ROBERT DALE HOLBROOK
July 13, 1923 ~ August 1, 2015
Robert Dale Holbrook of Vancouver, WA, passed away Aug. 1, 2015, just days after his 92nd birthday. He was born July 13, 1923 in Vancouver to Ralph and Alice Holbrook and graduated from Battle Ground High School in 1941.
Dale served in the U.S. Army Air Corps, during WWII in the China/Burma/India theater.
Dale retired in 1976 as Assistant Chief of Medical Services, Vancouver Veterans Administration Hospital.
He also operated a small but productive family farm providing milk, eggs, beef, pork, and garden vegetables and fruit for his and Trudy's large family.
Dale loved raising 10 children; traveling to Hawaii with Trudy; their winter home in Desert Hot Springs, CA, his many grandchildren; and playing Pinochle and Cribbage.
He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church.
Dale is survived by 10 children, Bob Holbrook (Cheryl) of Vancouver, Tim Holbrook of Florida, Dennis Holbrook (Linda) of Vancouver, Debbie Linder (Greg) of Vancouver, David Holbrook of Vancouver, Nancy Reddish (Terry) of Battle Ground, Mark Holbrook (Maggi) of Ridgefield, WA, Mary Beth Lynn (Scott) of Vancouver, Joseph Holbrook of Battle Ground, and Paul Holbrook (Nancy) of Ridgefield; 28 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Avettia "Trudy" (2011); his sisters, Blanch Dahl, Francis Higdon, Pauline Clem, Fern Irwin, Barbara Curtin, Dorothy Nikila, Catherine Whetzel, Patricia Vermillion; brothers, George Holbrook and Mel Holbrook.
A funeral service will be held Thurs., Aug. 6, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Vancouver.
Please sign his guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits