Dana John Ford
On the evening of January 2, 2015, Dana passed away at Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Dana was being comforted by his wife and daughter at the time of his passing and spoke briefly with his son minutes before his death.
Dana Ford was born in Chicago, Illinois, on November 29, 1947. He was the first of three children of Jun C. Ford and June C. Johnson. He moved to Lacrosse, Wisconsin, to attend the University of Wisconsin, where he met his future wife, Linda Palmisano, within a month of his first semester. After graduating from college in 1971, Dana joined the Navy where he learned how to fly. After living in various places working as a flight instructor and upholsterer, Dana moved to Silt, CO, in 1977, where he would spend the remainder of his life. He enjoyed the Outdoors, playing the banjo, watching sports, and studying history, amongst other things. Dana was a generous man with a big heart and always seemed to have a punchline to keep the atmosphere light. He is survived by his wife, Linda Ford, daughter Kristen, son Zach, his two sisters, Shelly and Debbie of Chicago, Illinois, and two grandchildren, Kathryn and Jaden. A small private service will be held Friday, January 9, 2015, in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. A celebration of life will be held at a future date where friends and family can gather to play music and honor Dana’s life.
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