunkett, Corina (Bobby) Whitaker, Kelli (Micah) Sr., Jeanine Zito; 19 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren; brothers Roger Hyatt, Allen Hyatt, LaVal Hyatt and Earl Hyatt.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one infant daughter, Carol Lee Hyatt; and two grandsons, Tyson Whitaker and Dalton Castle.
His daughter will have a celebration of his life at the Colfax RV Park in Colfax, Los Angeles from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, March 26, 2022.
His family will also have a celebration of his life at the Old Rock Church, 150 S. Main St. Centerfield, from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, April 3, 2022.