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Dale D Caylor

December 11, 1937 ~ January 23, 2022 (age 84)


Dale D. Caylor was born in Fort Dodge Iowa on December 11, 1937 to Lloyd and Lillian Caylor.  He went to join them in Heaven along with his wife Anna, his sister Marlys and his last born son Robbie on Jaunary 23rd, 2022.  He is survived by his sister Marcia Lorenz and brother Joey LeBarge, four children Donna DeSure, Scott Caylor, Terri Riordan and David Caylor, three step children, Tamara Levesque, Mike Gulick and Robert Gulick, thirteen grand children, Brandy Blazen, Kristy Stevens, Richard Bradshaw, Jessica Anderson, Stephany Blanco, Alec Riordan, Daniel Riordan, Ashleigh Riordan, Brianna Wright, Bianka DeSure, Christina Andis, Nichol Michel, and Kevin Levesque Jr.,  fifteen great grandkid, Chris Long, Thomas Blazen, Sophia Blazen,  Haleigh Stevens, Hannah Stevens, Madelyn Blanco, Hunter Fischer, Isaac Mizer, Gabriella Mizer, August Aaron Bradshaw, Rainer DeSure, Michael Wright, Elara Andis, Samara Michel and Noah Michel and two great, great grandkids, Rustyn Long and Rhylan Long

Dale attended Davenport High School in Iowa and then joined the United States Navy in 1955 at the age of 17.  He served aboard the USS Wisconsin, USS Galveston, USS Dixon and USS New Jersey.   He retired from the Navy after 24 years of service as an E7 Chief Petty Officer.  He met and married Cathie Taylor while deployed to Scotland and had 5 children together before divorcing. He served along the eastern coastal states before transferring to San Diego where he settled while his children grew up.  After retiring from the Navy he returned home to Davenport Iowa where he met and married Anna Gulick, the love of his life.  They were married May 3rd, 1984.  They were married for 30 years before her passing. He never got over losing her and it was the start of his decline.  He was most proud of the fact that the 32 years they were together they never spend a night apart from each other. He lasted another 7 years but grieved her loss every day.  After moving back to Davenport he went to work at Alcoa Aluminum as a machinist for 20 years.  They both retired together and bought a 110 acre farm in Middle Grove Missouri close to where Anna grew up.  Together there they built a home, raised cattle, fished out of their ponds and grew alfalfa. They loved entertaining family with backyard BBQ’s and holding family reunions. They weathered many storms together even a tornado that took out part of their home.   In 2009 they sold the farm and decided to settle out west in Arizona where the weather was warmer and a bit more calm.    No more cold winters for them.  They purchased a lovely home and created an oasis in their backyard for the kids and grandkids to come hang out.  They loved having family around and both of them absolutely loved to host family gatherings.   

Dale moved to Liberty Lake Washington in 2018 to be close to his children in his last years.  He lived with his daughter the last 3 years of his life as his dementia made it impossible to be on his own anymore.  Military Honors and Committal are scheduled for Friday, March 18, 2022, 11:15 the Washington State Veteran's Cemetery in Medical Lake, Washington.  To share memories of Dale and leave condolences for the family, please visit Dale's Tribute Wall.  

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Military Honors
March 18, 2022

11:15 PM
Washington State Veterans Cemetery
21702 West Espanola Road
Medical Lake, WA 99022

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