Dylan Joshua Payton

Jul 25, 1998 - Mar 11, 2023


Dylan was born in Oakland, CA on July 25, 1998 to Nicole Sanchez and Joshua Payton. The family moved to Scottsdale, AZ in the year 2000 where Dylan was raised. He attended Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, AZ and Orme High School in Mayer, AZ. Dylan enjoyed history, archeology, theology, and f...


Mar 24

Gathering and Service

Friday, March 24, 2023
10:15 am - 12:00 pm

St. Patrick Catholic Community

10815 N 84th St.
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

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Mar 24

Graveside Service

Friday, March 24, 2023
12:30 pm

Desert Hills Memorial Park

6500 E. Bell Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

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Dylan Joshua Payton

July 25, 1998 - March 11, 2023


K Kristi Payton March 24, 2023

I remember the day you were born, how happy we all were,
especially my brother. I keep a picture of the three of us on that day in my window sill. You always had a little extra special place in my heart, being a product of my best friend and closest sibling, it was no surprise that we had a lot in common.. perhaps too much, you also carried my sensitive ❤️.......overly empathetic you absorbed so much of the energy around you, and this can be an exhausting characteristic, I often wonder myself if this is a blessing or a curse. If there is such a thing as too big of a heart or feeling too much for other people, you had one and you did and although others admire this trait in you, I know first hand how intense this can feel at times and what a toll it can take on your soul. Always wanting to make sure everyone is happy, you often forget about your own needs and your own happiness...I know how much the family loves you but I didn't get to see how many others whose paths you crossed felt the same way, and I suspect you cared just as much about every single one of them. That was just your nature....curious like a cat, you genuinely wanted to hear how others felt and were a great listener. You were beautifully weird and strikingly handsome, and your laugh was so infectious I could listen to it all day. That laugh is just one of so many things about you that never being able to experience in person ever again is too much to bare. A life cut way too short, so many things you still had yet to do, I can't help but be overcome with anger, not with you but with the world, and the disease that has cursed us both. You fought a good fight, and you helped others fight too, and I pray that now, in leaving us, and so many broken hearts behind, that you have found inner peace and happiness beyond your wildest dreams. Our lives will never be the same, they will never be as good, not without you in it, but we will do our best to keep going and to help be the change you wanted to see in the world....a world much too ugly for the amount of beauty you contained within. I love you with all my heart and every fiber of my being. May your heaven be as lovely as you were.
Love aunt Kristi

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