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Dale Karl Newton passed away on December 22, 2021, after a courageous year-long battle with bladder cancer. He was born in Salt Lake City to Karl & Anna Newton on May 16, 1947. Growing up in Salt Lake with his three siblings, he graduated with high honors from South High School and was awarded a full-ride in metallurgy at the University of Utah.
Cheering on his beloved Utes, Dale graduated with high honors yet again. He finished college with 2 degrees; one in management and one in accounting. He was thrilled to begin his career at the CPA firm Deloitte and Touche at their international office in Los Angeles, CA. He was ecstatic to be working close to his most favorite MLB team, the Dodgers!
Professionally, Dale was the CFO at 5 different companies in 3 different states before completing his life's passion at Utah Farm Bureau. Dale loved what he did, and he worked with constant dedication and passion. At one point he was able to teach at Westminster College as a professor of accounting. He thoroughly enjoyed it! For the last five years, he served as the Chief Executive Officer at UFB, it brought him immense joy. His date of retirement would have been December 31 of this year. Holly and Dale were excited for their next chapter.
Dale devoted his life to being a disciple of Jesus Christ. He absolutely loves the gospel and lived as an example to all around him. He held a number of callings but his favorite by far was as a Gospel Doctrine teacher. In accumulation, he was a teacher for more than 20 years, including a fond time in the women’s prison. We know many lives and testimonies were impacted from Dale’s incredible talent to teach and the vast amount of gospel knowledge. He has a strong testimony and taught it with his actions and words all the time. We believe his Sunday School classes are at capacity in the spirit world.
For most of his life, nearly every Saturday you would find Dale working countless hours in his yard gardening, grooming, landscaping, and spraying off the concrete for a meticulous finish. He also loved spending time in the mountains hiking, camping, and photographing nature. His side hobby might as well have been botany. It was always fun to ask Dale random questions about a flower and hear his lengthy reply. His most favorite peak was Mt. Nebo, but he also took a number of trips to the high Uinta’s, Lone Peak, Zion, and Bryce. He undoubtedly enjoyed traveling and took trips any time he could. For example, driving from SLC to Palm Beach, Florida (34 hours!) was his idea of a great time! He definitely passed the travel bug on to all of his kids. Sports were top of his priority list, be it Utah football, Dodger baseball, or Jazz basketball. He loved watching and playing. He had season tickets to the Jazz and Utah football for decades. We find comfort in visualizing Dale dribbling to make a lay-up in the bball courts above because we know he’s truly missed it.
Between McDonald's Coke, Alaskan king crab, going on drives, Dove’s chocolates, Dodger Dogs, fresh fries, The Beatles, and parking really really far away, Dale’s Family was his most cherished. In 1972 Holly and Dale met randomly (aka destined) during a Sacrament Meeting at the U Institute and immediately hit it off. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple in March of 1973 and were nearing their 50th anniversary. They moved to LA shortly after getting married where Dale was working with his first CPA firm. After their adventure in California, they lived in multiple Utah cities, Missouri, Arizona, and Minneapolis. In 2008 they were happy to settle back in Utah, moving to Draper where they were surrounded by family. Holly and Dale raised 5 incredible children. Colby (+Amy), Brady, Holland (+Jen), Hailey (+Scott), and Addi (+Zack). Their favorite duties are as Nonnie and Papa to 10 beautiful grandchildren. Dale’s devotion to his family was evident with his time spent organizing and taking many family trips, kids’ games and performances, hikes, and drives, and as much time at home together as possible. Home will not be the same for a very long time because of the indescribable relationship he held with every member of his family, most notably his best friend and eternal companion, Holly.
Funeral Services for Dale will be at 11:00 am, Wednesday, December 29 at the Mountain Point Stake Center, 348 East Manti Drive, Draper Utah. A breakfast gathering open house will be from 9:30 – 10:30 prior to the funeral service. A private interment will take place after.
In lieu of flowers, Dale would like a donation made in his name to The Miracle of Agriculture Foundation: https://www.miracleofag.org/donate/
I'm so sorry for your he was a good man
I know how hard it is.
