Ira Dale Cash was born in Tremonton, Utah September 9, 1926 to Vertrees and Marie Cash. He passed away July 1, 2016 at the age of 89.
On September 9, 1943, at the age of 17, Dale joined the US Navy. He did his basic training at Farragut Naval Training Station in Bayview Idaho. Dale served on the USS Otter (DE-210) part of the Atlantic Fleet, during WWII. The USS Otter was a destroyer escort, escorting supply ships and troops across the Mediterranean. He was honorably discharged as Seaman 1st Class on March 16, 1946. He attended many reunions with his shipmates who always said “the party doesn’t start until Cash walks in the room!” Both his sons were witness to the truth in that statement when they accompanied him to his final reunion.
On July 29, 1947, he married Lona Faye Archibald. They resided in Diamondville WY, Twin Falls ID, Logan UT, Ogden UT and eventually Boise. Dale was a hard worker and would move if it was necessary to make a living and provide for his family. In 1953, he drove tankers for Standard Oil while living in Ogden Utah, where he resided for 10 years. In 1963, he had an opportunity to work for Belton Hearing Technologies in Great Falls Montana. This proved to be the field he would excel in. In 1971, he moved his family to Boise where he opened his own independent hearing aid office, Directional Hearing. He was in business for many successful years helping people with hearing aids before he retired in 1991. His success was far reaching and today numerous people in the industry can directly or indirectly attribute their successful careers in this field to him.
He loved spending time with his family, and it was always a given that he and Lona would attend annual family reunions, usually with grandchildren in tow. Many nieces, nephews and other extended family members will miss his humor and stories at these events.
Everyone who met Dale immediately knew he had a wonderful sense of humor and a huge heart. He loved to tell a funny story or joke and would often say good bye followed by “Don’t drink your bath water!”
He was greatly loved and will be greatly missed.
Dale was preceded in death by daughter-in-law Susan Cash, and 5 siblings, Shirlene Hamilton, Vira Kennedy, Leila Mae Wright, Deanna Freeman and Garth Cash.
He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Lona Cash, Sons, Terry (Rosemary) Cash, Russell (Connie) Cash, grandchildren Dale Scott Ashton (Andrea) of Salt Lake City, UT, Nichole Cash, Puyallup WA, Jaime Cash, Boise ID, Adam Ryder, Boise Idaho, Christie Cash, Tustin CA, and Taylor Cash, Boise ID. Four great grandchildren, Nathanial Wagner, Puyallup WA, and Chaseton, Andre and Markii Ashton of SLC, UT.
Funeral services will be held at Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel Thursday, July 7th at 10:30 AM.
September 9, 1926 - July 1, 2016