Obituary: David G. Blyth
David G. Blyth, born to Douglas and Peggy (Wilder) Blyth Oct. 15, 1930, in Honolulu, Hawaii, died on Feb 14, 2019, in Prescott, Arizona. He’s survived by his wife of 61 years, Jean Blyth; his children: Wayne Blyth and wife Cheryl of Hilo, Hawaii; Barry Blyth and wife Joni of Prescott, Arizona; Steven Blyth of Hilo, Hawaii; Allison Wood and wife Francine of Prescott, Arizona. Dave has seven grandchildren: Nick, Roberta, James, David, Lacey, Samantha and Jeannie; two great grandchildren: Kaili and Oliver. He is preceded in death by his parents, Douglas and Peggy Blyth; brother, John Blyth; and daughter, Kathryn Blyth.
Dave was born and raised on the island of Oahu and moved his young family to the Big Island of Hawaii in 1959. He and Jean moved to Prescott in 1999 to see his grandchildren grow up. Dave retired at the age of 65 after establishing a successful family-run roofing and flooring company in Hilo, Hawaii.
He showed his athletic ability through baseball and tennis. Dave was an avid motorhead and racing fan, who joined the local Hot Rod Club upon his arrival to Prescott. Wherever he traveled, you were sure to find him behind a BBQ grilling. Dave had the blessing of many friends in Hawaii and Arizona. His wife Jean was his first and only true love. Dave’s dedication to his family and those he loved was exceptional — they were his whole life. Dave’s family would like to give a heartfelt thank-you to Tamera James and her staff at Granite Gate Senior Living for their attentive care of “Papa” and the continuing care of his wife Jean. “The love of a family is life’s greatest blessing.”
Final arrangements entrusted to Hampton Funeral Home of Prescott, Arizona.
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