Dale Cameron Hammerly, a longtime Moscow resident passed away Tuesday, June 30th 2020 at Regency Pullman, he was 89 years young. He was born January 31, 1931 on Moscow Mountain near Moscow ID to Cecil E. and Valencia (Elliott) Hammerly.
The family moved to a farm in Genesee, ID where he attended school from 1st through 6th grade. They then moved to Walla Walla, WA and ran a boarding house for a year before returning to Moscow. He graduated from Moscow High School in 1949.
He tried his hand at a few jobs, a Bell Hop at the Moscow Hotel, a bank teller in Moscow & Priest River, drove taxi and finally as a lineman & repairman with GTE which he retired from in 1992 after 32 years. He owned Games Etc, a game room, in the Palouse Mall for several years after he retired.
Dale met JoAnn Ward, started dating in November 1951, got engaged in May 1952 and married in September 1952 in Avon, ID.
Dale loved hunting, fishing, camping and boating.
He also enjoyed bowling and bowled on many different leagues throughout the years, first at the Bowlerama in Moscow and then Zeppoz’s in Pullman.
He was also a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, a good place to play pool and unwind, and was a lifetime member of the NRA.
Dale was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, JoAnn, in 2008, a brother, Louis Fergus Swenson and 3 sisters Margaret Hammerly, Shirley Runyan and Velva Montoya.
He is survived by his three children, David R Hammerly, Dale L Hammerly and Eunice E. Deccio (Dennis) all of Moscow. He also leaves 5 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and a great great grandson.
Viewing will be at Short’s Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, July 7th from 9 AM to 6:00 PM.
A graveside service will be at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, July 8th at the Moscow Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers please make donations in his name to the Humane Society of the Palouse or The Idaho Chapter of the Wildlife Society.
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