Daniel Dwain "Danny" Aranda, Sr. June 21, 1954 – April 13, 2013 He was preceded in death by his parents, Anthony Lee and Elvera O. Aranda. He is survived by his wife, Eileen Aranda; his son, Daniel D. Aranda, Jr. (Sandy); his grandson, Alexander; his step-granddaughter, Abby Gail Blom, and another grandchild on the way (expected on his birthday); his brothers, Anthony Lee Aranda (Theresa); Dennis Guy Aranda ( Jody); as well as numerous aunts, uncles, brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, and nephews, all of whom loved him. Danny grew up in Pueblo, Colorado and graduated from Pueblo County High School. He served in the Marine Corps, then was hired on with the phone company in 1978. Danny saw the company change over five times before his retirement, on April 22, 2013; thirty-five year plus, as a " Century Link" employee. Retirement celebration and memorial service will be held this Friday, April 19, 2013, beginning at 5:00 p.m., at Aztecas Family Mexican Restaurant, in Grand Junction, 603 US Hwy 50.