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Dale Lee

Born: 7/31/1946, Vernal, Utah
Death: 3/21/2008, Moab, Utah

Vernal / LaSal – Dale Lee, 61, passed away suddenly on Friday, March 21, 2008, at Allen Memorial Hospital in Moab, Utah.

Dale was born in Vernal, Utah on July 31,1946, the 6th son of Glenn and Marie Lee. His five brothers were generally good to him and he idolized them because of the athletics they were involved with. Dale grew up in Vernal and married Patsy Ann Colobella in May 1964. They had one daughter, Cindy Rae Lee. They were divorced in 1966. He married his dear, loving Sharron Lea Sharp Feb. 18, 1967. She stood by him through “thick and thin”, good and bad times. Sharron was always there for him. Sharron was his wife, friend, and lover. They had two wonderful and diverse children, Tracey Dickerson and Benjamin Lee.

Dale joined the U.S. Army in March 1966 and became a Special Forces “Green Beret” and served in Vietnam. During his time on earth he was always proud of his accomplishments as a Green Beret. Vietnam did rule his life though. Dale worked most of his life in the oil fields. He started in the summer of 1962 and other than the three year Army stint and a short tour of working in Southern California he worked over 40 years in the “patch” as they call it retiring as a nuclear safety officer. Most of that time he was in the employ of Halliburton.

Dale love hunting, the Rim of Diamond - especially early in the morning and toward evening, and music by the Doors, Beatles Sgt. Pepper Lonely Heart Club Band, Pink Floyd, Jefferson Airplane, Bee Gees, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Bread, Eagles, Marty Robbins.

He is survived by two daughters: Cindy Nelson of Rock Springs, WY; Tracey Dickerson of LaSal, UT; a son Benjamin Lee of Albuquerque, NM; Four brothers: Dennis, George, Art, Morgan; and five grandchildren

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Sharron, and a brother Larry.

At Dale’s request cremation has taken place and a gathering with friends and family will take place at a later date.


4/10/2008 - I'm morgan's granddaughter and I just wanted to say that even though I didn't spend too much time with uncle dale, the time I have spent, I truly cherish. He was such an amazing and caring person. I'm sad that he will no longer be with us, but I'm glad that he's again with aunt Sharon. I will miss you uncle Dale. - Holly Lee

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