Christopher B. Daly
1950 - 2018
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Christopher Bourland Daly died December 23, 2018 as the result of an auto accident near Kingman, Arizona.

He was born November 9, 1950 in Berkeley, California to Elizabeth Bourland Daly and Christopher Lawrence Daly Jr.

Known as "Kit" to family, and Chris to friends, he grew up in Walnut Creek, California at the Daly homestead, surrounded by loving grandfathers, parents, siblings, and a menagerie of livestock and pets. A 1968 graduate of Ygnacio Valley High School, he was thrilled to join his classmates last summer for their 50th reunion.

College took our brother to Michigan State University for a degree in hotel administration. Using that degree to his advantage, he worked in his field for a number of years throughout California. A highlight of his professional career came in 1979, when Chris was chosen as the Resident Manager of the renown Old Faithful Lodge in Yellowstone National Park.

Following in his father's footsteps, Chris spent many years of active duty in the U.S. Navy. He was extremely proud of his service to our country, serving with distinction and retiring as a Captain.

As a resident of Las Vegas for nearly 40 years, he embraced a wide and diverse community. He tutored students at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, volunteered for the early shift at the USO, and devoted time and energy to his church. He spent many a night keeping the shelter open and warm for families in crisis.

Chris was a long-time member of the Community Lutheran Church choir, which brought him great pride and years of camaraderie and joy. In 2017, he travelled with the choir to Europe and was looking forward to appearing with them at Carnegie Hall this coming spring.

He was preceded in death by both parents, and his step-father Carl Neuhoff.

He is survived by his dear friend Tom TechasiRichard, Sun Valley, CA; his sister Susan Dalke, (Arthur) Medford, OR; brother Scott Daly, (Christina), Benicia, CA; sister Katherine Daly, (Ron Watters), Pocatello, ID; step-sisters Dorothy Neuhoff, Memphis, TN; and Eleanor Berghausen, (James), Hilton Head, NC; as well as many nieces, nephews, greats, and cousins. He was devoted to his family, and will always be remembered in that light.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.


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Published in Las Vegas Review-Journal on Jan. 11, 2019.
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January 7, 2020
Chris was funny in so many ways, that when I would meet him in the morning, he just somehow lightened my day! I was lucky to have known him in that way!!
Lois Shuart
Coworker
June 30, 2019
LCDR (at the time) Chris Daly was my OIC of our Vegas Detachment, Cargo Handling Battalion 14. We had many memories of our times in the Naval Reserve. He also came to our new home (2007) in Cedar City, UT and helped us prepare for our first July 4th picnic.
Capt Daly was 2 days younger than I, and we had fun teasing each other about it.
God be with you, sir.
Dale Rood
January 19, 2019
Sorry to learn of Chris's passing. He will be missed. A good friend. Over the past several years we had the opportunity to share lunches and reminisce about our respective experience in the Navy.

Fair winds and following seas.

Dennis Bechtel,
ISC, USNR (ret)
Dennis Bechtel
January 19, 2019
Dennis Bechtel
January 18, 2019
We will miss you very much at our Naval lunches and throughout our lives. Chris was a great presence and a person you could always depend upon. He buoyed our spirits and warmed our lives with his presence. Thank you, Captain.

Bruce Turner,
Commander, USNR (Ret.)
Bruce Turner
January 17, 2019
My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Chris. May the cherished memories you have of your dear one help sustain you during this time. May you find comfort in Jesus promise of the hope of everlasting life at John 6:40.
VG
January 14, 2019
I am so sorry to hear about Chris. I was a Pastor at Community Lutheran Church and he was always a help with my less than perfect computer skills.

He had a great sense of humor! He will be missed by those who knew him!!!!

My heart goes out to family and friends.

Rev. Lois Shuart
Lois Shuart
January 14, 2019
Captain Daly was an outstanding Naval Officer. I had the pleasure of meeting him and serving with him at the Las Vegas Naval Reserve Center on Range Road in the early 2000's. He was an intelligent, kind and humble man who set an exemplary example for the many dozens of Officers and Enlisted who were privileged to know him. Fair winds and following seas, Captain Daly!!
James Pecora
January 14, 2019
Blessed to be counted as a friend of Chris's. He was so kind and helpful, always had a way to make you feel important. I will miss him.
Michelle Merillat
January 14, 2019
My Thoughts and Prayers are with you all... as (anyone) that knew him, misses him. And definitely miss him at CLC Choir.
David Pohl
January 13, 2019
My condolences to Chris's family. He was a volunteer for Family Promise LV and very caring and compassionate for others.
Terry Lindemann
January 12, 2019
Prayers for the friends and family of Chris. He will be missed, especially around my parents' church.
Candi Burkett
January 12, 2019
My sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. May the God of all consolation give you comfort and strength during this difficult time. Jeremiah 29:11,12
Marie
January 12, 2019
My sympathies to Chris Daly's family & friends.I knew him from Community Lutheran Church and the choir.

He was a good man and I am grateful that I got the chance to tell him that and have a special prayer with him before I left Church on December 23rd.

I will always remember the kind things he did for so many people. God Bless, Janice
Janice Greenberg
January 11, 2019
His presence in the choir and setting up our communion every Sunday will be missed. He made a difference, RIP. Renee Riendeau
Renee Riendeau
January 11, 2019
I was shocked when I heard about the accident and will truly miss him. I am so sorry and pray that God will surround you with peace and comfort
Marilyn
Marilyn Kujat
January 11, 2019
Doug and I want to express our deepest condolences to the Daly family. Chris will be missed by all who knew him. Barbara Enright Bell
Barbara Bell
January 11, 2019
Jody and I will miss you until we join you on the other side.
C. Edward Cotton, MD, Lt Col (ret) USAF
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