Richard H. Dalrymple

Danville, California

1935 - 2013


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A native son of Utah, Richard Dalrymple was born on May 14, 1935 in Moab. He grew up partly in the Four Corners Area -whose open country and "house of sky" remained a part of him for the rest of his life - and partly in Salt Lake City, where he attended East High School, and was proud...

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I am so sorry to learn of the loss of a fascinating teacher, and so grateful to have studied with him. Mr. Dalrymple provided my first genuine introduction to academia, and did so with unforgettable wit and wisdom. His light still shines.

Dear Jennifer and Rich - I recently learned of your father's passing and am very saddened by it. Some people should live forever. He will be with many of us in our hearts for a very long time. I knew him as a teacher, as a friend, and as a mentor. His love of J.R.R. Tolkien made an everlasting impression on me and I can see him even now standing before us in his long, black commencement gown with a tall Gandalf hat, reading passages from the Lord of the Rings to us in our classroom. This...

Dear family,
I played football at East High for 3 years with Dick. What great time and memories ! He had the biggest cleats on the team. No one was more enthusiastic than Dick. I will long cherish my memories of him.
Jim Kemp
St. Geo. UT

In 1984 Mr.Dalrymple showed me how to love learning. I've saved everything I wrote for him and when I reread it all I remember him and feel grateful that he was there when I needed to find my passion.

What a great teacher. We connect over our travels in the 4 corners area. He would also talk about his grandchild that was on campus at the lab school. He was a very interesting man and I enjoyed being in his class. Know that he was loved by many.

Jennifer and Rich - Your father was a truly unique, loving and generous man. Kari, the boys and I will miss him dearly. We considered him, not only a great friend, but an extension of our family. I'll miss my discussions with him about his children, grandchildren, dogs, and University of Utah athletics. His love for you all was certainly second to nothing. He was a great story-teller, and had a memory like a steel trap. He'd often share Utes sports history with me, recalling names and...

I had Mr. Dalrymple for English at Shasta College in 1984 I think it was. He was the classic "Mr. Chips" English Teacher. He was a very interesting man and I am glad I visited here today so that I could wish Mr. Dalrymple HAPPY TRAILS and I hope that you have peace in a restful slumber. Good Teachers never die, they live on in the hearts and minds of their students.

The memory of early morning bag-pipe music is still strong after 53 years. You will live in our memory for as long as we last.

It has been a long time since English 1B at Shasta College and I am thankful that the instructor was Mr. Dalrymple, not because I learned a great deal as much as I met a very individual and unique person. Thank you, Mr. Dalrymple, for being one of those kind of people you never forget.