Dale Bender

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  • "Shirley, May the Lord give you strength during this very..."
    - Deana Clark-Moller
  • "Love from Dale's loving nephew."
    - Samuel Bender
  • "Dale's nephew through his brother Jerry here. My uncle was..."
    - Samuel Bender
  • "Hi Shirley and Terry and family. Mom and I were both..."
    - Jody & Dodie Farmer
  • "To Shirley & family. So sorry to hear of Dale's passing...."
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December 21, 1931 ~ February 6, 2011

Dale Bender, 79, of Vancouver, WA, passed peacefully in his sleep Feb. 6, 2011. Dale graduated from high school in Powell, WY and worked for Dick Jones Trucking in Thermopolis, WY his entire working career. Time growing up was spent around horses. He loved the rodeo and watching bull riding.
His humor and sometimes questionable jokes were his trademark.
Dale came from the old school-if you make a commitment, stand by it-work hard-and be totally devoted to your family. In addition to his jokes, Dale often misquoted the Bible in an attempt to make his point.
He is survived by his admiring fan club Hi, wife of 59 years, Shirley; daughter Terry Murphy and her husband, Ron Frederiksen; son Doug Bender and his wife, Sherry, and son Ron Bender and his wife, Gina. Dale especially loved his three grandchildren, Max (Jessina) Murphy, Sam (Jessica) Murphy, and Chelsea Dinsmoore. Dale had six step grandchildren, Aaron Frederiksen, Lia Frederiksen, Cedar Lapp, Lee Lapp, Michael Glavin and Christopher Smith. In addition, Dale's nine great-grandchildren brought him special joy in the last chapter of his life. Dale is also survived by his brother Lynn and wife, Maxine; brother Jerry and wife, Lila; sister-in-law, Charlotte (Jack) Bell; and six nieces and nephews.
His parents and identical twin brother, Dave, preceded him in death.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thurs., Feb. 10, 2011 at Hamilton-Mylan Funeral Home.
Please sign Dale's guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits.


Published in The Columbian on Feb. 9, 2011
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