Dale William Shepherd

BENTON CITY, Wash. – Dale William Shepherd, 72, of Benton City, Wash., died Oct. 10, 2013, at home of acute myeloid leukemia. Dale leaves behind his wife Anna of 53 years; three children, Greg (Cindy) Shepherd of Tacoma, Wash., Christopher of Portland, Ore., and Brenda Isaak of Benton City, Wash.; three grandchildren, Bryant, Nicole and Lauren; two great-grandchildren, Strawberry and Miami; three sisters, Judy (Tom) DeGrave, Joyce Shepherd, and Linda (Harry) Popelka, all of Wilson; two brothers, Chuck (Marge) Shepherd of Eagle, Wis., and Donald (Susan) Shepherd of Scotts Mills, Ore.

Dale was preceded in death by his parents, Justin and Louise Shepherd; brother, Richard Shepherd; and sister Jackie Strahl.

Dale was a senior refrigeration specialist in the greater Seattle area before his retirement in 2005. Dale and Anna were members of Overlake Christian Church for many years serving in several capacities.

Dale grew up in the Bark River-Harris area, moving downstate, then to Washington State. Dale loved his family, had a flair for writing, loved to take photos and do gardening.