This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, MICHAEL SCOTT HYATT, 56 years old, born on March 11, 1951, and passed away on December 3, 2007. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Jamie Hyatt Dodd on March 11, 2013
Happy 62nd Birthday Dad....I love and miss you so very much!! Wishing so much I could see you one more time... I LOVE YOU DAD!!!
Posted by HEIDI HYATT CURRY on March 11, 2013
Happy 62nd Birthday Dad, May you have a relaxing day up in heaven with your family and friends. I LOVE & MISS YOU more than words can express!! XOXOXOXO
Posted by Linda Hyatt on March 11, 2013
Well Happy Birthday My Dear Mike, I miss seeing you and talking you like we use to about everything, like what we were going to do when we retired, but you seriously didn't get to enjoy much of yours. I wish we could turn the clocks back. I love leaving you messages, maybe you will see them one day. I Love & Miss You Very Much. XOXO
Posted by Becky Hyatt-Bucalo on March 11, 2013
Thinking of you brother dear. Tossed all the memories over in my head today. You always cracking us up! I sure do miss you, just know you made a huge impact in lives of others, there is no doubt about that. I miss you, love you and have an empty spot where you used to be. The wonderful memories fill that spot up, just a little and I am so grateful for having you as my brother, hugs to you
Posted by Becky Hyatt-Bucalo on March 11, 2013
Not that you don't know, but your girls and grandkids, sooooo rock! Know that like I promised you, Jackie and I are keeping track of them for you. xxoo
Posted by HEIDI HYATT CURRY on January 1, 2013
Happy New Year Dad!! I Love and Miss you<3
Posted by Jamie Hyatt Dodd on January 1, 2013
Happy New Year...Dad!! I Love & Miss you so very much!!!
Posted by Becky Hyatt-Bucalo on December 27, 2012
Well, another year, and here we are missing you still. As I go through the photos just seeing you missing from our family is painful, but seeing and hearing the impact that you had on all of us and so many others makes me so proud of you. You know I am working on a project that I need your guidance, lead me in the right direction please. :0) I miss you, love you.
Posted by Jamie Hyatt Dodd on December 26, 2012
Dad...Hope you had a very Merry Christmas!!! I love and miss you so very much!!
Posted by Jamie Hyatt Dodd on December 5, 2012
Dad...the last few days have been so's been 5yrs since you left us. It hurts just as bad as it did 5yrs ago.I LOVE & MISS YOU SO VERY MUCH!!!! Gone To Soon BUT Never Forgotten! Love always your daughter...
Posted by Becky Hyatt-Bucalo on December 4, 2012
It has been a trying day for me. I am so thankful having you as a brother. I have wonderful memories of our life together, I love you and will miss you always. You were always such a good brother to me. XO
Posted by RICHARD LORENZANO on December 4, 2012
Well old-buddy here it is 5 years after and not to many days go by that I don't think about you. I still remember all the bad stuff about me that you changed. Thanks for being such a good friend Vato.
Posted by HEIDI HYATT CURRY on December 3, 2012
Miss you on this day, and honoring you in so many ways as you deserve to be Dad, there are NO words to describe how much you are missed and loved by all. It's so hard not to break down in cry my eyes out around this time of year but I know that is not what you want us to do, so I will try my hardest and keep a smile on my face and think of all the good funny memories you gave us. I <3 You
Posted by Becky Hyatt-Bucalo on November 24, 2012
Missing you. Thanksgiving is just not the same without you. xo
Posted by HEIDI HYATT CURRY on November 22, 2012
Thinking of you and missing you on this Thanksgiving day Dad, may you have a relaxing day with all the family with you in heaven.... Happy Thanksgiving Dad<3 I Love and Miss ALWAYS & FOREVER<3
Posted by Becky Hyatt-Bucalo on November 17, 2012
Thinking of you, as always. I miss you my sweet brother.
Posted by HEIDI HYATT CURRY on November 12, 2012
Happy Veteran's Day Dad, Thinking of you always<3 I LOVE & MISS YOU
Posted by HEIDI HYATT CURRY on June 18, 2012
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY Dad, I love and Miss you ALWAYS & FOREVER<3
Posted by Jack Hyatt on March 22, 2012
