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Dana Deamer 1983
Dana in 1983
Dana Deamer
Portrayed by Sara Arrington
Episode Gleen
Status Deceased (1983)

Dana Deamer was the 2nd wife of Rob Deamer, a firefighter, and mother to their daughter, Gwen Deamer. She was going to testify against Albert Miller, who flashed her. However, she wouldn't get her chance. On May 19, 1983, Dana would find a box of Gleen laundry detergent, which unbeknownst to her was an explosive. The moment she went to it, it went off. Dana laid there dying in front of her daughter, which psychologically and emotionally damaged Gwen.

One thing that baffled detectives was that Dana had a phone call moments before her death, but there was no trace of it. Many, especially Gwen, believed that Albert was the murderer. But he was never convicted as there was no evidence he was involved. Later, he would get arrested for another offense. In 2003, Gwen would try her best to have Albert's parole denied and went to Lilly Rush for help, hoping to get him punished for her mother's death.

However, as Lilly and the others looked into it, they found things weren't as pretty as they looked for Dana. More importantly, Albert had no indication he hurt her. They learned that Rob was married to another woman before Dana named Adrian Martin. It's unknown if Dana knew about Rob's first wife, but they unfortunately had the same type of relationship with him; Rob was very controlling and possessive during the marriage. Dana also often faced criticism from his mother, as the woman would often come and write journals on every move Dana did. One time, Dana got curious and read it, finding her mother-in-law disliked how Dana had an expired apple juice in the refrigerator. Dana once confessed to Frank Lawson, one of Rob's coworkers, that her being there was punishment for taking off her wedding ring when she was out gardening. During the time of their strained marriage, she became attracted to Frank, but both kept their distance as it felt wrong to have an affair. Though Rob didn't seem to know about the attraction, he had felt they were flirting.

Dana's "headstrong" personality was too much for the controlling Rob, who claimed that she actually "mouthed off" to his mother and didn't like how their daughter Gwen was now being like her mother. Gwen would later reveal that her paternal grandfather was a telephone repair man and had a device to make phone call without leaving a trace. Rob soon confesses he was the one who called Dana and the one who put the explosive in the laundry detergent. Dana's spirit was seen by her daughter and Frank as she passed on.