Nathan Dale Rollins passed away on April 29, 2013 in Colville. He was born the son of Nathan and Cynthia (Hoke) Rollins on July 1, 1936 in Doty.
Dale worked for the United States Forest Service in Colville for 23 years, and spent many years working at Plum Creek Lumber in Arden as a Logging Administrator.
Dale loved life, and gave everything his all. He lived each day as he chose, in the here and now. Dale was quick with a joke or story, and always left his family and many friends in the wake of laughter. He loved is wife, family and friends un¬conditionally. There was not anything he wouldn’t do for them when in need. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. In his spare time, Dale enjoyed working on cars, especially the classics, and fabricating parts to restore them to as near origi¬nal state as possible. His wife, Linda, also enjoyed helping Dale restore their old cars and shining the cars at car shows. His daughter, Tammy, can remember helping out in the shop as young as five –years-old working alongside her Dad restoring classic cars. His son, Ron, has fond memories of he and his father going on many fishing trips to Murph’s Pond in Old Kettle, where they lived for a few years.
Dale is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Linda Marie Dupuis; daughter Tammy Lenora Cooper (Rollins); son Ronald Dale Cooper (Rollins), and grand-daughter, Christina Olson.
The family would like to express a very special thank you to all of the doctors and nursing staff at Mt. Carmel and Sacred Heart Hospitals, the wonderful staff and nurses at Pinewood Terrace Nursing Home, and the staff at Danekas Funeral Chapel, who were all so caring and compassionate during this difficult time.
A celebration of Dale’s life was held at the Colville Eagles Lodge in Colville on May 4.
If one so wishes, memorial contributions can be made in Dale’s name to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or to the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America, www.mymsaa.org .
Please visit the online memorial and sign the guestbook at www.danekasfuneralchapel.com .
Danekas Funeral Chapel & Crematory was entrusted with the arrangements.