October 3, 1938 - October 15, 2012
Jack D. Dunham was born to Dale and Jack Dunham on Oct. 3, 1938, in Glendale, Calif. Jack married Janet on April 26, 1969, where they resided in Southern California. They moved to the Yampa Valley in 1972, and Jack worked at Peabody Coal Co. for more than 30 years.
Jack is survived by his wife, Janet; daughter, Dusti, and her children, AJ and Jesse James; daughter, Wendi, and her husband, Mike Appel, and their children, Abigail and Maya, all of whom live in Steamboat Springs and were a daily joy in Jack’s life.
Jack enjoyed ski racing, especially with his daughters, and took up hockey with his grandson AJ, which became an obsession. Jack had a fan club of “adopted” children and grandchildren who always will treasure the lessons and laughs that Jack shared with them. Jack also enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and spoiling his grandchildren, and he had a passion for restoring cars and boats.
Jack valued loyalty and honesty, and he encouraged everyone to live life with integrity. He was a multigenerational role model who lived life to the fullest. Jack made an incredible impression on everyone he met, and he will be equally missed and remembered. He passed away Oct. 15, 2012.
A celebration of Jack’s life will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 28 at Olympian Hall at Howelson Hill Lodge.