FLANAGAN — Arthur Elmer Dalley, 90, of Flanagan, went to be with his Lord and Savior at 8:25 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 21, 2017) in his own home surrounded by his loving family.
His service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Salem Church, Gridley, with Pastor Stuart Rex officiating. Burial will follow at Waldo Cemetery, Gridley. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Calvert-Johnson & Froelich Memorial Home, Flanagan, as well as a visitation at Salem Church one hour before the service.
Arthur Elmer Dalley was born Feb. 6, 1927, in Reaville, N.J., to Bergen Davis and Bertha Irene Brokaw Dalley. He graduated from Flemington High School, class of 1945, and later graduated from Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, in 1957. He married Elizabeth Joan Nicholas on Jan. 26, 1957, in Chicago. They enjoyed 60 years of marriage.
Arthur was called to serve in Village Missions, a U.S.-based rural mission organization. For 12 years he served as pastor in churches in Colorado, Nebraska, Washington and Oregon. He then came to Flanagan and worked at Salem Children’s Home for 17 years and later at Beulah Land Christian Home in Flanagan from 1987 until his retirement.
He is survived by his wife, Betty, Flanagan; and his children, Steven (Brenda) Dalley, Belle Fourche, S.D.; Sharon (Ben) Tyler, Gary, Ind.; Susan (Todd) Push, Omaha, Neb.; Diane (Jim) Yuill, El Paso; and David (Melissa) Dalley, Rochester, Minn.; 23 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; his brothers, Sherwin (Lucille) Dalley, Harold (Dolly) Dalley and George (Sarah) Dalley; and a number of dear nieces, nephews, stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Nancy (Rex) Waldner; his parents; and two brothers, Bergen “Bud” Dalley Jr. and Milton Dalley.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trans World Radio, Moody Bible Institute, TEAM (The Evangelical Alliance Mission), or another mission organization of your choice. Art loved the Lord dearly, and one of his greatest desires was to reach the world with the love of Jesus.
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