Dale Moroni Richey, of Allen, Texas, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather passed peacefully from this earth life, at his home, on April 4, 2023, surrounded by his loving wife, Nancy, and family. Dale was born on December 18, 1930, in St. Johns, Arizona, to Hugh Richey and Nellie Magnolia Nielsen. He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Nancy Elinor Herburg Richey; and his five daughters: Denise [David] Poulter, Wendy C. [Stephen] Fitzer, Jenny R. [Michael R.] Fisher, Crystal D. [Michael B.] Fisher, and Joyce Adele; and his grandchildren: Kami, Chad, Tawny, Jeremy, Jesse, Adam, Paul, Andria, Jared, Rachel, Jessica, Austin, Blake, Kyle, Noah, Kiersa, Caitlin, Bryce, and Benjamin; and 33 great-grandchildren; and his sister, Lavina. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his other siblings: Dean, Philip, Sharell, Milford, and Maleen.
Always a gentleman, Dale was exceptional in his respect, love, and kindness, thus much beloved by all. He loved the Lord and was a life-long, devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, in which he served in many capacities, including Stake Presidency Counselor, Stake Mission Counselor, Bishop, Bishopric Counselor, Stake Young Mens President, and Children’s Sunday School Teacher. He devoted his life to the service of his family, God, and anyone God placed daily in his path, through his unfettered willingness to offer assistance to both friend and stranger. Dale’s standard of commitment was outstanding; he always went at things with full mind and heart. With his keen mind, and loyalty to his country, he became a nuclear physicist and aerospace engineer in various positions in atomic energy, nuclear submarine technology, missile defense systems, and rocketry, including Saturn V and the Apollo Moon Mission.
Dale will be remembered for his devoted love of God and family, the sharing of his musical talents, his courage and patience in adversity, dedicated work ethic, and his unselfish gentleness coupled with strength and perseverance, always giving others his time, his hope, and his encouragement.
Sympathy flowers can be sent to: Charles W. Smith & Sons Funeral Home of Sachse, TX by 5:00 pm Thursday, April 13, 2023