Dale Pipher, 98, of Rio Communities, passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2022, at home surrounded by his children.
He was born, raised and educated in Champaign, Ill. He married Helen Guinn in 1943, and moved to Albuquerque in 1949. Dale retired from Sandia National Labs after 35 years of service.
He became a member of the Masonic Order in 1954. In 1959, he joined the York Rite Bodies and Ballut Abyad Shrine.
Dale is preceded in death by his loving wife of 64 years, Helen; sisters, Helen Wallen and Dorothy Zihal; sons-in-law, Rick Dayand and Louis Curcione; and grandsons, Douglas Day and Richard Day.
He leaves a son, Jerry, of Rio Communities; daughters, Janet Curcione, of Lewiston, N.Y., and Connie Day, of Payson, Ariz.; a brother, Don (Sandy); and brother-in-law, Mike Zihal; seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandson.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, June 25, at Ballut Abyad Shrine Center, 6600 Zuni S.E., Albuquerque.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to be made to Shriners for Children southern California, 909 S. Fairoaks Ave. Pasadena, Calif., 91105, or charity of your choice.
Arrangements are being handled by the caring professionals at the Noblin Funeral Service Belen Chapel, 418 W. Reinken Ave., 505-864-4448, where an online guest register is available at noblin.com.
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