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Obituary: Winthrop Dale

Dr. Winthrop Dale passed away on October 23, 2012 at Star Valley Medical Center in Afton, Wyoming. Dr. Dale had resided in Wyoming for the last twelve years and was a well known former resident of Incline Village, Nevada.

Dr. Dale was born June 15, 1925 in Ohio. In 1930 the family moved to the college town of Oxford, Ohio where his father helped establish the college of Business Administration at Miami University. The family relocated to Moscow, Idaho in 1937 where his father became the President of the University of Idaho.

After graduating from high school, he attended the University of Idaho where he was initiated into the Idaho Alpha chapter of Phi Delta Theta. Soon after he enlisted in the army, where he was stationed at Fort Knox during World War II. He was discharged in 1946 but was recalled several years later to serve the army in the Korean War. Upon his return he found his true calling in veterinary medicine. He received his veterinary degree from Washington State University in 1956 and went on to build successful veterinary hospitals in Carson City, Yerington, and Incline Village.

He also discovered his passion for flying and became an experienced pilot. His skills proved to be very useful as he could fly out to ranches and farms that did not have access to veterinary services. Among his many accomplishments was a flight around the world in his Cessna 310.

Dr. Dale was an active member of AVMS, AOPA, Earthrounders, and Phi Delta Theta Fraternity.

He is survived by brother, Dr. Paul Dale, of Honolulu, Hawaii, several nieces and nephews, including Gary Kupper of Incline Village, and former wife, Shirley Dale of Incline Village.

A memorial service and burial of his ashes will be held sometime next spring in Moscow, Idaho near his parents.


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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Nov 7, 2012 07:58PM Published Nov 7, 2012 07:57PM Copyright 2012 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.