Dale Evans, with Bullet the Dog & Buttermilk! Dale's birth name was Lucille Wood Smith. She was born on October 31, 1912 in Uvalde. At the age of 35, Dale married Roy Rogers in 1947. Evans and Rogers together had one child, Robin, who died before her second birthday, and adopted four others: Mimi, Dodie, Sandy, and Debbie. They were married for 51 years until Rogers' death in 1998. Evans died of congestive heart failure on February 7, 2001 at the age of 88.