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Daniel Marvin York

April 7th, 1948 - September 7th, 2012

Daniel M. York, 64 of Wilder, passed away peacefully in his home on September 7, 2012 with his wife, Becky, by his side. He was born April 7, 1948 in Cortez, Colorado to Walter and Rose York. He is preceded in death by his father Walter York; step-father, Hugh Branson; brother, David York; sister, Thelma Martin; and his two grandchildren. After Walter’s death, Danny’s mother married Hugh Branson and their family grew by adding 3 more boys, Larry, Ed, and Darrell Branson. Rose and Hugh raised their boys in Collbran, Colorado and owned a family drive-in named, “Branson Drive Inn”. The boys kept busy with sports, which included hunting, fishing, and card games which may or may not have caused a few family debates. As time went by, the family made it a yearly tradition to gather in Las Vegas during the National Finals Rodeo (NFR), where many treasured memories were made. Danny was fortunate to have two children, Luke (Angi) York of Weiser Idaho and Kandace (Frank) Rodriguez of Nampa Idaho with his first wife, Kathy. His family continued to grow with his current wife, Becky, and her children, Lisa Rene McCullough, Lisa Ann Martin, Michael (Becky) Stahl, and Crystal (Jeffrey) Cotton; this blended family blessed him with 16 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind his mother Rose, brother Dale and his loving Aunt Marie and many, many dear close friends and family members. He proudly served as a Para-trooper in the US Army 101st Airborne Screaming Eagles in Vietnam from 1966 – 1968. Danny spent most of his days around horses, working construction, and chasing Becky, that red headed lady he lovingly called “Cover”. A true cowboy, he enjoyed spending his time outside doing what made him proudest: taking care of the yard with a dog trailing behind him. He had a wide variety of interests, which included working in his woodshop building furniture from old barn wood, reading, watching movies, and always making sure he had something to complain about, especially when the Denver Broncos lost. A rambling man, Danny always made sure he had his pair of boots, a nice straw hat, a starched shirt, and above all, creased pants. He truly was a generous soul with a beer budget and a champagne taste. Danny rode away into the sunset as a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather; he was a cowboy and a proud soldier to the end. A memorial service will be held at the Wilder Cemetery on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 1:00 pm. He will join his father and brother in his final resting place in Grand Junction, Colorado on September 15, 2012. Until we meet again, rest in peace, Dad. Service Information

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