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|Vance, Dale E.||1950|
D.O.D 03/2013 - Dale E. Vance, of Enid, was born September 10, 1924, in Enid to Ray and Mary Wright Vance.
He grew up in Enid, attending and graduating from Enid High in 1942.
He enlisted in the U.S. Navy on January 23, 1943. He served on the USS Young as a signalman during WWII and was honorably discharged on January 21, 1946.
Dale entered Phillips University in 1946 with the class of 1950.
He married Melva Dean Parker on June 15, 1947, in Enid. She passed away March 10, 2009.
Dale worked for Gold Spot Dairy, General Mills, and worked as postal clerk and rural route carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for 34 years, retiring September 14, 1979.
Dale was an active member of Central Christian Church, where he was a teacher for the adult Bible study class for many years. He was one of the co-founders of the Caregivers of Central Christian Church. He also served as an elder for many years and served as a Stephen Minister.
Dale served as a Boy Scout Leader and helped with Little Olympics for several years. Dale enjoyed being a member of the Menís Garden Club.
Dale is survived by his daughters, Karen Foster, and Carol Ingram. He died March 14, 2013.