Max Robert Dalley, age 67, of Beaver, Utah, returned home to his Father in Heaven on Tuesday, May 1, 2012. He was born Nov. 2, 1944 in Cedar City, Utah to Max Sargent Dalley and Roma Bentley Dalley.
He served an LDS mission in Mexico. He attended University of Utah and Southern Utah State College where he met his best friend and beloved wife, Jackie Lay Dalley of 43 years. The marriage was later solemnized in the St. George LDS Temple.
Growing up, Robert wanted to be a cowboy like Roy Rodgers or a military soldier. Robert later chose a military career and followed his father’s tradition of being a true patriot.
Captain Max Robert Dalley served in the Utah National Guard for 30 years and was Battery Commander for the 222 Field Artillery Unit from 1978 to 1982. He was awarded Soldier of the Year in June of 1969.
Robert’s influence as a leader helped shaped many lives. Outside the military, he spent 30 years as a plat draftsman working for Iron County. Robert retired January 2008.
Robert enjoyed fishing, reading and above all, his family. Robert’s unique character and quiet manner touched everyone he came in contact with. His absence will be felt by many, but his spirit will live through the many people who knew him.
Robert is preceded in death by his parents, Max and Roma Dalley; his in-laws, Hazen and Connie Lay; and brother-in-law Bruce Holt.
Robert is survived by his wife, Jackie Dalley of Beaver, Utah; his three children, Robert (Tonya) Dalley of Parowan, Utah, Travis (Shannon) Dalley of Springville, Utah, and Tanille (Monte) Hutchings of Beaver, Utah; his eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild, all of whom he adored and will miss him dearly.
Funeral services were Saturday, May 5 in the Beaver 3rd/4th Ward Chapel in Beaver, Utah. Visitations for family and friends were Friday, May 4 at Southern Utah Mortuary in Beaver, Utah and Saturday, May 5 at the church before the service. Interment was in the Mt. View Cemetery with military honors, under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary.
Online condolences can be made at www.sumortuary.com.