Dale was born on November 1, 1921 in Wellsville, UT to Frank and Selena Bradshaw Maughan.
He attended South Cache High School, where he was a standout basketball and football player.
After graduating from high school, Dale attended Utah State University, where he excelled in basketball, football, wrestling and tennis. He graduated with a bachelor degree in dairy manufacturing and later returned to get a Master’s degree in Education.
After Dale met June Godderidge, they were married on July 8, 1943 in the Logan Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
He served honorably in the Army during World War II. Throughout his 42 months of service, he worked as a medic and demolition sergeant in Germany, France, and the Philippines.
In 1947, Dale and June moved their young family to Monticello, UT, where he spent the next 38 years working in various capacities in the education system: as a teacher, coach and administrator.
During his career, Dale was honored as the Utah state teacher of the year in 1956 and served as the principal of Monticello Elementary School for eight years and Monticello High School for 14 years.
Some of Dale’s most cherished time was spent hunting, golfing, watching sports, and spending time with his family.
Throughout his life, Dale served in multiple callings in the LDS Church and had a strong testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
He is preceeded in death by his parents Frank and Selena, three brothers Frank, Doug, and Kenneth, two sisters Grace and Beth, his first wife June Godderidge, his son Alan, and great-grandson, Daxton.
He is survived by his wife Carolyn Palmer, and his four children, Carol (Dave) Hatch of Heber City; Pat (Steve) Mehler of Sandy; Jerilyn (Mark) Adams of Heber City; and Richie (PJ) Maughan of Springville. He is also survived by 16 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren, as well as eight children and spouses, 33 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren through his marriage to Carolyn.
Funeral Services were held Friday, January 16 in Payson, UT. Graveside service and interment was at the Monticello City Cemetery on Saturday, January 17.
The family would like to give their thanks to Mountain Air Assisted Living and A-plus Hospice for their excellent, loving care.