Dan Edward McIntyre was born May 21, 1948, in Lamar, to James and Edna (Vaughan) McIntyre.
He was born the second of four sons, with brothers Michael, Patrick and Gary. Dan graduated in 1968 from Delores High School, where he enjoyed playing football, basketball and running track.
After graduation, he moved to Phoenix to pursue a career in music, but he was drafted into the U.S. Army and assigned to the Big Red 1. He served actively in Vietnam, and for his efforts he received a Purple Heart.
In 1972, he married Betty Balleck, and two children, Carmen and Justin, were born to the union. He also had two grandchildren,
Danielle and Lanie, whom he loved spending time with.
Dan started working for the U.S. Forest Service seasonally as a teenager and retired in 2002.
During his time there, he fought many forest fires, performed chainsaw training, built trails and rode with the roundup riders.
Dan Mac, as his friends referred to him, was an excellent drummer and played music in numerous bands over the course of four decades, during the 1960s through 1990s.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was also an extraordinary woodworker. He was a licensed contractor and built homes in Craig, Steamboat Springs and in Virginia.
Dan was a member of the Knights of Columbus at St. Michael Catholic Church. He helped deliver meals for the kitchen there.
He was an active member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265.
He was an avid poker and pool player, playing in many tournaments, including in Las Vegas.
His favorite sport was basketball and he loved watching the NBA.
He will be remembered as a wonderful husband, father, papa, brother and friend.
Dan will be greatly missed.