Jody Leonore Barker Dana
Jody was born in Phoenix, Arizona on September 10, 1977 to Diana Sue and Louis Stephan Albartrus Barker. Jody's father passed when Jody was only six years old. Her mother remarried Craig Kappes in 1984. Jody attended Moon Mountain Elementary School and Thunderbird High School. Craig and Diana Sue relocated with their family to Flagstaff when Jody was seventeen years old. Jody married Scott Dana in 1996 and they had two sons before they divorced. Timothy Dalton Dana was born in 1999 and Colton Scott Dana was born in 2001. Jody's sons were the light of her life.
Jody's interest in antiques and bargains led her to owning and operating The Real Deal Antique and Thrift Shop in Flagstaff off Townsend Winona Road. Jody was well known for her generous heart, helping hands, positive spirit and her ability to keep it real, hence the name of her store. Jody was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ-Latter Day Saints in the Flagstaff Stake.
Jody is survived by her parents Diana Sue and Craig Kappes, her sons Timothy Dana and Colton Dana, brothers Charlie Barker and Tom Barker, stepbrother Mel Ford, sisters, Libby Safrit, Peggy Lou Tidd, Kathy O'Reilly and Angela Thomson, nephew TJ Barker and many, many more nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
Jody was preceded in death by her father Louis Stephan Albartrus Barker, father-in-law Timothy Paul Dana and her maternal grandmother Wilma Jean Mcune Fenby.
Jody's funeral Service will be held on Tuesday February 25, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ-Latter Day Saints, located at 2401 E. Linda Vista Drive in Flagstaff, Arizona. A reception for friends and family to follow the services in the Culture Hall at the church.
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