Howard Dale Walbeck passed away Tuesday February 26th at his home in Lake Point. Dale was born April 21st 1937 to Howard Leslie Walbeck & June Yardley in Pioche Nevada
Dale was the oldest of six siblings and enjoyed his role as big brother. Dale spent his early years in California, Nevada and Utah and graduated from Beaver High School in 1955.
Dale served in the Army during the Vietnam era in Texas. After returning to Utah Dale started work at Utah Sand & Gravel (later Monroc) as a carpenter. His sister Carol introduced him to one of her roommates (Merna) and they started dating.
Dale and Merna were married on December 28th 1964 in Granger, Utah. They made their home for many years in Rose Park. On September 21st 1969 they were blessed with their first son David Leslie Walbeck. On August 14th 1972 they were blessed with their second son Brian Dale Walbeck.
They raised their family in Rose Park. Dale medically retired from Monroc in 1988 due to diabetes complications. He enjoyed having more time to work on projects. He was an accomplished woodworker and carpenter. He followed in the footsteps of his grandfather and father.
After Merna’s parents passed away, Dale and Merna moved to Lake Point where they spent the remainder of their lives.
Dale is survived by his sons David Leslie Walbeck (Rebecca) of Lake Point, Brian Dale Walbeck (Becky) of Tooele. Grandchildren Teisha and Emmersen, Brothers Ray (Annalue) Walbeck of Beaver, Ralph (Marilyn) Walbeck of Beaver, Blake (Penny) Walbeck of Richfield & Lois (Craig) Willden of Beaver. Also survived by brothers and sisters in law and many special nieces and nephews that he loved to torment and tease.
Dale was preceded in death by his wife Merna, parents and sister Carol.
A viewing and family visitation will be held on Saturday March 2nd at 11:30 at the Lake Point LDS Chapel at 1366 Canyon Road in Lake Point, Utah. A memorial service will follow at 1:00 pm. Interment will take place Monday March 4th in the Mt. View Cemetery in Beaver, Utah at noon.
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