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Eugene M. "Gene" Dale Obituary
Retired chemical engineer and nutritionist
Eugene M. "Gene" Dale, 85, of Tularosa, died Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009, at his home.
Mr. Dale was born Oct. 29, 1923, in Rogers, Ark., to Eugene Meloan and Anna (Browning) Dale, both of whom preceded him in death. He moved to Alamogordo in 1935 where he attended school and graduated from Alamogordo High School. He attended Western New Mexico University before enlisting in the Navy. Following World War II he attended New Mexico State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering. Following graduation he worked for Potash Company of America for 10 years, in Sasketoon, Saskatchewan, Dumas, Texas, and Carlsbad. He then worked for Dow Chemical in Midland and Ludington, Mich., before retiring in 1974. He returned to school to become a certified nutritionist, a career from which he never retired. He returned to Otero County in 2006.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Allene "Suzy" Dale, of the family home; four daughters, Linda Carol Williams and her husband, Dave, of Lansing, Mich., Juliana Witte, of Orlando, Fla., Jo Lynn Hanley and her husband, Max, of Las Cruces, and Jill Dale and her husband, Dale Dellar, of Donald, Ore.; four sons, Eugene Meloan Dale III and his wife, Nancy, of Sugarland, Texas, David Michael Dale and his wife, Seferina, of Cornelius, Ore., James Allen Dale and his wife, Maria Louisa, of Depoe Bay, Ore., and Jonathan Hugh Dale and his wife, Michelle, of Winsboro, Texas; 27 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Frances Evans, of Alamogordo, and Bobbie Nickless and her husband, James, of North Miami, Fla.
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, Aug. 9, 2009, at 2 p.m. at the Tularosa Church of Christ with Matt Carrell officiating.
Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Tularosa.
Friends may call Saturday from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. at Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home.

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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Aug. 6 to Aug. 21, 2009
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