Dale Campbell LeCheminant1927 ~ 2012Our outstanding father passed away peacefully February 4, 2012, from natural causes after bravely and graciously negotiating the effects of aging. Dale was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, January 8, 1927, to Eli D. and Jeane C. LeCheminant. He enjoyed a warm relationship with his sister Linda LeCheminant and brother E. Stanford LeCheminant, both of Salt Lake City.Dale married his great love, Wanda Nielsen on June 18, 1952, in the Salt Lake Temple, and thereafter they had five children: Jan LeCheminant (Jack Gleason); Kaye LeCheminant (Cal Gundersen); Jean L. McGavin (Blair); David LeCheminant; Carol L. Thelin (Jim) all in Salt Lake City. His wife and daughter, Carol, preceded him in death. He has eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren who were among his life's greatest joys.Dale lived a rich life but was not driven by material gain as much as by intellectual gain and service. He served his country in the US Coast Guard, and then his church on a three-year mission to Denmark and later in various callings. His greatest service was as an educator where he reached countless students during his profession. Our father earned a bachelor's degree in Economics and PhD in Cultural Foundations of Education from the University of Utah, and a Master's degree in English Literature from the University of Southern California.He loved his career in education at the LDS Salt Lake Institute of Religion and had a gift for helping students explore the intricacies of religion, ethics and church doctrine. He took his work very seriously and spent hours developing curricula, teaching techniques and building relationships with students, who still remind us of his significant influence. Our dad had the special ability of reaching students who had more challenging questions or were struggling to find their way. He embraced hard questions and answers, believing that faith, knowledge and effort went hand in hand, and he lived by this credo.Dale had many interests outside of his career, including vegetable gardening, studying religion and theology, travel, and spending time with his many good friends and his family no event was too small to bring the family together for a celebration. He was a devoted husband and loved spending time with his wife, and both warmly recalled years of late night conversations on topics ranging from their children, to religion, to culture and politics. Dale cherished the decades of involvement he had with two study groups, the arts, cultural and educational events, which included Sunstone Forum and Dialogue. Finally, our dad was a great father who was always engaged with his children and grandchildren in countless ways, most importantly by using his talents as an educator in the home where he found it more important to ask questions than give answers. His legacy will live on in our hearts and minds forever and we feel blessed to have such an outstanding man as our father. We love you, dad.Funeral services will be held Friday, February 10 at the Winder 5th Ward, 1361 E 4000 S at 11:00 a.m. Viewings will be held Thursday, February 9 at the Holladay-Cottonwood Memorial Mortuary, 4670 S Highland Drive from 6-8 p.m. and one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment in the Salt Lake City Cemetery. Online condolences may be submitted to www.memorialutah.com