Dennis Robert Dalley loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great great-grandfather, and Uncle Dennis passed away on March 5th surrounded by his family. Dennis was 96 years old.
Dennis was born in Kemmerer, Wyoming to Robert Sylvanus and Reva May Goodrick Dalley on July 26th, 1925. His early life was spent in Pinedale, Wyoming and the Wind River mountains. He loved Pinedale and spoke of his boyhood there often. In 1940 his family moved to Teasdale in Wayne County Utah. Dennis spent time on Boulder Mountain at the Wildcat and Aquarius ranger stations with his dad. He graduated from Wayne High and was the class president. It was there he met the love of his life and eternal companion Imogene Pace. They were married on July 23rd, 1945 in Imogene’s living room in Loa, Utah while Sergeant Dalley was on a 45 day convalescent leave from the United States Army after being severely injured in France during WWII. Dennis was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star for bravery above and beyond the call of duty. They were later sealed in the Manti Temple. Dennis graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s in chemistry and a minor in mathematics. He was proud to be a BYU Cougar and loved watching BYU football.
Dennis loved the Savior and his Heavenly Father and is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Dennis served in numerous callings throughout his life including Scouting, Young Men’s, Bishop (3 times), Stake Presidency 2nd Councilor and Stake Patriarch. Dennis and Imogene served a 2-year proselyting mission for the LDS Church in Dublin Ireland in 1988-1989.
Dennis retired as the Deputy Director of the Utah Department of Environmental Quality. He loved learning and had a passion for reading he also loved black licorice, sugar cookies, creamies, cinnamon toast and root beer barrels but above all he loved his family more than anything else.
Dennis is preceded in death by his eternal companion Imogene; his parents Robert Sylvanus and Reva May Dalley; sisters Iwana Baranov, Viora Woempner and Joan Abara; daughter in law Dianne Jarman Dalley
Dennis is survived by son Robert Pace (Dianne) Dalley of Riverton Utah; daughter Denene (Robert) Meyers of Rose Hill Kansas; grandchildren Erik (Kristin) Dalley of Riverton Utah, Darren (Minnon) Dalley of Harrisville Utah, Michelle (Jason) Bigelow of West Jordan Utah, Joseph Meyers of Cranston Rhode Island, Courtney (Cody) Brown of Udall Kansas, Daniel (Kim) Meyers of Wichita Kansas; great-grandchildren Braiden (Jade) Dalley, Marriah (Hayden) Phelps, Megan Dalley, Mashayla Dalley, Trevor Dalley, DawnaJo Wilson, Wyatt (Alexis) Wilson, Dalton Wilson, Barrett Brown, Evalyn Brown. Abigail Meyers, James Meyers; great great-grandchildren Makynlee Dalley, Taydin Archuleta, Legend Dalley, Remington Dalley, Jaxson Wilson and Paisley Phelps.
The family wishes to extend their sincere and heartfelt love and appreciation to the staff of the Beehive Home in Riverton for their outstanding and selfless care of Dennis and Imogene.
Funeral Services will be March 14th 2022 at the Crescent 8th Ward, 2080 Pinecrest Lane, Sandy, Utah at 1:00 pm with a viewing from 11:30am to 12:45pm. Interment will be at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 E. Dimple Dell Rd. (10600 S.), Sandy, Utah.