Dana Lee Anderson (Bracken)

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    Dana Lee passed away on Jan. 4, after years of struggle against rheumatoid arthritis and other related autoimmune disorders. Dana was born in Delta, Utah, on Oct. 31, 1962, to Richard Austin Bracken and Lois Jean Fowles Bracken. Her childhood was spent in Delta, Hiawatha and Price, Utah. She completed her general education in Price and upon graduation was employed by Commercial Testing Laboratories as a technician running environmental samples.
    In 1990, she married Charles V. Anderson and they soon moved to Pagosa Springs, Colo. Living in Colorado was her childhood dream. In Pagosa Springs, she worked for Ponderosa Lumber in the paint department until late 2003, when she attended San Juan Basin Technical College and achieved her nursing certificate. She then was employed at Pine Ridge Extended Care Center for several years and also in the clinic at the Pagosa Springs Medical Center until the arthritis made it impossible to continue. That was the work she loved. Dana was a free spirit who helped others any way she could.
    She is survived by her husband, Charles V. (Chuck) Anderson; her son, Jason (wife Nancy), and their sons, Ethan and Anderson; her son, Bryon, and his daughter, Harlee. Also her mother, Lois Jean Bracken; and Dana’s four brothers: Richard (Diana), Jeffery, Michael (Shauna), and Vince (Andrea) Bracken; and all their children.
    She will be dearly missed by all who are left behind to mourn her early passing.