Dallas Nielsen Archibald

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Dallas Nielsen Archibald

Birthplace: Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
Death: December 14, 1998 (60)
near Conception, Biobio, Chile (Accidental Drowning)
Place of Burial: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Ezra Wilson Archibald and Marguerite Ardis Archibald
Brother of Private

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About Dallas Nielsen Archibald

Dallas Nielsen Archibald died December 14, 1998, as a result of a fishing accident near Concepcion Chile. He was a member of the First Quorum of Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was serving as President of the Chile Area. He had participated in Church meetings throughout the preceding weekend in Concepcion.

Elder Archibald was born on July 24, 1938, in Logan, Utah to Ezra Wilson and Marguerite Nielsen Archibald. He grew up in Ogden, Utah, and graduated from Ben Lomond High School. After serving a two and a half year LDS mission to Uruguay from 1958 to 1961, he married Linda Ritchie in the Salt Lake Temple on June 14, 1962.He served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1961 to 1965. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Spanish Literature from Weber State University and a Master of International Management Degree from Thunderbird-American Graduate School of International Management in Glendale, Arizona.

In 1967 Elder Archibald began a career in international business. He spent two years in Japan and the Philippines as a representative for Hallmark greeting cards. He then worked as a sales and marketing director for NCH Corporation, an industrial chemical company. He fulfilled assignments for the company in the United States of America, Canada, South Africa, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Venezuela, and Brazil.

In 1979 he was called to serve as president of the Spain Seville Mission for three years. Elder Archibald served in various Church callings including a leader in the Young Men Organization, Bishop, and Regional Representative. He was sustained as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy on April 6, 1996, after four years of service in the Second Quorum of the Seventy. As a member of the Seventy, he served as a Counselor and President of the Brazil Area for five years, and President of the Chile Area for one and one-half years.

Elder Archibald was particularly interested in children and youth and ways to build their testimonies, confidence, and self-esteem. He was known for his great love of people in all the nations of the earth. His enthusiasm and optimism were inspiring and contagious. All who were privileged to know and work with him will miss the radiance which seemed to fill the room when he was present. He found excitement in teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ, peace in fishing on the lakes and rivers of the world, and joy in being with his family whom he loved unconditionally.

He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Teresa; by his mother; and a brother, Gayland Nielsen Archibald. He was preceded in death by his father and his brother, Lennis Nielsen Archibald.

Funeral services will be held Monday, December 28, at 10 a.m. at the Salt Lake Eagle Gate Stake Center, 135 North "A" Street. Friends may call Monday morning from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the stake center. Interment, Larkin Sunset Lawn Cemetery.

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Dallas Nielsen Archibald's Timeline

July 24, 1938
Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
September 29, 1946
Age 8
United States
December 14, 1998
Age 60
near Conception, Biobio, Chile
December 28, 1998
Age 60
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States