October 10 1921 January 07 2020
Dale’s Obituary Dale Marvin Bilby, age 98, of Molson, WA died January 7th, 2020. He was born October 10, 1921 in Elkader, Kansas to parents Murray & Lela (Phillips) Bilby & was raised in Claremore, Oklahoma. Dale was a welder, a millwright & a mechanic. He could do almost anything. He was the best husband a woman could have. He was the “man” mothers talk about. He could cook, do laundry, iron, sew, etc. Anything to make his wife’s life easier. We met in 1978. I was 33 and he was 57. Dale took care of me and my children. What a great, wonderful man he was. He will be terribly missed. Dale served in the U.S. Navy on board the USS Es throughout WWII. He was a very proud American. In Dale’s lifetime he had approximately 4 jobs: Lock Joint Pipe Co – 20+ years, Pacific Car & Foundry – 17+ years, & Graham Lumber Co. – 8+ years. After retiring he worked for a fabricating company doing work for Boeing. In 1988 Dale decided Tacoma was just getting too much him so we bought some property in Molson, WA. We started in a tent until part of our house was livable & we moved in. What a wonderful live we had. I cannot write down all the things that he did. His life experiences were just too many. What I can tell you, Dale had his wife Patricia Ann Bilby, 4 children: Cindy (wife Evelyn), Linda Ludeman, James H., Connie Rush (wife Anne) numerous grandchildren & great-grandchildren. Step-children: Tammy (Willie) Brinson, Roger (Nelia) Bratsh, Dannielle Lund, adopted son Patrick Dale, & step-sister Peggy Whitemire. He is preceded in death by his daughter Cynthia, father Murray Bilby, mother Lela Mattos, brothers Murray, Phillip, Frank, step-daughter Roxanne, grandson Jeremy Cooper, son-in-law Herb Ludeman, & son-in-law Walter Rush. Dale will be greatly missed by his family. When God made Dale, he threw away the mold. He will be missed and loved forever. God bless him & may he rest in peace. “Everything leads thee, to me” – Love, Pat A memorial service will be held Saturday January 18, 2020 at 1:00PM at the Bergh Chapel in Oroville with Louis Wilson of the Oroville American Legion officiating. There will be a potluck lunch following at the Oroville American Legion. Read More
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Dale Marvin Bilby October 10 1921 January 07 2020.
Death notice for the town of: Oroville, state: Washington