1/27/1957 ~ 7/25/2023
With heavy hearts and cherished memories, we bid farewell to John Mark Dalton, who peacefully passed away on the morning of July 25, 2023. A beloved husband, father, grandfather, and sibling. He left an unforgettable mark on the lives of all who had the privilege of knowing him.
Born on January 27, 1957, to Lawrence Edward Dalton and Helen Mae Cox Dalton. John was born eighth out of the nine children and grew up on a farm in West Jordan. After graduating from Delta High School in 1975 and attending SUU in Cedar City, he embarked on a journey that led him to meet the love of his life, Julie Eckley. They shared a life in West Valley City before relocating to Ontario, Oregon, where they spent several years before finding their dream home in Fairview, Utah.
John had a long prestigious career in food manufacturing and was well respected by those he worked with. He was a passionate supporter of the Utah Utes and the St. Louis Cardinals, always cheering them on with unwavering loyalty. John was a wonderful cook. He always made enough food to feed a small army because he didn’t want anyone to go hungry. He also loved listening to music and had a very diverse playlist. John’s true joy came from spending time with his family creating precious memories. John found pleasure and peace fishing and golfing.
John’s most exceptional quality was his genuine love and support for others. He had an innate ability to be the first to lend a helping hand during difficult times, by offering kindness and empathy without hesitation. John could talk to anyone, with a humble knowledge of whatever the subject was. John could make you laugh.
As we mourn his loss, we also celebrate the life of a remarkable man whose love, compassion, and unwavering support touched the hearts of all fortunate enough to have known him. John’s life and legacy will forever live on in our hearts.
John was proceeded in death by his mother and father, his siblings, Sharon Dalton Hyatt, Donald Dalton, Danny Dalton, and Carol Dalton Tibolla, sister-in-law Rosemary Dalton, and nephew Rey Dalton. He is survived by his wife Julie Dalton, his children, Kristin Dalton Frazier and (Scott Belt), Chad and (Sharee) Dalton, and Rex and (Leticia) Dalton his grandchildren, Ryenne Ford, Maddex and Mia Dalton, Niko and Gabriel Contreras, Luke and Zach Dalton. four siblings, Frank (Pat) Dalton, Larry Dalton, Jane (Bob) Crosier, DeAnn (Roger) Dimond, brother-in-law Tim Tibolla and many loving nieces and nephews.
There will be a graveside service at Fairview City Cemetery August 12, 2023, at 11:00 am. Followed by a luncheon at the Skyline Mountain Resort Pavilion.