7/29/2011 Friday, 1:00 p.m. St. Pauls Community Church, 8001 West 23rd Avenue, Lakewood CO
Daniel Clark Foland, Sr.
June 4, 1936 :: Petersburg, Nebraska
July 17, 2011 :: Lakewood, Colorado
Daniel Clark Foland, Sr., died on Sunday July 17th, 2011 in his home of many years in Lakewood, Colorado after a
long battle with serious illness. He is survived by daughters, Teresa Marie Jarman, Katherine Rose Donald, Penny Sue
Saunders, and his son, Daniel Clark Foland, Jr. He was preceded in death, by beloved daughters Dianne Lynn Bame and
Linda Lee Foland.
He is also survived by two elder brothers Harvey Foland, D.V.M. and William Foland, nine grandchildren, and 11 great-
Dan, will be deeply missed by his family and friends. We wish to extend our deepest appreciation and thanks to all who
helped in the care of this unique, much-admired albeit strong-willed, and passionate gentleman. A very special mention
of deep and sincere thanks goes to the staff of Evercare Hospice and Palliative Care.
Anything Dan delved into he did at “300%”, most especially regarding his long career in the oil industry with the Siegel
Oil Company and Titan labs from which he retired as Vice President in Charge of Operations in 1995. He was known
by many for his uncanny wit and charm that included an array of sayings and colloquialisms unique to Dan Foland. His
passionate love of the outdoors was inspirational to all of us, including but not limited to his skills at fly-fishing (tying
his own flies with earnest and great detail) to earning his pilot’s license and experiencing deep joy flying in the skies.
Dad prided himself with the most unbelievable green thumb when it came to his beloved garden, hot-house and care of
varied fruit trees. The family liked to call him “Farmer Dan”.
A man of many talents and skills, he was truly the epitome of a “man’s man”. Yet, he had no problem learning to
crochet beautifully delicate and intricate doilies. He was an antique shopping expert, taught himself to play folk guitar,
and even performed as a male model of fashionable men’s suits at one time. He was absolutely top’ when it came
to his culinary skills. He prepared some of the most delectable meals, always trying new recipes as he truly had a joy
for cooking. He would often quote from one of his favorite books about eating delicate oysters or how nothing was
better in life than partaking of fresh juicy peaches. He could bake delicious sour dough bread with his own starter and
indescribably light and flaky pie crust; which fortunately he shared with select family members. Later in life, he became
an avid photographer of nature, capturing pictures of mountain flowers, his spectacular home grown orchids, oceans
and sunsets. His woodworking, especially on his lathe was a constant joy for him.
He could play poker with a straight poker face like no other and loved the sport of it. We all have fond memories of Dad
playing family poker night with his grandfather-in-law, Lee LeBlanc and other elder members of our family and he would
always walk away with the pot. Dan said he loved all beautiful women and that it was important to know that he truly
believed every woman was beautiful.
Memorial services will be at the St. Paul’s Community Church, 8001 West 23rd Avenue, Lakewood CO on Friday July 29th
at 1:oo p.m. The family asks that in lieu of flowers that donations could be made to
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