James Arthur Daly, 91, passed on Saturday, May 11,2019, in the Saint George Utah Dixie Regional Medical Center after a very short, unexpected illness. He was born November 19, 1927 in Panguitch, the son of James LaVerne and Anna Lee Van Riper Daly. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Delna Martina Howes Daly, and children: Sharlotte Daly Wride and Fred James Daly. His 6 grandchildren are: Brent Alan Wride - deceased (Heather Bellows), Traci Wride Watson (Joshua Watson), Craig Lee Wride (Tara Stringham), Corinne Daly Thorton (Ben Thorton), Shannon Daly Drees (Brian Drees), Scott Evan Daly ( Jessica McGuire), and 20 great-grandchildren. His brothers are: Robert Van Riper (deceased), Thomas Claud Daly (deceased), Franklin Lee Daly (deceased), Joseph LaVerne Daly, Jay Wilford Daly.
Arthur was raised by his grandparents in Panguitch, Utah, James Thomas Jr. and Frances Eliza Callaway Daly. He lived in Richfield, Utah, beginning about age 15 with his father and stepmother, Ovilla Empey until he entered the military service. Immediately after his wedding to Delna, of Junction, Utah, they moved to the Los Angeles, California area to attend universities. Soon they moved to Hacienda Heights, California where they raised their family, then later moved to Whittier, California. They moved to Richfield, Utah in 1993 after retirement, then to Washington City, Utah in 2011.
Arthur was very proud to have served his county in the Army in World War II. Arthur worked for over 30 years in the very large Safeway Grocery Store warehouse in Santa Fe Springs, California. He loved to fish, hunt with his 4 brothers, be with family and friends, travel in his trailer all over the United States, search out ancestors and do indexing, play cards, and serve others. He was loved by everyone who knew him. Arthur was a faithful servant.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in the Treasure Valley Ward Chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, located at 450 West 3650 South, Washington City, Utah 84780, where friends may call for a viewing from 8:30–9:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Panguitch City Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. with military honors by the Panguitch American Legion Post #25. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com