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Dale Edward Baxter

- August 31, 2018

Dale Edward Baxter, son of Charles and Cleo Baxter, went from this life into the presence of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on August 31, 2018. Brother of Millie Detlefsen (formerly of Ashland, Ohio and Evergreen, Colorado), Dale and his five siblings were educated throughout Ashland County, Ohio. Dale graduated from Ashland High School in 1947 and served with the U.S. Army in Europe during the Korean Conflict. Following his honorable discharge, Dale continued to serve in the Ohio National Guard until the mid-1960s with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

In 1956, Dale began a 37-year career with the U-Brand Corporation as a member of the International Association of Machinists. Dale was a well-liked, responsible employee who always went the extra mile. While living in Ashland, he was very involved with the Food Bank.

Following his retirement in 1993, Dale became aware of the construction of the Rocky Mountain Village in Evergreen and purchased the second unit to be sold in Bergen House. Dale moved to Colorado in 1994 and lived there until the end of his life. He was commended for his many years of service recycling for the Village residents.

Dale was loved by so many, especially by his family. He had a big heart and was always generous to a fault, supporting local, national and international charities his entire life. He was a faithful church member and never said an unkind word nor did he ever complain. When asked about how he was, he would always say with a big grin on his face, “GR-R-E-A-T!”

Dale lived a full and remarkable life. In addition to bicycling and kayaking pursuits he enjoyed throughout his life, at age 84, he ziplined over waterfalls in Hawaii.

On August 22, 2018, Dale enjoyed a grand 90th birthday celebration with family and friends at Bergen House. Dale leaves behind many nieces and nephews and many friends in Evergreen.

Memorial gifts may be made in Dale’s memory online at Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity  or at PO Box 2366, Evergreen, CO 80437-2366.



3 Responses

  1. Jane Cadwallader says:

    To Ruth and Bob,
    Sending deepest sympathy and comforting thoughts to you at this sad time. We will all miss Dale very much. His friendly presence added such warmth to our community. And we miss you, too!
    Warm regards,

  2. Linda Kirkpatrick says:

    Dale will be missed at Bergen House where he was a long-time resident. He did so much to promote recycling there! I enjoyed doing a writeup about him (as well as his nephew Bob and Bob’s wife, Ruth) for the Rocky Mountain Village newsletter. I think he enjoyed eating out, as I’d run into him at the coffee shop or down at the Blue Sky Cafe in Denver West….

  3. Dean W. Calhoun says:

    I knew Dale for many years and worked with his dad “Charlie ” at the old Ashland Sanitary Dairy in Ashland Ohio back in the late 40s and early 50s,Charlie was the milk can washer.I remember when Dale used to be a usher at the Schines movie theater in Ashland.Remember Dale riding his bike to work at the theater with his flashie ushers uniform. Sincerely Yours
    Dean W. Calhoun