Isaac Dale IsaacsonJanuary 19, 1924 ~ July 3, 2017 (age 93)
Isaac Dale Isaacson passed away Monday, July 3, 2017 at the age of 93 in San Jose, California.
Dale was born on January 19, 1924 in Pleasantview, Idaho to Joseph Martin Isaacson and Jetta Ipsen Isaacson. He was the third of seven children. He grew up during the Great Depression, working on the family farm. Dale graduated from Malad High School in Malad City, Idaho in 1942. He served in the Navy on active duty as a pilot from October 1942 to November 1945, and an additional 28 years in the active reserves.
Dale married his sweetheart, Helen Marie Juresa, on February 25, 1946 in San Jose, and they had two children, Jeanie and Jeff. They were sealed as a family in the Los Angeles LDS temple on September 9, 1961.
Dale was an aerospace engineer, working to help develop innovative space technologies. He spent most of his career with Lockheed Missiles and Space Company (1962 – 1992), often assigned to secret projects.
Dale loved spending time with family and friends. He enjoyed putting together puzzles and playing games, especially with his grandchildren. He always kept busy. He was constantly working in his yard, maintaining large vegetable and rose gardens. He also loved woodworking, creating holiday decorations, and genealogy. He was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serving in many capacities, including bishop and stake patriarch.
Dale is survived by his daughter Jeanette (Paul) of Salt Lake City, Utah; son Jeff (Lula) of Riverton, Utah; brother Lynn (Christina); seven grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Helen, sisters Margaret, Marie, and Rula, brothers Stanley and Carl, grandson Benjamin Isaacson, and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for friends and family will be held Saturday, July 8th at 10:30 a.m. at the LDS church located at 1336 Cherry Avenue, San Jose. A viewing will be held one hour before the funeral services at the church. Interment in Los Gatos Memorial Park, San Jose.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his name to the Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah (PO Box 58249, SLC, UT 84158).