Halperin, Dale Consuelo
November 2, 1924 - December 13, 2012
Dale Consuelo Halperin 1924-2012 Dale Halperin made a conscious choice to leave us before any life support was required to sustain her, knowing that nature should take it's course. Offering her children and family the chance to gather and say goodbye, she gave us the greatest gift imaginable the opportunity to tell her what she meant to each of us. Wonderful mother to Jeff, Lisa and Andy Halperin, and thoughtful mother-in-law to Teresa and Shelley Halperin and David Austin, loving wife of 67 years to Harry Halperin, sister to Doris Kanat, coolest aunt and great-aunt, perfect grandmother to Zachary and his wife Daphne, as well as to Amanda, Gabriel, Jack and new wife Tamasin, and Molly and Lauren, and finest cousin and friend to many, Dale leaves a legacy of love, energy, laughter, warmth and care. Of course, standout in her life, was her favorite grandchild, her dog Rocky, who will miss Dale's extra treats and constant attention. From attending the World Friendship Club at Dorsey High School in her Sloppy Joe sweaters and saddle shoes, to her cap and gown for a Master's Degree in Counseling and Guidance, Dale's political activism and constant involvement in social betterment activities such as the ACLU and Amnesty International, made a difference in the world. Having been recruited at the age of 20 from UCLA
to the WAC in 1944, Dale was stationed in Victorville, California where she met and married Harry. Three children and a hundred camping, canoe and snow trips later, her children and family describe her as incredible, warm, accepting, a trooper, and sharp and funny to the very end of her life. Dale's book club, her group of bikers on the beach (where the favorite part of the day was lunch), her trailer group, her beloved pets and animals from ducks to doggies, her current events group at the JCC, her friends at opera at the movies, her water aerobics buddies, her partners at many peace marches, can never replace her. Dale was an intrepid world traveler, enjoying wide vistas, fabulous meals and giant adventures. But she was also just as thrilled with a great hamburger and Diet Coke at a local joint. From Paul Robeson to Pavarotti, from Netflix to late night TV, Dale loved it all. Downton Abbey and Parenthood have lost one of their greatest fans. And we have lost one of our greatest friends. Dale Halperin, famous for her kindness, humor, barbeque chicken, tortilla pie and damn good brisket, will be remembered as a bright light wherever she went. We are lucky to have had that light shine on us, and we are all better for it. ***** The family is very grateful for all the love and support they have received during this time. Notice of an upcoming memorial service will be sent to friends and family.