1933 – 2022
Dale Vern Coy was born May 19, 1933 in Ogden Utah to Vern and Vonda Coy. Dale died peacefully at home of natural causes on June 29, 2022 at the age of 89. He lived most of his youth in South Weber in the house his father had built on the border between South Weber and Riverdale. He graduated from Weber County High School in May 1951. Dale’s faith in God directed every aspect of his life. As a young man, Dale served honorably in the Great Lakes Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Dale loved his country and voluntarily enlisted in the US Army. He met his sweet wife, Joanne Elizabeth Silver while stationed in Fort Devens, Massachusetts. They dated and became engaged in August 1956. Dale was deployed to Alaska with the Army, postponing their wedding to May 10, 1958 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Dale and Joanne received a personal letter from LDS Church President David O. McKay authorizing a short interval between their marriage and subsequent sealing in the Salt Lake Temple on May 23, 1958. After his military service, Dale studied accounting at Brigham Young University. graduated in 1961. Dale and his young family moved to California to work with CALPAK and later the IRS, until returning to Utah in 1972. Dale worked for 30 years with the IRS before to retire in 1994.
Dale has a passion for radio communications and aviation. He got his amateur radio license at 18 and was certified for over 50 years. He has a collection of postcards from all over the world, exchanged with his amateur radio contacts. At 43, Dale used the GI bill and took a side job pumping gas at Ogden Municipal Airport to fund his own flying lessons. Dale earned a commercial instrument rated pilot certificate and flew small single-engine aircraft as often as time and circumstances permitted.
Dale and Joanne served locally as employment specialist missionaries, helping others find joy and financial peace through meaningful work.
Dale was predeceased by his parents, Vern and Vonda Coy and a great-grandchild, Charles Wilson.
Dale is survived by his eternal companion, Joanne Coy, four siblings Keith (Daylene), Lynn (Judy deceased), Carol (Morris deceased) and Bruce (Carolyn deceased) five children, David, Shirley, Brian (Robin), John, and James (April), eleven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. He loved all members of his extended family.
Special thanks to Nicci, Jenny and the team at Valeo Hospice for their compassionate service to our dad.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 6, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at West Point 6th Ward, 800 North 3300 West, West Point, Utah. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Myers Mortuary, 5865 S. 1900 W., Roy, Utah, and before the funeral from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the church.
Interment at Hooper City Cemetery.