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Dale Marie Springer

June 15, 1928 ~ January 8, 2022 (age 93)


Dale Marie MIzell Springer passed from this life to the next on Saturday, January 8, 2022 in Santa Fe, New Mexico with her youngest daughter by her side. Dale was born June 15, 1928 in Sweetwater, Texas to Durward M. and Willie Mae (Flanigan) Mizell. She was the youngest of their three daughters. She graduated from Newman High School (now Sweetwater High) and attended Bethany-Penial College (now Southern Nazarene University) in Bethany, Oklahoma and earned a degree in Home Economics in 1949.


She married the love of her life, Fred M. Springer, on September 17, 1954 in Sweetwater, Texas. Due to Fred’s work for Mobil Oil they moved about a good deal, living in Beaumont, Midland, Dallas and Salado, Texas as well as New Jersey, Illinois, New York, and New Mexico. Following Fred’s retirement in 1985 he and Dale traveled extensively seeing exotic locales and making friends around the world.


Dale was a professional homemaker who was a creative cook, loved to bake and was an accomplished seamstress. She was dedicated to her family, raising three children and participating actively in the lives of her three beloved grandchildren. She was a member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood from 1980 until her death as a member of chapters in Illinois, New York, Texas and New Mexico. She was also a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church and a resident of Brookdale Senior Living in Santa Fe at the time of her death.


She was preceded in death by her parents, her two sisters Jackie Mizell Underwood and Almeta Mizell Young, her husband Fred, and a daughter, Janice Marie Springer. She is survived by her three children, Kathy Springer Kuddes (Allen, TX), Paul Springer (Jackson, WY) and Carol Springer Luttrell (Santa Fe, NM) and three grandchildren, Denver (Santa Fe, NM), Austin (Seattle, WA) and London Luttrell (Santa Fe, NM).


A private graveside service is being planned at the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Sweetwater, Texas.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dale’s memory to St. John’s United Methodist Church in Santa Fe or the P.E.O. Foundation.

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