Dale Louise Gonsalves It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dale Louise Gonsalves (nee Wilder) on July 7, 2013, in San Francisco, with her husband, Eugene by her side. Dale was born in Glendale, California, on April 5, 1947, to Gladys M. and Roy D. Wilder, and grew up in Glendale and San Bruno, where she attended Cappuccino High School. In 1969, she graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a BA in Anthropology. Dale joined the Peace Corps upon graduation and was assigned to Antigua, West Indies. There she taught elementary school for two years and teacher training for one year. It was in Antigua that she met her husband, Eugene Gonsalves. They were married in 1972 in Greenbrae, California, and started their new life together in Ontario, Canada. Dale continued to teach while they resided in Canada, New Jersey and Lakeport, California, where she retired in 2011 from Terrance Middle School as a Special Education Teacher. Dale loved teaching and will be remembered by her many students for her warm heart, tender care and gentle encouragement. Throughout Dale's life, she traveled extensively with family and friends and always had a special love for the California Coast. Dale was preceded in death by her mother Gladys M. Paxton and step-father Ray Paxton. Dale is survived by her best friend and husband of 42 years, Eugene Gonsalves; their two sons, Jason and Kevin whom she adored; she was loved and admired by her daughters-in-law, Sandra and Emily; her young grandsons, Dylan and Haydn cherished her dearly; she will be missed by step-sister, Dee Tennant; nephew, John Tennant; step-brother, Ray Paxton Jr., wife, Ginny and family; her aunt Dolores Malloy; and many cousins, including the Malloys, Newmans and St. Clairs. A private Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Lakeport, California. On August 10 please join Dale's family and friends at Cavallo Point, 601 Murray Circle, Sausalito, California, between 12 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to celebrate her life. Please share your memories by signing the guest book at www.legacy.com.
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Published in Lake County Record-Bee from July 31 to Aug. 6, 2013