NAMPA | Dale Alvin Meador passed away peacefully at his home in Nampa, Idaho on July 25, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer. Everyone who met Dale immediately came to admire him for his honest, open and generous personality.
Dale was born in 1950 in Nampa, Idaho. He was the third child and first son of Fred and Grace Meador. Dale lived in a variety of areas throughout the Treasure Valley until his graduation from Vallivue High School in 1968. In 1969, Dale married Dee Ann Kossman in Raft River, Idaho eventually settling in Rupert, Idaho. Dale and Dee Ann raised four children. They later divorced.
While living in Rupert, Dale worked as an electrician successfully gaining his contractors license. He worked for 30 years as an electrician at Amalgamated Sugar in Paul, Idaho. After retiring, Dale moved to Nampa to be close to his children and grandchildren. At this time, he also retired from raising the horses he so loved and took up ATV trail riding instead.
Dale is survived by his children, Sherry Ann (Mike) Adams of Melba; Sandy Meador of Meridian; Shawn (Kendra) Meador of Pocatello; and Stefanie (Nik) Anacabe of Boise; 4 grandchildren; 3 sisters, Carolyn Fesler, Louise LaJaret and Dorothy Turner; and his best friend, Blue.
His parents, Fred and Grace Meador, preceded him in death.
The family wishes to thank Hearts for Hospice, MSTI of Meridian, and the wonderful nurses at St. Lukes Meridian for their compassionate care and superb sense of humor.
A viewing will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday evening, August 2nd at Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, August 3rd at Dakan Chapel with interment to follow at Canyon Hill Cemetery, Caldwell. A luncheon will follow at C.V. Peckham Community Center adjacent to Dakan Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, you may honor Dale by donating to the cancer organization of your choice.