Dale Alan Daniels Sr., 63, passed away on Jan. 22, 2014, in Spokane. Dale suffered a short battle with lung cancer and passed peacefully with his family by his side.
Dale was born in Lansing, Mich., to the late Virgil Daniels and Lillian (Wallace) Daniels.
Dale is survived by his significant other, Lynette Clark of Spokane; two stepsons, Chris Clark (Erin) of Spokane Valley and Joshua Beckley (Xeina) of Clayton.
Dale had been searching for his natural children for many years. A couple of years ago after 26 years apart, they were finally reunited. Two daughters, Valerie Ann Windus and Selena Dey Cabezas (Fernando), both of Modesto, Calif.; one son, Dale Alan Daniels Jr. (Lucinda) of Mountain View, Calif.
Dale also has 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchildren; a sister, Denise Daniels of Tucson, Ariz.; two brothers, Gary Daniels and Darrel Daniels I, both of Deer Park; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Lillian Daniels; a sister, Wendy Pickelsimer; a brother, Danny Daniels; and a half-brother, David Wallace.
Dale enlisted in the Army in June 1969 and was discharged in November 1971. Dale then chose construction as a trade, hanging drywall for his father in Arizona. Dale then went on to hang drywall in different areas of the United States.
When Dale settled in Deer Park, he continued to hang drywall with his brothers. This is when Dale met Lynette Worley and they were married in 1990. They were divorced in 1999.
Lynette and Dale continued to friends. They moved to Montana in 2000, where Dale worked in several new housing developments before becoming disabled due to an on-the-job accident.
Dale and Lynette then moved back to Spokane in 2002 where they resided together until his passing.
Dale loved all sports, like pool, golf, darts, crafts, football and karaoke. He also made a CD which his family loved to listen to. Dale also loved playing Tiger Woods Golf on his Play Station 2 with his best friend, Dwight Kenyon.
Dale also has two dogs, Toby and Tawsha, which he will miss and they will miss him.
Dale wished to convey his â€śThanksâ€ť to the following: Dr. Sienko, Dr. Shaw and Dr. Call along with the staff at Cancer Care Northwest in Spokane; Dr. Loewn, DO, and the staff at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center; Dr. Jeremy Michael Cope, Dr. Lynn Berman, Dr. Jasdeep Kaur and Dr. Jason Heffernan along with the ER and ICU departments and Respiratory and Oncology staffs at Holy Family Hospital; Deaconess Hospital staffing and the Neptune Society in Spokane.
A very special thanks goes to RN Lisa Ostrom from Humana, who was there from the beginning of Daleâ€™s diagnosis. Lisa turned a bad situation into a manageable one, helping us every step of the way.
Thank you to all involved in his care.
A memorial service will be held on July 12, 2014, at the Deer Park Eagles Lodge, W12 South Ave., in Deer Park at 2 p.m. A potluck will follow the service. In honor of Dale, karaoke will follow.