Carlile, Dale Robert – Obituary

Durkee, Oregon

Dale Robert Carlile, 63, died Jan. 9, 2004, at his home in Durkee.

At Dale’s request, there will be no services.

Dale was born May 10, 1940, at Kelso, Wash., to Harry Carlile and Frieda Valentine Carlile. He attended school at Kelso/Longview where he loved playing football. After graduating from high school, Dale joined the U.S .Army and attended Ranger school.

He was involved in the early years of the Vietnam War. Dale left the Army six years later as a lieutenant colonel. He moved home to Kelso/Longview and began his career as a police officer.

He worked on the force in Kelso/Longview, Riverside, Calif., and at Astoria. In Astoria he spent time as a captain on a fishing boat, which he greatly enjoyed. While working in Astoria, Dale was injured. He was left permanently disabled and unable to work as a police officer.

Dale retired from the force and moved to La Pine in 1976. There he enjoyed hunting big game and fishing. Dale met Gloria Marsh in 1990. They were married in 1992.

Dale was a member of the Mining Association and moved to Durkee six years ago where he and Gloria enjoyed gold mining.

Dale was known to have a large, stern personality that he was not afraid to share with people who deserved it. He also had a fun side and enjoyed playing tricks on his hunting partners.

Survivors include his wife, Gloria; four children; his mother, Frieda Boone; his sister, Carol Meredith; and eight grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, Harry Carlile.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association through Gray’s West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, January 30, 2004
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor

White, Judy Wallis. Baker County, Oregon Obituaries. Published by Copyright 1999-2013, all rights reserved.

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