Dale E. Densley passed away on August 1, 2021, at the age of 86, under the comfort and love of all of his children and grandchildren. He was born to Delearl Densley and Edith Kirkman in Riverton on May 27, 1935. He was a graduate of Jordan High School, and married his high-school sweetheart, Betty Jean Shields on June 26, 1956. They were happily married for 48 years before her passing on September 30, 2004. \r\n\r\nHe served in the Airforce National Guard for more than 20 years. He enjoyed fishing, building and flying radio-controlled airplanes, raising cockatiels in his aviary, playing guitar, and “tinkering” in his workshop, which included making jewelry. He also enjoyed playing the harmonica with the Harmonikatz, playing bingo, and singing in the Glee Club at the Sandy Senior Center. He was an avid joke-teller, and loved seeing people laugh in response, which always brought a smile to his face. \r\n\r\nHe had quite the green thumb, growing multiple species of exotic plants and trees. When Betty and he were first married, they liked to go “cactus hunting,” and eventually built a beautiful cactus garden in their backyard. They were even featured in the newspaper when their century plant bloomed. Their children, however, hated the cactus garden, as it was their job to weed it. In his younger years, he was a body builder and managed exercise gyms in various major metropolitan areas for Mr. Bob Rice. \r\n\r\nHe is survived by his sons, Bret (Kathy) and Brad (Jude), and daughter, Daylene (Rex). He is also survived by one brother, nine grandchildren, and 27 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife, brother, parents, and grandparents. A small, intimate service was held at Jenkins-Soffe in South Jordan on Monday, August 9th for close, immediate family and friends. He will be sorely missed by family, friends, and all who knew him.