Dale Walter Bickmore, age 72, longtime resident of Elkhart, Kansas, died Wednesday, June 7, 2017, in Castle Rock, Colorado. He was born September 29, 1944, in Santa Maria, California, the son of Raymond and Bernice G. (Sagaser) Bickmore.
Dale grew up in California. He was one of three boys. Dale married Carolyn Jones on August 18, 1963, in Santa Maria, California. They moved to Elkhart in 1966. They left for a few years, returning to reside here permanently in 1973. Dale worked for 15 years as a production foreman for Chaparral Energy. He enjoyed drag racing and working on cars.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn of Elkhart; son, Dean Bickmore of Tulsa, Oklahoma; daughter Regina Bickmore Dolan and husband John of Castle Rock, Colorado; two granddaughters, Danielle Bickmore and Rachael Bickmore.
Dale is preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral service will be held Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at 2:00 PM at Hillcrest Southern Baptist Church in Elkhart, Kansas with Pastor Terrell Giddens officiating. Burial will follow at Elkhart Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, June 13, 2017, from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Garnand Funeral Home in Elkhart, Kansas. Memorial contributions may be given to St. Jude Children’s Hospital Research in care of Garnand Funeral Home, PO Box 854, Elkhart, KS 67950.