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Dale Mehlhorn, 72, of Hood River died April 24, 2003 at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital.
A memorial service will be scheduled later. In lieu of flowers, Dale would have appreciated your donation to your school sports program.
Dale was born Nov. 2, 1930, at Halfway to Audrey and Clyde Mehlhorn. He attended school at Halfway where he played football, basketball, baseball and ran track.
He married Jean Smith in 1948. They moved to Corvallis where Dale attended and graduated from Oregon State University.
Dale and Jean made their home in Baker County with their two sons. Dale acted as coach and fan throughout his boys’ sports careers and was instrumental in starting the Little League program in Baker City.
Dale was an avid fly fisherman and hunter all of his life. Golf, gardening and travel kept him busy and active in his later years.
He retired as manager of Farm Credit Services in 1993. He and Jean moved to Hood River in 2000.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Fred Mehlhorn.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Jean; a son, Ed, and his wife, Jana Mehlhorn; grandchildren, Ragan McBeth, Sara Mehlhorn, Pam Kelly and Christopher Mehlhorn; two great-grandchildren; and lifelong friends, Roger Rode, Dean Miller, Forrest Miller, Galen Wilson, Fred Smith, Bud Smith and many other friends and relatives who will miss his willing smile and his quiet manner.
Anderson’s Tribute Center at Hood River is in charge of arrangements.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, May 2, 2003
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor