Cecil Dale Behunin passed away Friday, Jan. 8, 2010 at his home in Los Altos from complications of Parkinsons. He was born Sept. 15, 1932 in Ferron, Utah to Cecil and Ida Behunin. Dale is survived by his wife, Janice, his children James (Kathy), Melinda (Myron) Guymon, Kathy (Mike) O'Connor, Jason (Marcey), Sarah (Nathan) Smith, 20 grandchildren, and his sister May (Bill) Jorgensen. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Mary Lue.
Dale was raised in Ferron and graduated from Emery High School in 1950. He attended Utah State and then Iowa State for a doctorate in veterinary medicine. He married Janice Price Nov. 5, 1957 in the Los Angeles LDS temple. They settled in Los Altos, Calif., where they raised five children. Dale was a partner at El Camino Animal Hospital in Palo Alto.
Dale's retirement years were spent gardening, fly fishing and in church service. Dale was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served with Janice as a senior missionary in the Adelaide, Australia Mission, in the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, and as an ordinance worker in the Oakland Temple. Dale was known for his compassion and service to others.
Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010 at the LDS Ward Building at 190 Jordan Avenue, Los Altos. Graveside services will be held in Ferron, Utah, on Saturday, Jan. 16, at 1 p.m. at the Ferron City Cemetery. Friends and family may sign the guest book and share memories of Dale at www.fausettmortuary.com.