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CHOTEAU, Mont. — Dale Richard Wilson, 56, died Thursday, Feb. 9, 2006, at the Teton Medical Center in Choteau, Mont., after a long illness.

Dale was born May 5, 1949, in Walton, the son of Richard and Esther (Dow) Wilson. He graduated from Sidney High School and received an associate’s degree in computer system integration from the University of Great Falls. He was a veteran of the United States Naval Submarine Service, retiring after 22 years, 4 months and 18 days of service. He was a navigator on the SS-567 USS Gudgeon, the SS-N677 USS Drum and the SSN680 USS William H. Bates.

After his retirement from the military, he worked at various jobs in Choteau, including Christenson Construction, farming for Doug Ferries and as a "mixologist" at the Wagon Wheel.

Dale was married to Kat Carothers on May 12, 2000, in Great Falls. He was previously married to and divorced from Corrine MacDonald, Geri Blevins and Carla J. Wall.

Dale was a member of the Choteau American Legion and was a past post commander. He enjoyed hunting with his son-in-law, fishing and drinking. He was a singer of songs, player of guitar and all-around good-time guy. Dale has greatly enjoyed playing guitar in many places for many different types of people.

He is survived by his wife, Kat Wilson, of Choteau; his mother, Esther Wilson, of Unadilla; daughters, Danielle Web of Rhode Island, Stephanie Spry of Sidney, Milissa (Joshua) Riphenburg, Amanda Carratt and Cheryl Marschner, all of Choteau; brothers, James (wife, Karen) Wilso, of Sidney and Rodney (and wife, Beth) Wilson of New Jersey, and grandchildren, Tyler, Chelsea, Meagan, Veronica, Venessa, Even and Alex.

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Per the Social Security Death Index, Dale Richard Wilson died in Choteau, Teton County, Montana on February 9, 2006. He was born May 5, 1949.



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