Allen passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, at his daughter Heidi’s home, on Friday Dec 1, 2023.
Dale Allen Coray was welcomed on May 15, 1943, to his parents, Leah and Dale Coray in Payson, Utah. He had an older brother Don, and an older sister Carol, and would later have a younger brother Lynn. Allen grew up in Payson, Utah and was taught to work hard. After graduating High School, he served an LDS mission in Scotland, where he gained a love of all things Scottish.
During summers while in college, Allen worked at Bryce and Grand Canyon, where he met his sweet Adele (Ward). They married in the Manti temple on Sept 15, 1967 and would go on to have 56 wonderful years together.
Allen graduated from Utah State University then enlisted in the US Navy and later, the National Guard. During this busy time, Allen and Adele were busy moving with the military and jobs, and having their four children: Spencer, Heather, Heidi, and April. After being released from the Navy, Allen began working in banking. He was a great example of working tirelessly, honestly, and endlessly, until a job was done well.
Allen was diagnosed with MS when he was in his mid-forties. Instead of giving up on living life to the fullest, he was inspired to live more fully and to try to stay fit, active, and engaged. He loved woodworking, running, hiking, learning, and performing poetry. In later years, he spent time (almost every day) in the mountains. His favorite thing during these years was hiking with his brother Lynn, or his kids and grandkids. It was also important to him to spend time making connections with each of his grandchildren.
Serving the Lord was always a big part of Allen’s life. He served in scouts, Young Men’s, bishoprics, and as a Sunday school teacher to youth. His favorite calling was as a young men’s basketball coach. Allen and Adele spent time in the temple each week for many years. They really enjoyed that time serving together. But more than bearing his testimony (which he did often to his family), he lived it. Everyone who knew him felt of his integrity and love for his Savior.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 9th at 11 a.m. at the Kaysville 17th Ward Chapel, 875 E. 200 N., Kaysville, Utah. Viewings will be held on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Russon Mortuary & Crematory, 1941 N. Main St., Farmington, Utah and Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church. Interment at Kaysville City Cemetery.
Services will be streamed live on the Russon Mortuary & Crematory Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/people/Russon-Mortuary-Crematory/100057447129518/) and on this obituary page. The live stream will begin 10-15 minutes prior to the service and will be posted below.