Dale Henry Swanson Jr
(1928 - 2009)

Dale Henry Swanson Jr
Nickname: Papa Dale

Pennsylvania, United States of America
July 30, 1928

California, United States of America
June 8, 2009

Guest Book
Dale was very instumental in my life.He came to me through a God send,I believe. It was his example and patience that allowed me to better myself, so I intern could help others.He will always be a part of my life...
Jerry Romero (Friend)
July 20th, 2009
"Papa Dale" cared for me when i did not and or could not care for myself.I am where i am today because of this wonderful man.Loved and cared for me and my wife, and was also there to see all four of my children being born. We love you "Papa Dale" and you will in our hearts for a life time.
Brett Heskett (Friend)
July 19th, 2009
Uncle Dale has been a part of the Overton family for over 50 years. When we lived in San Diego he was part of the family before I was born - and when I arrived he became my Godfather. All of us have many wonderful memories of Uncle Dale (My Dad (now deceased), Mom and two brothers and a sister). He had a huge impact on all of our lives and we were very blessed to have had him in our lives. Miss and Love You Uncle Dale! Lori Overton-Taylor and family.
Lori Overton-Taylor (Goddaughter)
July 3rd, 2009
Although Dale never had a natural family of his own, the Lord saw fit that he would be an integral part of more families than the average man. My kids and all of our family know him as Granpa Dale, and we are proud and honored to have been a part of his life. It stuns me to think that more than 40 years have gone by since meeting him when he rented the house I grew up in, in Lakewood. God has you now Dale, and I for one am envious.
Ed Stevens (family friend)
July 2nd, 2009
I was in the army with Dale, at White Sands. I didn't know him well, but he was very helpfull in setting up a school for the Corporal and Nike missiles, that I was involved with. From what I read, being helpfull was an important part of Dale's life.
Norri Sirri
June 29th, 2009
Robert, This was a wonderful tribute to a great man. Thank you so much for doing this.
Mary Jo Osborn (church friend)
June 27th, 2009
Words cannot explain my how I feel at this moment. I will miss him and think of all our treasured times together . . .our Family gatherings . . .how he never judged me as I was going through some bumps. He only Loved me as well as the support he gave me. I want to thank my cousin bobby for bringing Dale into our family. He was our family and we will truly keep his legacy LIVING... It is CRUSHING FINALITY for us left here, but for precious Dale he is with Grama Addie, Heathermary, Kippy, Vi, Uncle Bob and all our others that are in HEAVEN.

Dale know we are thinking of you of every moment of every day and we will see you again. I DO KNOW THIS....WE LOVE YOU DEEPLY.

erin alberty (dear friend)
June 26th, 2009
Robert, thank you for the wonderful web site.
I only new Dale slightly but the web site is a real tribute to him and told me about the kind of
person he was. Loved and liked by many, walking in the way of Our Savior throughout his life. Thank you again.
Diane Fort-Woody (neighbor)
June 26th, 2009
Encouraging to see that there are still
men of solid values and morals left in
this troubled world. Way to go, Dale !!
Jack Wardein (Fellow Broomstick)
June 26th, 2009
Loving. Gentle. Generous. Second Grandfather. Best Bud. Mentor. He was all those things to me. I am heartbroken he is gone - was privileged to call him friend - and will miss him terribly.
Robert Brown (Friend)
June 25th, 2009
Dale was like a grandfather to me. He was always so happy to see me whenever he came over. He was such a nice and gentle man with such a kind heart.I loved him dearly and am happy that he is no longer suffering.
Sara Hare (Friend)
June 25th, 2009
I have many fond memories of Dale. He became a part of our family and our lives over 20 years ago and was at the hospital when 2 of our children were born. He was supportive and loving to all of us. We were blessed to have him be a part of our lives. As he was to many; our kids called him "Papa Dale". He will be missed by all who knew him.

Darlene Hare (family)
June 25th, 2009
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Robert Brown
June 22nd, 2009
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"What a warm, loving, generous soul. You are missed and in my thoughts daily. I will take good care of your Labrador - I know she looks for you every day."
Robert Brown
September 6th, 2009
"Just as a candle, Dale was a soft, warm glow in the life of many families. He will be sorely missed but I know he's happy in the presence of our Lord. Love you always Dale."
Ed Stevens
July 2nd, 2009
"Dale -"Uncle Dale" to me(& my Godfather)since birth 48 yrs ago-was an amazing man w/a big heart & always smiling. Uncle Dale was a big part of the Overton family & will be greatly missed as he had an impact on each of our lives. Love you Uncle Dale"
Lori Overton-Taylor
June 26th, 2009


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