Danny Lynn Whitaker
June 16, 1961 ~ October 22, 2015
Memorial service: Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, Utah
BRIGHAM CITY – Our loving father, son, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, Danny Lynn Whitaker, passed away suddenly on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at his home in Brigham City, Utah. He was born on June 16, 1961 in Brigham City, Utah, a son of Dallas Whitaker and Colleen Deakin Christensen. Danny graduated from Bear River High School in 1979, and later attended BATC, where he received his Journeyman’s Certificate as a Machinist. He married Julie Anderson on April 4, 1980 in Tremonton, Utah. They had two children, Adam and Lynnsie. They were later divorced. Danny had worked at Lazy Boy, Autoliv, Petersen Manufacturing and was currently employed at Hill Air Force Base as a machinist. Danny enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, and riding his motorcycle. He spent many years as a little league football coach. He strived to make the game enjoyable and wanted each boy to have a positive experience. He was an amazing coach. He was so patient and loved each of those kids as if they were his own. Danny enjoyed Sunday breakfast with his family, especially with his Dad and Step Mom. His Aunt Deanna was his confidant and he loved her like a Mother. His greatest treasures were his kids and his little Granddaughter, Brielle. He was so proud of his children and who they have become as adults, but baby Brielle was new life for him. He called her Miss California, and he thought, for sure, the sun set and rose just for her. Surviving are his two children: Adam Ray Whitaker and Lynnsie Rose Whitaker; one granddaughter, Brielle Opal Baldwin, all of San Diego; his father and step mother, Dallas and Josie Whitaker of Ogden; two brothers, Gary Whitaker (Pam) of North Salt Lake; Jason Christensen of Logan; one nephew, Garrett Whitaker of Eden. He was preceded in death by his mother, Colleen Deakin Christensen; grandparents, Ray and Iva Deakin of Tremonton; Lynn and Vonda Palmer of Salt Lake City. Memorial service will be held on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, Utah.
Dallas and family,
So sorry for your loss. Dan was a spitting image of his dad! Hardworking and a genuine friend! May god bless you and your family in this difficult time.
Words cannot express how I feel about losing one of best friends I ever had,I will never forget you Danny. God bless you and your family.
I just wanted to say that Danny cleaned and shoveled our walks for many years along 200 East we really appreciated those acts of kindness One year the snow was especially bad and my husband was out of the state working I know he kept our walks clean and I just wanted you all to know that he quietly did good for our family So sorry for your loss
Dallas, Gary and Family,
My name is Blake Sandall, I was classmates with Danny and played football with him. Dallas, i remember you coaching us in little league with my dad, Jay!! I just found out about Danny yesterday and even though we went our separate ways after High school, we still have those "bonds" from those days that we will remember forever! I am SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS, DALLAS! MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO YOU AT THIS TIME F SORROW.
P.S. I'm not sure if you know this or not but Danny is the 3rd classmate that I would call close friend to pass away within a year and a half....Brian "Cisco" Christensen and Jeff Leak were the other 2.
Dallas and family -
We were so sorry to hear of your loss, and regret that we have been out of touch for so long we never had the pleasure of meeting Danny. You are still in our hearts and thoughts and always will be.
Im so sorry to hear of Danny's passing - I just heard today. Dallas, I understand your loss and Gary, im so sorry for your loss of your brother. My thoughts and prayers are truly with you in this horrible time. Please know your family loves you and hope to be in touch very soon.........hugs
My thoughts and prayers are with you all over this huge loss. Danny's smile remained as bright and infectious from the time we played together as children, went to Disneyland with Grandma and Grandpa Palmer through his adult years. What an amazing example of our family's strength of heart Danny is. God Bless.
Terri Sessions Italasano