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David Dan Dunn

December 27, 1946 — May 2, 2024

Ridgway, CO

David Dan Dunn Ridgway, Colorado. David (Dave) was born in Gunnison County hospital on December 27, 1946 to William Henry and Martha A Hutchison Dunn and died May 2, 2024 of a cerebral hemorrhage. He was 77 years old. A celebration of life will be June 1, 2024 at 1:00PM at Circle 3 Cowboy Fellowship, 62885 LaSalle Road, Montrose Colorado.


Growing up on a ranch in Powderhorn he was responsible for milking 5 cows before school and after school. In the summertime he helped hay on the family ranch, and they used teams of horses to run the equipment. He loved ranch life and when the ranch sold, he was very sad. In later years he visited the ranch often with his family.


After graduating from Gunnison County High school in 1965 he joined the US Navy. He would go 3 times on an aircraft carrier to Vietnam. After those 3 tours he spent one year in country in Da Nang, Vietnam. Dave spent 11 years in the Navy. He was an aviation ordnance.


In 1972 Dave married Carol Gray of Gunnison. On August 19, 2024, they would have celebrated 52 years of marriage.


After getting out of the Navy he worked on various ranches in Gunnison, Woody Creek and Hotchkiss. He also did some custom haying. Dave then worked for CDOT in Ouray County as a heavy equipment operator for 20 years. He retired from CDOT after 20 years. He continued helping hay on ranches in the Ridgway area. He was a resident of Ridgway for 41 years.


David is survived by his wife Carol of the family home. He is also survived by sons Bryce Dunn (Angelena) of Chesapeake, Virgina, Brandon Dunn (Jenny) Coaldale, Colorado. Also 4 grandchildren Colten Dunn, Justin Dunn, Kinsley Dunn, and Sophia Dunn as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He also has 2 sisters Virginia Pearl of Medford, Oregon and Dorothy Wieben of Silt, Colorado. He was proceeded in death by his parents, a sister who died at age 12, and brothers Frank Dunn, and William (Bill) Dunn.


In lieu of flowers please make donations to Welcome Home Alliance for Veterans, 4 Hillcrest Plaza Way, Montrose, Colorado 81401.

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, June 1, 2024

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A celebration of life will be June 1, 2024 at 1:00PM at Circle 3 Cowboy Fellowship, 62885 LaSalle Road, Montrose Colorado.

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