Roy E. Dahl Jr. (11/07/1930 - 03/19/2011)

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Roy E. Jr.
November 7, 1930 -
March 19, 2011

Roy had an incredible journey. He died peacefully, living a rich life filled with many gifts. Born to Mary Edith Ryan and Roy Edwin Dahl he grew up in Spokane. He attended Gonzaga Prep and Gonzaga University graduating with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, ROTC commission and was captain of the golf team. He served with the 1st Armored Division in the Korean War. Roy married his soul mate, Carol Hein, in December 1953. They raised four children in Richland enjoying boating, water skiing, golfing, cards and games. In his lifelong quest for knowledge Roy received his M.S. in Nuclear Physics from the University of Washington, a Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from North Carolina State, and achieved certification as a Professional Engineer in Nuclear Engineering. He had a remarkable 33 year career at the Hanford nuclear site followed by a diplomatic post with the United Nations in Vienna, Austria working on nuclear non-proliferation. This post with the International Atomic Energy Agency was a special time in his life. Roy and Carol loved living in Vienna and honeymooning all over Europe. They returned from Vienna settling in Spokane where he enjoyed family, golf, tennis, traveling and reading. Roy continued to pursue the foundation of his life, religion. He became a Deacon for the Catholic Church serving the Spokane Diocese. This experience allowed him to share his deep faith, intelligence and love with many people while enriching his own life. Family was Roy's pride and joy. He and Carol had a lifelong love affair that was inspirational. Roy leaves behind his wife, Carol of 57 years; children Karen (Paul) Green, Mike (Judi) Dahl, Barbara (Bill) Hanson, and Susan Dahl; grandsons Nick Farline, Ryan and Eric Dahl, Roy and Jon Hanson, and George Dahl Fearing; and a large extended family. This list does not cover all the people who will mourn his loss as he touched many people's lives with his genuine love and kindness. Special thanks to his doctors and the staff at Sacred Heart Medical Center for their support and skill helping Roy with his cancer battle. Roy's life will be celebrated with a Vigil Service on March 23, 2011 at 7 PM, with visitation beginning at 5pm at St. Peter Catholic Church. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 11 AM at St. Peter's Catholic Church, address below. Contributions may be made in Roy's name to St. Peter's Catholic Church, 3520 E 18th Ave, Spokane, WA 99223, or to the . Please visit Roy's tribute and leave a condolence at Arrangements have been entrusted to:


Published in Spokesman-Review from Mar. 22 to Mar. 23, 2011
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