Dale H. Schwicker

Dale H. Schwicker, of Pagosa Springs, passed away on April 22. He was born in Pasadena, Calif., to Henry C. and Viola E. Schwicker on Sept. 22, 1939.

Schwicker graduated from John Muir High School in Pasadena and Colorado State University in Fort Collins, and he earned a master’s degree from the University of Colorado. He worked in the field of health care administration for over 25 years and was a member of the American College of Medical Practice Executives. On Feb. 18, 1984, he married Elizabeth R. Schwicker of Denver.

A retired U.S. Army veteran, Schwicker served his entire career in the Medical Service Corps, including two tours in Vietnam, earning a Bronze Star medal and numerous other Vietnam campaign medals. He was also an avid tennis player his entire life, playing for and coaching the All Army Tennis Team. Although he thrived on playing competitive tennis, teaching and coaching were his first loves.

Schwicker is survived by his wife, Betty; daughter Karen Roberts, of Wellington, Colo.; son Timothy Schwicker, of Aurora, Colo.; granddaughters Allyson Chatfield and Hannah Roberts; and grandsons Kyle and Cayden Schwicker and Nathan Trevarton. He is also survived by his brother, David Schwicker, and Joan Archer, both of California.

Any memorials for Dale Schwicker may be given to the Food Pantry at Community United Methodist Church in Pagosa Springs.