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Obituary: Captain Nathan Stephen Kesler Dalley
Captain Nathan Stephen Kesler Dalley, 27, was killed Monday, November 17th while defending our freedom in Baghdad, Iraq. Nathan was born February 9, 1976, to Sandra M. Dalley and Dr. Stephen F. Kesler. Nathan graduated from Brighton High School in 1994 where he was Senior Class President and a member of the National Honor Society.
Nathan then went to West Point Military Academy in New York, where he graduated in May 1998. His tour of duty included Ft. Benning, Georgia, Camp Casey, Korea, and was currently serving a 3-year tour in Baumholder, Germany, where he was immediately deployed to Iraq.
Nathan was our best friend, our biggest cheerleader, and our greatest hero. He was devoted to his family and friends.
He will be missed more than words can say. Nathan lived an amazing life and he lived life to the fullest. Some of his adventures included backpacking through Europe, where he fulfilled a desire to run with the Bulls in Spain. He loved to travel and see all this world had to offer.
Nathan is survived by his mother, Sandra M. Dalley, Farmington; his sisters, Alicia Schroeder (Mario) Kaysville, Catherine Dalley, Salt Lake; and his brother, Aaron Dalley (Kristen), So. Jordan. Nathan leaves behind his fiancÚ Kristen Barnekov of Columbus, GA; as well as his grandmother, Jean Martin; many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Nathan will be especially missed by his greatest fan club, his nieces, Tara and Reagan Schroeder; his nephews, Corbin and Kaleb Nathan Schroeder; Orien A. Dalley, So. Jordan was his father for 18 years and his extended family. Nathan was preceded in death by his father, Dr. Stephen F. Kesler; his grandparents, John C. Martin, Dr. Fred P. and Arlene Kesler.
Nathan's family would like to extend a special thank you to Major Karen Lee and the U.S. Army for their help, as well as Mountain View Cemetery for their kindness and generosity.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 26, 2003, at 11 a.m. in the Highland Park Ward, 2535 So. Douglas Street (1240 East). Friends may call at Holladay-Cottonwood Mortuary, 4670 South Highland Drive, Tuesday 6-8 p.m. and at the ward Wednesday one hour prior to service. Interment~Mountain View Cemetery.