Dale Anderson - December 17, 2011
Dale Edward Anderson passed from this life and went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Saturday evening, Dec. 17, 2011 – the very same day his wife, Faye, passed away 19 years ago! Dale and Faye were well-known Bible teachers around the Fort Collins and Loveland, Colo., areas following his retirement from Colorado State University where he had been an accountant in the Civil Engineering Department for a number of years.
Dale was born March 31, 1920, in Brady, Neb., to Joseph and Olive Anderson. While still young, his family moved to Wauneta, Neb., and he graduated from high school there.
He married Faye Josephine Troxel in 1940 at St. Francis, Kan., where they endeavored unsuccessfully to keep the marriage secret so Faye could continue teaching (as was stipulated in the culture of those times.) Shortly afterwards they moved to Chillicothe, Mo., where Dale attended and graduated from Chillicothe Business School.
Following a year in Chicago where Dale worked for Dupont, they returned to Chillicothe for a short time and then headed to Denver looking for work in that war-torn year of 1943. Dale was hired as bookkeeper and office manager for the government-run Arapaho Ranch located near Thermopolis, Wyo., where they lived and worked for about a year before deciding to move on to Oregon.
For the next 18 years Dale was employed in office work in Klamath Falls, Ore., mainly in the timber industry. In 1961 Dale moved his family to Fort Collins, Colo. In 1990 he and Faye celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary there.
After Dale’s wife, Faye, passed away in 1992, he lived the next 13 years with his daughter, Linda, and George Hill, first in Fort Collins, then in Loveland. During those years he spent time with his daughter, Eunice, in New York and his daughter, Anita, in Montana.
He moved into the Collinwood Assisted Living Center in Fort Collins in April of 2007 and then into Spring Creek Health Care Center in the fall of 2009. He survived a hip fracture and two resultant surgeries in November 2009, and following his recovery he became the resident “fast wheels” roaming the halls continually in his wheelchair, greeting and loving residents and staff alike. We have lost count of his many friends there who have told us what a caring person he was and how much they loved him in return. He loved the dear people at Spring Creek and they brought him much joy in his last years.
Those Dale has left behind include his four children, Eunice (Steve) Douglass of Rochester, N.Y.; Anita (Frank) Yurczyk of Thompson Falls, Mont.; Nolan (Nancy) Anderson of Loveland, Colo.; and Linda (George) Hill of Loveland, Colo.; along with a loved nephew who lived with the family when they were young, Frank Anderson of Vidor, Texas; his eight grandchildren: Kevin, Craig, Philip, and Keith Douglass on the east coast and Germany; Lucretia Smith of Montana; Gabriel Anderson, Shannon Franz, and Lisel Pias, all of Colorado; and 17 great grandchildren.
Dale has one remaining sibling, Doris Anderson of Lakewood, Colo.; and dear sisters-in-law Ruby Anderson of Nebraska and Vena Anderson of Arizona along with many loving nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters.
Coffee with family and friends was held at the Allnutt Drake Chapel on Wednesday, Dec. 28, from 6 until 8 p.m. Funeral services were held on Thursday, Dec. 29, at 2:00 p.m. in the Allnutt Drake Chapel with Pastor Johnny Square officiating. A reception followed in the Allnutt Family Center. Committal services were Friday, Dec. 30, at 11:00 a.m. at Roselawn Cemetery in Fort Collins.
Memorials can be made to Spring Creek Health Care Center (for the Dale Anderson Memorial Fund) in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 650 W. Drake Rd., Fort Collins, CO 80526.
Please visit www.allnutt.com to send your condolences and share your tributes and memories of Dale.