Lester J. Dalton

Lester J. DaltonLester Jamie Dalton died Oct. 17, 2019, and has gone home to be with the Lord. He was 89.

Les was born Dec. 12, 1929, in Beloit, Wisc., where he grew up until joining the Navy in 1947. He was stationed in China Lake, where he met his wife, Joyce Douglass.

Les and Joyce were married Aug. 4, 1950, and made their home in Ridgecrest, where they raised children Debby Poteat, Susan Franklin and David Dalton.

Les retired from the Naval Weapons Center, Aerosystems Department, Telemetry Systems Branch as a telemetry/test engineer after 37 years of federal aervice. Upon retirement Les and Joyce enjoyed traveling in their camper across the country to visit loved ones.

Les is survived by his daughter, Susan Franklin of Ridgecres and son-in-law, Gary Poteat, of Rutherfordton, N.C. Les is also survived by sixgrandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Church services will be held Saturday, Oct. 26, at 10 a.m. at Christ the King Church located at Immanuel Baptist Church Sanctuary. Graveside service will immediately follow at Desert Memorial Park. A reception will be held at noon at CTK Ministry Center, 130 S. China Lake Blvd., Suites B&C.

— Submitted by the family of Lester J. Dalton

Story First Published: 2019-10-25