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Dale C.

November 18, 1940 – November 3, 2018

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Obituary for Dale C. Crump

Dale Chester Crump, 77, passed away in Elk Grove, CA on
Saturday, November 3, 2018. Born November 18, 1940 to
Chester Franklin Crump and Jessie Mae Derr, Dale was a
lifelong resident of Elk Grove, CA.
A cattleman through and through, Dale managed and ran
the family-owned, 540-acre Crump Ranch from 1959 until
1985, when it became Cosumnes River Preserve. He then
managed the family's J.M. Derr Lumber Company until his
He served as a director for the Florin Soil and Water
Conservation District and was a member of the California
and Amador-El Dorado-Sacramento Cattlemen's Associations, Independent Order of
Odd Fellows and Elk Grove Elks Lodge.
Dale graduated from Elk Grove High School in 1959 and treasured his '57 Chevy. He
was a devoted family man. He was married to Joyce Golden for 35 years and they
have two children, Tal and Kelli. He enjoyed watching his children grow up and
coaching their sports teams, including youth football and baseball. Dale never missed
a 49ers game and was overjoyed when his San Francisco Giants won their
In 1996, he met his future wife, Sheila Massey. During their 23 years together, he was
a loving soul mate and husband. Gregarious and quick to laugh, Dale brought joy to
their household and cherished spending time with family and friends and reminiscing.
He will be remembered as a generous person with a giant heart who was not just a
friend to many, but a friend for life. A classic cattleman himself, he was a huge fan of
John Wayne, Gunsmoke and a good steak.
His is survived by his wife Sheila, son Tal and daughter-in-law Debbie and
grandchildren Taylor and Mason, daughter Kelli and grandson Brady, sister Carole,
many nephews and nieces, and his beloved cat Lovey. He was preceded in death by
his parents and brother Richard Crump.
A special thank you to Palm Valley Care in Elk Grove. Memorial donations in honor of
Dale may be made to the Elk Grove Jr. Thundering Herd or Elk Grove Youth Baseball.
Family and friends are invited to a celebration of Dale's life at the Herberger Family Elk
Grove Funeral Chapel on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 10 am, followed by
interment at Pleasant Grove Cemetery. A viewing will be held Friday, November 16,
2018 from 5 pm - 8 pm at the funeral home.

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