Donald "Don" Dalton

January 23, 1941April 9, 2018
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Donald “Don” Dalton, 77, of Amarillo, Texas passed away Monday, April 09, 2018.

Family and friends visitation will be held Wednesday evening April 11, 2018 from 6:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Griggs Schooler Gordon Funeral Directors, 5400 S. Bell Avenue. Services will be held Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 10 A.M. at First Church of the Nazarene, 5201 S. Soncy with Pastor Jeff Marcoe presiding.

Don was born in Amarillo, Texas on January 23, 1941 to Edward and Rose Dalton. He graduated from Alamo Catholic High School in 1959. He enlisted in the Army National Guard following High School and would go on to be honorably discharged April of 1968. He married his wife Pat on August 27, 1966 and together they raised two children. He was a career Law Enforcement Officer, working with both Amarillo Police Department, and Randall County Sheriff’s Office for more than 30 years. He was a member of the First Church of The Nazarene for more than 40 years. He was well known for his witty sense of humor. His many hobbies included wood working, reading up on history, traveling, and gardening.

Don was preceded in death by his parents, and two sisters Rita McKenzie and Mary Rose Edgar. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 51 years Pat, his son David Dalton and wife Melissa of Dallas, his daughter Julie Rose and husband Clayton of Amarillo, grandson Caleb Rose, granddaughter Hadyn Rose; brother Father John Dalton, sisters Nelda McKenzie and Eileen Miskimen; and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations in honor of Don be made to the American Heart Association, or The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.


  • Edward Dalton, Father
  • Rose Dalton, Mother
  • Father John Dalton, Brother
  • Nelda McKenzie, Sister
  • Eileen Miskimen, Sister
  • Rita McKenzie, Sister
  • Mary Rose Edgar, Sister
  • Pat Dalton, Wife
  • David Dalton, Son
  • Melissa Dalton, Daughter-in-law
  • Julie Rose, Daughter
  • Clayton Rose, Son-in-law
  • Hadyn Rose, Granddaughter
  • Caleb Rose, Grandson
  • Don also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, and many other family and friends.

  • Cory Miskimen
  • Colby Edgar
  • Allen Garrett
  • Kris Stump
  • Ethan Maxwell
  • Ron Gray


  • Visitation Wednesday, April 11, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, April 12, 2018

Donald "Don" Dalton

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Audrey Bryant Hargrove Wink

April 18, 2018

My personal condolences to the Dalton family.

I want you to know that this information has been communicated to the Price Memorial College, St. Mary's Academy and Alamo Catholic High School Alumni Group.

Kris Stump

April 11, 2018

Uncle Don was one of the people that I would aspire to be like. Always smiling. It seemed as if circumstances did not affect his joy at all. He was a bit ornery but such a witty sense of humor. I can just imagine him using both of those in his law enforcement positions and I expect there was never a dull moment with him around. Loved by many.... he will be missed but seen again!

Rhonda McKenzie

April 10, 2018

Dear Aunt Pat, Julie, and David: I was very sad to hear of Uncle Don's passing. I am praying for all of you and keeping you in my thoughts. I have some great memories that I cherish. Uncle Don is home now and will be waiting for all of us to join him. I pray that your faith, your love for each other, and our love for you will bring comfort in this time of grief. To Uncle Don, can't wait to see you in Heaven. Rest in peace for now, sweet one. Your loving niece, Rhonda.

American Heart Association

April 10, 2018

May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.