In Memoriam, Dale Pepion
Longtime VISIONS Montana Blackfeet Friend
Dale grew up on his parents’ cattle ranch, and like many reservation families, did not have electricity or running water. At the end of a driveway that stretched for a couple of miles, he lived with a cattle dog companion named Dog.
In addition to seeing him at our home base, we usually visited Dale at his ranch, where he ran cattle with one of his sons. We’d help him out with ranch chores for a day or two. He loved having the VISIONS kids around, and like any salty grandfather figure, he was quick to straighten us out if he didn’t approve of how something was being done.
Dale is missed and not forgotten.
We are grateful and honored to have been part of his life.
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