A.D. “Slim” Moneysmith, 80, of Idyllwid, died Friday, Jan. 2, 2004.

He was born in 1924 in Knoxville, Iowa.

Mr. Moneysmith had been an electrician and was a 15-year resident of Idyllwild.

He belonged to the Idyllwild Lions Club, the American Legion Post 800 Honor Guard, the San Diego Asebring Drivers (founding members), the Sports Car Club of America, the San Diego Orchid Society and the Idyllwild cribbage group.

He also was a loyal San Diego Chargers football fan.

A memorial service followed by a potluck is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 17 at the American Legion Post 800. Jim Kent and members of the Legion Post 800 Honor Guard will conduct the service.

Mr. Moneysmith is survived by his wife, Marilyn Moneysmith of Idyllwild; a daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Robert Mendoza of Temple City; a sister, Alberta Poland of Chariton, Iowa; two grandsons and two granddaughters-in-law.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made in his name to: Post 800 Honor Guard, c/o Rick Foster, P.O. Box 1386, Idyllwild, CA 92549.