Donald William "Don" Dunkley was born on Jan. 2, 1932, in Salt Lake City, and died on June 14, 2013, in Evergreen.
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He attended Crown Point High School in Indiana and obtained his business degree from the University of Hawaii in 1955. Following college he served in the U.S. Naval Reserve.
Don began his career with Standard Oil Co. of California (later known as Chevron) in Honolulu. He worked for the company for 32 years - the latter 10 years being in Fullerton, Calif.
Don and his wife, Judy, were married 52 years ago in Honolulu, and enjoyed living on Maui and Oahu . Don lived in the islands for 30 years. In 1988, he retired to beautiful Evergreen.
Don had a keen interest in sports throughout his life. His greatest passion was baseball, for which he was offered a scholarship to play for the University of Hawaii. He was active for many years at the former Evergreen Athletic Club, working out and playing racket sports. Living in the islands, he enjoyed many years of spearfishing, which later changed to rod and reel. He had a love of music - especially the Big Band era, Christian and Hawaiian.
He was a member at Cherry Hills Community Church in Highlands Ranch.
He was a devoted family man and will be missed for his wonderful sense of humor and animated storytelling.
Don is survived by his wife, Judy, his daughter Kellie Hart (Larry) and his son John Dunkley. His grandchildren are Austin Hart, Alexandra "Allie" Hart and John Mark Dunkley. He was preceded in death by his son, Mark Dunkley, in 1976. Also surviving him are his brothers Courtney Weggeland of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and David Weggeland of San Diego.
A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 17, at Rockland Community Church, 17 South Mt. Vernon Country Club Road in Golden, with a reception following services. Colorful "Aloha" attire will be welcomed.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (in honor of his son) Colorado Chapter, 400 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite 840, Denver, CO 80246, email@example.com; or to Camp Comfort (bereavement camp for children) sponsored by Mt. Evans Home Health and Hospice, 3081 Bergen Peak Drive, Evergreen, CO 80439, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friends can sign an online guestbook and view a life celebration tribute DVD (displayed following services) at www.EllisFamilyServices.com.
Arrangements in care of Ellis Family Services, Funeral and Memorial Care of Littleton.
Ellis Family Services Funeral and Memorial Care
13436 West Arbor Place
Littleton, CO 80127
Published in Canyon Courier from July 10 to July 16, 2013