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Dale Denson

July 8, 2017
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A candle was lit by Tina and Walt Dreyer on September 9, 2017 9:49 PM
Message from Mary and Elizabeth McLellan
July 23, 2017 5:33 PM

To Nancy and Dale's family. We were so sorry to learn Dale has lost his fight to cancer. My condolences to Nancy and the family. He was a very nice man and did so much for our little town of Halfway.
Message from Ann Rezabek
July 22, 2017 9:37 AM

To Nancy and her family, I'm sending love and prayers to you. Dale was always the gracious host. What an incredible loss for your family. Nancy, I have tears on my keyboard as I write this. Words cannot adequately express my feelings at this time. Wish I could be there.

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A candle was lit by Ann and Dennis Rezabek on July 22, 2017 9:29 AM
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An A GARDEN PATH was sent on July 21, 2017

With sincere sympathy to the Denson family in the shared sadness of Dales' passing. Dan S

Message from Dan Stephenson
July 21, 2017 12:18 PM

I consider myself fortunate to have met Dale Denson. His character epitomized the definition of "The Greatest Generation". Dale was always able to "take a minute" to help others even when he was very busy with his many endeavors. I am very sad at Dales' passing, I will miss him. I send my sincere condolences to his cherished wife Nancy and the Denson family.
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A candle was lit by Dan Stephenson on July 21, 2017 11:56 AM
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A candle was lit by Susan Battaglini on July 21, 2017 11:14 AM
Message from Anne Hawkins
July 20, 2017 4:04 PM

I am a friend of Iris's two daughters, heather Craven and Denise Thornby. I travelled cross country in 1997 with them and we spent a night or two with their Uncle Dale on his ranch. He was amazing, taught my daughter to ride his horse; picked fresh lettuce and vegetables from his garden, and grilled us steaks. We sat under the stars and it is a wonderful memory I think of often. God bless, and peace to his family.
Message from Jim & Pam Haney
July 20, 2017 9:24 AM

Dear Nancy, Jeff, Brad & Whitney, We are so sorry for your loss. We have many great memories of Dale from our time on the ranch. He will be missed. You all are in our thoughts.
Jim & Pam
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Message from Scarlett Mary and Bob Soto
July 19, 2017 5:29 PM

Blessing to the family with Love always.
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A candle was lit by Chris and Steve on July 19, 2017 5:24 PM
Dear Nancy, Whitney, Jeff, & Brad,
Dale just made me laugh. I remember the time I wanted to rent a space from him and the city of Menlo Park said no. I was in NYC when I got word from Dale that he had gone to a city meeting to fight for us and WON! I couldn't believe he went to so much trouble to help me start our business. He was there from the beginning cheering us on. I will never forget his kindness and good humor. I loved him. His spirit will be with me forever. He was one of my life heroes.
Chris and Steve
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A candle was lit by Chris and Steve on July 19, 2017 5:16 PM
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A RAY OF SUNSHINE was sent on July 19, 2017

Your smile and the bounce in your step made me smile right back. You will be with me forever. Love, Chris and Steve

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A candle was lit by The Chens on July 19, 2017 1:25 PM
Message from The Chens, Landmark Apts LLC
July 19, 2017 1:25 PM

Sorry to hear about Dale's passing.

Thought and prayers to his family.

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Message from James Marquard and Babetta Chiarito
July 19, 2017 9:32 AM

Truly saddened by the news of Dale's passing. We'd hoped, as did family and everyone else who new Dale, that he would pull through and past the struggle with cancer. He was a special person in so many ways and we are much better off having had some connection to him. Best wishes to his family.
Message from Clay and Veda Walker Family
July 19, 2017 9:26 AM

A good man a good neighbor, will be missed. Thank you Dale for the positive influence you have been to my 4 sons who spent summers working for you. You taught good stewardship of the land, high work ethic, and integrity. May peace fill the hearts of those he leaves behind, until you meet again.
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A SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent on July 19, 2017

Deepest sympathies. Sending lots of love, The Jamison Clan

Message from Bonnie and Scott Sager
July 18, 2017 9:30 PM

We were so sorry to hear of Dale's passing. Will never forget taking him to the old " Mountain Home" where his grandparents were married so many years ago. Will miss seeing him in the Westward Ho! Parade and seeing his beautiful smile. He had a love and appreciation for family history. Our sincere sympathy to your family.
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A candle was lit by Iris Craven, Dale's sister on July 18, 2017 12:20 PM
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Message from Donna Beaman
July 17, 2017 5:50 PM

Dear Nancy, Jeff, Brad & Whitney, We are sorry for your loss. Avidbank will miss Dale, a good guy to work with.
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A candle was lit by Donna Beaman on July 17, 2017 5:44 PM
Message from Craig Mortensen
July 17, 2017 3:46 PM

To Nancy and family: We are so sorry to hear about Dale's passing. Our friendship with Dale and your family goes back more than 50 years. I always enjoyed his counsel, friendly smile and lunches in Palo Alto. I learned so much from him. He will be missed. You all take care of yourselves during this time and we will be thinking of you.
Message from Karen and Wayne Endersby
July 17, 2017 6:31 AM

Dale was one of those people whose presence would bring a smile your face. He reminded me so very much of my own dad whose graciousness and generosity towards others was inspiring. And like my own dad he fought a hard fight against pancreatic cancer. He was a true gift to our community here in Halfway. Whenever I would arrive at the the Lions booth or hall to serve at an event I was always delighted when Dale was scheduled too for I enjoyed working with him. He was delightful and fun to be around. He had an infectious smile! Many will never know just how our community benefitted from Dale's generosity, He will be sorely missed but remembered ever so fondly. Nancy had a treasure, as did Dale.
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A candle was lit by Karen and Wayne Endersby on July 17, 2017 6:13 AM
Message from David and Deborah Mader
July 14, 2017 11:12 AM

Nancy and family, we are thankful for Dale being in our life. One time he helped our son, Pippin, get from Stanford U. to the Chilian consulate in SF and of course ate shrimp adown by the bay. Dale, thanks for the unfailing support of the exhibit hall by bringing loads of entries and of the parade with horses. We wish Dale's family the best at this time of loss, Deborah and David Mader
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A candle was lit by Tami Carpenter on July 14, 2017 9:32 AM
Message from Tami Carpenter
July 14, 2017 9:32 AM

Nancy and family, sorry to hear about Dales passing. He was a nice, kind man. In 1991, I moved from Halfway to Portland, Dale was kind and helped me to get into one of his apartments and gave me a job as asst.apt. manager. He made my life easier during a rough time. I am forever grateful
May you find peace during this time.
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A candle was lit by Christy & Lonnie Varner on July 12, 2017 1:07 PM
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A candle was lit by Kim Wright on July 9, 2017 11:40 PM
Message from Kim Wright
July 9, 2017 11:39 PM

Sorry to hear about Dale passing -A very nice man that did business with my family for a number of years. My deepest sympathy to the family.
Message from General Gerry Maloney USAF(Ret.)
July 27, 2017 8:50 AM

Dear Nancy, Brad,Jeff, and Whitney, It has been a long time since y'all and I left Palo Alto. We have ended up physically at each end of the country - yet the close feelings matured during our years in Palo Alto, have not deminished. Even recently I have had meaningful interaction with some of you. From afar I feel a personal loss. To Dale: For all the marvelous, wonderful, thoughtful, considerate things you did for me & my family every day - THANK YOU - You gave us a very spacial memorable time in Palo Alto, and at Dalton Realty. Thank you for being such a good friend.
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