Dola continued her education and attended Dixie College, and it was in St. George that she met the love of her life Dranoel (Bud) Dalton. He was young and energetic, hard-working, full of life, and as handsome as she was beautiful. The fact that he had a really good-looking convertible was a “bonus”. It didn’t take too long before they were engaged. He would go to Dick’s Café every night where she worked, buy a piece of pie and leave her a generous tip. She saved every dollar and used that money to buy her wedding dress.
Bud and Dola were married in the St. George Temple on August 1, 1947. They built a good life together working side by side. Her husband started his own business “Buds Plumbing” and Dola was his bookkeeper. They ran the business out of their home eventually passing it on to their favorite and only employee, their son Keith.
Although she accomplished many things in her life, her greatest accomplishment, her greatest joy was her family.
Dola passed away on May 11, 2018 and is survived by her three children: Keith (Norma) Dalton, Toni (Ed) Bowler, and Debra Dalton; ten grandchildren and twenty-seven great-grandchildren.
The family would like to extend a “Thank You” to the staff of Dixie Home Rehab and Hospice as well as a special thanks to Diane Barlow who helped care for her in her final weeks.
Funeral services will be held Friday, June 1, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in the St. George LDS Chapel on 550 East 700 South, St. George, UT. Visitation will take place from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. prior to services. Interment will take place in the St. George City Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, St. George (435) 673-2454.