On Wednesday morning June 1, 2016, Dale J. Harding, age 86, passed peacefully into the arms of our Father in Heaven. He was an amazing man who adored his wife, Silvia Harding, and loved his 10 children and 81 grandchildren with all of his heart.
Dale had a passion for helping others, and was a born educator. He earned a PhD in education and spent his life serving children in countries all over the world, including Chile, Bolivia and Saudi Arabia. As a school principal, he knew each and every child in his care by name. He would walk down the school halls flocked by children hugging him and calling his name. After retiring, he found great joy in being a temple worker and a bishop of a singles ward. He loved traveling, fishing, nurturing his beautiful yard and gardens, watching BYU football, and spoiling his dogs. Music was a big part of his life. He sang in quartets, Ward Choirs, and was always humming and singing in his home. Dale had a deep love for his Savior, and was consistently trying to be the best man he could be. He was an example of honesty and hard work, and shared love, kindness, and happiness everywhere he went. We will miss his big smile, and how he would hug us with all of his might.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Joyce LaRue Harding. Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 6, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the Boulder Ridge Stake Center (1726 S. River Road, St. George, Utah). There will be a viewing at the same location from 9-10:45 a.m. prior the funeral services. Care and arrangements have been entrusted to Hughes Mortuary (435) 674-5000. Visit our website www.hughesmortuary.com to leave condolences.