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Daniel Elijah DeWitt

12/07/1962 - 11/19/2015
Service Date: 12/01/2015
Service Time: 10:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 848 North Westwood, Mesa, Arizona

Daniel Elijah DeWitt, 52, a man worthy of remembrance, returned home Thursday, November 19, 2015. Danny is survived by his wife of 30 years, Lisa, and children Kami (Damon) Stratton, Chelsi (Cameron) Hein, Capri (Willie) Price, Chandler (Cooper) Waite, Stetson DeWitt, and 2 grandchildren, Brandon Stratton and Jaylin Price.

Danny often spoke fondly of his full time mission served in Venezuela for the LDS church and enjoyed hunting, family, friends, and his work in the landscaping industry.

Visitation is Monday, November 30, 2015 from 6-8 PM at Bunker’s Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ. Funeral services are Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 10 AM, with visitation at 9 AM, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 848 N. Westwood, Mesa, AZ.


  • Danny Dewitt was the greatest man and friend i have ever had? Only if everyone could have a friend like Big D.

  • Karen & Rick Hein

    We’re so sorry we never got to meet him in person, but we feel like we know him well through your wonderful family and friends. What a beautiful legacy of loved ones he’s left behind to keep him alive here on earth! Love and prayers for your family during this tender time of sorrow.

  • Linda Hales Richmond

    Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.

  • Amy [Cundiff] Martinsen

    Praying the Lord’s kindest blessing for you and your family, much love, Rick and Amy Martinsen, Sarah and Brad Martinsen

  • Diane DeWitt Decker

    Lisa and family – So sorry for your loss. There are no words, so I will just wish you comfort and blessings for future days. Danny was one of the cutest little boys ever and grew up to be a good man. Cherish the good memories. Best blessings to you and yours.

  • My heart is broken for you all. My thoughts and prayers are with you to help you through this most difficult time. Love you, Lisa!! Regan

  • Roni (Girouard) Martin

    I am deeply sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. I have many fond memories of Danny from Westwood High School.

  • Traci Sawyer-Sinkbeil

    My thoughts and prayers are with Lisa and the entire family. Hold onto each other and the memories with see you through. It won’t be easy but you will see and feel peace again. Psalm 46:10 xoxo

  • We have so many great memories… Danny was always good for a laugh, and had more charm and charisma than the law should allow. We’ve appreciated and enjoyed the friendship between our two families for many, many years. Lisa, please know that you and your kids have been, and will remain in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Katrina Campbell

    Lisa-no words can tell you how sorry I am. I pray Heavenly Father will give you peace.

  • He was my brother’s good friend in HS. Once he flipped u-y on Maine to come back and check on me. I was on a bike talking to a friend from elementary school who looked a bit unsavory. He was a good person like that, watching out for others. I’m sorry for your loss.

  • Liz (Frick) Gilbert

    I am so very sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of Danny from Westwood. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers

  • Loved that man. Peace to all the family

  • So sorry for your loss.

  • My dear cousin Danny ….sweet memories of him.. My sorrow is so great.

  • From our family the many happy memories, thoughts and times we have had with over the years with the Dewitt clan always a fun time. There are no words we can express in our hearts at this difficult time that would do justice for each of you other then knowing the love and respect we have for Lisa and your beautiful family. May you feel Heavenly Fathers love and peace and see the miracles and blessing around you. And know you all are in our prayers

  • Lisa, my deepest sympathy and condolences to you and your family in this great time of sorrow and loss. Danny was a good friend and I liked him a lot. I am still in North Dakota but will be coming home soon in December. I will make en effort to visit with you when I return. Danny had something of mine I hope to be able to retrieve. My thoughts and prayers continue to be with you and your family and that you will all get through this and become stronger because of it. May the Lord bless and keep you in His loving arms.

  • Few in life will know such a friend as Danny, a man with a good heart, always greets with a smile, wants to know how you are doing (how are you really doing he would then say), I will always remember his laugh and his kindness! Lisa and family you will never know the love that I have for this man and feel thankful to have known him. I have had a heavy heart this week as I have contemplated the difficulty and change you are all faced with, you are a strong family and in time will overcome the despair and grief that this loss has brought. I know the Lord will strengthen you and loves you!
    My Prayers are with you,
    Dean Young

  • Sue Cutlip-Copeland

    Thoughts and prayers with the family during this difficult time.

