Dale Dwight Cannady

May 2, 1920December 29, 2012

Dale Dwight Cannady May 2, 1920 – December 29, 2012

Dale was born in Gering, Nebraska. Although the Great Depression forced the family off the farm in 1931, Dale graduated from McGrew High School in 1938. World War II led Dale to Boeing Airplane Co. He served in the Army’s Counter Intelligence Corps during the occupation of Austria, where he met his wife of 63 years. Graduating cum laude (Phi Beta Kappa) in 1950 from University of Washington on the GI Bill, Dale had a 30 year career in city planning in Seattle and Portland. Dale is survived by his wife Mitzi, 3 children (Lila, Marsha, Sam), 9 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren. He published a book of essays near the close of his life entitled My Thoughts. Memorial service: Calvary Presbyterian Church, NE 71st and Fremont, Pending.


  • Memorial Service Monday, January 7, 2013

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Sheila Roberts

January 22, 2013

Dear Cannady family,
I am so sorry to hear about loss. He was such a good and inspirational family friend. we will remember him always. God Bless you all.

January 8, 2013

To the family of our beloved cousin Dale - our thoughts and prayers are with you and if there is anything we can do - please call us. Dale was an amazing man and was always so thoughtful and delightful to me and mine. We will miss him. May God send you comfort in your time of sorrow. Linda & Newell Wilson

Judy & John Peirce

January 7, 2013

Dear Mitzi & Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I also am very regretful of not getting to see you. We are back in Australia. Arrived here the 13th of Dec. This travelling is about to get the best of both of us. I do like it here, but it is such a different life here. The medical system here is awful & right now I need back surgery, knee surgery & possible a hip replacement. We haven't stayed in one place long enough for me to accomplish much. Again, may GOD bring you comfort & solace in the days to come. Judy & John Peirce

January 6, 2013

Dear Mitzi and family,

We are deeply grieved by the loss of Dale after having had the pleasure of knowing him at church for so many years. It was always an honor to sit next to him when Calvary Presbyterian would recognize its veterans. Kathleen and I would like to extend or sincerest sympathies to you during this time. First Corinthians 2:9


Dennis and Kathleen Kucera

Lyn Farris

January 2, 2013

Dear Mitzi and family,

We wish to express our deepest sympathy in your time of loss. May your memories and God's grace surround you with comfort and peace.

With love and prayers,
Lyn Farris and Villa Garden Club

Heather Kovacs

January 2, 2013

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.


Dale's photo for his book of essays: "My Thoughts".


McGrew HS graduation in 1938.


Mitzi and Dale marry in 1949.


University of Washington graduate in 1950.