Dale Frederick Myers of Santa Barbara, California, passed away on September 13, 2022, after a brief illness. He was 87.
Dale was born on July 21, 1935, to Albert Eugene “E.E.” Myers and Katherine Minch “Grandma Gucci” Myers in Jordan Valley, Oregon. As a young child, his family moved to San Ramon, California, where he graduated from San Ramon High School in 1953. His education continued at Westmont College in Montecito where he graduated in 1957.
While attending Westmont, his best friend, Ralph De la Vega, introduced to him to his future wife, Roberta Paulin, whom he would marry and raise two children with in Santa Barbara. He remained best friends with Ralph until his passing.
After college, Dale joined the Navy, where he completed officers’ training and went on serve his country as a pilot (flying P2Bs) and a commander for 10 years — eventually going into the Navy Reserve for an additional 12 years.
After the Navy, Dale worked in the public sector using his leadership, communication and writing skills in the advertising industry and eventually worked with and in the development of the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission programs. He genuinely believed in the work of the mission and was passionate about his role.
Dale is survived by his wife, Roberta Myers; their son, Michael, and daughter Nancy; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made on his behalf to the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission.