In Loving Memory of

Danny Jay Besich

1955 - 2022
In Loving Memory of

Danny Jay Besich

1955 - 2022
Following his battle with Stage 4 cancer, Danny Besich died at 4:20 am, May 1, 2022 at Central Wyoming Hospice.

Born June 28, 1955, Danny grew up in Superior, Arizona, where he had a phenomenal group of friends and family. He was so happy to grow up in Superior among people who gave him lots of support. He gained the nickname “Bronto”, short for Brontosaurus due to his stature. As an adult, he was 6’3”, wore a size 13 shoe, and had a big heart to match.

He went on to work for a defense contractor, completing tasks required in the mining of copper to be used chiefly for the Department of Defense, which included him transporting and using various explosives while at the Magma Copper Mine by Superior. He operated pneumatic machinery at the mine and acquired extensive First Aid Training and assisted with Rescue & Recovery operations following a fatal accident at the Magma Copper Mine in Arizona. He received a Certificate of Participation from Arizona State Mine Inspector. In addition to completing mining in AZ, he did such in Douglas, WY, Tooele, UT, and then to the Silver Valley in Idaho.

Danny and his wife, Suzanne “Suzy” Farmer-Besich, met in Idaho as both had moved up there from their home states around the same time. They instantly fell in love and got married in a small church in the forest of Pinehurst, ID on February 14, 1980. They moved back to Dan’s home state of Arizona, where they lived in Superior, Mesa, and then Apache Junction.

When the Magma Copper Mine closed, Dan held a variety of jobs. He worked at General Motors Desert Proving Grounds where he test drove various GM vehicles, assisted and researched product design, and production of automobiles with automotive engineers, logged and reported critical data on a daily report, and received the General Motors R1534 Durability Test Certification. He worked construction and completed tasks for the Prince of Tonga, who owned property being built on in AZ. Dan served as a Labor Foreman for the Prince. Supervising six laborers, he trained personnel in equipment operation and maintenance, assigned personnel to complete assignments fitting their needs and capabilities, consulted with operators in other departments and performed trouble shooting. He completed the Interstate Commodities Transportation and had flexibility and knowledge to undertake other positions.

Dan and his wife decided to move to Colorado to be between Dan’s family in AZ and Suzy’s family in NM and WY. Colorado got too chaotic, so they moved to WY in 2016. Suzy’s family thought highly of Dan. With his great personality, he easily obtained friends and made several after they moved back to Suzy’s hometown of Casper.
Danny and Suzy liked to travel to New Mexico when they could to spend time with Suzy’s brother, Dick Farmer, his wife, Jean, and their children, Jules and Jackie. Jules developed a deep connection with Danny as a child. They had a shared interest in football.

Dan was genuinely wholesome, cared deeply about people, projected light, had a good sense of humor, and was thoughtful and respectful. He was one of those “ONE OF A KIND” people you meet in your life. Dan’s love of the outdoors gave him many opportunities. He water skied, enjoyed hunting, and was a hiker and fisherman. His love of sports included playing baseball as a youth. After high school, he went on to join the Marines.

Dan’s father, Andro (Andy), preceded him in death, as did his aunts, uncles, and cousin, Steve Besich.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Suzanne “Suzy” (Farmer) Besich.

After cremation, a celebration of his life will be held in Superior, AZ and Casper, WY.


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