Frontier Squares

In Memory

The square dancing community is tight-knit. We feel the loss of any member just as we would someone in our family. Here, we honor those who have danced with us and still dance in our hearts.

Dave Mather

Dave was our last active Charter Member that was with Frontier Squares when it became a club in 1972.  He passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at the age of 84.  When we talk about “Standing on the Shoulders” of members in the past, it was never truer than it was for Dave & his wife Pat.  His daughter remembers going to dances with them when she was a teenager.  They were never club officers, but were part of the “lifeblood” of the club.  Dave substituted teaching lessons for Johnny Davis when needed from 1973 – 1985.  Dave taught lessons after Johnny died in 1985, co-taught with Alan Johnstone in 1986 and taught the class of 1992 from Sept – Dec. when Pam Courts was hired.  There are many dancers out there that have him to thank for their many years of dancing  (Barry and I were in the class of 1992 and had a special bond with Dave.  He always let us know that he was proud of us and our involvement).  It is also noted in our club history that Dave taught line dancing at club dances in between tips in 1981.