September 12, 1931 ~ September 15, 2004
Redondo Beach, CA
Dale Lee Patten passed away peacefully with his daughters at his side on September 15, 2004. He was born in San Diego on September 12, 1931. He moved to Redondo Beach at the age of five and was a 68 year resident. He attended Redondo Union High School where he met and married his beloved wife, Bobbie, to whom he was married for 53 years. They had five children and raised them in the same home in which Dale was raised. Dale was a Master Machinist. He worked in design and manufacturing for over 45 years and retired in 1997. He truly appreciated fine craftsmanship in all its forms, and was always willing to share his knowledge. He had every tool known to man and used them to make everything from custom car parts to custom pool cues. Dale knew a tremendous amount about cars and many friends and family relied on him for his expertise. His latest passion was buying vintage trucks and restoring them to their original beauty. Dale enjoyed watching football and making semi-annual trips to Las Vegas where he was known to make a wager or two. One of the things that he treasured most was his annual trip to Hollywood Park race track on Father's Day with his four daughters. He was a gentle man and his tender side especially showed when he was with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his daughters, Pam Eubanks, Mary Wheeler, Joy Wells, and Jennifer Patten who he dearly loved. He was preceded in death by his son, Wade. He is also survived by his six grandchildren Jamie, Erin, David, and Lauren Eubanks; and Brenden and Brian Wells, all of which he was very proud. He also leaves behind many relatives and friends. Sadly, Dale was preceded in death two weeks ago by his cherished wife, Bobbie. Dale could design anything, build anything, and fix anything. The only thing that he couldn't fix was his broken heart. We love you Dad and you will always be in our hearts... Visitation will be from 5 pm to 7 pm Thursday evening, September 16th at the White & Day Colonial Mortuary in Redondo Beach. Funeral Services will be 11 am Friday at the Mortuary with private interment at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes.