Dana Tucker Skabelund, born in Haughton, Louisiana, who resided for many years in Albuquerque, NM, died on April 30 in Lawrence, KS. She was predeceased by her husband, Donald Emanuel Skabelund, and her two brothers and one sister. She leaves to mourn her daughters Alyson Von Feldt (Douglas Von Feldt) and Anhara Disko and five grandchildren.
Dana obtained a graduate degree in mathematics education from UNM. This is when she met Donald Skabelund, her dashing physics professor, who became the love of her life. They married in 1963. Dana’s career as a math teacher included positions at Highland High School, Hoover Middle School and Cibola High School.
Dana’s family knew her as a generous soul who loved long and leisurely conversations with family and friends. She savored the small pleasures of daily life. She was devoted to family history. She and Don enjoyed beautifying their house near UNM. She was beloved and will be deeply missed.