Milton-Freewater – Dale Childers, 57, of Milton-Freewater, died Sunday, Nov. 13, 1988, at his home.
At Childers’ request there will be no funeral service.
He was born Aug. 7, 1931, in Wallowa, to Cecil and Thelma Crow Childers. He grew up in the Wallowa Valley and graduated from Joseph High School in 1949.
He attended Moler Barber College at Portland, graduating in 1950. Childers owned and operated barbershops at Klamath Falls and Arlington before moving to the Milton-Freewater area in the late 1960s. He operated Dale’s Barber Shop in Milton-Freewater for 20 years.
On Nov. 5, 1973, he married Jan Hobbs at Lewiston, Idaho. Childers was a past member of the Elks and Eagles lodges.
Survivors include his wife, at home; sons, Michael of Sacramento, Calif., and Craig of Redding, Calif.; daughter, Lynette Haines of Portland; stepdaughter, Kristine (Mrs. David) Murray of Milton-Freewater and Paula Hobbs of Spokane; his parents, Cecil and Thelma Childers of Joseph; a brother, Jack of Portland and three grandchildren. A sister, Lois Sample, died in July 1987.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital or Meadowood Springs Speech Camp though Munsell-Rhodes Funeral Home in Milton-Freewater.
East Oregonian – Tuesday, November 15, 1988 – Page 11A