Dale Leroy Fletcher
Dale Leroy Fletcher died peacefully in San Mateo on February 22, 2021 at the age of 94. Dale was born in Creston, Nebraska, and relocated with his family to Oregon when he was 10 years old. After graduating from Forest Grove High School at the age of 17, he immediately enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served as a Corpsman in World War II.
Dale married Doris Hofmann in Forest Grove, December of 1947. They moved to San Francisco in 1949. In 1955 they moved to the coastal town of Pacifica, California where they raised their five children, Doug, Carla, Jana, Mike and Ann. Dale and Doris were married for 53 years until Doris' death in 2000.
Dale trained and worked as a watchmaker. In the late sixties, Dale and Doris opened their own jewelry store in San Mateo, California and retired from the business in 1987.
Dale was a fan of all sports and enjoyed playing golf. He also, enjoyed traveling, water and snow skiing, and attending numerous family and class reunions throughout his life.
He will be dearly missed by his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family and friends.