Father Dale A. Lumley

Joe Denoyer - February 19, 2021 5:08 pm

Father Dale A. Lumley, age 73, died Saturday, February 13, 2021, at his home in Ulysses, Kansas. He was born March 25, 1947, in New York City, New York, the son of Thomas R. and Julia E. (Raynor) Lumley.

Father Lumley grew up in Long Island where he also graduated high school. He served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam Conflict for four years aboard the USS Forrestal CV-59. Father Lumley was an avid sailor of sailboats and taught sailing while in Virginia. He continued his education at George Washington University in Washington D.C. While living in Washington D.C. he served the community cooking at a Catholic facility for the indigent. He was ordained into the Episcopal Church and became a priest in Newfoundland, Canada, on May 1, 1992, and August 5, 1991, as a Deacon. He served in the Episcopal Diocese in Brooklyn, New York, Africa, Arizona, Fogo Island, New Foundland, and Concordia, Kansas. Father Lumley served as the Priest at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Ulysses for many years. He enjoyed going to the Grant County Senior Center in Ulysses and visiting with everyone.

Father Lumley married Mariam Mogavro-Roland 36 years ago in Alexandria, Virginia. She survives. Other survivors include two siblings, William K. Lumley and Judith A. Lacy.

Father Lumley is preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Thomas D. Lumley.

Memorial service will be Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at 12:00 PM at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Ulysses, Kansas, with The Reverend Dr. Carolyn Ballinger officiating. The service will also be live streamed on Garnand Funeral Home Facebook page. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to your favorite charity in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W. Grant Ave., Ulysses, Kansas 67880. Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com.