In memory of
Dale Huntsman Hurricane Dale R. Huntsman age 71, passed away peacefully April 1, 2017, at his home in Hurricane, UT. He was born August 26, 1945, in Provo, UT to Jay R and Evona Cheney Huntsman. Dale moved to St. George, UT in his earlier years where he graduated from Dixie High School and also attended Dixie College where he starred in several plays. His brother Rulon shared stories of how Dale excelled at practically everything he did from sports to music. It was in St. George where he met and married Donna Lynn Brenay. Together they had two children; Candice Jo and Matthew Richard Huntsman. They later divorced but always remained very close. Dale worked for ARCO in Prudhoe Bay, AK and retired back to Southern Utah. He was an original investor and partner in the Cliffrose Lodge located in Springdale, UT. A beautiful place that brought him much peace and happiness. Dale loved music. It was one of his favorite passions. He played bass guitar, guitar, and the mandolin. He sang in several bands at many dances and programs, also writing and singing his own songs. Two of which his son Matt remembers well: 'Nothin' to Say' and 'Queen of Texas'. Dale is survived by: his children: Candice Jo Brenay (Rick) Peterson, of Gilbert, AZ, and Mathew Richard (Keisha) Huntsman of Kanarraville, UT; grandchildren: Christie and Aleesha Bowler, Whitney Peterson, and Jacob and Dylan Huntsman; one great-granddaughter: McKell Bowler; three siblings: Rulon of Las Vegas, NV, Frank of Pahrump, NV, and Jolene (David) of Simi Valley, CA. Dale was preceded in death by his soulmate Donna and his parents. A celebration of life is planned for 1 p.m. Thursday, April 20, 2017, at the Hurricane 3rd Ward LDS Chapel, 677 South 700 West in Hurricane, UT. The family would like to give special appreciation and thanks to Karen and James Hafen who provided heartfelt and care-giving services to Dale during his illness. Also to his hospice nurses, Ruth, Ed, and others, who assisted from Intermountain Health Care. Dale had numerous friends. Too many to mention by name but who will always remember his beautiful smile, his love for music, and his gift of magical melodies that he left all of us to forever carry in our hearts along with his wonderful sense of humor and his delightful and piercing wit. His children wish to say: "Thank you Dad for life, love, and laughter that you gave us all. We will miss you always." Family and friends are invited to share condolences online at www.SerenityStG.com . Arrangements and memorial tree planting by Serenity Funeral Home, 986-2085.
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