DALLEY, Parley Bertelson

Parley Bertelson Dalley, 83, former Cedar City mayor, professor emeritus of Southern Utah State College and the first president of the Cedar City Chapter, Sons of Utah , died Oct. 24, at his home in Cedar City of natural causes.

He was appointed associate professor and professor emeritus of the Physical Science Department at SUSC in 1948. Previously he had been acting director of Branch AC, as the school was then known. He taught chemistry and mathematics there until he retired in 1963 after 53 years of .

Mr. Dalley was mayor of Cedar City during the 1922-23 term and was a member of the city council for three terms from 1916 to 1919; 1932 to 1933; and 1942 to 1953. He was also precinct and district chairman for the Democratic Party in Cedar City.

A former superintendent of the Iron County , he also served on the President’s Commission for Higher Education. His services also included a number of years as a member of the Utah Retired Teachers Association and he was a regional representative for the National Retired Teachers Association.

Many Positions

Other positions educational, civic and religious held by Mr. Dalley include originator of the Cedar City Rock Club, member of the Cedar City Rotary Club, Escalante Knife and Fork Club, Cedar City Chamber of Commerce, the Utah Academy of Science and Arts, the Utah Federation of Gem and Mineral Society, president of both the BNS and BAC ‘0-Year Clubs and vice president of the Utah Municipal League. As president of the Cedar City Commercial Club, he was also secretary and treasurer of the Cedar City Home Builders Society. He was a member of the Utah Historical Society and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

A 1909 graduate of the University of Utah, Mr. Dalley later attended the University of California at both Los Angeles and Berkeley, where he received his M.S. degree in chemistry. In 1952, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from BAC in Cedar City.

Born Nov. 15, 1886, in Summit, Mr. Dalley was a son of James and Petrina Bertelsen Dalley. He married Mabel Naegle, Sept. 1, 1910, in Toquerviile, Washington County.

Surviving are his widow; one son and two daughters, Parley James, Cambridge, Mass.; Mrs.

Oscar (Mary) Deming, Lakeview. Ore.; Mrs. William (Louise) Lence, Park City; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Oct. 27 in the Cedar City Seventh-Ninth Ward Chapel and burial was in the Summit, Iron County Cemetery.

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