Dale "David" Linman
Dale “David” Linman of Hotchkiss died Tuesday, May 30, 2006, at St. Mary’s Hospital. He was 53.David was born April 20, 1953, at the Corona Naval Hospital in Corona, Calif., to Delmar Dale and Bertha Ann (Collins) Linman. They moved to Grand Junction when David was 5 months old, and then moved to Crawford when he was 8 years old. He spent the remainder of his life in the Crawford, Paonia, and Hotchkiss area, graduating from Paonia High School in 1971. He attended Fort Lewis College in Durango for 212 years.He married Donna Goldsworthy March 11, 1988, in Delta. They resided in the Paonia and Hotchkiss area.David worked as a coal miner/electrician for several of the coal mines in the Somerset area for 25 years. For the last 512 years, he was employed by the Colorado Department of Transportation, working at the Hanging Lake Tunnel in Glenwood Springs and later in the Paonia area.He was a member of the Hotchkiss Elks Lodge #1807 for 29 years and the North Fork Snowmobile Club for several years. He also was a member of the Woodman of the World.He enjoyed snowmobiling, motorcycling, golf, and spending time with his friends and family.David is survived by his wife; daughter Savanna; and son Jarrett, all of Hotchkiss; mother Bertha Ann Linman, of Crawford; sister Tina (Richard) Gentzler, of Paonia; several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.He was preceded in death by his father.There will be memorial services at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 10, at the Hotchkiss Elks Lodge in Hotchkiss.Memorial contributions may be made to the Dale David Linman Memorial Fund at Delta County Federal Credit Union, P.O. Box 480, Hotchkiss, CO 81419, or to charity of choice in Dale David Linman’s name.Callahan Edfast Mortuary and Crematory is handling the arrangements.
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