Dale W. Golder, returned to his Heavenly Father on December 30, 2020 after a long battle with COVID-19. He was 52. Dale was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on April 10, 1968 to proud parents, Mark Golder and Sandra Golder. He grew up in Murray and had a happy childhood with his six siblings and a neighborhood full of friends. He attended Murray High School where he ran cross country and competed in Madrigal Choir. Upon graduation, he served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- day Saints to the Fresno California Mission. This is where he met his wife Jennette for the first time. Very quickly after his return from his mission he married Jennette and started his family.

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Dale was a devoted husband, father, and a steadfast friend. When he spent time with family, it brought him much joy and excitement. He often spoke about his vacations and the fun he had with his family. His face would light up with joy. The pride he had in his family was evident, which allowed others to share his joy. Dale's adventures while on vacation with his loved ones were often discussed with his friends. Upon his return, people couldn’t wait to hear about all the new things he and his family experienced. Dale was so proud of all his children and their accomplishments by the way he spoke about them.  His love for his wife Jennette was quite obvious when he would mention her name. Dale's eyes would light up and you could see the love, pride, and respect he had for her. Dale was such a giving person and was always the first to reach out when someone else was facing difficult times. 

Dale worked for many years and finally in 2018 he graduated with honors from Grand Canyon University and received his Bachelors in Business Administration. He was a Deputy Warden at the Lewis Prison for the Arizona Department of Corrections. He was well respected among his peers and his staff. He would not hesitate to take the opportunity to let others know that their efforts and deeds were appreciated. His kind words of encouragement were always welcomed. His favorite phrase to everyone was “Thank You, You guys Rock”. Dale would often take the initiative to come to others in need, and offer support without expectation of anything in return. Dale Golder made a tremendous difference in the lives of many throughout his career as well as in his personal life. He will always be remembered as a champion and a great man in our hearts.  

He was a faithful member of the "Thank You, You guys Rock" Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. During his life, he held numerous callings that allowed him to serve and testify of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He loved the Lord with all his heart and always looked for opportunities to serve others.

He is survived by his wife and three children, McKinley (Bryce) Okland, Jacob (Katie), and Meagan (Emmanuel) Lopez, and 2 beautiful grandchildren. He is also survived by his mother Sandra and Father Mark, 6 sibling Doug (Ann), Michele (Roger), DeWayne (Kim), Dave (Steph), Mike (Courtney) and Andrea (Doug). He will be missed by a very large extended family, including aunts, uncles, in-laws, cousins, nieces and nephews.

There will be a service through Zoom and all are welcome to join. A link for this meeting will be sent out as soon as possible. A grave site service will be held in Utah later this year. Online condolences may be shared at JennGolder@gmail.com.

If Dale had a message for anyone reading his obituary, it would be to draw closer to Christ through family, pray, scripture reading and serving others.


  • Survived By
  • Jennette Golder, Wife
  • McKinely Okland, Daughter
  • Bryce Okland, Son-in-Law
  • Jacob Golder, Son
  • Katie Golder, Daughter-in-Law
  • Meagan Lopez, Daughter
  • Emmanuel Lopez, Son-in-Law
  • Mark Golder, Father
  • Sandra Golder, Mother

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Jan 06, 2021

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