Christopher Mark Dayman, 55 of Beaver Day, KY passed away Friday, December 10, 2004 at his home. He was born April 1, 1949 in Buffalo, New York. He was an Associate Art Professor at Owensboro Community and Technical College for fifteen years. He was a artist. He enjoyed creating charcoal images of the natural world and also worked in ceramics. He enjoyed spending time in nature. He loved canoeing on Rough River Lake in KY and Muskoka Lake in Canada. He is survived by his wife, Sonya Taylor Dayman, a son, Taylor Howard Dayman, a sister Monica Burrington of California and three brothers: Mark Dayman of Georgia, Toby Dayman of Vermont and Robin Dayman of Vermont.

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  1. I am very sorry to hear of his passing Mr. Dayman was my art teacher at occ and it was very unexpected I had just saw him thursday taking my final and even though we did not see eye to eye he was still a very funny and sometimes complicating teacher !! he

  2. Dayman touched my life in a number of ways. First, many years ago as an instructor and more recently as a colleague at OCTCS. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

  3. Mr. Dayman was not only my teacher for the past 3 years but what I consider a good friend. I must say this was a shock to hear and I still think I will see him next semester as he told me Wednesday. I still have a lot of questions that I wanted to ask h

  4. Chris was a friend, mentor and teacher. His influence has been strong on my life and will continue to be. I will miss his art and ideas on art, his advice, wit and friendship.

  5. I couldn’t sleep at all last night after reading of your death and I feel so stupid and crappy for letting the small things in life get in the way of our friendship.I wish I had the chance to tie up loose ends and to see life through your eyes instead of

  6. My heart and prayers go out to you and your daughter. I worked at OCC with Chris for a while. Remeber always Chris’ wonderful spirit and love for you, your daughter, and life. Also,there are two different ways to spread light; one to be the candle and th

  7. Mr.Dayman, you are the man. Now and forever. You have given so much consideration toward my functionality as a student. I appreciate each and every thought that went into an honest critique. It is hard to match a gifted man as yourself. I am glad that i h

  8. Some of the happiest times of my life were spent in the art room at OCC. I met many wonderful people that made the learning process fun. At the center of it all was Chris Dayman. He always seemed to laugh at some of our hijinx and ideas when others mig

  9. Chris was one of my most admired teachers. I never had any interest in art, however, after taking History of Art I and II under Chris, I havelearned so much about our cultural world and without his direction I would have missed out on so much that life h

  10. I am currently a student at UK. I met Chris in the fall of 2003. He influenced a turning point in my life and told me to follow my heart to pursue architecture. Up until that point art was a hobby Chris Dayman made it a passion. Without his guidance I

  11. Sonya –
    My thoughts and prayers are with you, as well as Taylor. You hold a very dear place in my life, and I hope you know that if you need anything at all, you can call.

  12. I had never met Chris before this semester, he was my temp advisor while my regular advisor was hiding. He mentioned that he was going to take part in this past semesters discussion on Salman Rushdie’s Satanic Versus. It just so happened that I had just f

  13. After knowing Chris for just a short period of time, I got to see a side of what a person can be. He was funny, intelligent, and most of all, a friend to everyone he met.

    I’ll miss you my friend.

  14. Sonya,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you
    and your family. I am sorry I can’t be at the service.
    May God Bless you


  15. I am so sorry for your lost. I am speechless. Chris was so full of vim and vigor…such a real person! It is hard to imagine him gone. This is a tremendous loss for students, the college and most of all for you, his family. You will be in my heart and p

  16. When I heard that Mr. Dayman had passed away, I could not believe it. I saw him on thursday. Mr. Dayman was my daughters teacher for a few semesters, this is how I meet him. He will be remember for his determination of free speech and believes and talent.

  17. I am so sorry for your loss. I will always Chris as the person who gave me my first chance to exhibit my art at Friday After 5 several years ago. He was very encouraging when I first began painting. When I would see him at a juried show or a Owensboro A

  18. Mr. Dayman was one of the best teachers I ever had through school. He would be there to listen and offer advice to whatever problem came my way. In his classes, I learned to appreciate art, nature, and all the wonderful variety this world offers. Mr. Day

  19. At one time I felt like I wasn’t qualified to be an artist and,Chris being my advisor,I told him I wanted to change my degree from undecided to an associate in science.He asked me,’Why would you want to do that for?’ and I told him that I believe I had so

  20. I was very shocked to hear of Mr. Dayman’s passing. He was my teacher in Drawing 1 class for a semester. He really touched and enriched my life. He taught me that drawing was with feeling and not just machinics. Because of Him I am now following my dream

  21. Dear Sonya,

    I know that you don’t know me, but my husband Dan Schultz and I knew Chris through OCC. I feel as though we have something in common, we were pregnant at the same time except I had twins! I want you to know how incredibably sorry I feel for

  22. Chris was a friend, mentor and teacher of mine at OCC back in the Late 80’s / early 90’s. He was a huge influence on my life- he was passionate about art and life in general.
    Our last talk was in his downtown studio. He was very happy about his new son and spoke very energetically about him. I miss him still and suppose I always will.

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