DALE FRANKLIN FRENCH A Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 1:00 pm at the Gridley Biggs Cemetery for Dale Franklin French, 73 of Gridley. Dale passed away on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at his residence in Gridley. Dale was born on May 19, 1940 in Sulphur, Ok. to Harry and May French. He was a long time resident of Gridley, having owned and operated Gridley Transmission. He enjoyed restoring old cars, motorcycles, sand rails, fishing, and watching westerns. He was a member of the Gridley Cruisers Car Club. Dale was preceded in death by his parents, one son Allan French, one brother Jack French and two sisters, Dorothy and Pauline. He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Evelyn French, six sons, Jim French of WA, Rick French of SC, Richard French WV, John Fontes of Chico, Floyd Fontes and Joe Fontes of Gridley, five sisters, Bernice of Chowchilla, Ruby Attaberry, Jewel Long, both of Oroville, Rosie of Roseville, and Ruthie of Fallon NV. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 from 5 to 8 pm at the Gridley Block Funeral Chapel. Interment will be at the Gridley Biggs Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Gridley Block Funeral Chapel.
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Apr. 9, 2014