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Val Wayment

Val Wayment

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12/11/10 08:05 PM #1    

Garth Westover

Obituary - Val E. Wayment

Val E. Wayment

Tue, June 10, 2003

OGDEN - Val Wayment passed away Monday, June 9th, 2003 of complications of a massive heart attack. He was born on December 27th, 1942, the first son of Dee W. and Atholeen E. Wayment.

He attended Ogden City schools graduating from Ogden High in 1961.

After high school, he started a distinguished military career beginning with the Army, where he received training as a medic. Val then joined the Air Force Reserves serving for over 30 years retiring with the highest honor, Chief Master Sergeant (Ret). In addition to his outstanding military career, he was employed at the DDO Ogden where he created the HELP program, designed to help those struggling with drug, alcohol and other personal problems. The program is still in use today.

At this time he attended Weber State College with studies in clinical psychology. Later he worked for the Bureau of Reclamation in this same capacity. In the early eighties, he returned to the DDO, retiring in 1993. He received many accolades and awards during his career, including the Air Force Meritorious Service Medal, The Air Force Commendation Medal, The Defense Supply Agency Meritorious Civilian Service Award, The Junior Distinguished Service Award, and many other awards and certificates. During his reserve career, he managed Air Force Clinics to assist the Navaho Reservation and the people of Honduras. He was a veteran of Desert Storm, stationed at Ft. Langley, Virginia.

After his retirement, to keep himself busy, he put his extensive knowledge to good use working for Dreamweaver Medical Foundation.

Through all, the most important thing in Val"s life has always been his family. He always put his wife and children (and later his grandchildren) above all else. His most treasured moments were spent with his grandchildren, going out to eat, to movies; it didn"t matter just as long as they were together. Many have commented on how envious they were of the relationship of the family. Above all else, Val was a friend and advisor to many. He also loved and cared for many family pets.

His nephews, Barrey Bigler and Tobin Hagen, and Braden and Brant Wayment felt especially close to Val and Sue. His heart and love stayed with his family, even though his physical body had to leave.

He is survived by, his wife Suzanne Wayment; two daughters, Paige (Bruce) Hill, Jenifer Wayment; three grandchildren, Justine, Colter, and Mason Hill; one sister, Mardee W, Hagen; and one brother, Wade E. (JoEllen) Wayment

Val was preceded in death by his parents.

Services were held at the graveside to celebrate Val"s spirit in the joy and peace of a summer"s day at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 12, 2003 at Washington Heights Memorial Park,

Ogden, Utah.

Military Honors were accorded by the Combined Veterans Honor Guard.

Dad, I couldn"t ask for a better father, mentor, or role model than you. I will never forget the extensive talks that we had. You always taught me to believe in myself, even when I wasn"t quite sure I could. I will miss you more than I can express, but I know that your legacy will live on through me and through my children. I promise to be the best person I can be, just as you taught me. I can"t thank you enough for being my father. But hopefully, living in your footsteps will be sufficient. The kindness and compassion I have learned from you will carry me, and I will continue to talk to you on a daily basis, I just love you so much it will be hard to be apart. I"ll take care of mom and Jeni and I will keep you alive, always in my heart. I love you! Paige

Dad, I love you and will miss you. Jeni Sue

Grandpa, we will miss you and remember you always. Love Justine, Colter and Mason

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