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Daniel "Danny" Allen West

Daniel “Danny” Allen West of Thornton died Monday, Feb. 24, 2003, at his home. He was 38.

He was born Dec. 14, 1964, in Glenwood Springs to Earline Winters and Ed West. He grew up in Glenwood Springs and graduated from Glenwood Springs High School in 1983.

Mr. West earned a Master Automotive Technician certificate from Ford Motor Co. and worked as a mechanic. He was self-employed at 4X4 Headquarters Auto Center in north Denver.

His interest in mechanics started when he was a child working at his father’s automotive shop. If something had wheels, he could fix it. He enjoyed fixing everything from toasters to computers, and was always ready to lend a hand.

He enjoyed four-wheeling, skiing, boating and music, and had a great sense of humor. The greatest love of his life was his two sons.

Mr. West is survived by his parents, Ed and Earline West of New Castle; by sons Justin Allen West and Jacob Lee West of the Fiji Islands; by sisters Donna Davis of Zillah, Wash., Debbie Harman of Gunnison, and Kathy Van Gundy of Denver; by brothers Earl West of Fort Collins, Steve West of Naples, Fla., Don West of Denver, and Mike West of Denver; by brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews; and by a special friend, Linda Gercken of Thornton.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 1, at Good Shepard Lutheran Church, 1630 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs.

Farnum Holt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Justin Allen and Jacob Lee West Educational Fund at the Bank of Colorado, account No. 5930461008.

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