Dale Arthur Mills

Dale Arthur Mills

Dale Arthur Mills, age 62, a truly wonderful person with a truly beautiful soul, left us July 29, 2020.


Dale was raised southside Chicago but moved to California early on after attending college in Arizona.  He had a BA in Psychology and among his many experiences had  worked for NASA as an Engineer Assistant during the time Challenger was being constructed.  He has spent the past 12 years working for University of Phoenix as an Operations Specialist, working with students in the resource center.


His lifelong passions were tennis, music and writing.  He was the author of one published and several un-published (as yet) short stories,  “the” proverbial un-finished novel, and co-writer of a sci-fi screenplay.


Dale would want me to thank and say goodbye to his entire work-family at University of Phoenix, especially his boss/ friend, Caron,  as well as his many friends (Dora and family) he had in the community he lived in.


Dale and his entire family would also like to thank, hug and send love to his closest and lifelong friend, Tony Hicks and his wife Laura, along with their two children, whom Dale loved dearly.  Dale and Tony attended Curie high school together in Chicago and when Dale finally settled in CA,  he convinced Tony to move there also.   So, Thank you Tony, he loved you.


Dale was loved dearly by his parents, Chester and Pauline Mills (both deceased), his siblings, Karen Dougherty, Joyce Johnson (Don Recht), Janice Kouimelis (deceased) and Lynette Dudzik (Joey-deceased); nieces and nephews, John, Dan and Dahna Dougherty, Christopher Castile, Robyn Rush (Josh), Heather Macewko (Steve)  and Tracy Weaver.  He was also great-uncle to 10.


Dale,  words cannot say how we are all feeling right now, but know you are truly loved and will be missed by many, many people in this world.  We know you have finally found the peace and love you deserve.

1 Comment

  1. Tony Hicks says:

    Dale and I had a connection when we first met at Gage Park H S We learned to play tennis together and that became his passion. Throughout our lives Dale challenged me to learn more and I enjoyed our discussions although he routinely had a contrary viewpoint. He certainly had a lot more to give. Rest in peace my brother.

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