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Dale Conwell Wallace

June 8, 1939 — September 27, 2023

Dale C. Wallace (Roy, MT) passed away on September 27, 2023, at the age of 84 due to complications from a recent surgery. Dale was preceded in death by his parents: Conwell McClellan and Georgia Montana (Adams) Wallace, his sisters: Thelma Mae Wallace and Ada Anne Wallace, his brother: Jack Wallace, and his daughter, Marianna Wallace, who passed away as a young infant. He is survived by his sister: Marlene Wallace, his brothers: Clayton Wallace, Jess Wallace, and Bill Wallace, his son: Dale C. Wallace Jr., his daughters: Andrea Wallace Richardson and Bridgette Wallace, and his grandson: William Richardson. As a loving and generous step-father, he is also survived by his step-children: Orion Seaford and Christian Clark, and step-grandchildren: Tavius Seaford, Zoe Seaford, Alyah Seaford, Tyson Clark, Riley Clark, and Makayla Clark.


Dale was born and raised in Lewistown, Montana, and left high school during his senior year to join the Army. Dale served at several duty stations: US [primarily at Ft. Bragg and Ft. Story], Korea, Vietnam [3 tours], Thailand, and Germany [2 tours], last unit served: HHC 18th Engineers Brigade. His military career was long and decorated with awards and honors; he served for 33 years [from 1956-1989], and his duties included: Artillery Man, Radio Operator, Parachutist, Special Forces Solider, Helicopter Pilot (UH-1 Huey), Supply Technician, Property Book Officer and Logistician. He reached the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 4 [CW4] prior to his retirement.


Dale was an avid bait fisherman and auto mechanic in his spare time. He enjoyed spending time with his family and relaxing with the critters that ruled his house. Always one to make you smile, he was a genuine soul with a heart of gold. As a former alcoholic, Dale participated with various Alcoholic Anonymous groups throughout his life; his efforts led to many folks finding their way forward.

In the last 10+ years of his life, Dale dealt with several types of cancers that were all a direct result of his exposure to Agent Orange in the military; he was granted 100% disability by the VA. The cancers and the treatments are ultimately behind his passing; they greatly reduced his quality of life and his ability to maintain normal health and wellness.


Dale wanted to have a tree planted on top of his grave; this is not possible in the Veterans' section of the Lewistown Cemetery; so, in celebration of his life, we have set up a Memorial Grove of trees in his name through an organization called Trees for a Change. Dale's trees will be planted in a section of the Sequoia National Forest that was destroyed by wildfire and will be a living tribute to him for years to come. As the trees grow everyone will be able to visit the grove in remembrance. 


Arrangement of the grove is provided through 'Trees for a Change' under Dale's name via this link: https://www.treesforachange.com/pages/Dale-C-Wallace


Graveside services will be at the Lewistown City Cemetery on Tuesday, October 17, 2023 at 11:00am with Military Honors at graveside. A reception will follow at the Lewistown Civic Center at 1:30 p.m. The Lewistown Civic Center's address is 309 5th Ave. South, Lewistown, MT. 59457


Cloyd Funeral Home is assisting the family. Condolences for the family may be posted online at www.cloydfuneralhome.com.


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Tuesday, October 17, 2023

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