“Dale Ware, 84, passed away at his home on April 22, 2009, after a short illness.
He was born in Wheeler, Texas, on March 1, 1925. Dale graduated from Wheatland, New Mexico and served with the United States Army in WW II in Japan.
He married Theresa Mathews in December 1978, and they resided outside of George, where they ranched the remainder of his life. In 2006, Dale received the ‘Trail Rider Award’ from the Cattle Producers of Washington and also, ‘Grant County Cattleman of the Year’, for Cloverdale Ranch. He was a retired electrician of 45 years, who worked on the Columbia River dams, including the electrical supervisor during the installation of the third power plant at Coulee Dam.
He is survived by his wife, Theresa, of Cloverdale Ranch, George; daughters, Angie (Mike) Reilly, of Wenatchee, Karen (Jim) Friske of Columbia Falls, Montana, Susan Gayne-Lynch (Tim) of Coulee Dam; sons, Joel (Rene’) Ware of Yakima, and Don Ware of Yakima; stepchildren, John B. Mathews of Warden and Helen Jean (Jerry) Rowe of Edmonds; numerous grandchildren; brothers, Marion (Esther) Ware of Grady, Bob Ware, of Clovis; sisters, Lois Hale of Clovis, Eddie Gorman of Norco, California, Elsie (Willie) Hightower of Chico, California, and Dessie (Paul) Reed of Owasso, Oklahoma.
Dale was preceded in death by his son, Larry Ware; his son-in-law, “Mic” Gayne; his parents, C.T. and Blanche Ware, and 2 sisters, Echo Mackechnie and Georgia Corbin.
Dale will be remembered for his love of life, people and his sense of humor. He will be truly missed.
Graveside services will be held on Saturday, April 25, 11:00 am at Pioneer Memorial Gardens, Moses Lake, Washington.
Arrangements are in the care of Kayser’s Chapel of Memories in Moses Lake.
You may sign the guest book or leave a message for the family at www.kayserschapel.com”
Source: Clovis News Journal and the Portales News-Tribune from 4/23/2009 – 4/24/2009
Kenneth D. Bogard Record added: Apr 23, 2009