Re: Death Of A Friend
by Rhonda Bolling
May 07, 2004
Thank you for your wonderful story about Dana Bushnell. I knew
Dana not as a biker or cab driver but as my son's little league
coach for 3 years. Dana loved those boys like they were his
own and he was so generous of his time. Dana had such a heart
of gold. As soon as basketball season was done this year, Dana
called our house looking for my son to see if he wanted to go
"hit some balls." Since Taylor was moving up from
Majors to Juniors this year, he wanted to make sure he had some
good practice time. He was so proud of "his" boys.
My last conversation with him was on Friday morning, the day
before his accident. He stopped me in the middle of the road
as I was coming to work and he was making deliveries for FSA.
He was so excited to tell me about their first game the night
before and that they had won. I told him that we were trying
to watch from across the field as Taylor had a game at the same
time on the big side. He was so excited. He talked to me about
my son and asked me when his next game was, of which I told him,
Sunday, May 2nd, and gave him the time. He said, "Tell
Taylor I'll be there" and with a great big smile waved goodbye.
I will always be thankful to him for his kind heart and the
untold lives he touched as he gave his time so unselfishly.
On Monday night, May 3rd, all
the Majors teams and 2 of the junior league teams who were playing
across the field lined up to honor Dana and thank him for his
His "Celebration of Life" service (& potluck) will
be held on Saturday, May 8th at 5:30pm at the Ted Ferry Civic
Center. The building will be open at 1:00pm for kitchen use,
to drop off potluck items or to help set up. Family and close
friends can arrive as early as 4:30pm but the actual service
will begin at 5:30pm.
Ketchikan, AK - USA
Death of a Friend by June Allen
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