Carl was born December 11, 1967 in Farmington, NM. He attended Farmington High School, was class president, graduated in 1985, then attended San Juan College. In his youth he was a DeMolay and is a current member of the Masonic Lodge. Prior to making his career in the oil and gas industry, Carl worked for Mesa Airlines and Corral West. At the time of death, May 3, 2018, he was sales manager for H&S Valve in Farmington, NM.
Carl was preceded in death by his parents, Carlyle Ray and Elizabeth (Beth) Louise Dallas . His is survived by the love of his life, wife Kelli, and daughter, Delaney; siblings Rolly Ann (Leroy) Wood, Aztec, NM; Milly Beth (Brian) Rhinehart, Montgomery, TX; Robin W. Stirman, Williston, ND; Dolly (Jeff) Carter, Austin, TX. Kelli’s parents: Malcolm Butch (Nancy) Condrey, Farmington, NM; Linda Jimerson, Farmington, NM; brothers-in-law: John Condrey, Salt Lake City, UT; Chris Condrey, Farmington, NM; along with a whole “herd” of cousins, nieces, nephews, uncles and many, many friends.
There are not enough words to describe every facet of this magnificent man and the impact he had on the many lives he touched. Kelli has said so many times, he was their rock, their anchor, their peace. If only they could bottle all that inner peace and sell it, they would be millionaires! This was the core essence of this wonderful man. He was full of inner peace. That was his special gift to everyone whose life was blessed when they came in contact with him.
“And the peace of God which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Phil 4:7). He lived this. He was so confident and at peace with his Lord Jesus Christ that he could step outside of himself and be wholly present with whomever he was with. He was a sounding board to so many, making them feel they were special and the most important person in the world at that moment. Truly listening was one of his greatest talents. If feeling overwhelmed or stressed, he would gently remind you, “It’s just a thang”.
He always looked for the good in people and focused on that, and never on the negative. When the need arose to give correction, he delivered it in a gentle, conversational manner that helped bring perspective, always conscious of a person’s value and worth.
There were no strangers in this world to Carl, only friends. He brightened the lives of so many people with his smile, strong handshake and most of all those amazing bear hugs!
He was well known for being a Pit-Master. He absolutely loved cooking! He enjoyed the comradery and all the visiting. We all enjoyed the food! He had a special artistic ability, drawing beautiful pencil sketches for his daughter and others. He was a Cowboy Poet, expressing himself with humor or simply sharing his inner thoughts. He played Santa Claus to many children over the years. His talents were numerous.
More than anything, he was proud and happy to be a husband and a father. He felt blessed to have found his wife to be by his side and his daughter, Delaney, was the “Cherry on Top!” She would grab his long-handled mustache, which he was “famous” for, and pull him to her repeatedly for kisses. He loved that! He kept that mustache that long for just that reason! He was proud and honored that God chose him to be their blanket of protection.
Thank you, Heavenly Father, for gracing us all with the precious gift known as Carl R. Dallas!
Memorial Service / Celebration of Life will be held Monday May 21st 11am at Pinon Hills Church.
A memorial fund for his family has been established by family friend, Melani Rainwater. For account information please call Melani at 505-486-1630. To express condolences, please visit www.rogersfunerals.com
Rogers Family Mortuary in Monte Vista is in care of the arrangements.