Galveston, TX – Dan Ives, 73, of Galveston, TX died unexpectedly on September 19, 2021 following a battle with multiple systemic atrophy and Parkinson’s disease. Dan was born December 10, 1947 in Hanover, NH, the son of Almon Bingham Ives and Mary Elizabeth (Abraham) Ives. He graduated from Hanover High School in 1966 and the University of Maryland with a bachelor’s degree in sociology in 1970 and a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1975. After becoming a chartered accountant in 1979, he had a long and successful professional career as an energy specialist. tariff specialist, consultant and speaking nationally and testifying often before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. His employers included Washington Gas and Electric, Algonquin Gas Transmission Company, ANR Pipeline Company, Lukens Energy Group / Black & Veatch Corporation, and his own private consulting firm. He was a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Houston Chapter of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, as well as the past chair of the American Gas Association‘s Tariff and Policy Committee. In retirement, he volunteered with the SPCA in Houston and the Salvation Army in Galveston. He was an active member, with his wife Kathy, of Moody Methodist Church in Galveston.
Dan was a man of varied interests; he was an avid sailor, skier, traveler, runner, reader. In high school and college he was a volunteer firefighter and (to his parents’ horror) he was on the hose line for the Great Fire of 1964 that destroyed downtown Lebanon, NH. He loved dessert and a glass of Chardonnay, and loved his puppies Sheena, Sassy and Simba. He was generous and benevolent, proud and stubborn. He had a cheeky, irreverent sense of humor (his sailboat was called “Windbreaker,” a joke inside) and an extensive collection of baseball caps. He was adventurous and had lived in New Hampshire, Maryland, Massachusetts and Michigan before settling in Houston, where he met Kathy, another sailor, whom he married in 2005. Kathy and Dan moved to Houston. at Galveston in 2014, where he liked to sit. on its terrace to listen to the waves and enjoy its view of the ocean. He loved his family deeply; he was so proud of his children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Kathy Mitchell Ives of Galveston; his children Amy Ives, Eva Ives and Eric Lenier Ives and their mothers, his former wives, Mary Helen Ives and Carla Anderson; her stepchildren Lindsey Gregory and Matt Stockdale, her grandsons Sean Wilkins, Brett Wilkins, Tripp Sroka and Danny Sroka, and Teagan Gregory; his brother Ward (Marge) Ives; her sister Ellen (Colleen Johnson) Ives; his sisters-in-law Wina (Will) Litchfield and René Mitchell; nieces Stephanie (Scott Bartow) Ives and Nancy (Jon) McElfresh; his nephews Aidan Ives Johnson and Sam Johnson Ives; and his grand-nephews Owen and Evan McElfresh and his grand-niece Macy McElfresh. He is predeceased by his sister Martha Owens and his family, Robert Owens and Sarah and Laura Owens, who were all killed in the Pan Am 103 bombing, and by his parents.
Services will be held at Moody Methodist Church Galveston on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. with family visits at 10:30 a.m. The church requires the wearing of masks inside. Interment will take place in Hanover NH at a later date. The family is served by the Carnes Brothers Funeral Home in Galveston.
“As his ship pulled away from our shore, we waved goodbye to him and said ‘He’s going’ until he crossed the horizon and was lost to sight. on the other side, they saw it coming over the horizon and said, “Here it is! “” (Adapted from The Parable of Immortality by Reverend Luther Beecher)
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for contributions from the Galveston Humane Society (https://www.galvestonhumane.org), the Galveston Coast Guard http://www.coastguardfoundation.org/, the Galveston Salvation Army (https : // www.salvationarmytexas.org/galvestoncounty), or the MSA Coalition (https://www.multiplesystematrophy.org/)
Posted by Valley News September 24-26, 2021.