Ray Allen “Slim” Dickey May 19, 1953 – May 31, 2024


Ray Allen “Slim” Dickey was born May 19, 1953, in American Fork, Utah. Slim was a 3-pound premature baby, born with a hole in his heart, who grew into a mountain of a man. He died Friday, May 31.

Slim was born to Leland Rafell Dickey and Mary June Allphin. He lived in American Fork and Payson, Utah, growing up with six siblings. He had many adventures as a child, especially with his sister, Sherryl, and learned about working hard from a young age, a value he would carry with him his entire life.

As a young man, Slim married Deena Calhoun. From this union came his daughter, Amy Ja (Troy); and his son, Justin Allen (Amy). They later divorced.

He then met his wife of 33 years, Patti Malan. He and Patti raised Laddie Tycz, Jr. and Tina Jo Tycz. Slim and Patti were partners in life and business until her passing in 2013.

Slim met and married his wife, Vickie Westberg Hailstone, in 2014. He was blessed to have Vickie’s love and care, particularly during his final days.

Slim lived in many places during his life. He eventually settled in Evanston and lived the rest of his life at his beloved log cabin home.

Slim was a “man’s man.” He could work on and repair any vehicle or piece of equipment, which was always a blessing to his family and friends. He was a driller by trade, working in the oil fields for many years and running his business, SlimTech, drilling water wells all over Wyoming and Utah.

Slim was a talented businessman. He invented a new type of drilling that made the work much more efficient and has been used all over the world. He trained and turned out many drilling hands and workers, and anyone who could cut it with Slim’s standards could make it anywhere.

Slim was a great friend and a fun person. He had a talent with words and stories and could spin a yarn with the best of them. He loved a good joke, and some of his best times were telling stories of his crazy adventures with his friends and family.

He loved fishing, hunting and camping — especially at LaBarge Creek and Alice Lake. Slim loved nothing more than to take his friends and family to a good fishing hole then show them up by catching the most fish. Slim loved his dogs, who were his best buddies.

Slim was a man of faith who had a love for the Bible and for Jesus. He lived by the words of Bible and will be reuniting with passed loved ones in heaven while waiting for his others to join him.

Slim was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings John, Robert Lee and Merrilee.

He is survived by his wife, Vickie; his children; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; his sisters, Connie (Larry) and Sherryl (Lynn); and brothers, Del (Edie) and David (Linda). He leaves behind many treasured friends and extended family.

Goodbye, Slim. Hope you’re catching all the fish at the best fishing hole.

No services are planned at this time.