Dale Allen Gregg, proud 24-year Veteran, USAF SMSGT (E8) passed away on April 30, 2023, at age 85. Dale was born in Easton, Pennsylvania, to Mary Isobel Tyrrell and Joseph Wayne Gregg. Dale was a resident of Rio Rancho, New Mexico. He graduated from Chandler High School, Chandler, AZ, with the Class of 1955. Dale chose an Air Force Career, serving domestic and abroad including England, Germany, and a tour in Turkey. He was a cold war warrior ensuring the security and safety of our Country during that era. After his retirement from the military, Dale established and was the proprietor of the Last Chance Saloon in Albuquerque from April 1984 through April 1994, where a lot of friends and memories were made.
Dale is survived by two sons, Mike (Brenda) and Randy; four grandsons; Stephen (Niki), Brian (Emily), Cameron and Colin Forde; seven great-grandsons; DJ, Paul, Chris, Mack, Marc, Cash and Allan.
By Dale’s request, no funeral/memorial service to be held. His wish is for Family and Friends to remember the good memories and live their life to the fullest.
The Dash Poem
I read of a man who stood to speak at the funeral of a friend. He referred to the dates on the tombstone from the beginning to the end.
He noted first came the date of the birth and spoke the following date with tears. But he said what mattered most of all was the dash between the years.
For that dash represents all the time that they spent life on Earth. And now only those who loved them know what that little line is worth.
For it matters not how much we own, the cars, the house, the cash. What matters is how we live and love, and how we spend our dash.
So, think about this long and hard. Are there things you'd like to change? For you never know how much time is left that can still be rearranged.
If we could just slow down enough to consider what's true and real, and always try to understand the way other people feel.
And be less quick to anger and show appreciation more, and love the people in our lives like we've never loved before.
If we treat each other with respect and more often wear a smile, remembering that this special dash might only last a little while.
So, when your eulogy is being read with your life's actions to rehash, would you be proud of the things they say about how you spent YOUR dash?