Saturday August 18th  

Memorial Service


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Dale Andrew Derstine


Community Church by the Lake

Located in Big Bear Lake, California

11:00 A.M. A Reception will follow the service.


Dale Andrew Derstine was born February 17, 1986, to Francine T. Derstine and Robert Dale Derstine in Edmonton Alberta, Canada. 

Dale is survived by his Mother Francine Derstine, of Big Bear City, California

Sisters Dacina Rene, Daisha Marie, Courtney Daline, and Father Dale Andrew Derstine, of Riverside, California. Also, he is survived by nieces, Aunicka, Jewyl, Zoi, Milani and Briella and nephew Jordan Morales.    


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Mother & Son 


Dale attended and graduated in 2004 from Chataqua High School. He had many friends from High School Days and his childhood in Big Bear Valley.  Comments of outgoing friendship were similar to ‘When Dale was around, a bad time wasn’t possible.’  Dale’s buddy-friend, Dog Bubba took-up residence in his heart. 

A passion began early in Dale’s life that played a big part in his daily routine.  He took guitar lessons from Mr. Howard, a high school teacher, that lead him into entertaining  in Big Bear Valley and other locations.  Good friends and new audiences loved Dale’s slappin’ his Bass Guitar at many Community Church and Summitt Christian Fellowship services and numerous nightlife gigs.  Jamming with other musicians, scored high on Dale’s list.     


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Mr. Guitar Man in his element! 


Dale Andrew Derstine met life’s struggles and challenges head-on, and strove to keep a positive attitude.  He loved life, traveled the country, as well as got to experience other countries, in his short lifetime. 

Dale’s mother, Francine laments about her son’s gift of creating many friendship bonds with people and was so full of Love and Humor.  “His contagious smile, happy spirit, and corny jokes brought smiles to all.  He was always reaching out a hand of help wherever he could. We’ll miss Dale, dearly.” 


Dale Andrew Derstine passed away at home in Big Bear City, California, Monday morning August 6, 2018 at the age of 32 years-old.  God Bless!


By Francine Derstine

Co-authored by E T Russell