Fred Walter Dalton died peacefully in his sleep at home on April 25, 2022 at the age of 81 from causes incident to age.
Fred was born on June 19, 1940 in Beaver, Utah to Bertha and Ambrose Dalton. Growing up in a small town, he took pride in
knowing every person's name, where they lived, the name of their dog, and what car they drove!
After graduating with a bachelor's degree in Accounting from the University of Utah, Fred moved to Arizona where he met his
wife, JoAnn, of 57 years. In 1971, they settled in Reno, Nevada where they raised their two daughters and became permanent
members of the community. Fred owned and operated a service station and later started Red Ball Auto Parts which he managed
until he retired. He loved business and the associations he made at work.
In addition to spending time with family and growing his business, Fred had many hobbies and interests. He loved playing cards,
golfing, admiring fast cars, hunting, reloading ammunition, participating at church and watching the Golden State Warriors. In
his younger years, he even got his pilot's license and enjoyed flying. Later in life, cruises were his favorite way to travel
With a sense of humor and a self-proclaimed nickname of Poor Fred, he lived an accomplished and rewarding life. Making and
nurturing life-long friendships came naturally to Fred. He had a genuine interest in others and also made a point to regularly
call his loved ones to keep in touch. He even took the time to make strangers feel special by driving the streets of Reno and
offering the homeless candy.
Fred will be remembered for his loyalty, competitive spirit, sharp mind, quick wit, and especially for the words, "Do you
know who loves you? Papa loves you!"
Fred is survived by his loving wife JoAnn Nelson Dalton; two children: Andrea Corbridge (Brent) and Erica Cook (Curtis);
seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; siblings: Barbara Farnsworth and Paul Dalton (Lana).
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 30, 2022 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at
935 Mercedes Drive in Sparks, Nevada. A viewing will be held immediately before the funeral from 10:00 - 10:45 am. The funeral
service will be streamed live at https://youtu.be/750St7U1QZk.
Interment will take place on May 9, 2022 at 11:00 am at the Mountain View Cemetery in Beaver, Utah.
In lieu of flowers, please do something kind for the homeless in honor of Poor Fred.
Written by his very good lifetime friend George H. Conover
Fred had a kidney replaced many years ago and the rejection medication he took gave him skin cancer which he would have removed
a few times each year. He also lost much of his hearing from hunting and shooting his many rifles all of the time. He got covid a
year ago which all most did him in. He was in the hospital with that for many weeks. His health problems finally caught up with
him. He gambled and played much poker, but was never a big loser and won Much.
I tried to visit with him a couple of times a year. And we went hunting togeather a few times. He was a good life long friend.
He and JoAnn had 2 daughters. His granddaughter married one of our nephews by coincidence. Small world.
Written by his very good lifetime friend Richard J. Easton
Fred was a life time friend of mine. We both worked for Standard Oil at their service stations in the National Parks. The north
rim of the Grand Canyon and Bryce Canyon. This was during the summers while we were in college. Fred and I were both pool players, since
this was one of the competetive sports in our home town of Beaver City, Utah. I went to the University of Utah for my degrees in Mathematics
and Fred was a couple of years behind me, but got his degree in Accounting. The Fall of 1962, Fred, George and I shared an apartment in Salt Lake City.
Even though Fred was in Nevada and I was in Indiana, we kept in touch and occasionaly were able to get together in Beaver City on the 24th of July
which was the Utah state holiday. Fred loved to hunt and gamble and I will always remember our times together.