Fred Walter Dalton

June 19, 1940 - April 25, 2022


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 and vacation.

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

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.

I am the resurrection and the Life, Saith the Lord:
He that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.

I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:
and though his body be destroyed, yet shall I see GOD:
whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not as a stranger.

We brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
The LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD. AMEN

Fred 1956

Fred's sister Barbara Dalton Farnsworth

Fred's brother Paul Dalton

Fred's Father Alanzo Ambrose Dalton

Fred's Mother Bertha Pryor

Fred's Grandfather Thadaus Walter Dalton

Fred's Grandmother Mary Rose Colton

Fred's Grandfather Fred Roberts Pryor Sr.

Fred's Grandmother Amanda Ethel Price