Dale Udy, 70, passed away peacefully on December 2, 2019, in Murray,
UT. Gary was born June 23, 1949, in Tremonton, Utah, the third child of
Dale Buxton and Florence Priscilla Adams Udy. He was raised in
Riverside, Utah, and attended schools in Fielding and Garland graduating
from Bear River High School in 1967 where he excelled in football and
basketball. He then attended Ricks College in Idaho, joining the rodeo
team. He was a member of the Utah National Guard.
He married Janet Nielson. They were blessed with two kids: Keri Dawn and Jason. They later divorced.
He married Debbie Gleason March 19, 1988, adding her three kids to the family: Mona, Marty, Mike.
worked at U&I Sugar Factory, Thiokol Chemical Corp and retired from
Icon Health and Fitness. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-Day Saints.
loved to team rope and was happiest on the back of his pampered and
prized horses. He qualified for the Wrangler Team Roping Finals in
Billings, MT, and was a two-time qualifier for the World Series Roping
in Las Vegas, NV. He made many lasting friendships and became family
with those he roped with. He enjoyed helping his Uncle Ray and family
with the chariot racing team for many years. He spent a lot of time
hunting for deer in the mountains and asparagus on the ditch banks. He
always had a love of basketball and had a great 3-point shot.
was a member of the High School Rodeo and College Rodeo Associations
and spent a lot of time behind the chutes pulling the rope for his bull
riders and pushing Keri’s breakaway calves. He was his kid’s biggest
support and cheerleader. He was a member of the Box Elder County Mounted
Sherriff’s Posse for many years.
is survived by his wife, Debbie. Children: Keri Dawn (Mike) Nelson,
Perry, Utah; Jason (Tabatha) Udy, Riverside, Utah; Mona (Wesley) Udy,
Plymouth, Utah; Dr. Mark “Marty” (Tonya) Harris, Meridian, Idaho; Mike
(Melissa) Harris, Clarkston, Utah. Brother, LaMont (Gayle) Udy,
Riverside, Utah; Brothers-in-law Sterling Robbins, Jack Gleason, Rex
(Kristine) Gleason, 22 grandchildren and 1 ½ great-grandchildren.
was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Faye Udy Robbins and
Kathy Udy; step-father, Rudy Sommers; father-in-law, Rex Gleason;
mother-in-law, Cloteel Child; and a special Uncle and Aunt, Ray and