Dale Carl LawerysonMarch 6, 1940 ~ January 12, 2018 (age 77)
Dale Carl Laweryson , 77, On January 12, 2018, our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Dale Carl Laweryson joined his parents, Cecil and Geraldine Laweryson in heaven. Dale passed peacefully while sleeping in his favorite loveseat, with his wife, Dee, by his side. He was born on March 6, 1940 in Bingham, Maine and resided in Bingham/Moscow his entire life. Dale loved the Maine outdoors. He spent his whole life in the logging and trucking business and continued working until the day that he passed. His last work day was spent delivering wood orders with his grandson, Logan, which were some of his favorite days. He enjoyed working with all his long time logging friends with his family by his side. In his early career, he and his father worked and enjoyed over 25 years in a large logging operation in The Northern Maine Woods. Laweryson Logging was responsible for the construction of many roadways in the Allagash, that are still in existence today. Dale was extremely close to his parents and always spoke fondly of his childhood years on the dairy and cattle farm. He continued to love haying each summer, he particularly loved that his children, grandchildren and eventually, even one of his great granddaughters came every year to help with this chore.
He loved music and in his younger years played in several Country and Western bands. His first band was "The Green Mountain Boys" and one of the most memorable was "The Allagash Ramblers". He developed many close friendships with his fellow musicians which he continued to cherish through the years. His love for music will be continued on through his younger son, Scott.
He was also active in horse pulling and enjoyed going to State Fairs. Dale and Dee continued to attend the fairs after his pulling days were done to keep in touch with all of their friends, and show off their grandchildren. Dale also spent many years involved in the early establishment of truck pulls in the state of Maine. He was president of the Bingham Moscow Truck Rodeo Association. The association built the first mechanical truck pulling drag in the area, the "Mean Machine", and eventually also added Bluegrass Festivals to the yearly agenda. Dale also served as the president of the Maine State Truck Pulling Association in 1984 and 1985.
Anyone who knew Dale well, knew that his family was the most important piece of his life. He was predeceased by his father and mother, Cecil and Geraldine Laweryson; his grandparents Melvin and Ellen Laweryson and Carl and Mary Bean; a special uncle Merwin "Moe" Laweryson; his in-laws Hope and Don Shea; and first grandchild, Kayla Maranda Miller.
He was married to his wife and best friend, Beatrice "Dee" Laweryson for 57 years. They spent many years working side by side and remained inseparable. He left behind their children and families; son Melvin Laweryson and wife Jeanne, from Guilford; their four children and families; Rick Laweryson, Jake and Alicia Laweryson and their daughter McKenzie, Melinda and Jason Dickerson and their girls, Haylee, Riley, Paige, and Emily, and Melanie Laweryson; daughter, Dale "Kim" Miller and husband Howard of Moscow, and their children and families; Lacey and Tom Mason and their daughters Alana and Hayden, Logan and Kimberly Miller and Bailey Miller and significant other Tyler Pinkham; son, Scott Laweryson and his wife Jolene, of Moscow and their children and families; Jocelyn and Brian Stanley and their son Grayson, Teagan Laweryson and Cody Laweryson; and his"baby girl", Kelly Taylor and husband Steve, of Madison and their children, Courtney Taylor and significant other Cody Wolf, and Bradley Taylor.
His love for the logging/trucking industry will be carried on by his oldest son, Melvin, Melvin's sons, along with his son-in-law, Howard, who worked by his side for many years. Our family will truly miss our husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. A graveside services will be held in the spring at Robinson Memorial Cemetery in Moscow, Maine.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Giberson Funeral Home and Cremation Services. To view the online obituary, or leave condolences please visit www.gibersonfuneralhome.com