Dana Elizabeth Uncapher
March 5, 2009
Dana Elizabeth Uncapher passed away Feb. 24, 2009, after a short illness.
Services were held Feb. 28 at Grant Mortuary in Craig.
She was born Dana Elizabeth Johnson on June 21, 1930, in Denver, to parents Earl and Neeva Johnson. Uncapher attended school in Kremmling, graduating from Kremmling Union High School in 1948. She then attended Barnes School of Business in Denver before marrying Ed Uncapher in September 1948.
She worked at many professions during her lifetime, including the Bank of Kremmling, the Grand County Sheriff’s Office, Breeze Insurance Agency, and at least one insurance agency in Meeker. She and Ed 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 passed away in 2001. Dana then moved to Craig to be closer to her sister, Carol Allen.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and one son, Wesley Uncapher. She is survived by her brother, Edwin Johnson of Grand Junction; her sister, Carol Allen of Craig; her son Harry Uncapher of Freeland, Wash.; her grandson, Wes Uncapher of Craig; granddaughter Kammi McClenden of Gainesville, Ga.; granddaughter Rebecca (and Junior) Hadley of Little Rock, Ark.; granddaughter Rhonda (and Mike) Shearer of Kremmling, grandson Heath Uncapher of Seattle, Wash.; great grandsons Dakota and John Uncapher of McMinnville, Ore.; and Mikayla and Wyatt Shearer of Kremmling; plus several nieces and nephews.
Dana’s special true love was spending time with family. She enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and hunting, and the 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 during the summer of 2007. She especially loved going for drives to see the scenery and all the wildlife.
She will be fondly remembered as the most loving mother, sister, grandmother, and great grandmother (Sprinkles’ Grandma). She will also be missed by all who knew her, including many of her co-residents and the staff at Sunset Meadows in Craig.
Internment was in Riverton, Wyo., on March 2, where she was put to rest next to her husband and son. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer society through Grant Mortuary in her honor.