Fredrick Dale Woirhaye, 84, was called home on April 19.
Dale was born Nov. 8, 1934 in Pony, Mont. to Frank and Virginia Woirhaye. He enlisted in the United States Army and served in the Korean War. On June 7, 1959, he married Myrna Lemon in Harrison, Mont. In 1969, they moved to Boulder where they resided until 2006 and then moved to Wheatland to be closer to family.
Dale was a true cowboy. He loved his family, friends and his work. He was a proud veteran and a strong supporter of our troops. There were few things he enjoyed more than working cows on the open range. He knew and valued a hard day’s work. When he stopped riding horses, he rode 4 wheelers spraying weeds and pests and continued working at the Platte County Weed & Pest. He cherished his job as shop supervisor and adored his co-workers.
He is survived by sons Deryl (Sue) Woirhaye of Laramie, Dale (Julia) Woirhaye of Douglas, and daughter Jody (Rob) Levin of Cheyenne. He is also survived and loved by many nieces and nephews and grandchildren, JR (Bethany) Mason, Sara (Kyle) Sheen, Chase Woirhaye, Lantow Woirhaye, Keinan Woirhaye and great-grandchildren Logan Mason, Cameron Mason and Sadie Sheen, along with his work-family at the Weed & Pest.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents Frank and Virginia Woirhaye, his wife Myrna, brothers Deryl Woirhaye, Dick Woirhaye, Doug Woirhaye, sister Dawn Mainwaring and granddaughter Shenoa Woirhaye.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Dale’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
There will be a celebration of life this summer in Montana, per his wishes.