Remembering Donnie Dale

Floyd D. “Donnie” Dale, Jr., age 66, of Pasadena, died November 15, 2012.

Donnie was a novelist and a freelance writer who occasionally also wrote for the entertainment industry. His first novel, A Hunter’s Fire, was published in 1989. His next, Ice Pick, was published in October. Under the by-line Don Dale, Donnie wrote hundreds of articles and took photographs for such magazines as Growing and Turf. He wrote many screenplays, with the sole production of a low-budget horror movie entitled “Room 33,” co-written with Eddie Barbini. He worked in Phoenix for the AZ Dept. of Game and Fish, and throughout Arizona as a writer for the Arizona Republic and Arizona Daily Star.

Donnie is survived by his three children: Angie (Darrell) Crowther, of Henderson, NV; Amity (Ryan) Heyborne, of Boise, ID; and Donovan (Tammy) Dale, of Sylmar, CA.

He is also survived by his sisters, Pamela (Bill) Wanser, of Phoenix, AZ; and Janey (Dennis) Harsch, of Arroyo Grande, CA; and his four grandchildren: Amity, Seth, Sydney and Donovan. Donnie is also survived by his devoted companion and lover, Joanne “Joey” Rowan, who brought him love and the ultimate peace.

A graveside service was held on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at Oakwood Memorial Park in Chatsworth, CA.

Copyright 2015 The Estate of Donnie Dale.