Obituary: Daniel Paul Fossey
Daniel Paul Fossey was born in Cheyenne, Wyo., the youngest of six children to Douglas and Virginia Fossey. The family moved to Moab, Utah, when Dan was a young child. Dan was the assistant superintendent of the road and bridge department for Ouray County.
Dan had three children — Jason, Elizabeth, and Sara — by a previous marriage. Dan was married to Peggy Foster in 1994 and helped raise her two boys, Isaac and Tyrone Coleman.
Dan and Peggy moved to Ouray, Colo., in 1995 where Dan was the public works director for the city for 17 years before going to work at Ouray County.
Ouray, its people, proximity to the mountains, and community was the light of his life and the recipient of his endless energy and love.
Dan was preceded in death by his parents, brother John, sister Elaine, daughter Elizabeth, son Jason, and brother-in-law Dennis Foster.
Dan is survived by his wife, Peggy, daughter Sara (David Calvo) of Houston, Texas; sons Isaac (Erin) Coleman of Denver, Tyrone Coleman of Grand Junction; grandchildren Jason, Charlie and Anna Fossey of Greenriver, Utah, and Violet, Thayer, and Orrin Coleman, all of Grand Junction. He is also survived by his brother Frank (Roxy) Fossey of Moab, Utah, sister Lorraine (Ron) Turner of Edmond, Okla., and sister-in-law Patti Fossey of Sandy, Utah, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 21, at 1 p.m. at Ridgway State Park, Pa-Co-Chu-Puk Campground, north of Ridgway, Colo. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hearing Loss Association of America at http://www.hearingloss.org. Arrangements are under the direction of Crippin Funeral Home & Crematory, Montrose, Colo.
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