Dale Stebbins – Obituary

Dale F. Stebbins of Colville passed away May 15 in Spokane as a result or injuries sustained in a fall. He was 72.

Mr. Stebbins was born March 5, 1919, in Fern Prairie. He was the son of Albert and Elsie Stebbins.

Mr. Stebbins completed his early schooling in Camas, He attended Washington State College for one year. Mr. Stebbins served in the U.S. Mr. Stebbins completed his early schooling in Camas, He attended Washington State College for one year. Mr. Stebbins served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European theater and moved to Colville in 1949. He joined his brother here in the operation of a feed store for a time and then worked as a mechanic at the Chevrolet garage for two years. Mr. Stebbins married Dorothy Hillman in her hometown of Lonepine, Montana, on June 16, 1949. Mrs. Stebbins was a school teacher in Colville. In 1956, Stebbins went to work at the Barman’s Hardware Store as the appliance serviceman. He retired for the final time in 1984.

Mr. Stebbins special interests were many and varied. He enjoyed Mr. Stebbins special interests were many and varied. He enjoyed computers, golf, square and round dancing, woodworking, both rough carpentry and finish work, mechanics and tinkering, camping, travel. He was a Ham Radio Operator and a square dance caller. Mr. Stebbins was a member of the Colville United Methodist Church.

Mr. Stebbins is survived by his wife, Dorothy Stebbins, at the home; one Mr. Stebbins is survived by his wife, Dorothy Stebbins, at the home; one daughter, Vicki Stebbins, Indianapolis; two sons, Gary Stebbins, Bellevue; Randy Stebbins, Renton; one brother, Vern Stebbins, Camas; two sisters, Mabel Anderson, Camas; Viola Zimmerman, Camas, and two grandchildren.

Funeral service for Mr. Stebbins was held May 20 at the Colville United Methodist Church with Rev. Rex VanBeek officiating. Graveside services followed at the Mountain View Park Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Colville United Methodist Church Memorial Fund.

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