Gale Harris Dunn of Fort Collins died of cancer on Thursday, May 3, 2012. He was 57.
Mr. Dunn was born March 29, 1955, in Delta, to Alfred and Margaret Dunn. He was raised by his mother and stepfather, Floyd Hawkins.
He married Laurie Harris in 1979 near Ward. They were married for 17 years.
Mr. Dunn received a bachelor and masters of science degree from Colorado State University and a Ph.D from the University of Kentucky. He worked for Pennsylvania State University as an irrigation specialist on an agricultural development project, in Swaziland, Africa, for almost five years. He later attended the University of Kentucky and completed a postdoctorate at the National Sedimentation Lab in Oxford, Miss. He worked for the USDA-Agricultural Research Service as a scientist for 20 years. He enjoyed fishing, skiing, volleyball, running and biking. He was a member of Timberline Church.
He is survived by his children, Ryan and Linden, both of Fort Collins; a brother, Ron of Missoula, Mont.; a sister, Judith of Jaffrey, N.H.; and several nieces and nephews, in particular, Karla Weir of Lake Charles, La., and Ron Dunn of Virginia Beach, Va.
Mr. Dunn was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Margaret Dunn; his stepfather, Floyd Hawkins; and a brother, Glenn.
A funeral service was held May 9 at Allnutt Funeral Service Drake Chapel in Fort Collins. A private graveside service took place.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pathways Hospice of Northern Colorado.blog comments powered by Disqus