Dale GloverAugust 19, 1928 ~ September 24, 2017 (age 89)
Arlo Dale Glover or Dale, as he liked to be called, was born August 19, 1928 in Copeland, Gray County, Kansas to Spencer and Jessie Fern (nee Shuman) Glover. He was the fifth of nine children including four brothers and four sisters. Dale spent his early years on the family farm in Copeland, Kansas performing agricultural duties and experiencing the heartache of both the Great Depression and the Dustbowl which affected Gray County the hardest.
He enlisted in the Army in 1946. His primary duties were construction and mechanical operations. After working on roads and runways for the Air Force base he was simultaneously enlisted into the Air Force. Dale was stationed in Okinawa, Japan, where he finished his tour of duty and was honourably discharged in December of 1949 with the rank of Sargent for both the Air Force and Army. Dale was proud of his military service. After his return to the United States he married Betty June Calkins (nee Hendrix) on May 13, 1950 in Limon, Colorado. Together they had three children.
Dale enjoyed hard work and spent his entire life working at various jobs around Kansas, Colorado, and Arizona. His resume includes The Rural Electric Company as a lineman, The Limon Colorado Springs Bus Company, the Leadville Transit, Glover Construction Company and Glover Charter Company as Owner / Operator. The Charter company transported Navajo Indians for the Union Pacific Railroad and campers for the Young Life Christian Organization. Upon retirement he worked as the Homeowner’s Association Maintenance Man for the Copper Crest subdivision in Tucson, Arizona where he and Lynne lived for over 30 years. Dale loved to fix and tinker with things a passion that never waned.
He met Marilyn Jane “Lynne” Green and they would marry on March 11, 1966. They spent their time raising her daughter, working, and travelling the country in their side car motorcycle. In their later years they divided their time in between Pinetop and Tucson Arizona. They recently settled in Calhan, Colorado to be near family.
He loved to travel, collect, build, invent, and create. Dale was always quick to collect items that he could transform into wooden and metal toys for his garden and grandchildren. He, being a child of the Great Depression, never threw anything away because he was certain he could turn it into something fantastic. Dale was fixing and building up until a month before his time on earth ended.
Dale is survived by his beloved wife Lynne, his brother Gary (Georgianna) Glover of Calhan, Colorado, their children Alicia Glover of Tampa Bay, Florida, Carrie Anne (Dave) Guy and Rodney (Kelly) from Calhan, Colorado, his son Steven (Kristine) Glover of Aurora, Colorado, their children Garrett (Misty) of Aurora, Kara Glover of San Diego, California, Reid (Rebekah) of Denver, Grant Glover of Houston, Texas, his son Bud (Kathy) Glover of Grand Junction, Colorado, their children Andrea (Chris) Cannon of Aurora, Breanne Glover of Grand Junction and Lynne’s daughter, Debbie Koscielecki of Woodland Park, Colorado and her children, Lindsay Olah of Woodland Park and Jarod Koscielecki recently of Woodland Park . He leaves behind six great-grandchildren, Max and Mason (Garrett and Misty) Glover, Caitlyn and Zuri (Andrea and Chris) Cannon, and Kyleigh and River (Lindsay) Olah. Dale is preceded in death by his parents, seven brothers and sisters, and his youngest son William Spencer “Bill” Glover.
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