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Spicewood Restaurant
Wednesday February 23rd, 2022
12:00pm - 3:00pm

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Dale E. Cardwell

Dale E. Cardwell died suddenly at home on Friday, February 11, 2022.  He is survived by his sisters Dorothy A. Berry (Steve Spencer) of Alpine and Dinah K. Berry of Sugar Land; 2 nephews and their families; an aunt, and several cousins; many friends made in Alpine, Wimberley and at his beloved high school – San Marcos Academy. 

Dale was born on February 23, 1950 in Houston Texas.  He attended San Marcos Baptist Academy for 4 years.  In his senior year, he was promoted to Cadet Colonel, the highest rank for the student cadets.  Dale was very active in the alumni activities, serving several years as president of the Alumni Association.  He was most helpful in assisting the Alumni Administrator with homecoming and the memory room. 

He attended TCU and graduated from the University of Houston.  He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army. 

Dale lived for over 30 years in Wimberley.  In his time there, he was a member of the community theater, both acting in and writing plays.  He was so proud of that accomplishment.  He subsequently retired and relocated to Alpine 2 years ago.  He was a regular vendor at the Alpine Farmers Market.  You could find him there every Saturday morning, no matter the weather, selling his painted snakes, walking sticks and other hand made wares.  He loved the market and it was a big part of his life for the past 2 years. 

The family is planning a celebration of his life by getting together with friends at Spicewood Restaurant in Alpine, on his birthday, Wednesday, February 23 from 12 to 3. 

Dale would be so honored and proud to have people reminiscing about him and the character that he was.    

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A candle was lit in memory of Dale Cardwell

Susan Harris Seagroves Feb 22 2022 12:20 AM

Dale's passing is sad news. We are glad that he lived close to family these past few years.

Susy and Jeff Haughton Feb 21 2022 3:02 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Dale Cardwell

Tandy Harlan Fuller Feb 19 2022 11:08 PM

I was a Suite Mate of Dale at SMA. I would run into him around Wimberley from time to time, as well as watch him perform at the Wimberley Playhouse. Dale was a really kind guy.

Larry Sommerfield Feb 18 2022 4:14 PM

My husband and I were 2 years behind Dale at SMA but we got together every year at homecoming. Got to be good friends, he will be missed.

Dottie Holtan Barnes & Bill Rund Barnes SMA 1970 Feb 18 2022 2:00 PM

I was a classmate of Dale's at SMA. Condolences to his friends and family. May he rest in God's peace.

Gail (Schenewark) Braswell Feb 18 2022 11:04 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Dale Cardwell

Judy Justice Feb 18 2022 8:25 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Dale Cardwell

Allen D Butcher Feb 18 2022 6:24 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Dale Cardwell

Robert Harrington\ Feb 17 2022 10:51 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Dale Cardwell

Dianne Purcell Lipsey Feb 17 2022 8:32 PM

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