Dale Kenneth Roberts: June 3, 1964 ~ January 4, 2022
Dale Kenneth Roberts went to Heaven on January 4, 2022. Dale was born on June 3, 1964 in Cortez, CO. He grew up moving back and forth between Blanding, UT and the nearby Navajo Reservation. Many glorious days were spent on the “Rez” herding sheep, rolling sheep-pies, digging for wild onions, swimming in the rain-filled potholes, riding horses, eating mutton stew and frybread, and running barefoot in the sand.Dale was a private person but never met a stranger and was quick to strike up conversations with others everywhere he went. He was incredibly proud of his Navajo (Diné) heritage and instilled an appreciation of this heritage in his daughters, who grew up seeing him sing and drum at Powwows. He loved being part of his drum group, Medicine Shield. He also loved his family immensely. Dale and his beautiful girls often went camping and fishing. He taught his girls to bait their lines and remove their catch from the hooks and onto the chain fish stringer quickly and seamlessly. They laughed it up when Julia and Madisen managed to throw a nearly full fish stringer into the lake when they forgot to anchor it before throwing it back out into the lake. The girls all have wonderful memories of their Dad – Dale taking Julia to skate parks, Dale teaching Madisen to drive, Dale heading to the shooting range with Olivia. Dale would always give them flowers and candy for Valentine’s Day. Dale and his girls would sneak around and help him grab lunch, flowers, and picture frames for the poems he would write and give to Jennifer on her birthday and their anniversary every year. Dale loved his trips back home to visit family and friends in Utah, where he could get his mutton fix and catch up with family and friends. Dale was passionate about his beloved Green Bay Packers, fantasy football, playing softball (he was a great pitcher), solving Rubik’s Cubes, and riding his Harley down the highway for miles with the sun shining on his face and the wind blowing through his hair.
Dale was also a devout man of God and thoroughly enjoyed his Faith Community and the friends and relationships he made there. Dale loved having his family there to share in worship with him.
These and many other remembrances will remain in our hearts and memories forever. Dale’s influence in our lives will never fade.
He is survived by his wife Jennifer Roberts, daughters Julia (Keenan), Madisen, and Olivia Roberts, mother Sylvia Roberts, father Kenneth Roberts, Sr., aunt Daisy Cowboy, and siblings Kenneth Roberts, Jr., Darrell Roberts, Farley (Francine) Roberts, Sylvian Ragsdale, Sue Ann (Tony) Done.
He is also survived by nieces and nephews Kenneth Roberts III, Hailee, Ashlee, Payton and Sage Roberts, Mina, Aden (Kim), and Tomane Ragsdale, Talishia (Dave) Trani, Alexsis James, Lennon and Anthony Done, grandchildren Diego, Kael, Keegan and McKenna Trani, and many other loving relatives and in-laws.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents Eddie and Amy Nakai, brother-in-law James Ragsdale, and nephew Tyrin James.
Dale Roberts’ Memorial Service will be held on Friday, January 28, 2022 at 11 a.m. at the Fountain Faith Fellowship Church, located at 11485 Old Pueblo Road, Fountain, CO, 80817.
Masks are kindly requested out of respect for the recovery of his family.