Elton “Dale” Sims: May 9, 1928-Nov. 21, 2015

Elton “Dale” Sims, 86, formerly of Berthoud, passed away Nov, 21, 2015, at Childress Health Care, in Childress, Texas. Dale was born in Childress on May 9, 1928, to William (Willie) and Sadie (Cox) Sims. He is proceeded in death by his parents, brothers; Morgan, Clifford, J.B., Joe and Ray, and three sisters; Mildred, Ollie and Elora, his wife Ruth and daughter Debbi.

Dale is survived by his daughter Becki Tschirpke and her husband Gerry of Berthoud; a younger brother, Duane of Childress; and several nieces and nephews.

Dale was a member of the Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association and competed for several years as a steer wrestler. A former contractor, he built several homes in Boulder County as well as pursuing his love for rodeo.

Dale and his wife also owned the Oxbow Stables in Nederland and a working cattle ranch outside of Lakeview, Ore. Later they moved to Manhattan, Mont., where they lived for several years until returning to Colorado in 1983.

There will be a celebration of life Saturday, Jan. 9, from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at the Berthoud Community Center, 248 Welch Ave., Berthoud, Colo.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Justin Cowboy Crisis Foundation would be appreciated.