Roger Andre DeLaney Sr.

Roger Andre DeLaney Sr. passed away peacefully in the morning hours of March 4, 2017. Roger was born March 11, 1931 in Provo, Utah to Andre and Lila DeLaney. Roger spent his youth in Blanding, Utah working on local ranches punching cows, working with horses and perfecting his dutch oven sour dough biscuits. Roger attended school in San Juan, while in High School, Roger was active in the FFA. Roger also Played Basketball, Baseball and ran track. Roger graduated from San Juan High School in 1949. After Graduation Roger continued to work on cattle ranches until he volunteered to join the United States Marines. Roger served in Korea following the conflict. Roger served in the Marines from 1950-1954, making the promotion of a Sargent. After leaving the Marines Roger returned to Southern Utah to work in the Uranium mines and to continue working on the cattle ranches. Roger married Faye Davis in Lasal, Utah on Sept. 10, 1960. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Jordan River Temple Sept. 10, 1982. Roger moved his family to Grantsville in 1966, and he began his career working at the Tooele Army Depot, retiring in Sept. of 1993. During his time in Grantsville Roger was active in the Riding Club, youth riding club and coached his sons in baseball. Roger developed a reputation as a horseman, Roger had people throughout the western states bring him horses to be trained. Roger was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served in many callings. Roger was always there to cheer on his Children and Grandchildren in all that they done. Roger spent many hours traveling around to watch Rodeo’s, Football games, and Wrestling matches. Roger loved to be around horses, and enjoyed teaching his children and grandchildren about horsemanship, hunting and Dutch Ovens. Roger always had a good horse to ride, even as he aged he would still love to saddle up and go for a ride in the flats above Grantsville. Roger was preceded in Death by his Parents, an older sister Marie, Son Rodney, and a grandson Tyler. Roger is survived by his sweetheart Faye DeLaney, Sons Roger Jr.(Shelli) of Grand Junction, Colo. Richard, Robert ( Jennifer), Bryan (Dani), David (Katie) of Grantsville. One little princess Sam DeLaney of Tooele, Ut. 28 Grandchildren and 19 Great Grandchilren. Sister Arlene Benson of LaVerkin, Ut and Joann McCosh of Ephraim, Ut. , Ernistine Chad of Mancos, Colo. A Brother David Coppinger of Mancos, Colo. And Many other relatives and Friends. Roger touched a lot of peoples lives, and was always there to help someone in need. Roger spent his later years enjoying the company of his grandchildren and Great grandchildren always smiling when they would come to visit. Semper Fi. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at the Grantsville 3rd Ward, 428 S Hale, Grantsville, Utah. A Viewing will the night prior (Tuesday) from 6:00-8:00 pm and 2 hours prior to the service on Wednesday at the same location. Interment will be at Grantsville Cemetery.

2 comments:

BRENDA DAVIS said...

Dear Delaney Family, We are very sorry we are not with you for Rogers services. Brenda is having some health issues and didn't feel like she could do it. Know our thoughts will be you all this day and also our prayers. Roger was such a good man and we enjoyed being with him and learned much from him. We will come out sometime later to visit Fay and spend some time. we send our love. Gordon and Brenda Davis

Linda and Jeff Anderson said...

We send our sincere condolences to the DeLaney family at the passing of Roger. We have many uplifting memories of Roger who was a genuinely good man without guile and by having high integrity, he was a pleasure to talk to and learn from. He had his priorities in good order, honoring God, family and Country. We thank him for his fine example of friendliness, patriotism, honesty, loyalty and work ethic. We will always remember him in a positive way and appreciate having known him.
Linda and Jeff Anderson