Timothy Dyment

  • "I met TIm around 1968, when he was still living in Winslow...."
    - Bill Hanson
  • "Tim and I went to the Hinckley School together in Maine..."
    - Chris Boyd
  • "I just found out and am very sorry to hear this and to not..."
    - Tim Hays
  • "I moved to the Kenai from Philadelphia back in 2002 with..."
    - Bob Scott
  • "I will miss you uncle Tim and my heart goes out to Lizzie...."
    - Hannah Maltby

Longtime Sterling resident Timothy Gordon "Whitey" Dyment, 56, died Feb. 16, 2009, at home.
A memorial celebration will be at 4 p.m. today at the Elks Club Lodge, 205 Barnacle Way in Kenai. His cremated remains will be scattered at a later date.
Mr. Dyment was born Feb. 10, 1953, in Wurzburg, Germany, to George and Elizabeth (Field) Dyment. He lived in Valdez and Anchorage and had been a resident of Sterling since 1980.
Mr. Dyment owned Whitey's Music Shoppe at the Red Diamond Center in Soldotna and enjoyed writing music. His other interests included turtles, collecting diverse ornaments, good food and canoeing. Mr. Dyment was an avid reader of nonfiction and had an unacknowledged green thumb, his family wrote.
"Whitey loved, lived, wrote and shared music," they wrote. "He was a compassionate mentor and friend to each who strolled into his store and life. He loved his family and friends. He was truly one-of-a-kind and will be remembered forever."
Mr. Dyment was preceded in death by his wife, Teresa Wallace Dyment, and his parents.
He is survived by his daughter, Elizabeth Cathleen Dyment of Sterling; companion, Angela G. Jamieson of Kotzebue; sisters, Andrea Dyment-Lambdin and her husband, Mo; Ann Maltby and her husband, Mike; and Nancy Dyment, all of Maine; mother-in-law, Bettie Wallace of Sterling; niece, Hannah Maltby and nephew, George Maltby, both of Maine; great-nephew, Valentino Cartonio of Maine; and numerous friends.
Donations in memory of Whitey may be made to the Sea Turtle Rescue Program, South Carolina Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf, Charleston, SC 29401; or Food Bank, 3395 Community College Drive, Soldotna, AK 99669.
Arrangements were by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
Published in Anchorage Daily News from Feb. 22 to Feb. 23, 2009