Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

March 7, 2017
Roger Andre DeLaney Sr.

Obit Roger Andre DeLaneyRoger 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 County. While in high school, Roger was active in the FFA. Roger also played basketball and 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, earning a promotion to Sergeant. 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 La Sal, Utah, on Sept. 10, 1960. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Jordan River Temple on Sept. 10, 1982. Roger moved his family to Grantsville in 1966, and he began his career working at the Tooele Army Depot, retiring in September 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. He 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 did. Roger spent many hours traveling around to watch rodeos, 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 grandson Tyler. Roger is survived by his sweetheart Faye DeLaney; sons Roger Jr. (Shelli) of Grand Junction, Colorado, and Richard, Robert (Jennifer), Bryan (Dani) and David (Katie) of Grantsville; one little princess Sam DeLaney of Tooele, Utah; 28 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; sisters Arlene Benson of LaVerkin, Utah, Joann McCosh of Ephraim, Utah, and Ernistine Chad of Mancos, Colorado; brother David Coppinger of Mancos, Colorado, and many other relatives and friends. Roger touched a lot of people’s 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 a.m. on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at the Grantsville 3rd Ward, 428 S. Hale, Grantsville, Utah. A viewing will be the night prior (Tuesday) from 6-8 p.m. and two hours prior to the service on Wednesday at the same location. Interment will be at Grantsville Cemetery.

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