Kenneth Ross Dailey
1958 - 2020
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Kenneth Ross Dailey
1958 ~ 2020
Kenneth Ross Dailey, son of Dorothy and Alan Dailey, passed away on January 31, 2020. He suffered sudden heart failure while doing what he loved: riding his bike. Ken was born June 22, 1958. He cherished his wife Jan, their children, spouses, and 8 beloved grandchildren. Ken also treasured his time with his siblings, nieces, nephews and dear friends. For over 35 years he and his first wife, Carolyn, raised and mentored their children, Rachael and Ben, while exploring the world through humanitarian service. He was a man of faith who served in many capacities within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (e.g. missionary, bishopric, temple worker, institute teacher). He was also a man of generosity, humility, humor, courage, intelligence, persistence, and wisdom. He loved adventure (e.g. cycling, mountaineering) and he was a gifted tennis and basketball player. He enriched the lives of many through music, words, and service. He was accomplished in his work and gave his all to comfort and lift those around him to leave this world a better place. A viewing will be held in his honor on 02/04/20 at 6:00 pm at Larkin Mortuary (2350E 1300S) and a funeral service will be held on 02/05/20 at 11 am at 1320 S Wasatch Dr in SLC.

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Published in Deseret News on Feb. 4, 2020.
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February 13, 2020
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I met Ken in Zurich Switzerland as a missionary. We shared a few years after our missions and my memories of Ken were sheer delight. Always smiling, wonderful parents, and a healthy outlook on life. My heart is broken because I am traveling to my first missionary reunion since 1980 and was hoping to see him again after so many years. He will be missed. My love and condolences to his family.
Richard Himmer
February 13, 2020
Many fond memories of playing junior tennis with Ken at the Tennis Club and running into him on rides. Last saw Ken last summer at our grandkids baptisms. Great guy... so sorry to hear of his passing.
John Creer
February 12, 2020
I remember Ken from elementary school. He was my buddy and good friend. Always smiling and fun to be around. Very sad to hear of his passing.
Much love to his family,
Lori Mitchell Yates
February 6, 2020
Jan, I'm so sorry to hear of Kens passing. It is difficult to believe because he always seemed to be the picture of health and fitness. I am happy that he found so much joy with you over the past year. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Allan O'Bryant
February 5, 2020
John & Sharon Barton
February 5, 2020
So shocked and saddened to hear of the loss of a great man Ken Dailey. He was long-time friend and tennis buddy. I actually had more fun laughing at his comments and jokes....than playing tennis. He always had great insight on life, and I enjoyed our many talks...and the example he was for me. My thoughts and prayers go out to his children Rachael and Ben, and other family members. Ride on my friend Ken!!! RIP
Paul Davis
February 5, 2020
I've known Ken since I was a teenager, and always looked up to him. I admired his sense of adventure, his energetic personality, and his love of life. He's one of a kind, and will certainly be missed. Rest in peace, Ken.
John Boswell
February 4, 2020
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Rulon England
February 4, 2020
Jan and family,
So saddened to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family. Please know we are here if you should need anything.
Simon and Rose Negrete, your neighbor.
February 4, 2020
Our hearts go out to you, Jan, and your entire family. Please accept our heartfelt condolences... Ken was a gentle, kind soul and we enjoyed the two of you on our trip to the Middle East. Much love to you always❤✝
Don and Lori Watters
Don Watters
February 4, 2020
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Karen Fernandez
February 4, 2020
We are so saddened to hear this news. Ken will always have a special place in my heart. When Mark was in the hospital, Ken would come and read to him. Even though Mark was unaware, I was aware of his thoughtfulness and love. Gone to soon!
Mark and Stacey Clark
Stacey Clark
February 4, 2020
The departure of Healthy, Happy, Ken is such a a shock. Ken was always great to chat with, no matter the topic, he'd be wearing that big Ken Dailey smile. I'll miss his presence in this world. My sincere and heart-felt condolences to Carolyn, Rachel and Ben and all that new and loved Ken. Camron Carpenter - neighbor and friend.
February 4, 2020
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Allison Jenkins
February 4, 2020
Ken, thank you for all the fun times we had together cycling over the years. You taught me many valuable cycling and even more impactful life-lessons while on two wheels. So many laughs, you goof. Sincerely, you made a real difference in my life. Your voice, your contagious smile, and your immense deep-soul will echo on through enternity. Jan, love you so much. You are a valiant Earth Angel. Dailey family - so many condolences ... Ken loved you so much! He was always sharing how proud he was of you. Ken 's best gift was always recognizing and complimenting you. Rest in Peace my friend.
Adam Green
February 3, 2020
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February 3, 2020
Ken was my best friend since 16. WE had many wonderful excursions together growing up. One of the best men God ever put on this year. I am deeply sadden at his passing. He touched my life and so many others. He will be greatly missed. He was a shining example to me and so many others. Ken, I love you brother. Thank you for being a shining start to me and for all the guidance you gave to me. To his family, he was a great man. He possessed at unique talent of being able to talk to anyone and making them feel like they were the most important person on earth. I shall always remember you until we meet again. Thanks for a life well lived. Your were the best!!!!
Cory Plant
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