Dale Elwyn Wilson

Born: Mon., Dec. 23, 1929
Died: Tue., Feb. 15, 2011

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Dale Elwyn Wilson –of Pendleton, passed away on Tuesday, February 15, 2011. He was 81 years old. No services will be held at this time. Contributions in memory of Mr. Wilson may be made to the American Heart Association, and may be sent care of Burns Mortuary of Pendleton, PO Box 489, Pendleton, OR 97801. Read the whole obituary and sign the guestbook online at www.burnsmortuary.com Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements. Dale was born in Essex, Iowa, to Roland and Helen Wilson. He graduated from Echo High School in Echo, Oregon. From the age of 9 and throughout his teen years, Dale worked on several ranches in the Echo area. He fell in love with Betty Ilene Horn and they were married in August of 1950. They had two sons, Kelly and Michael Wilson. Dale loved his family, the outdoors, hunting, going for drives, and the Pendleton Round-Up. Dale owned and operated Wilson Chevron Service Station for many years. He enjoyed his customers and meeting new people. He had a smile and a joke for everyone. A few years back he closed the station and went to work at Dave's Chevron. Dale Wilson was one-of-a-kind, and will be fondly remembered and greatly missed! Dale is survived by his eldest son Kelly Wilson and his wife C.J. Wilson of Pendleton, OR, sisters: Vanyla Stephens of Pendleton, OR, Beth Picard of Hermiston, OR, and Maralyn Dean of West Virginia, grandchildren: Jason Wilson of Seattle, WA, Mindy Mudgett of Pendleton, OR, Tiffani Reyes of Rancho Cucamonga, CA, David Spenst, Kristina Kitchen, Jennifer Wilson and Teresa Wilson – all of Pendleton, OR, and Matthew Wilson of Eugene, OR, 8 great-grandchildren, as well many friends. He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Betty Wilson, his youngest son Michael Wilson, and other family members.

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Mindy Mudgett
   Posted Thu February 17, 2011
I miss you terribly grandpa. You were the BEST! Rest in peace.

Reggie Morris
   Posted Thu February 17, 2011
We'll miss Dale. He lived across the street from us for many years. Always had something good to say and oh yes....a corny joke or two. We'll miss him. Joyce, Al, and Reggie Morris

Jason Wilson
   Posted Thu February 17, 2011
Grandpa, we miss you and Grandma Betty so very much. Thank you for being the most wonderful grandparents. You are always with us. Love forever, your oldest grandchild, Jason

Ray Aguilar
   Posted Thu February 17, 2011
I am very sorry to hear of Dale's passing. From the day I met him he made me feel like one of the family. I will never forget sharing wonderful meals with him and Betty and going to my first Pendleton Rodeo with him and his grandson Jason. May he rest in peace.

Wesley Grilley
   Posted Thu February 17, 2011
Our family has been friends with Dale for a LONG time...and we're sorry to see him go. Dale's station on Westgate always called us when we had trouble with our horses just north of this station and he reminded us about that...and he reminded us of several memories beyond that...when he and my uncle, Forrest Harrah, when he had his Texaco station at the Viaduct. We always visited at Dave's with many memories of days past...and some of the memories were even true! Plus memories of the Horn family. Love and peace to Dale and his family....Wes Grilley

Trevor Reyes
   Posted Thu February 17, 2011
Granpa I will always remember you and you will be in my heart forever Love, Trevor

Tiffani Wilson-Reyes
   Posted Thu February 17, 2011
Grandpa- There is so much to say and thank you for you will never know what a wonderful role model, person, friend, to me I have many wonderful childhood memories all because of you and grandma thank you so much for all you did I will love you forever and ever. I miss your laugh your jokes your sense of humor and most of all you grandpa. You will be with me in heart and soul forever. I am truly blessed to be a part of your life and be loved by two of the best grandparents ever. Thank you so much rest in peace I love you. Love, Tiffani p.s. I will try to behave just for you love you grandpa

Cody Derrick Mudgett
   Posted Thu February 17, 2011
Love you grandpa, you will be missed dearly!

Patty S Daly
   Posted Thu February 17, 2011
So sad to hear of "Uncle" Dale's passing. All the Daly kids loved stopping by the Chevron station. Rest in peace with Betty. Prayers to the family of one classy guy.

Julius Bong
   Posted Thu February 17, 2011
Every time Jason and I visited Pendleton, I always looked forward to seeing Mr. Dale and hearing his stories. To me, he was such a wise gentleman and I feel like I had so much to learn from him. Even though some of the stories I heard several times, I don't mind at all. I loved his passion how he told stories like my own grandparents never did to me. From the first time I met him, he always welcomed me with open arms and treated me as part of the family. Mr. Dale, I believe that you are in God's hands now. Rest in peace and be sure I will do what you told me to.

Trent Reyes
   Posted Thu February 17, 2011
I was always having an amazing time with you guys, whether it was playing board games with grandma and eating all of your bubble gum ice cream, or playing with all of the cool things you guys had in your pool room, like your mini-trampoline, or any of the other ton of memories I have. You were a fantastic person. Your sense of humor, like anyone will say, was the best. With you, I was always laughing. You were also inspirationally strong, through thick and thin. And even though you were awnry, you're a great role-model, and a great grandpa. I miss you and grandma with everything in me. I'm glad we got to spend time together and that you were a big part of my life. I will never forget you. You two are the best. Love now and always, Trent

Gailen
   Posted Thu February 17, 2011
Dale was a heck of a guy. He was kind, witty, and the hardest worker I've met! I'll miss his smile and conversations. Rest well, Dale.

Corey Savage
   Posted Thu February 17, 2011
Dale Wilson gave me my first full time job. And helped me learn the value, of responsibility in the work place.Dale had good customers, and good friends.I am forever glad to have been one of them.

Mindy
   Posted Fri February 18, 2011
Grandpa and Grandma, Thank you so much for the wonderful childhood memories you gave Jason, Tiffani, and I. Some of my favorites were staying the night at your house, the Rodeo, holidays, vacations, and more... I am so thankful for the time we had with you both. I love you so much. Love, Mindy

Mindy
   Posted Fri February 18, 2011
Grandpa and Grandma, Thank you so much for the wonderful childhood memories you gave Jason, Tiffani, and I. Some of my favorites were staying the night at your house, the Rodeo, holidays, vacations, and more... I am so thankful for the time we had with you both. I love you so much. Love, Mindy

Tim Crampton
   Posted Fri February 18, 2011
I will always remember Dale Wilson as a true friend, and businessman. Whwn I moved from the Seattle area back to Weston and worked the last 18 years of my railroad career for the UPRR, Dale was always there for all of us railroaders. He always had coffe on, a smile on his face, and a laugh in his voice. He will be truely be missed. My sincere condolences to Kelly and the whole family. Tim Crampton

Shirley Eatwell
   Posted Fri February 25, 2011
Kelly and Family, soo sorry to hear of the loss of Dale, he was a good friend to me. I use to look forward to seeing him at Dave's Chevron. He would tell me some jokes and make me laugh. He will be missed by all. He is now with God and his wife. Again sorry for the loss of a great man.

Sandi
   Posted Mon February 28, 2011
I met Dale when I first moved to P-town in 1979.He always had a smile and a kind word for everyone.I moved away and then moved back in 2006 and to my surprise saw him at Dave's and he called me by name. God has called a good man home and he is now with his beloved wife...

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