Dale Talbot Hunter

Oct. 31, 1963 – Nov. 18, 2012

Memorial services for Dale Talbot Hunter will be held Saturday, Dec. 1 at the R/C Model Airplane Field in Basin owned by Bill Stoelk. Dale, 49, died at his home in Basin on Nov. 18.

He was born Oct. 31, 1963, the son of Mary L. and R.D. “Dale” Hunter of Helena, Mont., former Basin residents. He attended Cortez (Colo.) High School.

He served in the U.S. Army for two years, specializing in Tow/Dragon Missile Guidance Systems. He was a PFC with E. Co., 701st Maintenance Battalion, stationed at Fort Riley, Kan., and served a tour of duty in Germany. He was honorably discharged Feb. 21, 1984.

After his military service Dale lived in Colorado, Utah, Rock Springs and Illinois. He lived in Big Piney for several years before moving to Basin 12 years ago.

Dale was employed at Optimum Service Company for many years. He was an avid collector of motorcycles and muscle cars and loved both R/C helicopters and R/C cars. He was a certified mechanic.

His mother and father, his grandmother Lola Mary Rutherford of Basin, and his grandfather Eddis Talbot Rutherford of Willard, Utah, preceded him in death.

Dale is survived by his biological son, Charles “Chuck” Hunter of Havana, Ill., and his granddaughter, Isabelle Lola Hunter, also of Havana; five step-children, Deanna Perkins of Sheridan, Chelsy Herchkorn, Samantha Herchkorn, Richard Herchkorn and Ashley Herchkorn all of Greybull, his sister, Julie Hunter-Hill of Helena and three step-grandsons.

Memorial contributions in Dale’s name made be made to the National Rifle Association or to the family of Dale Hunter, 719 S. McKinley, Havana, IL 62644.