Dallas Lundgren

Dallas Lundgren Photo 001Dallas Lundgren, 49


Dallas Lundgren, a life-long Moscow-area resident, died Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at the family home in Moscow. He was 49.

Dallas was born February 14, 1965 in Moscow to Kenneth and Dorothy Lundgren. His mother passed away in 2009 and his father in 2013. Dallas was the beloved grandson of Delbert and Annie Osborn. Dallas is survived by a brother, Gary, of Minneapolis, MN, an uncle and aunt, Virgil and Patricia Lundgren of Lewiston, and several cousins.

A 1983 Moscow High School graduate, Dallas earned a degree in automotive mechanics technology from Lewis-Clark State College in 1985.

Dallas married Shelly Rodrigues in November, 1991. The couple divorced in 1999.

As a boy, Dallas developed his passion for cars, spending time with his father, the long-time service manager at Wally Orvik Chevrolet in Moscow. Dallas went on to be an auto technician and worked for 23 years at Chipman and Taylor Chevrolet in Pullman. He later worked at Kendall Chevrolet in Lewiston.

Dallas was highly regarded as a master technician and specialized in rebuilding and repairing transmissions for performance cars from around the county. He also restored collector performance cars including a Pontiac GTO and Chevrolet Novas. His 1966 Nova was featured in photo spread in a national car magazine.

Nitro, Dallas’ loyal dog, was always by his side. Dallas enjoyed spending time with his father at the family farm riding the four-wheeler. He was an avid Gonzaga University basketball fan and enjoyed spending his last birthday with his brother attending a Bulldog game in Spokane.

The funeral service will be Wednesday, November 19 at 11 a.m. at Short’s Funeral Chapel in Moscow. Reverend K. David Daugs of Emmanuel Lutheran Church will officiate and a reception and luncheon will follow at Emmanuel Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall afterwards.

Online condolences may be sent to www.shortsfuneralchapel.net.

The family suggests memorials to the Moscow Volunteer Fire Department Ambulance Fund.

27 Responses to Dallas Lundgren

  1. Sherri Taylor says:

    Sending my love and hugs to you, Gary. I feel like I know Dallas from reading this lovely tribute to his life. Keeping you in my constant thoughts.

  2. Robbi Cole Strother says:

    Sending my thoughts and prayers to the Lundgren family.

  3. Shelley says:

    My thoughts & prayers are with the family during this time. So many memories and good times shared over the last 30+ years. Heaven has received quite an angel and will be missed by all.

  4. Kristi Rathbun says:

    Sending you hugs and comfort, Gary. You are loved very much.

  5. margaret sorrows says:

    What a lovely tribute to your brother. Hugs to you Gary and know you are loved by many.

  6. Martha Akers says:

    Sending you hugs and love, Gary. You’re in thoughts and prayers. Love, Martha

  7. Tina Cleavelin says:

    Gary, sending huge hugs, comforting thoughts & prayers your way. So many love & adore you. Love you! Tina

  8. Denise Engebretson says:

    What a beautiful tribute to your brother. Sending healing thoughts and hugs from your Minneapolis sister.

  9. Kathy and Jerry Bliler says:

    We are deeply saddened by your loss. Dallas and I grew up together as my Dad Elmer Libey worked at Wally Orvik’s too. Dallas worked with my Dad in his home shop and I still remember when my Dad jokingly asked Dallas to check the dwell on my 1976 Nova, it took a minute but they both got a good laugh since it had an electronic ignition and there was no dwell to set. There are no words to say to ease your pain at this time, but please remember that Dallas is part of mine and my husband Jerry’s fond memories. Again we are deeply sorry.

    Kathy and Jerry

  10. Laura Schaub says:

    Sending love and hugs to you, dear friend. My family and I will keep you in our constant thoughts and prayers. Love to you!

  11. Deb Tanner and Paula Beck says:

    Gary and family, We are so sorry to hear this about our childhood neighbor and friend.We will be keeping you in our prayers. Godspeed! Deb and Paula

  12. Erik Bevan says:

    We will miss you Dallas! I have a lot of good memories of our young years working on, rodding and talking about cars. One memory is when we drove an old Ford Fairlane to the top of Paradise Ridge where it died. We ended up coasting halfway home but then had a good walk. My best to Gary and relatives.

  13. john cutsinger says:

    | g | & family…
    Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Dallas was blessed with an amazing brother and friend. Thank you for your friendship and sharing your family with us. I feel blessed. With heartfelt condolences. johnny

  14. Liz Vanzant says:

    Know that you and Nitro are both in mine and Trouble’s thoughts and prayers. Thank you for sharing the story of Dallas’ life, skills, and attributes for all to know and remember. Love you, Liz

  15. Sherwin Millick says:

    Gary, my sincere condolences on your loss. Embrace the fond memories of Dallas – in time your pain will be lessened from the prayers being said for you. A new light shines in Our Fathers Heavenly House.

  16. Doug & Lisa Gludt says:

    We have close to 30 years of wonderful memories of Dallas. We spent a lot of hours working on our cars then taking them to the drag strip to see who was fastest. Many times getting home as the sun was coming up. Those were good times. He was a great friend and we will miss him. There will never be another Dallas!

  17. Doug & Lisa Gludt says:

    We have close to 30 years of wonderful memories of Dallas. We spent a lot of hours working on our cars then taking them to the drag strip to see who was fastest. Often getting home as the sun was coming up. Those were good times. He was a great friend and we will miss him. There will never be another Dallas!

  18. Alanna Walen says:

    Sending you hugs, Gary. Your Jostens family will be there with you in spirit this morning.

  19. Sheri Scott says:

    Sending much love in this difficult time Gary. I’m so sorry for your loss. Know that you’re in our thoughts and prayers.

  20. Bryan Stewart says:

    Gary, so sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Hope you heart heals in time.

  21. Bobby Hawthorne says:

    Gary: There are only so many words, and pretty much all of them have already been written, but know that I’m so fortunate to have you as a colleague and a friend. I’m looking forward to the time when we can sit and sip and talk about your brother.

  22. Wilma Hartig says:

    Hi Gary, this is your cousin Wilma that you met with Dallas in Pullman Hospital. I am really sorry for your loss of your brother and friend. I got to visit with Dallas in Lewiston in the store and I am really glad I got to say good bye to him. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love you, Wilma

  23. Michelle Coro says:

    Gary our hearts go out to you and we send our prayers for comfort.

  24. Melissa wood says:

    My prayers are with you. Your brother meant the world to me. May he find the happiness he’s been searching for. I will always love him. The short time we had together meant so very much. Maybe it isn’t how long you have but how you spend it. Love always, take care & God bless

  25. Julie Klimko says:

    I am sorry to hear about Dallas passing away. We grew up close by and he was always someone I could talk to easily. If I ever had any car question, he patiently explained the issue to me in words that I could understand. The last couple years I had been in contact with him via Facebook and it was nice to have that. He was a good friend, and a very upstanding person. I will miss him,. My prayers to you and the rest of the family, Gary. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
    Julie Klimko (MHS class of 1986) & Scott Rowland (MHS Class of 1983)

  26. Cathy Carson (MHS Class of 1983) says:

    I attended school with Dallas. I always remember him with a smile on his face, which could brighten any day.

  27. Steve Henning says:

    I first met Dallas when I was in high school and he was showing his 1966 GTO ‘Iron Squaw’ in the Moscow Mall at a car show. I was a fellow GTO enthusiast and loved auto mechanics, so it seems we instantly hit it off. He was a great mechanic mentor, answering questions and talking on the phone for hours about building horsepower.So saddened by his passing.

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