Donald Edward Felton II passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, October 27th. Don was born on December 4, 1941 in Forth Worth Texas. He was a member of the United States Marines from 1960-1964, and then joined the Army Special Forces in 1976 where he reached the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 3. He spent time in Malasia, Thailand, Haiti, South Korea and spent 15 months in Afghanistan following the events of 911. He retired upon completion of his tour in Afghanistan acquiring many accommodations including the Legion Of Merit Award. He joined the Guffey Fire Department in 2006 and became Fire Chief in April of 2012. Don is survived by his wife of 49 years, Barbara, his daughters Suzanne, Theresa and Jennifer Felton, by his grandson Christopher Thomason and his wife Kirsten, and his two great granddaughters Skye, and Tiala. Don was preceded in death by his eldest daughter, Melissa Felton. Viewing will be held at Mountain Memorial Funeral Home in Divide Colorado between 2p-7p on Tuesday October 30th. Memorial Services will be held at Guffy Fire Department (SPCFD) on Thursday, November 1st at 4pm. In lieu of flowers or gifts, donations are being accepted at the SPCFD in Don Feltons name.
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Published in The Gazette on Oct. 30, 2012