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August 8, 2016
Randy and I met Dale way back in the 70's. He had hosted a trip to Mexico that Randy's Mom, Betty Phillips (who passed in July 2016) went on. She and Dale became friends and then friends with the rest of our Phillips family for life.

Originally at Christmas 1976, we had made arrangements for me to come house sit for his Saluki dog named Lucy, for the summer of 1977, while he went North to the Arctic for a couple months. As luck would have it, in the Springtime, I found myself in a bad room mate situation and Dale asked if I needed to move in sooner, before he left, as in right now. I did and he welcomed me and my furniture in, no questions asked. Mind you, I was 21 years old at that time and Dale was 57. At least the next two summers after that we house sat together and even stayed on into November waiting for our new home to finish being built in 1980.

Dale photographed our Wedding 6/10/78 for us and then surprised us with the photos as a gift.

I think we have spent the majority of Christmases together, for dinner at our house, and we have helped celebrate his birthday almost every year since. We last saw him on his 95th birthday and brought cake and ice cream to him.

One of our funniest memories of living with Dale, was coming out in the morning, rushing to get ready to go to work and seeing Rattle Snakes coiled up, all over the kitchen counters. Must have been more than 10 of them. Dale calmly mentioned that he was thawing them out, so he could skin them. We both had to count every one of them, before we would go into the kitchen, being afraid that they might somehow come back to life.

We used to go to out to eat Mexican food quite often, his favorite meal. We went to a little restaurant named La Cucharaucha (The Little Cock Roach) and then on to the Auction House, where they knew Dale very well. We still have Hotel sheets to this day, that we bought in 70s.

We will miss Dale greatly and hope that all of his precious belongings found good homes.

Susie and Randy Phillips , Scottsdale AZ
June 15, 2016
I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. May your memories comfort your heart; and God help the Slocum family during this time of sorrow. Isa.41:13
June 12, 2016
Dale rafted the Colorado River in Grand Canyon from Lee's Ferry to Granite Rapid in 1954. Dale had rafted through Glen Canyon the year prior to his Grand Canyon trip. An avid hunter and fisherman, Dale loved the out of doors.

When I was working on the book Big Water, Little Boats, I spent quite some time with Dale, getting the story of his 1954 river trip. We visited just last year in Phoenix, and Dale fondly recounted his Grand Canyon and Glen canyon trips. It will be an honor to scatter Dale's ashes in the Grand Canyon somewhere along the Colorado River later this year.
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