Dale Lavelle Reynolds

August 29, 1918 - July 18, 2015

Dale Lavelle Reynolds

August 29, 1918 - July 18, 2015


Dale Lavelle Reynolds, age 96, passed away on Saturday, July 18th, 2015 at his home in Ferndale. He was married to the love of his life, Edith for 72 years. Dale was born in Fort Benton, Montana. He was the son of Homer and Neola Reynolds. He graduated from Bellingham High School. He was employed in the early years with Civilian Conservation Corps, Bellingham Builders, Bellingham Coal Mine and Healy Coal Mine outside of Fairbanks, Alaska. He drove trucks for numerous companies and was a riveter for Boeing. Later he had a career as a Rigger at Mobil Oil Refinery of Cherry Point, Ferndale which he retired from.
Dale enjoyed an honest day’s work, and loved the farm life. He enjoyed raising his cattle, raising corn, messing with his tractors and keeping an eye on his family and neighbors. He enjoyed the 5 o’clock news, teasing his grandkids, and building things and digging holes with large equipment. He loved to drive around the county and look at tractors and machinery on Sundays.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents Homer and Neola Reynolds of Bellingham, his brother Gordon Reynolds, who died on the beaches of Normandy, and his sister Maxine Snider of Renton. Dale is survived by his wife Edith, children Dianne Rinesmith of Custer, and Suzie Reynolds of Ferndale. He has six grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild. He is also survived by his brother, Stanley Reynolds, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial Service

  • Date & Time: July 24, 2015 (12:00 AM)
  • Venue: Greenacres Memorial Park And Event CenterFerndale
  • Location: 5700 Northwest Drive Ferndale, WA 98248 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (360) 38-4-3401

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3 responses to Dale Lavelle Reynolds

  1. My heart and prayers go out to Edith, Suzie and family members. My daughter April has taken care of Dale and Edith for some time now and she absolutely loves them both, I have meet them both. I stopped by to see April and Edith told her I had to come in so she could meet me. Dale will be missed. Let me know if the family needs anything.

  2. Dave Wright says:

    Hello to Dale’s familyI worked with Dale out at the refinery. He was a good man and easy to work with. Actually, he was fun to work with. I know he will be missed. I had’nt seen him for a long time but, I thought about him every time I drove passed the old place on Olson Road when going to and from work. Please accept my condolence Your neighbor
    Dave Wright

  3. Dear Dianne and family members. Your dad was a hard worker and I can’t believe helived so long. I knew him from Mobil Oil. You are in my thoughts and prayers during
    this sad time.
    In deepest sympathy,

    Gladys Struiksma

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