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Obituary for Elfriede Katharina Dalley

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Elfriede Katharina (Holz) Dalley, age 86, passed away peacefully on March 15, 2021 at her home in Parowan Utah after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.She was born on May 28th, 1934 in Frankfurt, Germany to Josef and Marie (Merz) Holz.
Elf grew up in Germany during WWII, immigrating to Canada in 1952 when she was 18 years old. She married Wolfgang Werner, a fellow German, soon after she arrived. They lived in Toronto where she worked for Singer Sewing Machines as a bookkeeper. They later settled in Cornwall where she taught art at a local college. They traveled extensively throughout North and Central America, falling in love with the spectacular colors of the southwest.
After Wolf’s death in 1980, Elf continued traveling, later marrying Allen Dalley in1983.They had an adventurous life farming and ranching in Summit, Utah. After their divorce, Elf moved to Parowan where she lived out her remaining years viewing her beloved mountains.
Elf was a friend to everyone, laughing and telling stories at the drop of a hat.Her positive attitude meant people loved to be with her and felt of her kindness and generosity. She taught primary for many years and loved to see the little ones she taught as they grew up.
Preceding Elf in death were her father and mother, Josef and Marie (Merz) Holz; step father and step mother, Heinrich Proff and Regine Hofmann; brother, Georg; and sister, Anneliese (Lutz) Auch-Schwartz. She is survived by her daughter, Noreen (David) Barnes; granddaughters, Jesse Barnes, Cassidy (Oska) Ang’ila, Cody Barnes; and three great grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, March 20, 2021, at 1:00 pm at the Parowan 3rd& 4th Ward building on Main Street. You may attend in person or watch the funeral live via the following link will be provided by Affordable Funeral Services, 2002 North Main Street #7, Cedar City, Utah (435-586-3456).
The family would like to thank Applegate Hospice Care for the excellent training and care of our mom. We would additionally like to thank the many friends, neighbors and Parowan 5th Ward Members who made it possible for Elf to live independently during the last several years of her life. The countless hours of visiting, rides, wood, lawncare, food and love have not gone unnoticed and are deeply appreciated.
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