Dale A. Dotson was born in Sidney Mt to Raymond C. Dotson and Blanche (Quilling) Dotson. He attended Lambert High School prior to joining the Army in 1953 where he earned his GED. He had fond memories of his time in Italy and Germany. After leaving the service he worked in Anaconda and Butte. In 1962 he married Claudia Breshears and they had three children together. He worked several ranches in the Ennis area and retired from MDOT. Later he and Claudia divorced and he married Patricia Neill. Dale was a very talented and creative man and building projects came easy to him. He passed away at his home as was his wish. Our thanks to the wonderful staff at St Vincent Hospital, Billings VA, Compassus Hospice, and Synergy Home Care.
Survivors include: wife Patricia; children Chris Dotson, Anaconda, and Deena Pederson, Ennis, stepchildren Paige Neeley, WV, and Brian Neeley, Missouri . Siblings: Mildred Glodowski, Klamath Falls,OR, Jack Dotson, Butte, MT, Minnie (David) Krueger, Doris Dotson, Ennis,MT, Delores Levno, Belgrade, MT, Lorry (Urusla) and Larry (Fi) Dotson, both of Libby, MT. Also, his four grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Dale was preceded in death by his daughter Maureena, his parents, his sister Mary Keller and brothers Raymond, Milton, George and Howard McKnight.
Cremation has taken place and a gathering of family and friends will be held 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Friday March 9 at the Knights of Columbus, 2216 Grand Avenue. Inurnment will follow at 2:00 P.M. at the Yellowstone National Cemetery in Laurel. Condolences for the family may be made at www.heightsfamilyfuneralhome.com