Neal Kent Dalton
Born: 11/21/1934, Moab, Utah
Neal graduated in 1953 from Grand County High School. He played football, basketball, tennis and track. Oftentimes having been the best defense and most yards scored in football and the high point man in basketball. He was named the football player of the year by deseret news, all state and all region. He was also known as “Moose” in high school a nickname that was well earned.
He married his sweetheart Wynona Holyoak May 24, 1954 in the Salt Lake Temple. They were blessed with 2 children Arnel Kent Dalton and Carolyn Noyes. He is a grandfather of 9 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.
Neal worked for a drilling company on Elk Ridge for a short time when he was first married, he worked at the Atlas uranium processing plant and had over 30 years as a purchasing agent at the Texas Gulf facility at Potash. He and his wife also sold fresh Christmas trees for years to the community around the holiday time. In the 1950’s he was involved in various film productions that came to town.
Ranching, farming and gardening was something he had in his blood from an early age. Herding cattle was a family affair and something he enjoyed very much. He had a love for animals especially dogs and horses. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and gathering wood. He was a huge supporter of the High School sporting events and it didn’t matter if it was own kids or grandkids that were playing he supported everyone. Going for rides with his sweetheart and spending time in the La Sal mountains on their property was a highlight of his life. Neal loved making new friends but he never forgot his long life friends they were a very important part of his life. He enjoyed visiting and catching up.
He is an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and held many callings. He loved his family very much and was so proud of them and their accomplishments. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
He is survived by his two children Arnel Kent (JoeLynn) Dalton, Carolyn (Cole) Noyes, a brother Kay (June) Dalton of Greeley CO, 7 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held Monday November 12, 2018 at 11:00 am at the Moab Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Stake Center. A viewing will be held Sunday November 11, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Spanish Valley Mortuary and one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial followed at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Tributes11/12/2018 - I went to high school with Neal and Wynona. They were sweethearts that started in high school and lasted through this life and will through all eternity. I was a privilege to know them. I am glad they will be together again and offer my condolences to their family. - Meris Secrest
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