Mike, my beautiful Son, how I miss you. We never got to be together near as much as I would have liked but such is life. We still always had a closeness that few know about. I've always kept track of all your acomplishments thru life of which there were too many to mention here. I would always swell with pride at each one What a Guy! Love Ya Bud, Dad
Posted by HEIDI HYATT CURRY on March 12, 2012
Happy Birthday DAD, We love and miss you more than words can describe!! Love & Miss YOU always & forever <3
Posted by Becky Hyatt-Bucalo on March 12, 2012
The sadness of missing you in our lives is brightened by the wonderful memories of the days when you were so happy with every milestone of your life. Becoming a policeman, getting your flight license, having your beautiful girls, helicopters, your horses Buger and Sonny, your grandchildren, your home that you were so proud of, becoming a single action shootist and your love for all of us.
Posted by Becky Hyatt-Bucalo on March 12, 2012
I miss you brother, and as I type a helicopter flies low above me, thanks for that. I love you with all of my heart.
Posted by Jamie Hyatt Dodd on March 11, 2012
I love and miss you so very much!!!
Posted by HEIDI HYATT CURRY on January 2, 2012
Happy New Year to the "Greatest Father" I Love & Miss you more and more everyday<3
Posted by Jamie Hyatt Dodd on December 25, 2011
Merry Christmas Dad!!!!
I LOVE and MISS U so VERY much....
You are the Best Dad....ever!!!!
Posted by Jamie Hyatt Dodd on December 5, 2011
I think of you everyday...I miss you so very much!!
It's been 4 years since you left..and it hurts more every year!
I love and miss you so very much! You are the Best Dad ever!
I love you w/all my heart and miss you like crazy!
Posted by c sullivan on December 3, 2011
Dear Mike, boy how we all miss you. Everyday I go out and see your wonderful, funny, entertaining pony "Sonny," I see you.. He has the same ability to make me smile and laugh and has long legs, white socks and good looks (all he needs is your Big Dog Tee). I Love You Always Friend, and until we meet again, keep God laughing, Connie
Posted by Becky Hyatt-Bucalo on December 3, 2011
As always thinking of you and how much you are missed. It is just not the same without you brother. We love you, keep watching over us.
Posted by Art Widawski on December 3, 2011
Remembering my friend and SIB partner; no matter what was happening, Mike was always able to add humor; which we all needed. Miss ya!!! Keep em laughing till we meet again!!
Posted by HEIDI HYATT CURRY on December 3, 2011
It has been a long 4 years without you.... Not a day goes by that I don't think about you or look at your wonderful pictures through out the house. Life is not the same without you Dad. I LOVE & MISS YOU EVERYDAY! Till we meet again rest in peace<3
Posted by RICHARD LORENZANO on December 2, 2011
Well Vato here it is coming on 4 years and I still think about you almost everyday. Especially when I go to Vegas or Laughlin, Good old days. Found an old vhs with you doing a transaction when we were in Projects had it transfered onto dvd, as I know you would wish I'll give Heidi a copy. Love you and Miss you my friend.
Posted by HEIDI HYATT CURRY on November 14, 2011
As we are approaching the 4yr mark it is still very very hard to accept that you are not here on earth with us, and it doesn't get easier as the years go by :(
I love you dad<3
Posted by HEIDI HYATT CURRY on July 8, 2011
Dad, I know it's been awhile but I want you to know that I think about you everyday,I know you are up there watching down on me as well as the rest of the family. I LOVE & MISS YOU ALWAYS & FOREVER DAD<3
Posted by Jamie Hyatt Dodd on June 20, 2011
Happy Fathers Day...To The BEST DAD EVER!!!!!
You are the best...xoxox love always your daughter..Jamie
Posted by Jamie Hyatt Dodd on April 24, 2011
Posted by HEIDI HYATT CURRY on March 11, 2011
‎60yrs ago today the BEST that ever lived was born, and I PROUDLY call him My DAD and for those who knew him would agree..May you have a restful day, HAPPY 60th BIRTHDAY DAD!! I LOVE & MISS YOU~XOXO
Posted by Jamie Hyatt Dodd on March 11, 2011
I Love and Miss you so very much!!
Posted by Amy Wieseman on March 11, 2011
Happy Birthday Uncle Mike aka Wyatt Earp you are a very special man and you will forever be missed, but never forgotten! Love you XOXOXO
