Dale Lawrence Cheney passed away on January 25, 2023, in New York City. He was born in Alexandria, Virginia, to Darwin and Bonnie (Gray) Cheney on January 15, 1977.
He grew up in New Jersey and Northern Virginia with his two brothers and two sisters. He attended Brigham Young University (class of 2001) in Provo, UT where he studied Accounting and met the love of his life, Lauren Colton, his wife of 22 years (married August 5, 2000, in the Washington DC LDS Temple). He earned an MBA from Harvard Business School (class of 2006) where he learned to be an effective business leader and made lifelong friends. He served a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Cordoba, Argentina (1996-1998), where he grew to love the people and the gospel of Jesus Christ. This experience nurtured a profound love of serving others that became one of his guiding principles.
He loved life, especially with his family. He was passionate about traveling, high adventure, boating, skiing, biking, wake surfing, and running. He looked forward to long morning runs with Lauren in Waveny Park and summer Saturdays boating with his family at Candlewood Lake. He founded and managed a successful private equity fund and funneled his creative energy into designing and building beautiful homes for his family. Christmas was his favorite, reveling in the holiday as much as his youngest boys. Most of all, Dale absolutely adored his children spending many happy hours mentoring, coaching, teaching and playing with them. He taught through examples of hard work in every aspect of his life. His children will always be inspired by his curiosity, witty sense of humor, and integrity. They will all miss his loving guidance, boundless energy, and perfect smile.
He is survived by his loving wife, Lauren; children, Elle, Abby, James, Jackson, and Luke; his parents, Darwin and Bonnie Cheney of South Jordan, UT; his siblings Darin Lynn (Brenda) of Waxhaw, NC; David Lance (Stacey) of Gilbert, AZ; Allison Cheney Gibby (Ken) of Farr West, UT; and Anamarie Jessee (Graham) of Mount Pleasant, UT.
Memorial donations can be made in Dale’s honor to the ABC House of New Canaan.
[This obituary appeared on Legacy.com.]