  • My condolences to the Dewitt family sorry for your loss. May you find comforting God’s promises of soon a world without tears and pain.
    Isaiah 25:8

  • John and Barbie Shoemaker

    Lisa and family, so sorry for your loss. Our love and prayers are with you. We have fun memories of Danny back in the 54th ward days. May the Lord bless you with comfort.

  • I’m grateful for Danny, he was a great friend to have all through the years from Emerson to Westwood. I love him and pray for comfort for Lisa and their family.

  • Lisa,

    I am so very sorry. You and Danny were a light in my life when I needed it so much. My love to you and your family.


  • LeeAnn Beazer Freeman

    We are thinking of your whole family and so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you. Mark & LeeAnn Freeman

  • My thoughts are with the Dewitt Family at this difficult time. Danny was a local fixture of my childhood in the 1970s in Mesa 25th Ward.

  • Dave & Mary Ellen Flake

    Our heartfelt condolences to Lisa and all the family. This world is poorer for Danny’s passing. We will miss him so much. Please know we are here and willing if you ever need us.

  • Lisa,
    Thinking of you Lisa. Hugs. May peace be with you and your family everyday.

  • Janice and John power

    The Dewitt family has been a big part of my life, because if them I try to be a better person, love and prayers to you all

  • To Anyone that has spent significant time with Danny, or to those that have merely come in contact with him for an hour, let me say that words are not possible to adequately describe what Danny Dewitt, …or just “Dewitt,” was to to all of us. Better… to use an analogy. Danny is the Sunlight, …the Sun, and we all bask in his warmth. We are all touched by it. We all need it, We all look up to it and take it for granted. When it’s gone, we want it back. When it’s here, we live. We thrive. There will never be a day in this life or the next where I don’t look out and see him. He’s there shining down. I honestly mean it. He is larger than life. Just think of the impact he has had on so many lives, even those he only meet for a second. Can you honestly say that about anyone else you know? Dynamic. Crisp. Piercing. Branded. I have known thousands of people in my life, come in personal contact with hundreds, and have gotten to know many. There are many that I admire. There are many that I respect. That being said… I have only known one person in this life that I truly felt I would follow into the depths of Hell Itself. There has only been one person who I have ever truly looked up to, even now…., and want to be like, and that was Danny Dewitt.

    Rest In Peace Dude! I love you!

  • My dad and I really enjoyed being around Danny!! I loved his laugh and he always had my dad and I laughing. I’m so sorry and we are praying for you all.

  • My deepest sympathies to the entire DeWitt family. Danny was uniquely down to earth and personable. He touched so many lives in such a positive way, including mine. I am very saddened to hear of his passing, but I have many cherished memories growing up with him in the 70’s and early 80’s. In recent years, it was always a hoot to run into him around town to catch-up and reminisce. He would always greet you with a smile, that one-of-a-kind laugh, and a warm, heartfelt embrace… that’s just the way Danny was. In an increasingly fake world, he was real, and I am a better person for having known him.

  • Lisa and Family,
    So very sorry for your loss. It has been many years that we’ve seen you all, but we will always remember the laughter Danny provided to a group large or small and his willingness to lend hand. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time…

  • Danny had immediate impact and personality from day one in the MTC when we were roomates and companions. He wore sunglasses all day. I aksed why and he showed me the cut above his eye. He was upset with his brothers for taking him out and getting into fights for fun right before he was going into the MTC. Danny came from some pretty tough stock and he was pretty fearless most all of the time. He was happy person and loved to be inclusive and be the master of ceremonies. He is a wonderful person. I could not imagine my life from 1982-1984 with Danny being a part of it and for all the great times and conversations we have had since then. Wishing you all the best!

  • Danny was an amazing guy! When he was at the house he would tease me and my kids. He was close to my brother Jeff Wilde they went to the same mission and when he got home they went back to visit Venezuela. We will miss you Danny, RIP!

  • To Mr. DeWitt’s family, I’m very sorry for your loss. It’s my hope that you can draw comfort and strength from Jehovah God’s promises in the Bible at Revelation 21: 3, 4 and John 5: 28, 29 that there will soon be a time when there will be no more pain, sickness, or death, and we will see our dead loved ones again. Please accept my deepest condolences.

  • You were an excellent friend while serving as a missionary in Venezuela . I’ll always remember you. Dan May you be at peace.

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