Dale C. Daudt


Dale C. Daudt
July 23, 1923 - March 28, 2012

Longtime area resident Dale C. Daudt passed away
in the early morning hours of March 28, 2012
after a prolonged illness. Dale was born on July
23, 1923 in Ord, Nebraska to Kurt and Myrtle
Daudt. He moved to the Milton-Freewater area
when he was approximately 12 years old, where he attended
and graduated from Mac-Hi in 1941. He was an accomplished
athlete, specifically an Oregon All-State football player. After high school and
a brief stint as a mechanic, he joined the US Army and
served overseas in Japan and Korea, attaining the rank of
Master Sergeant.

After his Honorable Discharge from the Army, he returned
to the area and married June Hayes - a marriage
which stood the test of time for 65 years. Dale and June
had 3 children: Cheryl, Carrie, and Robert. He had a
long and fruitful career as an Operating Engineer, where
he contributed to the construction of some of the local
hydroelectric dams and highways. He retired from that
career in 1985.

In his retirement years, he was able to focus on his
lifelong passions for camping/RVing, and fishing. He
and his wife, June, were members of the Good Sams
RV Club and spent many enjoyable hours travelling and
camping. He was an avid steelhead fisherman, an endeavor
that he shared with his many local friends. He
was also an active and devoted member of the Milton-
Freewater Elks club, where he was an officer and dedicated
countless hours of service to his community. One
of his favorite community projects was the Meadowood
Speech Camp, where he devoted much energy and received
great joy from the help it provided the children.

Dale is preceded in passing by his brothers: Dean, Donald,
Walter "Buzz", and Gary. He is survived by his sister,
Betty; his wife, June; his children: Cheryl, Carrie,
and Robert; and 2 grandchildren: Emmery and Parker.
A Celebration of Life for his family and friends will be
conducted in the near future, at a time and place yet to
be determined. A separate announcement will contain
details of that Celebration. Charitable contributions
may be made in his name to Meadowood Speech Camp
through Mountain View-Colonial DeWitt, 1551 Dalles
Military Road, Walla Walla, WA 99362.
Friends may write memories and sign the online guestbook
at www.mountainview-colonialdewitt.com


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