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Donald Michael Dalton

Jun 17, 2024

June 13, 1943 — May 29, 2024

Donald “Mike” Dalton, 80, died in Rocky Mountain Care Center in Clearfield, Utah on May 29, 2024. He was born on June 13, 1943, in Cedar City, Utah, to his parents Cuella Sherrat and Donald A. Dalton. He lived in Layton, Utah.

He was a part of the U.S. Air Force for many years, copying after his father, serving his country during the Vietnam War all the way to Desert Storm. He earned the rank of Colonel during the Gulf War. His military service took him all around the country and world, eventually settling in Hill Air Force Base in Layton, Utah.

Mike graduated from BYU along with his late wife, Kathie Lee Johnson Dalton, in 1966. He got a degree in political science through hard work and dedication. This was also when he joined the Air Force. He married Kathie on September 5, 1964 in the Los Angeles Temple and they remained married until her passing.

As a part of the LDS church, he served in many priesthood callings, most notably the bishopric and the stake high council. He was very devoted to his faith and had a testimony in Jesus Christ.

As a child he enjoyed collecting comic books, making model navy ships, air planes, and spaceships. He also played lots of board games, fished with friends, bowled, and cooked. His current hobby was watching crime shows. He was also a devoted caregiver to family members in need.

He is survived by his children: Tony, Sheila, James and Richard, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings: Carl, Jennifer Christine, and Laura.

He is preceded in death by his wife, his parents, his son Robert, and his first grandchild Rodger.

We love him very much and he will be deeply missed. We respect his service for our country, his church, and his community.

Funeral services will be held Friday June 21, 2024 at 1:00 p.m. at Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 N. Fairfield Rd., Layton, Utah. Friends and family may visit Thursday June 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 11:30 to 12:45 p.m. at the mortuary prior to the service.

The funeral service will be livestreamed and may be viewed by scrolling to the bottom of Donald’s obituary page at www.lindquistmortuary.com.

Condolences may be sent to www.lindquistmortuary.com.