Chester Archie Dalton

April 8, 1938June 28, 2018
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Chester Dalton A beloved husband and father went home to be with the Lord at age 80 on Thursday, June 28, 2018. He was born on April 8, 1938. He is survived by 2 children, Greg Dalton of Orange County, CA and Julie Dalton of Fort Collins, CO. Services will be held at Rest Haven Funeral Home in Fort Collins on Saturday, July 14th at 11:00 AM.

A scholarship has been established in Chester's name at Ottawa University. If you would like to make a memorial contribution, checks may be made out to Ottawa University, in the memo line specify "Chester and Carol Dalton Scholarship".

You may also donate online at On gift designation line specify: "Chester and Carol Dalton Scholarship".


  • Visitation Thursday, July 5, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 14, 2018
  • Graveside Service Saturday, July 14, 2018
  • Reception Saturday, July 14, 2018

Chester Archie Dalton

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Larry Day

July 18, 2018

I was sorry to hear that Chester had died. He was a really good classmate at OU and I remember him well. He will certainly be missed. Larry Day.

Bruce Miller

July 16, 2018

Dear Dalton Family,
I’ve just read of Chester’s passing in the Lusk Herald online edition. Please accept my condolences. Chester and I were boyhood friends, growing up just a block apart in the small, high plains town of Lusk, Wyoming. Chester and I often walked to school together, and were good friends throughout elementary and high school years. I hadn’t seen Chester for many years, and we were only briefly reacquainted when Chester attended his NCHS class 60 year reunion in 2016 in Lusk (Chester was in the Class of ‘56, I was in ‘57). I always appreciated Chester for his fine intellect, his incisive mind, his wit and friendliness. He will be missed!
Bruce Miller

Susan Dominica

July 15, 2018

I will always remember Chester's smile, laugh and the twinkle in his eyes. I met Chester through NAMI and a group of us became friends. We did not see each other often, but whenever we got together for meals it was always fun. Chester was full of wonder and appreciation for the smallest of things.
Chester always spoke fondly and cared deeply for Greg and Julie. He was so proud of both of you!

Here is a fun little story from 2014. One of the friends in our NAMI group was Angie, a tiny spirited woman in her early 90’s. Chester had sent us an email generously offering us to pick the bounty of fruit in his yard. He said to come whenever it was convenient whether he was home or not.
Angie and I decided to go to his yard one September afternoon to take advantage of his offer. We arrived, rang the bell and looked around. Apparently Chester was not at home. We had brought some buckets and Angie (thinking ahead) had brought a broom. It was quite a scene watching this 90 plus year old woman whacking apples from Chester's apple trees. I think more squirrel- nibbled & worm-eaten apples fell than good ones! We gathered the good apples and thought, “Oh my! We made such a mess in Chester's yard!" We went home and I sent Chester an email apologizing for dropping more rotten fruit in his yard. Chester kindly said there were so many apples that had fallen, what we added made no difference.
I will always remember Chester as a kind, generous loving soul. I feel blessed to have known him and wish I had known him better.

Bill and Glori Henshaw

July 14, 2018

Greg and Julie, just a few words about your Dad. We always enjoyed visiting with him when he was in SoCal, thanks to our mutual friends, Dave and Marsha. Before that, though, we shared many visits together during all the years at Star View. Your Dad and Mom were great helping out with different programs at school. Your Dad always had the biggest smile and the greatest laugh. What a gift to all!💙💙 R.I.P., dear Chester. Our love and deepest condolences, Bill and Gloria

Marsha Carthey

July 14, 2018

Chester was like a silent hero. He was always concerned about and showed love to others. He had more empathy than any other man I’ve ever known. He was always willing to lend a helping hand.
I am very thankful that we knew Chester and Carol! They were both very special people.
They will be and are sorely missed by all!!!
Always in our hearts!❤️❤️

Patti Marqui

July 14, 2018

Chester was a dear man. I met him when he joined NAMI Larimer. He was on our leadership committee as President and Treasurer. Chester cared for everyone. He always was interested in everybody and willing to help were he could. He loved you Julie and Greg. Talked highly of both of you. Chester's smile and giggle will be always remembered by me and the caring wonderful man he was. So sorry for your loss.


July 13, 2018

Greg, me and Chester were with bible study since it started and on Saturdays he would come to church and we would sit together. One thing about Chester, when we would have our potluck he would bring the beef and I would bring the south side spice potatoes. So I will always remember Chester when I make my South Side Spicy Potatoes. Love Ron

Gail Axtell

July 5, 2018

I really enjoyed spending time with Chester in our Life Group. He had such wisdom to share and we will surely miss him.