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Dale Augustus Moll

May 26, 1934 ~ November 24, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old
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Dale Moll
May 26,1934 - November 24, 2023

Life-long Pendletonian Dale Moll ended his 12-year battle with Alzheimer’s Disease on November 24th at the Juniper
House Memory Care facility. Dale was born at Pendleton’s St. Anthony Hospital on May 26th,1934 to parents A.C. and
Mildred Moll.
At the early age of 10 years, Dale delighted his mother when the family’s church, Pendleton’s Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, called him to be an Altar Boy. He was chosen for his dependability and responsible personality. During his growing up he spent happy hours hunting and fishing with his father, and as years passed, he enjoyed bird hunting with his daughter Linda. A skilled mechanic, he also enjoyed working on the family cars and at one point restored a 1965 Mustang for his son Stephen. Dale began his education at Pendleton’s Lincoln School and graduated from Pendleton High School in 1952. In his youth he took violin lessons and was doing nicely when baseball beckoned, and his teacher necessarily told him that he must make a choice...violin or baseball. The choice was baseball – a good one in that it later brought him a baseball scholarship to Linfield University where he earned a business degree in 1956 and also, more importantly, he met Shirley Stewart, who he married the following year in Carmel, California. Together they went to Germany where Dale served in the Engineering Division of the US Army for the next two years. Upon their return to Pendleton, Dale was employed with the US National Bank and continued there for the next 30 years. Some of his co-workers at the bank came to call him “The Silver Fox” because of his silver hair. He was well respected by his fellow employees as a smart man who knew his job and did it well.
Dale experienced a new winter world when, as an adult, he learned to ski, which took him on many trips with friends. His love of travel expanded to cruises abroad with Shirley and friends. In his golden years he loved going to Maui in October and to the Southern California desert in November. Active in the community, Dale worked on a committee to bring youth soccer to our young people. At that same time he served the Umatilla County Historical Society as Board Treasurer. They worked to acquire the train station which now has become the Pendleton Heritage Station Museum. Dale helped there with restorations of the Byrd School House and the Homestead House and Barn when they were moved and added to the museum for future generations looking to
learn about the past. During Round-Up, Dale volunteered many years in the announcing booth above the bucking chute. He also was a member the Church of the Redeemer of Rotary, Elks, Starbottle Ski Club, the Junior Chamber of Commerce, and the Pendleton Country Club.
Dale is survived by wife Shirley and their children Linda Russell (Shane) with son Aaron, son Stephen (Ellen) with children Megan Thorpe (Joe), Samuel Moll (Katie), Joseph Moll, and Nickolas Moll. Dale is remembered as a caring husband of 66 years who loved his children and grandchildren dearly. They remember his honesty, loyalty, sense of humor, and gentleness...a dear, beloved, cherished, and quiet soul. The family is grateful to Juniper House for their care of Dale these past 23 months. They are also thankful to Hermiston’s John Vantage Hospice for care and ministering to Dale during the last 4 weeks of his life.
Dale’s memorial service will be held at Church of the Redeemer on Thursday, December 28th at 3 pm. Pendleton Pioneer Chapel, Folsom-Bishop is in care of his arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Dale’s memory may be given to the Pendleton Foundation, the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, Umatilla Heritage Museum and/or the John Vantage Hospice in Hermiston.

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Memorial Service
Thursday
December 28, 2023

3:00 PM
Episcopal Church Of The Redeemer
241 SE 2nd St.
Pendleton, OR 97801

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