Dale Ray Bertrand, 68, of Baytown, passed away on August 27, 2019 in Pasadena, Tx. Dale as born on April 25, 1951 in Kinder, LA. to parents Raymond and Colleen Bertrand.
Dale worked as a carpenter for the first 32 years of his employment. It was a trade he learned from his father and worked with him for years after having to leave school, before his graduation, to help support his family. He had many hobbies and loved the outdoors. He traveled the country as a truck driver for 14 years and the last 6 years he drove, Katherine joined him on the road. They saw 46 states together. While on the road, they would stop to take photos of birds and flowers. Dale had an eye for photography, and at one time, he even had his own processing studio within their home. He also loved going to the sea wall and riding his bicycle from one end to the other, that is 24 miles round trip! He also enjoyed rides on the old motorcycle, fishing and shrimping, playing with the grand kids, and his ol’ dog Truckee.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents; paternal grandparents, Joe and Annie Bertrand; and numerous uncles and aunts, a nephew, and a niece.
Those left to cherish Dale’s memory are his wife of 49 wonderful years, Katherine Bertrand; son, Shawn Bertrand; daughter, Monica Bertrand and husband Robert; grandchildren, Tabitha Bertrand and husband, Chris, Ashley Bertrand, Jewel Whitmire, Desiree Guevara and husband, Jafet, Jasmine Calderon, and Nickolas Calderon; great grandchildren, Candance Larson, Gracie, Zander, Wyatt, Hayden, Jayce, and Ryder; sisters Patsy, Carol, Virginia, and Raetta; as well as numerous other friends and family.
A memorial service will be held at a later time. Please check back for updated service information.
We little knew that morning
God was to call your name.
In life we loved you dearly,
in death we do the same.
It broke our hearts to lose you,
You did not go alone.
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home.
You left us beautiful memories,
Your love is still our guide,
And though we cannot see you,
You are always at our side.
Our family chain is broken,
and nothing seems the same,
But as God calls us one by one,
The chain will link again.