Alfred LaVoy Daley passed away on May 7, 2020 at his home in Manti, Utah. He was born on August 26, 1931 to Alfred Lewis Daley and Trilba Almeda Steed Daley. He grew up in Stone, Idaho, a place that he dearly loved and where he learned the meaning of hard work.
When he was 13 years old his mother and five-year-old sister, Alice, were burned to death, and from that time on he lived on and off with his dad and between the homes of several relatives: After completing the tenth grade, he moved to Compton, California where he lived that year with his aunt and uncle Eldon and Barbara Daley. The following summer he was living back with his father and graduated from Bear River High School the spring of 1949. He then moved back to California and once again boarded with the Daley family. It was while living in California that he met Donna Scott, a beautiful girl. They began their courtship and soon knew it was love.
They became engaged, and LaVoy’s draft notice came soon thereafter. He was inducted into the Army in 1951 and soon found himself in Japan. While there he attended The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Tokyo at a place called Tokyo Chapel Center. It was not long until he was called to serve a mission in the evenings after work. It was a very humbling and special time for him.
Once back home, he and Donna were married on June 26, 1953 in the Logan LDS Temple. They began married life living in an apartment in Ogden but soon were on their way back to California. It was here that they started their family. Both Don LaVoy and Arlene Marie, were born in Los Angeles. Ron LaVoy was born in Oceanside. Jon LaVoy, their caboose, was born in Santa Rosa.
Shortly after Arlene was born, LaVoy went into business for himself. They bought a new home in Santa Rosa, and along with his brother-in-law, Bill Scott, they opened A&B Auto Sales. Bill later sold his interest to LaVoy, and Don became his dad’s partner. LaVoy was in that business for 40 years. While living in Santa Rosa, he served as a counselor in the stake presidency.
After 41 happy years in the Santa Rosa area, with many great experiences, they moved to Hurricane, Utah. They lived there for six years and then moved to Manti to be closer to Arlene and her family. The Daley’s have lived in Manti for the past six years and have enjoyed serving as ministers to several families. They have also found great pleasure serving as ordinance workers in the Manti Temple.
LaVoy loved our Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was the backbone of his life and provided the guidelines that he tried to live his life by. He was so thankful for the family that was granted to him and for the joy, peace, and happiness they have brought. He wanted to be remembered by them as a servant of the Lord and one who loves each and every family member.
LaVoy is survived by his wife, Donna, who has been the greatest blessing of his life and the following children: Don and Pam Daley, Arlene Anderson, Ron and Alice Daley, and Jon Daley, He has 18 very special grandchildren and 34 wonderful great grandchildren.
Private family graveside services will be held on Friday, May 15, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. in the Manti City Cemetery with Military Honors. Live streaming of the services will be available at www.maglebymortuary.com under LaVoy’s obituary. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti
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