Posted by HEIDI HYATT CURRY on February 14, 2011
Happy Valentine's Day Dad, ALWAYS thinking of you, and FOREVER missing you... I LOVE YOU DAD!!
Posted by Art Widawski on January 11, 2011
I just learned about this site from Rick Lorenzano. Mike was my friend who also made me laugh and not take life too seriously. When things were down, he was always there with a joke even when we got in trouble!!! Thanks for all the memories my friend.
Posted by c sullivan on November 26, 2010
Mike made me laugh and smile, always. I remember a thousand great times from little things like him dancing around the hangar with a cake he baked "singing! - Mike is Great, he baked us a Cake" to the heartfelt, compassionate look in his eyes when Don left us. Mostly, Mike was pure, unwaivering Goodness! I will cherish his friendship all the days of my life. ps: Sonny is fine my friend..
Posted by HEIDI HYATT CURRY on November 25, 2010
Happy Thanksgiving Dad, wishing you were here to enjoy the fabulous food & pies that Patrick & I cooked today. No Holiday as been the same without YOU!! It's still so very hard to believe that your gone.... WE LOVE & MISS YOU EVERYDAY DAD! HUGS & KISSES
Posted by RICHARD LORENZANO on November 22, 2010
Michael is a Friend of mine, I say is because he mayhave passed but He lives in my heart and mind forever. He made me a better person and showed me the way. I still sob when i see Quigley Down Under and the 1976 Movie the Lifeguard. Thanks for all the Memories and help you gave me "vato" (mexican for dude we called eachother that). I Love You My Friend.
Posted by Becky Hyatt-Bucalo on November 12, 2010
This is such a beautiful tribute to a wonderful human being that touched the hearts of many. I am proud to say this is my brother, Michael Scott Hyatt, living in the hearts and cherished memories of us all, still. I miss you.
Posted by Stacy Rowe on November 12, 2010
It takes many special qualities to make an uncle like you, a lot of care & kindness & understanding, too. It takes a special kind of love that seems to know no end, the thoughtfulness & patience of a true & trusted friend. It takes many special qualities to make an uncle like you. You are my hero this is true, you have always been through & through! I love you Uncle Mike! You are missed dearly
Posted by Jamie Hyatt Dodd on September 8, 2010
God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be, so he put his arms around you and whispered " come with me " with tearful eyes I watched and saw you pass away. Although I love you dearly, I could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest. God broke my heart to prove to me..... He....only...takes the best.....
Posted by HEIDI HYATT CURRY on September 6, 2010
Michael Scott Hyatt, My Father, My Hero, and now My Cowboy Angel...I miss you so much and not a day goes by that I don't think about you, talk about you, or look at your picture's.
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Posted by HEIDI HYATT CURRY on December 3, 2020
Today is always HARD and emotional... but that is nothing new and you know we are all still suffering from you leaving us WAY TO soon.
I know you are pain free and healthy.
Just keeping watching over us and protecting from the sky.
Posted by Barbara Turner on December 3, 2020
Another year gone by already, and I am reminded that you "went home" 13 years ago now. As always, I remember you with a smile, and send up prayers for comfort and peace for all your family and friends that miss you so much every day. Merry Christmas ol' friend, and I'll see you on down the road one day. Save me a place at the campfire.....
Posted by c sullivan on December 3, 2020
Hi Mike, wasn’t it just yesterday you were making me laugh and smile until it hurt? :)
You were and are the best! When I think of you my day is always better and when I tell a Mike Hyatt story, I laugh before I can even finish.. :D Sonny is running the show here and is everyone’s favorite.. Think of you often and look forward to the day when I join everyone in heaven laughing with you.. ‘til then, I’ll keep remembering all that was you ❤️.
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Shared by Barbara Turner on December 3, 2017

