Dana Lynn (Crider) Delepierre, 55, of Louisville, Kentucky, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 19, 2021, surrounded by family. She was born on March 1, 1966, in Louisville, Kentucky to Ray and Marilyn (Montgomery) Crider. She is preceded in death by her father, Ray Crider.
Dana is survived by her loving Husband, Rick Delepierre; Mother, Marilyn Kay Crider; Children, Chelsea Rae (Matt) Vincent, Spencer Alan (Devon) Delepierre; Grandchildren, Annabelle, Maria, and Everleigh Delepierre; Granddogs, Oliver and Rosie; siblings, Andrea (Jeff) Derouen, Tim (Sandy) Crider, and David Crider, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends to cherish her loving memory forever.
Dana was a remarkable woman; she always had a smile on her face and made everyone’s day feel brighter. She never met a stranger or missed the opportunity to make a new friend. Loving her family was her favorite pastime, followed closely by a good dance session.
She was the best mother to her children, Gigi to her granddaughters, sister to her siblings, aunt to her nieces and nephews, daughter to her parents, and wife to her husband. Family was a key factor for Dana, she had a special bond with her sister and her two brothers, and she considered her mother to be her best friend. Family events will no longer be the same without her because she was always creating fun, laughter, and unforgettable memories that will be cherished. Laughter was inevitable around her.
Dana deeply loved with her husband, Rick, who she was married to for 32 years. Though the years they have had many good times and Dana treasured them all. They were blessed to have each other, the two children they raised to be wonderful adults, and three granddaughters that they adore.
Dana graduated from Louisville Male High School in 1984 and continued her education at Eastern Kentucky University before moving back to Louisville, KY and starting her career at Family and Neighborhood services for the C District. In 1998, she accepted the supervisor position at Sun Valley Community Center and ran the best community center in the city of Louisville until her recent retirement. Dana served on numerous boards including The Southwest Festival, Dixie Area Business Association, and Farnsley-Moremen Landing. In retirement, she spent her time with her granddaughters and loved every minute of it, they were her world.
She is now dancing with the angels in heaven patiently waiting for loved ones to join her and her father. While we will miss her terribly until then, we will reminisce on all the joy filled occasions that we hold dear to our hearts and be grateful for the time spent together. We should all try to be more like Dana in all aspects of life. To be kind, loving, and most of all forgiving.
Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Monday, November 29, 2021, and 9am to 1pm on Tuesday November 30th, 2021 at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions - Southwest Louisville Chapel, (10304 Dixie Hwy). Her Funeral Service will begin at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions - Southwest Louisville Chapel with burial to follow at Bethany Memorial Cemetery in Louisville, Kentucky.
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