Thu, Feb. 27

Verva M. Dyment 1916 - 2008

Verva M. Dyment

Verva M. Dyment

Verva M. (Callan) Dyment died March 13, 2008, at Mercy Southwest Hospital in Bakersfield, Calif. Prior to moving to California in February 2008, she had been a 37-year resident of Camp Verde and Cottonwood.

She was born in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, on April 27, 1916, to James and Elizabeth Callan.

She moved with her parents and two brothers and two sisters to California in 1929, settling first in Los Angeles and later in Coalinga, Calif. She attended Franklin High School in Los Angeles.

Verva married Harry L. Dyment in 1935 and the couple had four children. A resourceful wife and mother, she raised two sons, Ronald and Terry, and two daughters, Sandra and Verva.

She enjoyed a wonderful life with her husband who was a professional athlete. After his playing years were over, he and Verva owned a successful business in Los Angeles in the die making and graphic arts industry.

The couple retired in 1970 and moved to Camp Verde, where Harry died in 1972.

Verva was a communicant until her death at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cottonwood. She also greatly enjoyed participating in community affairs in every place she lived.

She is survived by her children Terry (Mary Margaret) and Verva Myers in addition to 12 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her 97-year old sister, Delphine Palmer.

A Memorial Mass will be held at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cottonwood May 8, 10 a.m.

Burial will follow at Clear Creek Cemetery.

An online guestbook is available at

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