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Idaho State Journal, 11/15/01
MONTPELIER — Anita Gay Dimick, 97, passed away Tuesday, November 13, 2001, in Ogden, Utah.
She was born May 29, 1904, at Laguerche, Cher, France, to Florimond Alfred Louis and
Hennriette Isodorine Delamotte Gay. She had one brother, Desire, who was three years
It was soon after World War I in Paris, France, that Anita met her future husband, Donald
Alma Dimick, who was in the American Army and stationed there. They were married at Saint
Denis, France, on Sept. 22, 1919. He passed away on October 22, 1976. They were married
for 57 years.
Anita was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1924, and
became an active member in her ward. She worked in the Primary association for 21 years,
seven years as president. She was supervisor of junior Sunday school for four years. She
taught a Sunday school class for older girls, ages 14 to the early 20s, for a few years.
She was a teacher in Mutual for a year, and was also a Relief Society teacher.
Anita served two years as president of the Washington School PTA. She also taught a French
class to six ladies for three years; they met once per week at Grace Thiel's home for
She became quite deeply involved in gardening and had a yard that was truly outstanding.
She grew a few vegetables and fruits, but her main interest were her flowers, with iris
and day lilies the specialties. Through membership in the national societies and
fellowship with other iris and day lily enthusiasts, she became well-known for her gardens
outside the Bear Lake Valley. Her home and yard meant a great deal to her.
Anita and Donald raised seven children, who pursued a variety of vocations. She is
survived by three children, Yvonne Coroles of St. George, Utah, Donald Bruce Dimick of
Sandpoint, Idaho and Renee Holmes of Liberty, Utah; 19 grandchildren and 25
great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four children, Roger Gay Dimick of
Portland, Oregon, Dr. Dean D. Dimick of Allentown, Pa., Andre J. Dimick of Nampa, Idaho,
and Tamara Gay Daniels of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Nov. 16 at 11 a.m. at the Matthews Mortuary Chapel
in Montpelier, where friends may call that morning from 10 a.m. until the time of the
service. Interment will be in the Montpelier Cemetery.