Dale Friend
1941 - 2021
ROSE CHAPEL Mortuary and Crematory
Paradise, CA
Malcolm Dale Friend
Dale Friend peacefully checked out of Hotel Earth in the late afternoon on Monday, September 27th at the age of 80. Dale was born to Joe and Bertie Friend in Dallas, TX on August 9, 1941, where he excelled in debate and graduated as salutatorian of Hillcrest High School. He attended college at Rice University, followed by a law degree at the University of Texas, also moonlighting running the local poker games. Dale entered private practice in Houston initially as a defense trial attorney and then as a plaintiffs' attorney at Abraham & Watkins, where he became a name partner. Upon his retirement in 2002, he moved to Lake Tahoe, where he and his wife Stacey lived most of his retirement years. Dale spent his final months in Palm Desert, CA.

Dale was a larger than life character with a steady demeanor, dry wit and sly grin. He enjoyed collecting rare coins, traveling, reading suspense novels, playing poker, and spending time with his wife, two sons, and their children. Dale loved the outdoors, snow skiing until it became a two-person job to remove his ski boots, at which point his passion became breaking 90 on the golf course as many times as he could. He also loved to dote on Stacey and prepare her favorite foods. He was a proficient chef with a wide repertoire of recipes, never cutting corners to sacrifice flavor. He was less fond of social norms, mean people and waiting more than 15 minutes for a table at a restaurant.

Dale is survived by his wife Stacey, his two sons (and their wives) Adam (Jennie) and Andy (Martha), and four grandchildren, Jamie (8), Jack (6), Lucas (6) and Leo (2). There will be a celebration of life in early 2022 where his ashes will be distributed from a mountaintop in Lake Tahoe. He touched many lives and will be missed by us all.
Published by Houston Chronicle on Oct. 3, 2021.
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Dale was a good friend and Mentor to me on coins we shared a mutual passion about. A classy gentlemen that was always willing to share and loved the story of each piece. One of the good guys who I think about regularly and I will alway have the right fondest memories of. Thank you Dale for those times.
Glenn Holsonbake
October 9, 2021
Your friends at PCGS
October 7, 2021
Rest in Peace Dale.
Sam Palermo
October 5, 2021
Michael Wolford
October 4, 2021
Michael Wolford
October 4, 2021
Good friend before he moved to California. During the 1990s helped with Registration table at these two club shows. Greater Houston coin club. Bellaire Coin Club.
Michael Wolford
October 4, 2021
Dale was an amazing, multifaceted person. He had a terrific sense of humor and was always charming and positive. He was a mentor to many bust half dollar enthusiasts. He inspired people around him and was always willing to share his amazing expertise with anyone who asked. He was very the "Bust" of the collectors. We will miss his friendship and dry humor. We wish our love and support for his lovely wife Stacey and his entire family.
Charles and Julia
September 30, 2021
A friend, indeed.
David Copus.
September 30, 2021
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