Dallas E. Van Dyke
Dallas E. Van Dyke, a long time community volunteer, passed peacefully on February 27, 2013 in Kirkland, WA after a long battle with cancer.
Dallas was born on November 1, 1938 in Madison, WI and raised in the Pacific Northwest. He served in the United States Navy aboard the USS Harry E Hubbard stationed in California. He married Ella Pearl Noah in 1959 and together they raised their three sons, Timothy, Russell and Todd.
Dallas held many careers throughout his life but spoke most fondly of his years as a volunteer. Dallas was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where he volunteered in many capacities including out-reach ministry at the prison complex in Monroe. He was a member of Snohomish Kiwanis and served as President, Treasurer, Board Member and most fondly as “Snohomish Santa.” Dallas also served many years as President of KlaHaYa Days Festival, sharing his passion and love of this small community.
Dallas was preceded in death by his beloved Ella Pearl who passed away in 1993. He is survived by his wife Judy Chapman, 3 sons, 4 stepsons, 10 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and extended family.
There will be a celebration of Dallas’ life on March 9 at 4 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at 10120 Chapel Hill Road, Lake Stevens, WA.