Longtime Kenai resident Clarice Maude Dale died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007, at the Heritage Place in Soldotna. She was 83.
Private family services will be held. Her ashes will be buried at the Kenai City Cemetery at a later date.
Mrs. Dale was born Oct. 1, 1924, to Dolfa and Ruby (Olsen) Lobdell in Grenora, N.D.
"From the prairie lands of North Dakota, Clarice traveled the Alcan with a new husband and baby in 1953. Settling in Palmer, her contagious smile, along with great dinner parties, quickly established her at the center of many friends. In 1968, with her late husband, Harold Dale, and by all accounts, the love of her life, she moved to Kenai. Her generous spirit was admired by all. There were no strangers at her table. She was a gifted storyteller who truly enjoyed her Alaskan life, camping to crocheting, gardening, hobby farming, crossword puzzles, and especially her grandchildren she loved it all in grand fashion," her family said.
Mrs. Dale was preceded in death by her son, Douglas Isaacson; and husband.
She is survived by her daughters Kimi Lofstedt and her husband, Craig, of Kenai, Kathleen Hergistad of Pennsylvania and Cindy Klaers of Minneapolis, Minn.; sons, Paul Dale and his wife, Brenda Stoops, of Kenai, Terry Dale and his wife, Lynn Bohlmann, of Seattle, Mike Dale and his wife, Sylvia, of Kenai, Greg Dale and his wife, Sandy, of Fortuna, Calif., Luke Dale and his wife, Tiffney, of Gilbert, Ariz., and Greg Isaacson; granddaughters, Curry Freeman and her husband, Troy, of Wasilla, April Lofstedt of Anchorage, Anya Dale of Seattle, Megon Coon of Anchorage, Audrey Coon of Bellingham, Wash., Stephanie Schmeizer of Seattle, Kristen Dale, Amy Dale, Jenna Anastay and Sarah Taylor all of Kenai, Emily and Marybeth Dale of Fortuna, Calif., Mary Isaacson and Makenna Dale of Gilbert, Ariz.; grandsons, Isaac Dale and Quinn Stoops of Kenai, Ethan Dale of San Francisco, Elliott Dale and Nicholas Dale of Seattle, Landon Taylor of Seldovia, Cameron and Theron Dale of Fortuna, Gavin Dale of Gilbert, Ariz., and Haakon Isaacson; great-granddaughters, Haley and Abby Dale of Kenai; and great-grandson, Silas Freeman.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
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