Obituary: H. Dail Rankin 1944-2017

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Born in Pt. Loma’s Frontier Housing on Jan. 24, 1944, Dail was one of five children born to Eugene C. (New Orleans) and Hope Jackson (Cheyenne, Wyoming and Dickens, Nebraska). He died Wednesday, June 14, 2017.

Dail’s parents migrated here in 1936 and 1938. Dail graduated Lincoln in 1961, spent 12 years at Standard Brands as sales clerk, third man and finally, as new store opening manager. Few California stores opened that Dail did not touch.

Recruited by Allstate, Dail spent 24 years there, yet he will be most remembered for organizing reunions for Lincoln.

Dail was a resident of San Diego and Idyllwild.

He is survived by a brother, Jim, and sisters Joanne and Susan.

Dail worked hard, played hard and truly loved to dance. Dail had many friends and will be missed.

A memorial will be announced.

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