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Clayton Dale Duvall

May 11, 1933June 10, 2020

Clayton Dale Duvall passed from this earthly life on June 10, 2020, at the age of 87. A native of Washington State, Dale is preceded in death by his parents, Clayton and Phyllis Vanarsdall Duvall, daughter Wendy Dayle Duvall and sister Margaret Duvall.

Dale is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Jewell Fox Duvall, daughter Nanette Huey, son Steve Duvall, stepsons Bradley and Scott Wilks; three sisters, Betty Hilderbrand, Loraine Keith, Jane Weeks; and two brothers, Elva and Richard Duvall and his first wife, Joy Reitemeier.

Dale is a graduate of Kinman Business University, with Undergraduate Studies at Washington State University and Gonzaga University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants. While residing in Washington State, he specialized in fiscal and operational management in the engineering and construction-related field. He was a Managing Partner of Morris, Lee & Company, a multi-office Northwest regional CPA firm.

Dale was a key figure in the 1980 Ronald Reagan Presidential election; he managed successful campaigns in the states of Washington, Idaho, Oregon and Montana. This led to his migration to Washington, D.C. where he held senior positions in the Reagan Administration to include V.P. and Treasurer of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, Commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation at the Department of Interior, and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Facilities at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Dale grew up on a farm in Creston, Washington, and after he retired in 2003, he relived his dream of farm life by purchasing a farm in Culpeper, Virginia. He brought a lifetime of leadership and management experience to his volunteer service as President of the Museum of Culpeper History and participation in various other historic preservation groups. In 2015, he was awarded the Culpeper Colonel citizen service award. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Museum of Culpeper History, 113 Commerce Street, Culpeper, VA 22701 (http://culpepermuseum.com/) or Reformation Lutheran Church, 601 Madison Road, Culpeper, VA 22701 (https://www.culpeperlutherans.org/).


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Joe May

June 20, 2020

Sadly, I never had the opportunitie to spend a lot of time with the Duvalls'. But, I do know from the few conversations I had with him, he was a great man. Full of fun, intelligence. He was from out west, he remind me of one of those cowhands/gunfighters that Louis Lamour(Ronald Reagan's favorite author)wrote about. Always ready to "draw steel" when the occasion demanded it. Dale was the kind of man who made America great. Not many left.

Kenny Klinge

June 18, 2020

Dale was part of a great team, that worked hard to make the USA a better place for our families & friends.

Susan & Mike Theiler

June 15, 2020

We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Dale. He did so much for the Culpeper community, including the museum, the Cedar Mountain Battlefield, and many important causes. Our sincere sympathy to his wife and family.

David Miller

June 15, 2020

Dale has so many admirable qualities. He was a very hard worker, whether manual labor, or organizing events, records, task teams. His possessed knowledge of so many subjects, especially political, civil war history. We shared books and stories when we were together. He loved to take rides through the countryside around Culpeper, pointing out many places of history. I've had so many wonderful weekend visits with Jewell and Dale. Always full of adventure, lots of laughter, and sometimes serious talks about current events. He made so many outstanding contributions to Culpeper, revitalizing both the Cedar Mountain Battlefield park, and the Culpeper History Museum. His presence will be with us for a very long time. RIP my good friend!

Connie Odell

June 13, 2020

I have fond memories of Dale, his wife is my sister, I always enjoyed his stories about some of his travels, he had many interesting things to talk about, I know he loved a breakfast of sausage gravy and biscuits, prepared by other sister Joy Garten, he will be sadly missed, he was a blessing to our family

Dianne Quinn

June 12, 2020

I have cleaned the Duvall residence for the past 10 years. During this time, I got to know the Duvall’s well. Dale was always kind, thoughtful and extremely funny. He will be missed.