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Daryle Len Ethington

06/01/1949 - 06/13/2019
Service Date: 06/21/2019
Service Time: 10:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1455 N. Harris, Mesa, Arizona
Visitation Date: 06/20/2019
Visitation Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Visitation Location: Bunker's University Chapel, 3529 E. University Drive, Mesa
Interment: City of Mesa Cemetery

On Thursday, June 13, 2019, Daryle Len Ethington, loving husband, father of 8, grandfather, brother and friend passed away unexpectedly in Mesa, Arizona at the age of 70.

Daryle was born on June 1, 1949 in Tempe, Arizona to Leonard and Eloise Ethington. Daryle was a businessman including dairyman, real estate broker and general contractor (concrete).  As a young man he served a mission for his church in Ohio.   Daryle was an active member of The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and loved doing Temple work.

Leaves behind a legacy he was so proud of. Survived by his loving wife Brenda Masterson Ethington of 45 years, 8 children Clint Ethington (Lauren), Kara Ellingson (Jayson), Jenny Adams (Aaron), Jodi Phillips (Ryan), Kelli Whisenant (Seth), Whitney Thompson (Tonnie), Jacki Daley (Jack), Willie Ethington and 27 grandchildren who adored their grandpa. One of his favorite roles in life.

Viewing: Thursday, June 20th, 2019 from 6-8 pm at Bunker’s University Chapel, 3529 E University Dr, Mesa, AZ 85213

Funeral Service: Friday, June 21st , 2019 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1455 N Harris, Mesa, AZ 85203.  Viewing at 9 am with Service 10 am.



  • Jessie Mechem

    Sending you lots of love, comfort and my sincerest condolences to you all. He was such a warm and wonderful man and I was grateful to know him. We love you all! Jessie, Rich and Lennox

  • Marsha Crosby

    So sorry to hear about your dad He will be missed. Your mom and dad are the best. Thinking and praying for you and your family.

  • Marsha Crosby

    So sorry to hear about Daryle. Such a shocker. He will be missed. You are in my prayers. ?

  • Ethington’s I’m so sorry for your loss! I have some really amazing memories of Daryle from when we were kids. Real gems, he will be missed. Our family is sending you guys all the love.


  • There was never a better friend… Ever!

  • Brenda, please know of our love for you and the family. We send our deepest sympathies and prayers to you. I am grateful to have known Daryle! Peace be with you.

  • Cynthia Sherwood Peters

    Brenda prayers and comfort for you and your family .

  • Keith and Wendy Pugmire

    We love you Brenda…Bless you…Daryl is the best…Condolences!!!

  • Brenda, I loved Daryle and you both, truly special friends. I am so deeply saddened by his unexpected passing. Love and prayers. Renny and Cindy Rogers

  • Rad and Marcy Perry

    So sorry for your loss. We are never prepared to say good-bye to those we love. The good news is we’ll all be together again. Hugs.

  • Jeff and Linda Pickles

    Brenda, I was shocked to see this today. We are so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in our hearts and prayers. What a wonderful husband and father he has been to to all of you. Lots of hugs and prayers ♥♥

  • Dan and Connie Lee

    Sweet Brenda,
    The news of Daryle’s death was such a sad shock! I always think of you two as young athletic kids…and Daryle will always be my “Mr. T!” We send our love and prayers to you and your beautiful family.

  • Janet Whetten

    Brenda, my heart aches for you and your family’s loss. Daryle has always had a very special place in my heart. My prayers are with you.

  • Ron and Annette Holt

    We love you dear friend, and are thinking about you at this time. May you find comfort each day with your family. Our prayers are with all of you Brenda.

  • Carlene Weberg

    My heat aches for you and your family! Love you Bren❣️ Carlene

  • Amanda johnson (Smith)

    Love you and your family! I just can’t believe he has moved on. So shocked. Prayers and love to you guys!!!

  • Butch and Delynn Bodine

    Our hearts are heavy hearing this news. We love you Brenda❤️Sending prayers of comfort and hugs to you and your family.

  • Delynn and Butch Bodine

    We are so sad to hear this news. Brenda, we love you❤️ Prayers of peace and comfort for you and yours?

  • My sincere condolences to family for the loss of your loved one. May prayers strengthen you and memories comfort you, and may the God of comfort who loves us, comfort your hearts and make you strong. 2 Thessalonians 2:16,17.

  • Jill so sorry to about your Dad passing away. He was a good man. ❤️

  • Becky Denham (Jones)

    Brenda and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Praying your family will feel the peace and comfort of the spirit during this time! ❤️?

  • Gary and Cyndy Williams

    We were so sad to hear about Daryle! We have so many sweet memories of you both! You are such a strong positive person and we know that comes from your deep faith in Jesus Christ. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We love you Brenda!

  • Kelly & Karen Gleave

    We were so sorry to hear this news. Daryl’s sense of humor will be missed by all. He was a great example to all around him and a pillar of strength to his family. We love you Ethington Family!

  • Dick & Darlene Burton

    Neighbors for 35 yrs and my softball team mate. I know we moved this past year, but we are saddened by Daryl’s passing. Our sincere condolences and love to you, Brenda, and your entire family.

  • John and Rita Phillips

    Our heartfelt love and condolences to you and your family., Brenda. May the Savior’s love be with you and bear you up at this difficult time.

  • Kathryn Ray Ritterbusch

    Dear Brenda, I am to sorry to hear of the loss of Daryl. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. It was so so much fun to see you both at our 50th class reunion. He will be missed.

