Janice Dalling passed away May 3 in St. George, Utah. Janice was born Feb. 23, 1940, in Visalia, California, to Roy Donald Hawkins and Ruth Ible (Ray) Hawkins. She had one brother, Joseph Legrand Hawkins, and one sister, Pamela Cope.
She graduated from Shawnee High School in Shawnee, Oklahoma, and later attended BYU where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree. Janice was an elementary school teacher and mother of three children.
Janice’s father and mother were converts to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, along with Janice, who joined the church at age 15.
She married Gerald Ray Dalling on Jan. 17, 1966, in the Salt Lake City Temple. She and Gerald met in the North LDS 13th Ward in Salt Lake City, Utah. Janice continued to teach until the end of the school year.
Janice was an avid book reader. She was also active in theater, film and art forms and served in many positions in the church and community, including President of the female auxiliary of the SLC Exchange Club and President of the SLC Drama Club.
She is survived by her husband, Gerald Ray Dalling; children Jeffery Ray Dalling, Kendall Roy Dalling and Kelly Ray Dalling; grandchildren from Kelly Ray Dalling, Spencer Ray Dalling, Brent Vaughn Dalling and Savannah Elma-Ray Dalling. From Kendall Roy Dalling, Gary Dalling and Kendalynn Joy Dalling.
- Funeral services will be Saturday, May 7, at 2 p.m. at the Morningside Stake Center, 881 S. River Road, St. George, Utah.
- Visitations will be Friday from 6-8 p.m. at the Metcalf Mortuary, 288 W. St. George Blvd., St. George, Utah, and Saturday, prior to services from 1-1:45 p.m. at the Stake Center.
- Interment will be in the Tonaquint Cemetery.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, 435-673-4221.
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