Marvin Dale Neves

1/10/1948 ~ 11/6/2022

Marvin Dale Neves passed away at home 06 November 2022, surrounded by his loving family. Dale was born 10 January 1948 in Lovell Wyoming to Elden Johnson Neves and Vida Allphin Neves. In his formative years, Dale moved with his parents and eight siblings to Spanish Fork, Utah.
Dale served an honorable mission to the Greater Canadian Mission where he met the love of his life, Sheryl Susanne Black. Upon the completion of his mission, Dale returned to Canada to ask for Sheryl’s hand in marriage. Dale and Sheryl were sealed in the Logan Utah Temple for time and all eternity. They settled in Logan where they started their family. They later relocated to Pleasant Grove, Utah where they welcomed the remainder of their nine children, prior to moving to their forever home in Mount Pleasant, Utah where they continued their life of devotion and service to their children, community, and The Church of Jesus Christ. He also fulfilled his life-long dream of developing an equine program, passing on his love of horses as well as gardening to his children and grandchildren.
His greatest legacy is his faith, family, and service, and will continue on in the lives of his children; Robyn, Jonathan (Kaye), Jennifer (Tyler Falkner), Andrea (James Cole), Amy (Jeremy Nix), Suzanne, Melissa (Doug Russell), Alyson (Kyle Micheli), and David (Nicole), twenty-eight grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren, along with many others whom Dale lovingly guided through life.
Dale faithfully served many church callings for The Church of Jesus Christ, including thirty years in scouting, and 8 years as a Manti Temple worker with his cherished wife.
Dale was a gentle giant whose physical strength was only trumped by his spiritual fortitude. Dale was a beloved son, brother, husband, father, uncle, grandfather, and friend. To know him is to love him. He will be deeply missed by all.
Funeral services will be held 14 November 2022 at 12:00 p.m. in the Mt. Pleasant Stake Center at 295 South State Street, Mt. Pleasant, UT. A viewing will be held from 10:30-11:30 prior to the service. Interment will be at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. 

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16 Responses to “Marvin Dale Neves”

  1. Dennis & Bev Schugk says:

    Dear Sheryl and family,
    We are so sad to hear of Dale’s passing on. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We think the world of Dale and so enjoyed our years working side-by-side in the Manti Temple as well as in our yard while he and David worked on our trees. He will be greatly missed by you and all of us who have known this great man.

  2. Janice Black says:

    My deepest and dearest condolences go out to my Aunt Sheryl and all my cousins down in Utah on the loss of your husband and father as well as the many grandchildren and he will a loving caring man he was a loving caring husband father and grandfather. He will be deeply missed. He will live on in all our hearts 💕
    Dale I will deeply miss you and carry you in my heart always ♥️
    I love you Uncle Dale ❤️

    Fly high with the angels in heaven up above
    By you look on us each and every day
    Keep us safe at this difficult time
    We love you and miss you Uncle Dale ❤️

    May God bless you all at the difficult time
    Love you all
    Xoxo xoxo

  3. Dan & Chris Martin & Family says:

    Sheryl and family, our condolences to you and your family. We hope that God will watch over you guys and comfort you as you need.

  4. JeniRuth and Zeljko Jovanovic says:


    We are praying for your family (extended and direct) at this time of grief. Your father was always a very welcoming, kind man. He will be missed by all who knew him.

    JeniRuth (Nix) and Zeljko Jovanovic

  5. Jodi and I are so blessed to know Dale’s son, Jon and his awesome wife, Kaye and their family. We send our deepest condolences to Jon and Kaye and their family and to the other family members of this wonderful man. May God be with you all in the days and weeks/months ahead.

    Rick and Jodi Nielsen

  6. Phil & Kristen Merrell says:

    Our family have such wonderful memories of your family as our children grew up together in Pleasant Grove. Dale’s love and patience were often mentioned. His incredible physical strength and knowledge of all things plant and trees was amazing. We offer our love and condolences to Sheryl and all their sweet children.

    Much Love,
    Phil & Kristen Merrell

  7. Cheri S says:

    Jen, Thinking of you and your family. Love you, Cheri

  8. Paola Hiltbrunn says:

    Sheryl, Be strong… You will not be alone, Dale is with you all the way, in this mortal life…Even if He is busy in Heaven, when you think of him he will be there with you.
    I had those experiences When I lost my sweet Angel of husband.
    I met your Dale few times before he passed, He does have a sweet and gentle soul. He will be a big access to the Savior work . to built The Kingdom and Prepare for the second coming.
    Love you Sister in the Gospel. Remember Be Strong! For You and your Family.

