David V. Land

February 21st, 1948July 8th, 2018

Lafayette, Colorado resident David Vincent Land, age 70, died suddenly on July 8, 2018 while visiting family in Estes Park, CO. 

David was born on February 21, 1948 in Enid, Oklahoma, the son of Opal (Smith) and James Henderson Land, Jr. He grew up in El Cajon, CA, and graduated from Grossmont High School in El Cajon with the class of 1966. He married Ellen Lois Apodaca on December 31, 1981 in Raymond, CO.

He worked for N.A.P.A. autoparts for 19 years as a wholesale manager.

David enjoyed fishing and was an avid motorcycle rider. He liked race cars, camping and being outdoors. He especially loved the time spent with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Preceding David in death were his parents, and three brothers; Ron Land, Robert Land, and James Land.

Surviving family members include his wife Ellen of their home in Lafayette, his children Jeanette Land of Washington State. Bryan Land and his wife Donna Evans of Glenhaven, CO, Cynthia Land and her husband John White, Heather Brisentine and her husband Brandon of Prospect, VA, and Chip Land and his wife Stephanie of Jamal, CA. Surviving grandchildren are Kody Ray and his wife Stephanie, Kelly Marcus and her husband Jake, Jazmin Bishop and her significant other Kody Allen, Brittney White, Thomas Gajowski, Jr., Twila Land-Larrabee, Savanna Land, Elvie Brisentine, Jesse Land, and Jedt Stok. Great-grandchildren Chase, Nevaeh, Anabel, Corbyn and Von. Two more great-granddaughters are expected to arrive this fall.

Memorials may be made in David's name to the Diabetes Foundation or the American Renal Association.


Cremation was chosen and services will be private.








Though I only meet you once, I was very saddened to hear of your passing. Rest in peace Sir, knowing that you will live on forever in the hearts and memories of those that knew you. FUU VNVLVMC
You, Dave and Ellen, have been very special in my life....To know you, Dave, was to love you.....You will be missed..... Aunt Karleen Uphold
I may have never officially met you but I have been told so many stories that i felt like we could be best friends. I know you were a good man with a big heart. One day I will meet you and I'm going to find you riding your harley across the clouds.