Dale Elmer Stocking D.D.S.
1939 - 2021
Dale Elmer Stocking, D.D.S.
Hughson - Dale Elmer Stocking, D.D.S. passed away peacefully at his home on May 16, 2021 in Hughson, CA at the age of 81.
Dale was born July 11, 1939 in Stockton, CA He was a 1957 Tracy High graduate, and attended UC Davis and the University of San Francisco School of Dentistry, earning a dental degree, specializing in orthodontics. After establishing his Tracy practice, he met and married Gale Howard, a music teacher from Santa Maria .They established their first home in Tracy, began a family, and remained there for 10 years. Their next move was to Stockton where Dale practiced 40 years, making many friends along the way. His free time was often dedicated to hiking, fishing and snow skiing at Bear Valley, where he was an instructor. Dale had been an active member of the Tracy Lions Club, San Joaquin Dental Society, and Delta Sierra Club in Stockton. He was also a strong advocate for environmental protections.
Dale is survived by his wife of 52 years, Gale Stocking of Hughson, daughter Allison Stocking and Ted Fernandes of Modesto, children Mason Stocking, Luke Fernandes, and Maxwell Stocking; son, Aaron and Julianna Stocking, children Christian and Vanessa Oliver of Ceres, CA, and brother Don and Carol Stocking, Grants Pass, Oregon. He is preceded in death by parents, Jack and Viola Stocking.
The family wishes to thank the dedication, care, and thoughtfulness of the doctors, nurses, and countless others we encountered at UC Davis during Dale's treatment. A celebration of life is being scheduled with the time and location to be determined and will be open to all friends and family.
It is suggested to those who wish to give a gift in condolence that they donate to Delta Sierra Club of Stockton, UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center in Sacramento, Ca, or a favorite charity.
Published by The Record from Jul. 1 to Jul. 2, 2021.
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He was my orthodontist and my brothers orthodontist also. Thank you for being such a wonderful orthodontist to us and we send our condolences to the family
July 14, 2021
Delta-Sierra Group,
July 5, 2021
We send our condolences to Gale and Family, Dale was active in our Delta-Sierra Group for many years. He served as Treasurer and Chair and was very active in environmental conservation efforts in San Joaquin County. Dale brought his communication and leadership skills to our club and with it we prospered. Happy Trails Dale. Paul Plathe Delta-Sierra Group
Delta-Sierra Group, Sierra Club
July 5, 2021
My sincere condolences and heartfelt sorrow to Gale and family. Dale and I have been good friends since we were freshmen at Tracy Hi Class of "57. He was also my kids orthodontist and one of the greatest. Dale will be missed by all that knew him. He was a wonderful man and friend. May God be with his family. Prayers and hugs with love. Diana & Elmer Muller
Diana Muller
July 3, 2021
The first Orthodontist I ever worked for- Many years ago you saw my potential to be a good lab technician even with no experience in orthodontics. Thank you for giving me the time and teaching me to perfect my skills to be a really good lab technician. Those lessons and skills took me far and served me well my entire career of 40 years. The world needs more wonderful people like Dr. Stocking. You will be truly missed.
Mona Kampe
July 1, 2021
Dr. Stocking was our daughter Erika's orthodontist. We could not have asked for a more caring and compassionate person to care for her. Thank you Dr. Stocking. RIP
Lee Ann Maki
July 1, 2021
Dr Stocking was kind and gentle. He was my son Masamo's orthodontist and has beautiful smile. Thank you.
Gloria Yamada
July 1, 2021
A great guy who will be missed by many. Very glad to have met you, Dale.
Kevin M Smith
July 1, 2021
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