Loris Ellen Dalton

Loris Ellen Dalton, 69, of Millsboro, Del., passed away at her home on Aug. 25, 2014, with the love and support of her husband and children. Loris is now in peace after a seven-year struggle with Alzheimers.

Loris was born in Akron, Ohio, in 1945, to Erma Pauline and Victor Gail Simonton.

Loris graduated from Pennsboro High in1963. She married her high school sweetheart, Donald Deane Dalton in 1963, and would have shared their 51st wedding anniversary next month. Loris was a beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend. Her priority in life was always family first. She enjoyed caring for her loved ones until the end. She loved to entertain her friends and family, long walks on the beach and taking care of others. Loris was a realtor for nearly 30 years. Through her 50 years of marriage, she was fortunate enough to live in many beautiful places. In total, she called 33 different places their home. Loris received her 50-year pin from Eastern Star of Ellenboro, W.Va., last year.

She is predeceased by parents; her stepfather, Corwin (Buck) Mowrey; and her brother, Robert Simonton.

Loris is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Don Dalton; along with two children, Eric Dalton and wife, Sandi, of Greenville Del., and Michelle Warner and husband, Bobby, of Crested Butte, Colo.; and her sister-in-law, Dorothy Dalton of Parkersburg. She also adored her six grandchildren, Brady, Reid and Ryan Dalton and Jackson, Riley and Gage Warner.

A viewing will be held from 10 a.m.-noon Thursday at Hockessin United Methodist Church, 7250 Lancaster Pike Hockessin, DE 19707, with a service beginning at noon. An additional viewing will be 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at Wince Chapel Methodist Church in Pike, W.Va., with a service beginning at noon. Burial will follow the Saturday service in the adjoining church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Delaware Hospice, 16 Polly Drummond Hill Rd., Newark, DE 19711, or the Alzheimer’s Association, 240 N. James St., Suite 100 A, Newport, DE 19804.

For online condolences, please visit Chandler Funeral Homes & Crematory, chandlerfuneralhome.com