  9. Tammy (Dillingham) Kumpfmiller says:

    My sweet, lifetime friends, the Neves’ family. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad, Grandpa, and Great-Grandpa, Dale! His smile was always infectious. One of the nicest neighborhood friends that I can remember growing up! Always was like a 2nd “Dad” to the kids in and out of the house! Our family is praying for peace and healing during this difficult time. Thank you for sharing your lives with us!

    Ryan, Tammy, Ivy, Roy, & Ian Kumpfmiller

  10. Stacey Black says:

    R.I.P Uncle Dale!!!!! You will be dearly missed!!!!!
    I remember the one year back in 2010 when I spent the whole summer in Utah with the family down there!!!!! It was so much fun!!!!! It was so great to see you and meet you in person Uncle Dale!!!! Even the chit chats we had were amazing!!!!! I remember you taking me out to show me the horses as well!!!!! That was a great time!!!!!! We even had my 16th or 17th birthday there as well that year!!!!!! So many great memories with the family down there was made that summer!!!!!! It was very hott but we made a great time out of my visit while I was there!!!!!! We even had a movie night in your back yard with the family as well!!!! Not a day goes by that I won’t think about you Uncle Dale!!!!!!!! You will be dearly missed by everyone!!!!!
    All the family from here in canada send you aunt Sheryl Neves and family our deepest condolences and prayers to all of you down there at this difficult time!!!!!! We love you so much and miss you all dearly!!!!!!! Sending our prayers and lots of big hugs your way!!!!!!
    Gone But Never Forgotten!!!!!
    #flyhigh #gonebutnevereverforgotten #restinpeace #ourcondolences #sendinglove #sendingpositivevibes #sendingourlove

  11. Linda Bullough says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I’ll always be grateful to Dale for the wonderful way that he helped my son, Sherman, during his teenage years. Sherman has great memories of Dale organizing activities such as setting up a tower for a zip line with the young men that made it fun for him and his friends. Our family and I are praying for your family at this difficult time.

    Linda Bullough

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  13. Olivia Le Tellier says:

    We had just moved here to the Sanpete Valley and our little piece of property was barren, flat and uninviting. I got into a conversation with Sheryl at the Ward library about my problem and she said, “Talk to Dale bc he is an arborist, and he knows a lot about trees!” and then she invited me over to see their ‘oasis’ in the farm fields west of Mount Pleasant, or should I say, ‘Neve’s Forest’! A short bike ride one Fall afternoon to their place and I was enchanted with the beautiful shady tree lined promenade, and blooming flower beds and the charming grandchildren’s house behind the farmstead. They had created their own little heaven!
    Dale and Sheryl are wonderful generous folks and freely share their talents and expertise with all. Dale sawed off 6 branches from some of his mature willow trees and sent me home one afternoon with instructions to plant them 2’ deep and water them all through the winter. In the spring, they would be trees! And they were trees as promised by May!
    He left a legacy of love and caring! Thanks Dale and Sheryl for your kindnesses to me and John. “Until we meet again”, Dale and Sheryl – “See you around town and church!”
    May comfort and peace warm your heart until you two are united once more in the eternities!

  14. Tom and Sue Anderson says:

    This scripture came to mind when thinking about dear Dale.
    Alma 34:36 “And this I know, because the Lord hath said he dwelleth not in unholy temples, but in the hearts of the righteous doth he dwell; yea, and he has also said that the righteous shall sit down in his kingdom, to go no more out; but their garments should be made white through the blood of the Lamb.” Love to your family, Tom and Sue

  15. What a beautiful service it was for Dale. It seemed I was able to get to know my cousin and learn what a strong, compassionate man of faith and wonderful father he was. I knew him when he was much younger before they all moved to Utah. We have always loved and admired Uncle Eldon & Aunt Vida’s family. And now to observe and feel Dale’s own family’s endearment for him and for our Savior was truly inspiring. It’s easy to see what an amazing family this is. Thank you for the privilege of watching, including the impressive horse drawn escort for him to the gravesite. We love you all and are praying for your peace and comfort. Nancy (Loveland) Webster

  16. Kaye Watson says:

    Such an appropriate funeral for Dale. I haven’t been attending funerals very much lately but this was one I’m glad I went to. Take a few days to rest, you all will need to recouperate from the past several weeks.