  • Benda and family–I am sorry to hear of Daryle’s passing. We had some great conversations in my back yard during Willie’s lessons. He will be missed.
    Parker, hang in there dude.
    Coach Wags

  • Linda Long Bailey

    My dear sweet sister Brenda I feel I so sad and so sorry for the unexpected passing of my brother-in-law Daryl I miss him so much already I just want to tell you how much I love you and how I have always looked up to you as my older sister and How brave and sweet and loving and caring you are I see your eyes are sad know that I am with you know that I’m thinking of you at every second of the day my heart is with you I love you so much and I miss my brother-in-law Darryl love to all of your kids and grandkids.

  • Suzann Hansen

    Startling news. So sorry for your family. So many memories together. Hugs and prayers.

  • Kellie and Lindsay

    Kara, we were so heartbroken to hear about your Dad’s passing. Over the past twenty years we’ve known each other, we always loved hearing such wonderful, funny, and endearing stories about your father. Let the memories of your father’s life provide your family with the comfort you need during this challenging time. We are sending you and your family so much love and constantly keeping you all in our family’s prayers. Please let your mother know that our hearts are with her.

  • Steve and Sandee Blasnek

    We were deeply moved when we heard of Daryle’s passing, Brenda. Our love to you & to your family. Daryle was such a good, gentle man. He still is. How grateful we are for the peace & comforting influence of the Spirit, for our testimony of the resurrection, & for the binding power of Temples. He’s not gone, he’s just away – & the veil can be thin. We will be there next wk.

  • Howard and Carol Gale

    Since hearing about Daryle’s sudden passing, we were so sad and at the same time, a flood of great memories went through my mind. Especially back to the days in the Chandler First Ward, when Lyle Riggs was the Bishop and I was the Priest Quorum Adviser to Daryle and other fine young men like him. What a special time to be with such great kids like him and he will surely be missed.
    We send out love and condolences to the entire family.

  • Teresa Skousen McCormick

    I love you and Daryle and I am thankful for our friendship through the years. My heart aches for you and your wonderful family. I pray you will feel comfort and blessings from heaven as you go forward in faith.

  • Dearest Brenda and family, Daryle will be sorely missed; what a great couple you are and such a great example to your family and to all of us. We love you. Byde and Pam Fuller

  • Dena and Randy Perry

    We were very surprised and saddened to hear about Daryle. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in your time of sorrow.

  • Peggy and Paul Mecham

    Brenda and family,
    We send you our condolences and prayers at this difficult time. May you find peace and comfort in knowing he is in a better place.

  • Daryle was such a great man and you made a great couple. So sorry for his early return to his Heavenly Father. May you and your family be able to share your memories at this time. Love, Sandra (Ethington) & Rick Rice

  • Jim and Sandi Burgess

    We were so sorry to hear of Daryl’s passing. Our heart felt love and condolences go out to all of his family. As a young eager missionary, Daryl baptized Jim in West Virginia in 1969. We are so grateful for his love and testimony.

  • So stunned to hear the news about Daryle. Do not let your heart be troubled. You will feel Daryle’s presence when you least expect it but need it the most. Love to all your family.

  • Bert and Marla Wootan

    We were so sorry to hear about Daryle’s passing. He was a good friend to our family. I have many great memories coaching our boys together. Along with playing softball and going to the movies or dinners.
    Daryle was a good friend to me for many years. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Ethington family.

  • Bert, Marla and Wootan family

    Our family was so sorry to hear about the passing of our good friend Daryle. We all have so many great memories of him. Coaching our kids, playing softball and going to movies or dinners.
    Daryle was a good friend to me. Our prayers go out to the Ethington family.

  • My dearest Brenda and family, there is no way I can understand what you are going through, as Daryle was not my husband or father. What I DO understand is the sting that death imposes upon those of us left behind. I am happy for Daryle for making his transition. As good of a man as he was, there is little doubt about his destination. But, it is a painful process for those of us who need to wait around until we make the same journey, and can finally reunite with our loved ones. Keep your eyes, ears and heart open, as I know that Daryle will make his presence known to you. He’s probably kicking back with Malinda laughing at the times we spent together eating Mexican food, going to shows or congregating in your kitchen and back yard at Thanksgiving as Daryle deep-fried the turkey. Don’t let the good times stop. He will be there in spirit … literally. I love you, Brenda and family, and you are in my thoughts and prayers as the healing process begins. As I have quoted so many times, “Grief is the price we pay for love.”

  • Bobby and Darlene Noel

    Daryle was one of the best competitors I have ever known. He was always willing to tackle the biggest and toughest challenges facing him. I had a great time coaching him and his cousin Ron at Chandler High School. Our Thanksgiving turkey bowl games were the highlight of our times together with the Ethington and Noel families. Our prayers are with all of his family at this time.

  • Harold and Carol Davis and Ken Davis

    We were so sorry to hear about the sudden passing of Daryle. The Davis family is going to miss the services because of prior commitments that can’t be changed. Our prayers, love and hugs come to your family. Peace always comes when we remember our Heavenly Father’s plan and know the separation is short.

  • Mark Ethington

    Brenda and family: On behalf of the John R. Ethington, Sr., family i would like to extend our condolences and best wishes to you and your family at this time of parting. We hope and pray that your knowledge and testimony of the Savior’s atonement and resurrection will bring comfort, and hope that you will be reunited with Daryle in the eternities. He was always a good cousin to me. I have fond memories of watching him play softball. I would like to come to the funeral, but will be unable to do so.

  • Naji Nassereddine

    My Sincere Condolences to the Family. May God give you strength and patience to get through this tough and sad time.

  • Mr. & Mrs.Garza

    We wish you all an overflowing amount of peace & sincerest comfort

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