It is hard to put into words a life of someone you love in a few short paragraphs. I am not sure there are words descriptive enough or all-encompassing enough to capture all of who a person is and all that they are to those who love them, but I’m going to try.
Our dad, husband, brother, and son, Brian Ron Dalley made his way home to heaven on November 7,2022 at his home in Gunnison, after a valiant and heroic fight with cancer. For 2.5 years he did everything possible to stay with his family for as long as he could. During those days, weeks, months and years we saw the miracles of time that were given. We saw a love so big it changed our hearts and we will never love and live the same again. Brian was surrounded by all those who love him most as he took his final breaths and became our heavenly protector.
Brian was born on March 5, 1980 to Ron and Sue Dalley in Gunnison, Ut. He spent his youth making dirt jumps, exploring the docks of Lake Powell and returning with a slew of new friends to test out the slide. He was always curious and wanted to know how things worked from a young age and he would spend time pulling things apart and then putting them back together just to figure it out. He spent countless hours with his dad fishing, cutting wood and the yearly Christmas tree, working on projects at home, the boat business or out to the family farm. He has always geeked out over computer games, Nintendo and watching Star Trek until 2 am.
He graduated from Gunnison High School in 1998 where he participated in multiple sports, served on the seminary council. After graduating from high school Brian attended Snow College for one year before serving a 2 year mission to Orlando, Florida for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Following his mission he returned to Snow College, where he met the love of his life. He and Kallie Ellison were sealed in the Manti Temple on May 7, 2004 and started a life of adventure together. He then went on to finish his education and graduate with a degree in Engineering from SUU and worked as an electrical engineer.
Outside of formal education, Brian had many skills including welding, mechanics, farming, computer programming and coding, grilling the perfect steak, and the amazing ability to solve any problem, anywhere, anytime, regarding any subject. Those who know Brian would often comment he is one of the most intelligent people they have ever met.
Brian found so much good in life and absolutely loved sharing his favorite things with others. From video games, Adam Sandler movies, sports games, especially football, a great story, his love of sushi, jeeping adventures and sending hundreds of funny Instagram reels to those he loved and thought of most. He loved to share the things that brought him joy with those around him. He also spent many hours mentoring youth through coaching football and serving as a Scout leader.
Joy, love and patience were some of his strongest qualities along with hard work. He loved to have a reason to laugh, especially through the hard stuff. When work needed to be done, you could count on Brian. Not only would he show up to take care of it, he would bring a joke or funny story with him. His trademark patience and steady demeanor will forever be an example to his family and friends.
The center of Brian’s life has always been his family. He and Kallie have 5 beautiful children: Easton, Beckham, Olivia, Lennyn and Indie. Brian has always made his family his top priority. He arranged his work schedule so he could show up to every ball game, dance recital, and school activity. He loves coaching and spent many hours on the ball field with the boys. His girls know they can always count on their daddy to take care of (and usually spoil) them with anything they need and he is always there with a hug or a snuggle when they need it most.
While his earthly life has been cut short, his influence will forever be felt in the hearts of those who know and love him. We know he is now free of pain and with his Savior, probably learning how the universe works in great detail. We know he will always be here watching over, protecting and guiding us as our own guardian angel. Until we meet again. Love you Mr. Dalley to infinity.
Brian is survived by his wife, Kallie; and his children; parents; siblings: Amie (Bill) Tucker, Angalee Bartholomew, Michelle ( Michael) Smith, Jaylene (Mayne) Mortensen, Ben (Amy) Dalley.
Preceded in death by grandparents: Jay and Della Dalley, Budd and Ila Jorgensen
Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 12, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. in the Centerfield Ward Chapel, where friends may call Friday evening from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. or Saturday morning from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Gunnison Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com