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.