Patrick Lee Dimon, 73, of Rustic, Colorado, died Sunday, Jan. 8 at his home overlooking the mountains. He was born Sept. 26, 1938, to Lee and Harriette (Falls) Dimon in Bemidji, Minnesota.
Patrick graduated from Bemidji State Teacher’s College where he met and later married Abi Noid (Bauer) June 23, 1962. They were married for 23 years.
Patrick made a difference in many students’ lives teaching elementary school in Wayzata, Minnesota; and in the Poudre Canyon, Red Feather Lakes, and Fort Collins, Colorado. All of his students mattered to him. He enjoyed good books and made it a point to read to his class every afternoon. He never forgot a joke — his joy came from making friends and making people laugh.
Patrick loved telling a story, collecting antiques, writing poems, giving gifts and creating hilarious Christmas pageants. After retiring from teaching, Patrick took pride in working for Canyon Utilities.
He is survived by his daughter, Jennifer, and son-in-law, Justin Rogers of Livermore, Colorado, and his grandson, Kyle Lindahl of Chino Valley, Arizona; his three brothers, Richard Dimon of Lead Hill, Arkansas; Gerald Dimon of Lincoln, Nebraska; James Dimon of Axtell, Nebraska; and his sister, Deborah Dimon of Greeley, Colorado, and their families as well as “Oly and Sven” of Northern Minnesota.