Wilma E. Dale
Wilma Elizabeth Dome Dale was the eldest daughter of the late Charles Willis and Florence Edna Damon Dome of New Salisbury, Ind.
She was born May 25, 1923, and departed this life on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021.
She attended the old Jackson Township schools in New Salisbury through high school and later graduated from Indiana University with a B.S. degree in home economics in 1945. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star of Corydon, Ind., and the Delta Kappa Gamma educator professional society. Following graduation, she taught home economics in Corydon for 11 years.
In 1956, she married John Lester Dale and moved to Milwaukee, Wis., where they raised two sons, Bruce Allen Dale and Brian Ray Dale, and was an educator in the Milwaukee Public Schools for 14 years. Wilma moved to Sugar Land, Texas, after her husband’s death in 1983 to be closer to both sons’ families and lived there until her recent passing.
Wilma was committed in her Christian faith and very active in the church. Over her lifetime, she taught Sunday school and Vacation Bible School to young children, sang in the choir, played piano for her adult Sunday school class and was an active volunteer in the United Methodist Women and “We Care” groups at the Sugar Land First United Methodist Church. Notably, she coordinated the interdenominational group, Seasoned Sitizens of Sugar Land (SSOS) for many years.
She enjoyed traveling, gardening, making music, cooking, sewing and handicraft, watching sporting events, helping others and, most importantly, spending time with family.
Wilma is survived by sons Bruce Dale (Margaret) and Brian Dale (Jeri-Lynn); grandchildren Christopher Dale (Annebel) and Meghan Atchison (Zachary); great-grandchildren Grayson and Piper Atchison and Raegan Dale; and several generations of nieces, nephews, cousins and others.
A visitation is planned for Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, at 10 a.m. with a memorial service to follow at 11 a.m. at Settegast – Kopf Co., 15015 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, TX 77478.
A visitation is also planned for Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021, at 11 a.m. at Swarens Funeral Home, Ramsey, IN 47166 followed by a grave-site memorial at Bethlehem Cemetery, Crandall, IN 47114.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sugar Land First United Methodist Church or the Seasoned Sitizens of Sugar Land (SSOS).
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.settegastkopf.com for the Dale family.