A reminder of Mike's passing popped up from this sight in an email, and I felt compelled to share another story I happened to remember from the "good ol' days".  It goes like this:

One of the things Mike and I shared as friends was a love for all things Bill Cosby.  I believe that between the 2 of us, we had memorized every word on every album that had been recorded by Cosby at that time.  We sure shared a lot of laughs over reciting (ver batim) everything "The Coz" had to say on those albums.  We always had audience participation when we were doing these "recitals" at school, so it was great fun for anyone within earshot!  

One of the funniest quotes was when Coz would say "little tiny hairs growin' all over my face", as Mike apparently had a heavy beard and he almost always had a "shadow" no matter how recently he had shaved.  It was funny stuff back then.  Still is.  I smile every time I think of or hear that phrase.  

You are missed Mikey.  Many cared for you because of the man you were and the smiles you brought.  This year marks 40 years since I lost my first husband, and 10 years since you left this life. Two truly remarkable men gone far too soon. 

Well, others of our class have passed this year, and it's for sure and for certain none of us old farts are getting any younger.  So practice up on your Cosby stuff buddy, 'cause one of these days, we'll get to do it all over again! ~~~ Barb

Mike 'n Ringo

Shared by Barbara Turner on March 23, 2015

I went to high school with Mike.  We were always swapping goofy stories, and this is what he told me one day about the family monkey, Ringo.

"I was doing homework the other night, and Ringo came over and was sitting looking at me kind of wierd.  He'd kind of hold his little hand out toward my face, then pull it back, and look me in the eye like he was curious.  He did this 2 or 3 times.  I couldn't figure out what his deal was.....then, before I knew what hit me, he poked me right in the eye!  Then the little jerk jumped up where I couldn't reach him and he LAUGHED at me....all teeth and grinning and LAUGHING!"  

The way he told the story was classic Mike.  We laughed until we had tears rolling down our faces.

That's how I always remember my buddy Mike.  Smiling and telling stories.  What a great guy!

Niece asks Cop,

Shared by Michele Hill on December 4, 2010

I was a second grader at Monte Vista Elementary when I spoke to my first "real life" Police Officer in uniform.

I arrived at school to see a Police motorcycle parked in the breezeway outside my classroom. All the kids were gathered around it, wondering why it was there and of course asked where was the Policeman? I can imagine and sort of remember kids teasing each other with taunts of getting arrested and  
other nonsense.
The bell rang and our teacher, Mrs. Clouse opened the classroom door and immediately announced that our class had a special guest on this particular morning. She hollered out for us to quickly take our seats and reminded us to be on our best behavior. 
As we all filed in and the room settled, I noticed the Police Officer sitting in a chair at the front of the class. He was in full uniform, helmet under his arm, gloves in his hands, complete with hand cuffs and a gun! I cant imagine the hum in the room as our little brains reeled through thoughts as we inspected him and those off-limits gadgets hanging on his belt. Wondering why was he here? Is someone in trouble? Who's busted now? anyway...
The visiting officer was from Phoenix PD, sorta like show and tell I guess? And all of us were dying to ask questions. Each student could ask one question, starting with students in row one. Way over by the window and I was in row four... Needless to say, I thought I would die before it was my turn.
I had decided I must have the best question. However each question I fixed on seemed to be asked by someone before it was my turn. Mind you they were silly and totally second grade-ish. i.e. Have you ever arrested anyone? or Have you ever shot your gun? blah, blah, blah. Dumb. I needed something better...and I was scrambling.
Finally and suddenly - I was up next and I was at a complete loss. I had nothin. My name is called, all eyes focus on me.  Nervous & desperate ... I ask "Do you know Michael Hyatt?    
Immediately my pessimistic mind takes over and I imagine the officers response to my ridiculous question. Of course he doesn't know Michael Hyatt. So quickly I blurt, "He's a Police Officer too"  Trying to validate my question I guess.
The visiting officer  repeats my question, "Do I know a police officer named Mike Hyatt?" I nod and he says "Yes,  I know Officer Hyatt,  very well." 
At that moment I was complete. This policeman knows him! That was enough for me, I remember thinking my part was over. He answered, and now on tot he next silly question. However little did I know, the policeman will proceed to tell the class how he knows Officer Hyatt. 
I vaguely recall the story had to do with a robbery and the officers chase of suspects on foot along a canal. The visiting officer said he was alone in the chase and now much further down the canal and out of eyesight from both street and police vehicle he is difficult to locate by his fellow responding officers. The officer caught up with the suspects, but in an attempt to apprehend the multiple suspects, he was struck over the head, knocked unconscious and had subsequently fallen or was pushed into the canal. 
Given his condition, the officer explained how he would have drowned if it had not been for the responding officer who found him, pulled him from the canal and began to administer CPR immediately. 
I remember the officer then said something so perfectly poetic like, "to answer your question, yes, I know Officer Mike Hyatt,  he saved my life."  
As you can imagine I was beaming and the room was in awe and many gasped in response to the story that had just been told.
The visiting officer then asked me, "So how do you know Officer Hyatt?"  
I smiled and said, "He's my Uncle Mike."