Richard D. Dalton, 74, passed away February 5, 2003, in Pueblo, Colorado. Survived by his wife, Harriet E. Dalton, of the family home; children, Barry (Linda) Dalton of Smyrna, Tennessee, Lisa (Daryl) Knott of Tucson, Arizona, Vicki (David) Hoff of Colorado Springs, and Greg (Kathleen) Dalton of Pueblo West; sister, Darlene (Jack) Walters of Holly, Michigan; sister-in-law, Gloria Dalton of Sports Creek, Michigan; grandchildren, Greg Jr., Jaymee, Krystine, Ty, Mason, Derek, Kim and Maci; great-grandchildren, Felicia and Taylor; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his father, mother, step-father and brother. Richard was born February 8, 1928, in Detroit, Michigan. He served with the Michigan State Police from 1949 until he retired in 1974. He then became the Director of Safety and Security at the University Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona, retiring from there in 1993. He will lie in state at the funeral home Friday, February 7, from 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM. Funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 8, 2003, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Pastor Randy Flynt officiating. Entombment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery Chapel Mausoleum.

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  1. Our deepest sympathy to Dick’s family. we first met him when he was a “cub” at New Buffalo Post and our dad, Bernie Grace, was his senior officer. Dick came to our house for dinner on occasion. Of course we were very young at the time, 9, 6 and 4 yrs old., but he made a lasting impression on us with his big smile and sense of humor. Bill Grace became a trooper also in 1966 and while never having worked with Dick in the same unit, he saw him from time to time after Bill tranferred to Lansing in 1971. “Dirty” Dick Dalton, as he explained the tatoo of “D.D.D.” on his arm stood for, was one of a kind and he will be missed.
    Thanks for this opportunity to express our memories of Dick. Sincerely, Sue Grace Morton, Bill Grace, and Bob Grace (Children of Bernie and Margaret Grace, both deceased.)

  2. It was my priviledge to have been both taught by and worked with Dick in the MSP Fire Marshal Division and was appreciative of his friendship,knowledge, patience and good humor. You have our sympathy, prayers and best wishes for the future.

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