On May 13, 2023, Dan passed away in Delta, Colorado. He was 56 years young. Dan was born and raised in Oakdale, California. He attended all his school years in Oakdale.
Dan was known for his infectious and easily recognizable laugh, along with his compassion for animals. He also enjoyed helping others in any way he could. Dan enjoyed the outdoors, rocks and hiking in Colorado. He loved his friends and family, he just wanted everyone to be happy no matter the situation. There are a lot of “Dan” stories out there that will make us smile and remember him fondly, that’s what he would have wanted.
Dan is survived by his partner, Tammy Yocham; his mom, Arlene Bettencourt; his dad and stepmom, Mike and Leslie Pettinger; his son, River; his sister, Sandi Pettinger Brown (Brad); his niece, two nephews and great niece. Also, all his friends that he considered family.
No services will be held. In remembrance, just get together and share “Dan Stories” in his memory. He will be greatly missed.
The Oakdale (Calif.) Leader
The Riverbank (Calif.) News
May 24, 2023