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Obituary: Sam Richard Dana

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"G G Pa"

1931 ~ 2003

Sam Richard Dana, age 71, departed this life on August 27, 2003 to join his sweetheart Lillie, beloved wife of 48 years.

Born September 20, 1931 in Farmington, Utah to Oscar Smith Dana and Mary Elizabeth Prince Dana. Married Ellen Brayan, later divorced. Married the love of his life, Lillian Joan Osness, March 5, 1955. She passed away June 21, 2003.

Big Sam worked for the Laborers Union 297 for several years. He also tried his hand at driving a semi truck, taking his wife or son Glen on many a haul. He then worked several years for Core Cut Inc. before retiring. He enjoyed hunting, camping and traveling to the White Hills Retirement Community in Arizona to visit his mom and friends. He also looked forward to the annual Prince Family Reunion at the Valley of Fire. A great joy to both Sam and Lillie was breeding their many Yorkshire terriers and sharing them with family and friends.

Survivors - Children: Glen (Carol) Dana, Sandra M. Dana, Debra (Jeff) Rodela Salt Lake City; Kathy Clark Idaho. Nine grandchildren, five great grandchildren, sister Fawn Rowley, brother James Dana. Preceded in death by parents and step father Hank Nevius, daughter Deanna Mago, son Sam R. Dana Jr.

A graveside service will be held in his memory Thursday, September 4, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. at Mountain View Memorial Estates, 3115 East 7800 South SLC, where friends and family may call one hour prior to services.