April 11, 2013 | Vol. 116 -- No. 51

William T. Dalling

William T. Dalling (age 86), lifetime resident of the Cheney area passed away April 6, 2013 at his home.

He was born Dec. 25, 1926 in Spokane to John and Mary (Mallen) Dalling and was a graduate of Cheney High School, class of 1946. Bill was an army veteran of WWII, serving in the last mounted cavalry unit until it was disbanded. He returned home after the war and worked for Melrose Bobcat for 35 years. He also worked for Keytronics, retiring in 1989.

Bill always ranched on the family homestead on Thomas Mallen Road (named after his wife’s family who were homesteaders). He enjoyed rawhide braiding and caring for his livestock.

He is survived by his sons James Dalling and wife Lindly and John Dalling, all of Hot Springs, Mont. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 12, at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery in Medical Lake. Cheney Funeral Chapel, Cheney Wash.

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