1930 - February 24, 2009
Dana Elizabeth Uncapher died Feb. 24, 2009 after a short illness.
Dana was born Dana Elizabeth Johnson on June 21, 1930, in Denver, to parents Earl and Neeva Johnson.
She attended school in Kremmling, and graduated from Kremmling Union High School in 1948. She then attended Barnes School of Business in Denver before marrying Ed Uncapher in September 1948.
Dana worked at many professions in her lifetime, including the Bank of Kremmling, Grand County Sheriff's Office, Breeze Insurance Agency and at least one insurance agency in Meeker.
Ed and Dana lived in Kremmling and then in Delta before living on the old Skylark Ranch on the Williams Fork, south of Parshall, for many years. They then lived on other ranches in the Kremmling area before moving to Meeker in 1967.
Upon Ed's retirement from Rio Blanco County, they moved back to Kremmling, where they lived until Ed died in 2001. Dana then moved to Craig to be closer to her sister, Carol Allen.
She is survived by her brother, Edwin Johnson, of Grand Junction; sister Carol Allen, of Craig; son Harry Uncapher, of Freeland, Wash; grandsons Wes Uncapher, of Craig, and Heath Uncapher, of Seattle; granddaughters Kammi McClenden, of Gainesville, Ga., Rebecca (Junior) Hadley, of Little Rock, Ark., Rhonda (Mike) Shearer, of Kremmling; great-grandsons Dakota and John Uncapher, of McMinnville, Ore.; Mikayla and Wyatt Shearer, of Kremmling, and several nieces and nephews.
Dana's special true love was spending time with family.
She enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and hunting, and time spent living on various ranches was very special for her. She was extremely excited by her trip with long-time friends Laura Russell and Dick McQueary to Alaska in summer 2007.
She especially loved going for drives to see the scenery and all the wildlife. She will be fondly remembered as a loving mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother. She will be missed by all who knew her, including many of her co-residents and the staff at Sunset Meadows in Craig.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society through Grant Mortuary in her honor. Services were Feb. 28 at Grant Mortuary in Craig, followed by a short graveside service March 2 in Riverton, Wyo., where she was put to rest next to her husband, Ed, and son, Wesley.