Danny L. Vinger
Funeral services for longtime resident Danny L. Vinger will be held Tuesday, Aug. 13, at the St. Margaret Mary Catholic church in Cortez at 2 p.m. Interment will take place at Cortez Cemetery. A reception will follow the service at the church, and everyone is invited to stay.
Danny was born Jan. 15, 1948, in Cortez the only child of Homer and Zelma Vinger. He passed away Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, at the age of 65.
Dan graduated from Dolores County High School in Dove Creek. He earned an associate of arts degree at Mesa College, Grand Junction, in 1968 then continued his education at the University of Colorado where he obtained a bachelor of science degree in 1986.
He married Latricia Faye Galyean (Trish) on Sept. 16, 1972, and on Aug. 27, 1974, they were blessed with their son, Christopher Michael Vinger.
Dan lived and worked in several places in Colorado, Texas and New Mexico. He was employed as an accountant for 20 years with Sterns & Rogers and later with Hospital Shared Services in Denver for 18 years. Dan recently moved to the family home in Cortez to be near his large family.
Surviving Dan is his beloved son Christopher, daughter-in-law, Jennifer (an answer to his prayers) and granddaughter Brittany (for whom he was so proud), 10 aunts and uncles, 32 first cousins and numerous other cousins.