Katherine Dale

October 5, 1933February 5, 2019

Katherine F. Dale, age 85, of Hot Springs, passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2019. She was born October 5, 1933, in Dermott, Arkansas, to the late John and Katherine Freeman.

Katherine graduated from Hot Springs High School and attended North Texas State University. She had a long career in the banking industry, retiring from Arkansas Bank and Trust (Regions Bank). She enjoyed her retirement years at Country Club Village playing cards and volunteering with National Park Medical Center Auxiliary. She was an active member and officer of Pilot Club International. She is preceded in death by her parents; first husband Tommy Baldwin, LT, USN; sister Anne Copeman; nephew Buck Freeman; and son-in-law Gene Riley.

She is survived by her daughters and son, Lisa Riley of Milwaukee, WI; Karen “K-K” Montgomery (James) of Hot Springs; and John Dale (Jennifer) of Hot Springs; four grandchildren, Ryan Montgomery, Katherine Montgomery, Nathan Riley, and Emory Dale; brother-in-law Jack Copeman; and two nieces Kathy Freeman and Jamie Lax (Alan).

A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 2 PM, St Luke's Episcopal Church, 228 Spring St, Hot Springs with Rev. Dee Stayton and Rev. CB Baker officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St Luke’s Episcopal Church Outreach Program, P.O. Box 1117, Hot Springs, AR 71902.

The family is truly grateful for the unconditional care and love that Katherine received from National Park Medical Center and Belvedere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 9, 2019

Katherine Dale

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Zola Chitwood

February 11, 2019

Although we had not been in touch for many years, I remember her fondly from having done business with her personally and from her calling the car dealership where I answered the phone. She was always so kind and sweet, and added beauty to my day when we spoke. She will be missed. My condolences to her family. She certainly brightened the world around her.

Pat Bond

February 9, 2019

I knew Katherine as a volunteer at Lutheran Braille Workers. I fondly remember her as a sweet lady who liked cats and novelty socks.
I send my sympathy and prayers for your comfort.

Gary Ryles

February 8, 2019

K-K, James and Family,
Sorry to hear Mrs Dale passed away. We will be remembering you in our thoughts and prayers.
Gary and Barbara Ryles