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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.

photo - Dana Bushnell

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 service.

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.

Rhonda Bolling
Ketchikan, AK - USA



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