Dana Scott “Mucho” Machado died tragically on the morning of Sunday, September 23, 2018.
Dana was born June 23, 1981 in Boulder, Colorado. Dana grew up in Colorado and moved to the desert southwest more than a decade ago for his bride-to-be, a native Arizonan. Though Dana adjusted quickly to the hot Arizona summers, and loved to swim, he always missed the mountains and seasons of Colorado. Dana was a lifelong learner and prided himself on being an informed citizen. He was always bettering himself, simultaneously working and going to school, striving for more and determined to make the best life possible for his wife and sons. Dana was a truly kind and generous man. He had a warm heart, was always welcoming, supportive and willing to lend a helping hand to others. Dana was passionate in his beliefs but accepting of differences in others. He loved music, Mexican food, reading, his dogs (boxers), Star Wars, and movies in general, beer, gaming, cars, all things tech, and the great outdoors.
Dana’s absence in our lives will leave an indelible scar, a pain and loss we will all carry for the rest of our lives. We are grateful for Dana’s life, for the joy his existence brought to the world, and we will honor him now by ensuring his children know the kind of man they called dad.
Dana is survived by his wife Jessica, sons Christian and River, his mother Sherry Roberts, father David Machado, sister Danielle Kekoa, grandparents Terri and James Roberts, and numerous extended relations and friends that consider Dana family.
Rest in peace, brother.