Honoring Dale Kamibayashi's Legacy

Dale Kenji Kamibayashi, age 72, of Boulder, Colorado passed away on Saturday, November 4, 2023.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.olingerhighland.com for the Kamibayashi family.

As we approach this week of Thanksgiving, we wanted to express our deepest gratitude to each and every one of you who have shown such incredible generosity in honoring Dale and supporting the Kamibayashi family. Your thoughtfulness and support have been a source of strength during this challenging time. In the face of loss, it is heartwarming to witness the outpouring of compassion and love from friends and community members. Your contributions are not only a financial support but also a testament to the profound impact Dale had on the lives of those around him.

As Lisa, Lani, and Kenji navigate each day, your kindness provides a pillar of support, and your gestures of care do not go unnoticed. Many of you have asked about when there might be a service for Dale. At this time, Lisa is looking forward to a Celebration of Life in the Spring of 2024 at a location yet to be determined.

As we gather for Thanksgiving, let us carry with us the spirit of gratitude for the time we shared with Dale and the enduring legacy he leaves behind. We are truly blessed to have each of you in our lives. We are almost 50% of the way toward our goal! Please consider a donation if you haven’t already stepped up and share this post with everyone you know who will forever miss Dale. Wishing you a Thanksgiving filled with warmth, love, and the comforting embrace of friends and family.

With heartfelt thanks,
Dale’s village of friends on behalf of the Kamibayashi Family


On November 4, 2023, the Kamibayashi family was struck by a heartbreaking loss. Dale, their "Rock," their Padre, Big Kahuna, and Dale-san, left us way too soon. Dale faced a sudden abdominal aortic aneurysm, and despite a lengthy and courageous battle in surgery, he could not overcome the damage to his system. He was a beloved husband, father, brother, uncle, cousin, friend, and colleague, known for his heart of gold.

Dale's roots were firmly planted in Denver, where he was born and raised, attended Ranum High School, and graduated from the University of Colorado on a baseball scholarship. His love for CU athletics and his dedication to the Letterman's Club demonstrated his unwavering support for his alma mater. Dale's professional life was devoted to the natural and organic movement, impacting the industry on local, state, and national levels. In 2019, he received Naturally Boulder's "Industry Leader/Community Champion" award, a testament to his significant contributions. His legacy is one of respect, kindness, and the gift of undivided attention to everyone he met. He was a true gem, and the lessons he shared continue to shine through the lives of the countless people he touched.

Now, we ask you to kindly to give back in his honor. With your generous contributions, we can help the Kamibayashi family cover the medical bills, funeral expenses, end-of-life costs, and reduce the financial burden faced by Dale's grieving wife, Lisa. Your support will provide her with some relief during this difficult time, allowing her the space to grieve and remember the extraordinary man she lost too soon.

Dale, while in his managerial roles, had a reputation of always finding a way to meet the donation request of non-profits, no matter how big or small. He would say, ‘Yes, we will find a way." We deeply appreciate any contribution you can make, and kindly share this post with those who may want to lend a helping hand. Lisa is overwhelmed with gratitude for the support she has received. Thank you for coming together to honor the memory of this remarkable man, Dale Kamibayashi.



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    • $50 
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Fundraising team: The Kamibayashi Family (2)

Dale's Village
Raised $3,186 from 21 donations
Boulder, CO
Lisa Kamibayashi
Jody Vigil
Team member
Raised $18,700 from 50 donations
This team has raised $3,595 from 30 other donations.

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