Holly, This is such a difficult experience. My memories of Dale always include you! Such an inseparable, loving couple. Thankfully there are wonderful memories - never enough to fill the void - but a beautiful reminder of an eternal future. I love you and your family. May you be sufficiently sustained and reminded of our Savior’s love of you and Dale.
I am so sorry for Dale’s passing. He loved his family more than anything and was so proud of them. I will cherish the moments I spent with him and am grateful for his kindness and love. May you find comfort in the lord and with the memories you shared with him.
We are so sorry for your loss. The times I was able to meet Dale he was very welcoming and friendly. We pray God’s peace will fill your hearts as you reflect on his life and the times you shared. Love, Elsje
My precious friend Holly, I remember that tall handsome stranger driving his sports car up to our door when I met Dale!! Wow! What a guy! My heart is beating and tears running down my cheeks for you and your amazing family. What a ride you have all had! Love love love to you all!
My precious friend Holly and family. Oh I am so sorry to hear about Dale’s passing. I can’t even imagine how hard this last year and week must have been and be. Thanks so much for letting me know. I will come and visit with you soon and we can cry together and celebrate your life and love. Sending you all a huge hug. With Love—Eileen Gale.
Holly, I am very sorry for your loss.
I worked with Dale at Valley Mental Health years ago. I was a psychiatrist there. There are a lot of fond memories of Dale. We still have the children books he gave us every Christmas.
Take care, you and your family.
Our sympathies go to you and your families. We pray that you will find peace and be able to enjoy the many memories that you shared with Dale.
So sorry to hear about Dale's passing. Heavenly Father needs a good worker! My love to everyone.
Holly, I was so stunned when I heard that Dale had passed away. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. 🙏🏻
We are so sorry, Holly and family. He put up a good fight! You two were always traveling together, especially to see your kids! We are so grateful to know your loving husband and father. May you be comforted, knowing you will see him again. Love you.
I was so sorry to hear of Dale’s death. I had the privilege of working closely with Dale for several years at Valley Mental Health. He was a man of great integrity, a terrific sense of humor, and I was fortunate to be able to call him my friend. Kris and I offer our prayers for your family. What a blessing to know the eternal picture and feel such hope to see him again.
I just learned this morning of Dale's passing; I am so, so sorry for his departure from this mortal journey and pray that the balm of Gilead and the love of our Heavenly Father and our Savior, Jesus Christ, will envelop you and your family during this time of loss and sadness.
Although Allisha and I cherished our time with the Newton family in the Hidden Valley 4th Ward, it wasn't really until the past 4 years that I began to truly understand who Dale Newton was as I had the privilege of serving him and the Utah Farm Bureau from 2018 thru the early part of 2021.
Not only was he one of the most passionate LA Dodgers fans I have ever met (which was hard for me as a Giants fan), and a red-through-and-through Utah Utes fan (again, I'm a BYU fan first), Dale was also a hard-working, conservative-issue-loving, intelligent, focused, and family-loving son of God. And I came to look forward to our lunches together at the nearby Olive Garden restaurant where he would invariably order a "side" of his beloved marinara sauce for dipping his bread sticks.
Dang it! I'm gonna miss him. Nowhere near as much as you and your fam will, to be sure. But he was one of the good guys, and I will be forever grateful that he felt impressed back in 2018 to reach out to me and say, "We should talk."
God bless you, Holly. And your entire family.
And please know that if there is anything I can do for you and the fam, literally, I hope you will feel comfortable reaching out.
With love and fondness,
Holly, so sorry to hear about Dale. The service that was broadcast was a wonderful testament to the life you and Dale created together and the loving family that God created with you. It was a privilege to listen to your children and grandchildren sharing stories and songs. Your faith and family will help you during this difficult time. Prayers and positive memories for all of you. In Friendship, Jill and Michael --from your years in Columbia.
Holly, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We are so very sad for you. May the Comforter attend you at this great time of sorrow and until that day when you and Dale are reunited.
I will always be grateful for Dale’s friendship. It was a privilege to associate with him at work and with you and your family. He was always kind to me and valued my opinions and contributions in our professional settings. I will miss him, but I am looking forward to a happy reunion in the place where he has gone.