My dad was a simple man who wore his heart on his sleeve and had the wisdom of an owl.
On November 9th Dale Kay Hendrickson, loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend left his earthly existence to join his two sons Chad and Justen and best friend Rich.
Dale was born in Salt Lake City, Utah to Hyrum W and Shirley R (Moffatt) Hendrickson. He was an inactive member of the LDS Church. He made his home in West Valley City, Utah and later moved to Stansbury Park in 1997 where he spent his remaining years. He graduated from Granite High School in 1970 and later attended Salt Lake Community College from 1985-86 where he obtained an associates degree. He married Debbie Workman in 1971, later divorced in 2018. Together they had and raised three children.
In 1970 straight out of high school, Dale began his lifelong career at Rio Tinto Kennecott Copper Refinery. He worked along side his father in the tank house until his father retired due to injury and then he moved into management as a Sr Data Maintenance Planner. He retired in 2013 after 43 years of employment. In the summers of retirement dad could be found at Flaming Gorge Reservoir on swim beach or riding his Harley with his pup on the back. He found much enjoyment throughout his life at Flaming Gorge where he taught his children and grandchildren how to fish and ski. He also loved to be on the mountains camping with family and friends or hunting with his father, boys, grandsons and specials friends Rich, Richie and Dave.
Dad was wise beyond his years, and he would research the subject until he knew it well. He collected old books and loved to read, especially Stephen King.
Dale is survived by his only living child, his daughter Nicole (Joseph) Hackbarth of Stansbury Park, UT, eleven grandchildren (includes those in marriage), five great-grandchildren, dear friend/girlfriend Joann Beauchamp and his former wife, friend and mother of his children, and his best friend, fur buddy and Harley partner; Brute.
Preceded in death by parents, siblings, his two sons, Chad Hendrickson (2002), Justen Hendrickson (2022), who he dearly missed every day, his best friend Rich Stewart and his Kitties; Sadie baby, Shadow and Tinkerbell who always held a close place to his heart.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am Thursday, November 17, 2022, with a visitation for one hour prior (10-11 am) at Gordon Lane Church House, 390 E Village Blvd (enter off Brienne Dr). A graveside service and celebration of life will be held in the spring when it is warmer at which time we will bury some of his ashes by his sons.
RIDE OFF INTO THE SUNSET DADDY! WE WILL MEET AGAIN AT HEAVENS GATE!
Love your baby girl