Surrounded by family, Dale Christine Barron passed away peacefully on August 30, 2019. Seventy years ago, on June 10, 1949, Dale was born in Bellevue, Washington. After a loving childhood, she graduated from Issaquah High School in 1967. For the twenty years following, she worked hard for Cochran Electric, AmFac Mortgage, and Great Western Savings in Bellevue. Dale then became a founding member of Petzoldt Brothers Trucking in Kent.
Seeking a change of pace, Dale moved to Port Townsend in 1988 where she joined Windermere Real Estate for several years before making her way and spending the last 25 years with John L Scott Real Estate in Port Townsend.
Dale was an avid reader, enjoyed music and had a passion for the equestrian world. She was happiest spending time on her farm with her horses, dogs, friends and family. Dale loved to cook, was always cataloging new recipes, and inviting others to share with. She loved to travel, and especially enjoyed travelling with friends throughout the country and sampling new restaurants along the way.
Dale was one of the original proponents of the creation of the Larry Scott Memorial Trail and spent years working behind the scenes in making this community trail in Jefferson County a reality. She spent countless hours working with local equestrian groups and always made herself available to share her knowledge of the equine world.
Dale is pre-deceased by her parents Marion Kallio and Dale Herbert Barron and her husband, Ken Lechner. She is survived by her two devoted sons Daniel Petzoldt and Duane Petzoldt, her former husband and lifelong friend, Dana Petzoldt.
A celebration of life and remembrance will be held on Saturday September 21 st at Dale’s farm in Port Townsend.