Obituary: Dale C. Pyle
September 27, 1942 – November 21, 2020
Dale C. Pyle, 78, resident of Grand Junction passed away November 21, 2020 from complications after heart surgery.
Dale was born September 27, 1942 to Katherine (Boyd) and Norris Pyle. In 1963 Dale married his high school sweetheart, Mary Beth Schaefer. Dale attended school in Fleming , CO. and earned All American honors in football his senior year. Dale and Mary Beth lived in Fort Collins where Dale graduated with a degree from CSU in Civil engineering. He began a 30 year career with CDOT moving from the Boulder office to Craig, Co. In Craig he coached little league football, baseball, and was in Kiwanis. He retired from CDOT and began a career in golf. His bucket list was to play golf in all 50 states, which he played in all except Alaska and Montana! Dale also scored 7 holes-in-one in his golf career. Another of Dale’s love was fishing, across the States and Canada. Dale was a fantastic cook and his numerous friends and family were always happy to be invited to dinner.
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Dale’s real joy was to watch with pride his 3 sons excel in sports at Moffat County Junior High and High School, travelling many miles each year to games. Dale was overjoyed with his 12 grandchildren (David, Mandy, Melinda, Ashley, Mitchell, Brooke, Lauren, Jordan, Hunter, Brinley, Zach, and Chase), and 10 great-grandchildren and watching many of their activities
Dale is survived by a loving family; wife Mary Beth, Grand Junction, sons; Greg of Grand Junction, Jeff (Kari) of Utah and Todd of Arizona, brothers Leroy (Anna Mae), of Sterling, Co. and Ernie (Anne Marie) of Fort Collins, Co. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-in-law; Larry Schaefer, Kenny Schaefer and Dick Schaefer and sister-in-law Kathleen Bornhoft all of Colorado.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Zelma, brothers Ramon and Bob and sister-in-law Darlene Bornhoft.
Contributions can be made in Dale’s memory to HopeWest Kids, 3090 N. 12th St., Grand Junction, CO 81506
Due to COVID a celebration of Dale’s life will be held at a later date.
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