Thatcher-Our kind and loving father passed away in the loving arms of family at the George E. Wahlen Veterans Home in Ogden, UT on Friday, May 27, 2011 after fulfilling his earthly mission with dignity and strength.
He was born on January 21, 1919 along with his twin brother Dean, to John Erle and Reta Compton in Tremonton, UT. Thatcher, UT was his home and the beginning of a wonderful journey for twin boys growing up and farming with their father.
Dale graduated from Bear River High School and attended Utah State University. He joined the Army in 1944 which took him to Luzon, Philippines and Bajio, Japan with the 32nd Infantry – Red Arrow Division. It was with great pride he served his country in WW II.
On March 5, 1947 he married a striking brunette from Corinne, UT named Glenda Wood and solemnized their union in the Logan LDS Temple. Together they had three daughters, Camille, Tamra and Lora Lee. He worked farms and raised cattle in Thatcher and also in Blue Creek and at the same time worked at the Sugar Factory in Garland, and then later at Thiokol in Promontory.
Dale was meticulous and loved his yard. He would spend hours making it an immaculate show piece. He also took great pride in his many church positions especially his work in the Logan LDS Temple where he met many lifelong friends. He was very devoted and loyal to the Lord and his family. He endeared himself to many with his gentle nature and sense of humor.
He took great pride in their three daughters, Camille (Wid) Carver, Tamra Call and fiancée Dan Corcoran, Lora Lee (Del) Nelson. He and Glenda had nine grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. Dale was preceded in death by his wife, Glenda and his brother Dean.
The family would like to thank the caregivers and staff of the George E. Wahlen Veterans Home and all those that have cared for Dale for their loving care and friendship.
Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Thatcher-Penrose Ward Chapel 11475 West 10400 North, Thatcher, UT. Friends may call Wednesday at the church prior to the services from 9:00-10:30 a.m. Interment will follow at the Bothwell Valley view Cemetery where military honors will be accorded.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.rogersandtaylor.com
Keith Russell Fridal
Keith Russell Fridal was born in the family home in Elwood, Utah on September 30, 1924 to Walter Ephraim and Ada Elvira Hansen Fridal. He passed away peacefully in Tremonton, Utah on Tuesday, May 24, 2011.
Keith attended Elwood Elementary School and Bear River High School. He is a veteran of World War II, having served two years in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Granville in the South Pacific. He married Wilma Evans on March 16, 1949 in the Logan LDS Temple.
He lived his entire life in Elwood while farming the family farms in Elwood, Pocatello Valley and Rockland Idaho. He was an active member of the Elwood Ward of the LDS Church having served in the Sunday school, Young Men, Scouting and as the Executive Secretary to the Bishopric. He also served 30 years as a ballroom dance instructor and operated a ballroom dance studio in Logan, Utah. Keith was a member of the Beaver Mountain Ski Patrol, a member of the Box Elder County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Scuba Team and served one term on the Elwood Town Board.
He enjoyed family get togethers, music, dancing, working in his yard, reading, traveling and going on long rides. He especially enjoyed the reunions he attended each year with his shipmates from the U.S.S. Granville.
Keith is survived by his wife, Wilma, and his four children, Ron Fridal, Ogden; Del (Deborah) Fridal, Kamas; Debra (Ed) Quinn, Garland; Melanie (Jon) Miller, Tremonton; 13 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. He is also survived by a Sister-in-law Sherma Fridal, Tremonton. Keith was preceded in death by his parents; one grandson, Jay; baby Sister, Annie Laree; two Brothers, Walter and Norwood and his wife Genevieve Fridal; his Sister Lydia and her Husband Robert Harper.
The family would like to thank all of the hospice and care center nurses for the loving care of their father.
A viewing will be held for friends and family to attend Thursday May 26, 2011 at Rudd Funeral Home, 1234 S. Main, Garland, UT from 6-8 pm. A viewing will also be held at 10 am on May 27, 2011 at the Elwood LDS Chapel, 4865 W. 9600 N., Elwood, UT. Funeral services will follow the viewing at 11 am and internment will be at the Bear River City Cemetery where military honors will be provided. Condolences may be made at ruddfuneralhome.com.