Dana L. Youtsey, 65, a life-long resident of Swanzey died on Monday, November 30, 2020, at Cheshire Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Keene. He passed peacefully with the love of family near after a period of declining health.
Dana was born the son of the late Shirley (Tewksbury) and Wesley Ford on December 24, 1954, in Lebanon. He was educated locally and attended Monadnock Regional High School.
On July 7, 1973, he exchanged vows with Darlene J. Frint at the Swanzey Community Church. They were married with family and friends in attendance and have been married for forty-seven years.
Dana always worked in the transportation industry as a truck driver. He retired from UNFI Corporation in West Chesterfield in 2019 after ten years of service. Dana was also a businessman and he and his brother Mike owned and operated the D and M Monument Co. in West Swanzey for the past sixteen years.
He had many interests in life. Time was spent playing his guitar, boating with the family and watching western movies. In his younger days, he liked to go hunting and play softball. Mostly, he was a family man spending time with his wife, children, and in time grandchildren.
Mr. Youtsey is survived by his wife, Darlene J. Youtsey of Swanzey. His two children; Deanna N. Youtsey of Sullivan and Nicholas A. Youtsey and his wife, Mallory of West Swanzey. His siblings; Deborah L. Worley and her husband, Don of FL. Rose Wilson and her husband, Robert of TN. Charles “Chuck” Ford and his wife, Sandra of Swanzey, David Youtsey of Belmont, William Youtsey of HI. and Michael “Mike” Ford and his wife, Vicki of Swanzey. His grandchildren; Wyatt Whitney of Sullivan and Madalynn Youtsey of Swanzey. In addition, he leaves; several nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Dana is pre-deceased by his siblings; Pamela Ford and Richard Ford.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, December 4, 2020 from 6 to 8 pm. in the funeral chapel. A graveside service will occur in the family lot at Oak Hill Cemetery, Pine St. Swanzey, NH. 03446. on Saturday, November 5, 2020, at 11 am. In keeping with the Covid-19 Pandemic standards, face masks and social distancing will be required. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com