It is with great sadness that the Charlotte community mourns the passing of Dale Halton, one of the city’s first female CEOs. Mrs. Halton passed away Tuesday morning at the age of 85. Let us take a moment to remember who she was and what she accomplished during her lifetime. Keep reading more.
Who Was Dale Halton?
Dale Halton was born Barksdale Fowler Dick, she was a Myers Park High School graduate in the 1950s and made a name for herself as a businesswoman who revitalized Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Charlotte and gave back millions to her community. Dale Halton’s family moved from North Carolina to Charlotte in 1945 when she was just 8 years old. After graduating from Myers Park High School, Mrs. Halton went on to attend Duke University where she earned an undergraduate degree in sociology and went on to receive her MBA from Columbia University in 1958. She then began work at Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co., which her father had founded in 1940; however, it had fallen into disrepair by the time she took over the company at age 40. Her leadership reinvigorated the business, and by 1988 it had become one of America’s top 10 largest privately held companies with more than 4,000 employees across five states, according to The Charlotte Observer.
Mrs. Halton married Fred Wagner III in 1995 and together they continued to devote time and resources to philanthropic efforts throughout their community; this included establishing The Dale F. Halton Foundation which has given back millions of dollars since its inception in 1995. Her name can be found on buildings throughout Charlotte such as UNC Charlotte’s sports arena and Central Piedmont Community College’s performing arts center as well as numerous other projects supporting education and health initiatives across the region.
What was the cause of Dale Halton death?
Though exact cause of death is yet to be disclosed, it might be due to age related issues as she was 85 when she passed away Tuesday morning at home surrounded by family members including husband Fred Wagner III who confirmed the news later that day. Since then numerous tributes have been pouring out for this remarkable woman for her legacy that lives on forever through all those places which are named after her in order to commemorate her life journey and achievements for years come on behalf of entire Charlotte region .
Dale Halton Obituary
We are deeply saddened by the passing of Dale Halton but we are grateful for all that she accomplished during her lifetime—not only for herself but also for the benefit of others around her–across our community here in Charlotte, North Carolina . She will be remembered fondly by many who have been positively impacted by Mrs.Halton’s philanthropic efforts throughout our city .We extend our deepest condolences to her family during this difficult time . May she rest In peace.
Tributes Pour To Dale Halton death
Brian Kugler 🇺🇦 💉@Spuzzem
So sorry to hear about Dale Halton’s passing. She was an amazing woman and has left behind an incredible legacy. Such incredible generosity as well – UNC Charlotte would not be the same without her! 💔