Dale Lee Nixon, 64, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, passed away March 23, 2005. Survived by his wife of 35 years, Joy Ann Nixon; son, Michael Dale Nixon; daughter, Shelley Theis; grandchildren, Jessica and Christopher Theis; and sister, Diana Bradley. Preceded in death by his infant daughter and parents, Archie Lee and Helen Nixon. Dale was born Dec. 27, 1940, in Los Angeles, Calif. He was the owner and CEO of Pan Studios in Colorado Springs. Dale had a passion for aviation and was a private pilot. He was also an avid gun collector and HAM radio operator (KGXD). Dale was very insightful and enjoyed going to his home in Buena Vista to reflect. His funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, March 31, 2004, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, 1317 N. Main St., in Pueblo, with the Reverend Darron Wilson officiating. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens, Pueblo. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. I was so sorry to hear of Dale’s passing. We were classmates at Centennial and before. He was a great fellow. We will miss him. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. I have just returned from vacation and was very saddened to hear of Dale’s passing. Having worked with him during the days I owned KILO and then more recently with our “sales on hold” for my travel company I have known Dale for a good number of years. He was always helpful and never seemed to mind any of our last minute requests. If was a pleasure to know him and he will be missed greatly. The world was a better place because of him.

  3. We’ll miss you Dale, you were a great neighbor. Enjoyed your green chili and always liked hearing you drive up on the Harley.
    Joy and Mike, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Georgia and Bill Pinkal

  4. I remember after working with Dale in Pueblo, we began our new career venture in Colorado Springs. Dale was always accomodating and one who accepted no less than perfection in his work. He will be missed. May God Bless.

  5. Joy, Mike & Shelly.
    37 years ago the production director at KDZA in Pueblo took a young, inexperienced radio rookie under his wing. Dale shared his knowledge and expertise with me at Both KDZA & KOIL. Now, nearly 40 years later I still apply lessons learned and think of him often. I will miss our occasional conversations.
    Our thoughts and sympathies are with you and yours.
    Bill & Jeanne

  6. Joy and Mike,
    It’s hard for me to imagine Clovergate Drive without Dale pulling into the driveway on his Harley or chatting about everything from running to a recipe he was making with his favorite peppers. I was truly shocked to hear this news, and I will always remember growing up across the street from your family. Both of you are in my thoughts.

    Jenny (Pinkal) Atchley

  7. We were so shocked and saddened to hear of Dale’s death. I will always think of him as “the voice of the Springs”. He will truly be missed. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  8. Good Times create good memories. And Cousin Dale provided me with a life time full of them. Starting before bicycles were our cool mode of transportation to meeting Dale and DeDe at the Fremont Airport. These will be with me forever.

  9. Joy and Mike,
    My heart goes out to you both and your family. My mom told me about Dale’s passing and I couldn’t believe it. It seemed like just yesterday we were all up at Taylor camping and sharing stories. I will always remember the memories that were created! I hope your whole family will find comfort in one another and in your friends. My prayers are with you!

    Kevin

  10. To the family of Dale Nixon,
    I am sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. He was my friend and I will miss him.

  11. Mike,
    your pop took that great flight into the west on wings you can’t earn. Take condolence in knowing it’s the greatest type rating you can get. my best wishes to you and your family.

  12. I will always remember the wonderful time I had when Dale flew us to the Nixon family reunion. Thank You Dale. Your Aunt Peggy

  13. Joy, Mike, and Nixon and Pan Family:
    My heart goes out to you and I’m very sad to hear my friend has passed. If there’s anything I can do please ask. You’re my extended family and always will be.

  14. I am so sorry for your loss. I met Dale years ago when I worked for KVOR. Every once in a while our career paths would cross and we would share laugh. His voice was always so recognizable and so warm. We will miss him.

  15. Dear Joy and Mike,
    Dale was so helpful to me getting my show started. I will never forget his generosity and kindness. So many of us in the media owe a lot to him. He was always willing to help us and I will alway appreciate what he did for me. He will be greatly missed, but also greatly remembered. Thanks for sharing him with so many of us.

