Imogene Pace Dalley, our loving mother, wife, grandmother, great-grandmother, great great-grandmother, sister and Aunt Gene, passed away September 6, 2020, from dementia. She was 94 years old.
Imogene was born January 29, 1926 in Loa, Utah to Barlow Wilford and Maud Davis Pace. She grew up in Loa and graduated from Wayne High School where she met the love of her life and eternal companion, Dennis R Dalley of Teasdale. They married July 23, 1945 and celebrated their 75th anniversary this year.
During WWII Imogene wrote to her soldier and soul mate every day, The neighbors said they could set their clocks by Imogene running her letter to the post office.
During her life she was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She served in the Relief Society, Primary, Young Women and Sunday School. Imogene and Dennis served a full time mission in Ireland in 1998. They loved the people and country very much. She enjoyed having her family around her. She enjoyed painting, decorating cakes and made many beautiful wedding cakes. She made hand dipped chocolates that she shared with family and friends. She loved gardening and flowers especially roses, peonies, and iris. She was an active member of the Daughter of the American Revolution and Daughter of the Utah Pioneers.
Imogene is preceded in death by her parents Barlow W. and Maud Davis Pace, sister Madge (Vern) Taylor, sister Marth May (Neldon) Ellett, and brother Barlow (Millie) Pace all of Loa, Utah. Daughter in law Dianne J. Dalley.
Imogene in survived by her husband Dennis R. Dalley, of Sandy, Utah, son Robert P. (Dianne) Dalley, of Riverton Utah, daughter Denene (Robert) Meyers of Rose Hill Kansas. Grandchildren Erik (Kristen) 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, DawnaJo Wilson, Marriah (Hayden) Phelps, Wyatt (Alexis) Wilson, Mashayla Dalley, Megan Dalley, Dalton Wilson, Trevor Dalley, Abigail Meyers, Barrett Brown, James Meyers, and Evalyn Brown. Great great grandchildren Makynlee Dalley, Taydin Archuleta, Jaxson Wilson, Legend Dalley and Paisley Phelps.
Special thanks are given to the Beehive Home of Riverton and Canyons Hospice who have provided excellent and loving care the past several years.
A funeral service for family during these difficult times will be held Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 11 am in the Larkin Sunset Gardens Mortuary Chapel. Interment to follow at Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery in Sandy, Utah.
Sending my love for a great lady. Glad to have such a great example for a cousin. My condolences to her family. Joyce Davis (Orvil and Maxine Davis) Walker
Dennis and Bob, I am so sorry for your loss. My dad died of dementia an a heart attack and I know how hard it is to let them go even if they don't remember who you are, but they are in a happier place now. I remember Imogene coming in to the "Fish Bowl" to tell us about one of Dennises antics or just to say hello. She was a wonderful person. Love, Peggy Tingley (Environmetal Health).
Dear Dennis, I just read of Imogene's passing and my condolences go out to you and you family. I remember her well from my childhood. What a cutie she was!
I also remember the many dinners our families had together when we were young and our parents were such good friends. I remember one of those dinner in particular. Your mother had made it clear in days past that she would never eat rabbit meat, but that night, my mother cooked and served rabie without telling her. (This was during the depth of the Depression, so that must be the reason for the rabbits.) In any event, your mother commented on all the chickens we had cooked in order to have so many "chicken legs." We never did have the heart to tell her the truth about what she was eating.
Again, our condolences go to you and your family.
1016 E. 150 S., American Fork 84003
So many years have gone by since we know Dennis and Imogene. Good memories of working with him and knowing them socially. Condolences to all the family and especially to our good friend, Dennis
Heartfelt condolences to all of my Dalley cousins, and especially to Bob Dalley (who I worked with in State Government for a number of years) and to his father Dennis.
Best Regards from
Arthur C. King (Great Grandson of Susannah Dalley Clark, wife of George S. Clark)
Condolences to the Dalley Family. If you lived in the Wonderful Special Community of Crescent years ago you would know the Dalley Family and how they contributed their talents in all they did. They made Crescent a Special Place and while growing up provided that example to follow. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Sincerely, Dwight & Connie Johnson Fort Walton Beach, Fl.
Our condolences to Imogene's family and friends. She was proud of her pioneer ancestors. She was an active member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers, joining in 1961, 59 years!