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Dallas George Lehn

Elba, NE

1939-40, 2757, Narrows, SP-1

Dallas George Lehn passed away in Cameron Park CA, December 8, 2020 at 100 yrs, 1 month, 1 week and 1 day at home surrounded by loved ones. Born in Elba Nebraska Oct 30, 1920 he worked in the Civilian Conservation Corps, then served in the Army during WWII. He received a Purple Heart after being wounded while serving in the South Pacific. He was a person who greatly valued education, earning a Bachelor and Masters degrees in Education and later, another Masters in Counseling.

A 50 year resident of El Dorado County, Dallas worked for the Sacramento Unified School District at Goethe and Sam Brannan Jr. Highs as a math teacher and then a counselor. He was a lifelong advocate of the Boy Scouts with two sons, a grandson, and a Great Grandson achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.

A Christian all his life, Dallas was a long time active member of Journey Presbyterian Church, Folsom CA. He was a faithful attendee until services were halted by Covid19 restrictions.

Dallas is survived by his sons Gary (Sue), Kurt (Sharon), and Daughter Karen (Chris), grandchildren Ken (Sheila), Lindsey, Scott (Heather), Danielle (Tyler), Kristiana (Patrick), Xander (Kelsey), and Kathy (Erik), great grandchildren Riley, Aiden, Dallas, and Bexley, Corwin (Tanya), and Colin, and three great-great grandchildren, Jaidyn, Carter, and Jerry. He was preceded in his death by his wife Jeanette (Monnig) Lehn, brothers Leonard, Charles, and John, grandchildren Kathryn and Andrew King, and nephew Richard Lehn.

Dallas Lehn - Camp Narrows

Dallas Lehn turned 99 in October of 2019 celebrating with family, church and neighborhood friends at several gatherings in Cameron Park, California

Dallas Lehn

In 1939 Dallas Lehn was an CCC enrollee at Camp Narrows in Custer State Park in South Dakota. Mr. Lehn was in the Civilian Conservation Corps for 18 months, 3 six month enrollment periods. In 2015 he visited the CCC Museum of South Dakota in Hill City with his son Gary Brill-Lehn.

Dallas had donated photo album 1, photo album 2, and photo album 3 that containe images of Camp Narrows, some of the men, the activities, and scenes from his time in the Cs. He and son Gary sat down with Peggy Sanders, current Museum board President, and volunteer Otto Bochman. The conversation centered around the Civilian Conservation Corps but included mention of Dallas Lehn's military service as well as his career.

A Coversation with Dallas Lehn in 2015
Dallas Lehn and son Gary
Dallas Lehn - Camp Narrows

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