  16. I was saddened to hear of Dale’s death. I had the opportunity to work for him twice at Pan Studios as a receptionist/bookkeeper in the 1980’s. I remember him as a very talented, very kind man who wanted those around him to be happy and cared for.

    Joy, my thoughts are with you and your family during this time.

    Vicki Otoupalik-Huffor (then Mankowski)

  17. Joy, I was shocked to hear of Dale’s Passing. I am so sorry, and I will miss him as a valued friend. If there is anything I can do please call me. Your friend Dick

  18. To Joy Nixon and family……Please accept our deepest sympathy in this trying time. So sorry to hear of Dale’s passing. I truly enjoyed listening to his voice on commercials. Perfect job for him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    In Deepest Sympathy,
    Mike and Gloria Slayton

  19. Dale was a great man, employer and friend. I will always have the utmost respect for him. My heart goes out to his family and everyone who was touched by his life.

  20. Dale was a long-time friend and so talented! Colorado Springs will not sound the same without his marvelous voice. My deepest sympathy to Joy and his children.

  21. Dear Joy and Michael
    As Diana and I were resently married, our families are now joined together. I just want to let you know that if you ever need anything, your family will be there for you always.
    Love and peace to both of you.
    Charlie & Diana (DeeDee) Bradley
    and children

  22. I haven’t seen Dale in years, but we were friends back in the 60s. We had a lot of fun together, and I will remember him with fond memories……

  23. Our thoughts and prayers are with Dale’s family and our friends at Pan Studios.

    Dana Lawlis
    Wheeler Advertising, Inc.

  24. REMEMBER WHEN

    REMEMBER WHEN WE GOLFED A LOT
    (THAT HOLE IN ONE WE NEVER GOT)

    REMEMBER WHEN WE SKIED A LOT
    (BROKEN BONES WE ALMOST GOT)

    REMEMBER WHEN WE CAMPED A LOT
    (OH” THAT CHILE WAS SO HOT)

    REMEMBER WHEN WE FISHED A LOT
    (REMEMBER THE BIG ONES WE NEVER CAUGHT)

    AS TIME PASSED AND WE GREW OLDER
    I’LL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU AS A BROTHER
    PAUL

  25. REMEMBER WHEN

    REMEMBER WHEN WE GOLFED A LOT
    (THAT HOLE IN ONE WE NEVER GOT)

    REMEMBER WHEN WE SKIED A LOT
    (BROKEN BONES WE ALMOST GOT)

    REMEMBET WHEN WE CAMPED A LOT
    (OH” THAT CHILE WAS SO HOT)

    REMEMBER WHEN WE FISHED A LOT
    (REMEMBER THE BIG ONES WE NEVER CAUGHT)

    AS TIME PASSED AND WE GREW OLDER
    I’LL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU AS A BROTHER
    PAUL

  26. Dale &I worked together in the late ’60’s at the old KVMN-FM in Pueblo, for Jack Duane. I loved his voice and delivery, and am pleased that he was able to do so well in advertising and production. I will miss hearing his voice on KOA, etc.
    Dale, God is blessing you now.

  27. My sincerest condolences to the family of Dale. I enjoyed swapping stories and recipes with Dale about New Mexico chile. A wonderful person. He will be greatly missed.

  28. Dear Joy and Mike,

    My sincere sympathy and prayers for you and your lived ones during this sad time.
    I so remember the wonderful camping trips we shared with you and Dale. We had lots of fun. I pray that you will find peace and know that the Risen Lord is with you.

    Love,

    Mary Lou

  29. We were good friends of Lee and Helen when Dale was just a kid. Lived across the street from them, and DeDe was same age as our daughter. So sorry to hear of his passing. Our deepest sympathy. We are now in AZ for the winter, so can not attend services….Dolores

  30. It is sad to hear of Dale’s passing and my condolences to his family and friends. I remember selling Dale computer equipment in the 1980’s. I was a much younger salesman then, but still remember Dale’s enthusiasm for technology and his professional mannerisms. Thank you and God Bless.

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