David M. Tunnell, 59, passed away on March 5, 2011. Dave joins his son, Matthew Ballard, who passed away on Sept. 18, 1997; 'Damar' kids; and his mother and step-father, Ann and Patrick Patton. Survived by his wife of 33 years, Marla Tunnell; brothers, Rodger (Sharon) Tunnell, Stephen (Tanya) Tunnell and Michael Patton; grandchildren, Whitney Ebaugh and Gavin Ebaugh; daughter-in-law, Jodalee (Tyler) Ebaugh; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. Dave was born Sept. 10, 1951, in San Antonio, Texas. He worked as a drug and alcohol counselor for hospitals and the DOC. Dave enjoyed working with wood and leather, and supported Marla in her dog sledding adventures. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Colorado Mountain Mushers Association through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com *

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  1. Dear Tunnell Family,
    I saw your announcement in the San Diego Union Tribune about David. I grew up with a David Tunnell in the neighborhood of San Carlos in San Diego, Pershing junior high and Crawford high school together. Is this the David from our neighborhood? I’m so sorry for your loss and to lose him when he was so young. Please let us know, thank you.
    Janet Burgess, Class of 1969
    Crawford Reunion Committee

  2. Marla,
    We were so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing away. You have our deepest sympathy.

    Sharon and Ronnie Papay

  3. Marla, we wish you comfort now, peace soon, and warm memories of David forever. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Rodger & Sharon

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