Daniel "Danny " McQueen
Daniel “Danny” G. McQueen, 18, of New Castle, died June 14, 2006, of injuries received in an automobile accident.Daniel Gipson McQueen was born September 28, 1987, in Eureka, Calif., the son of Daniel and Sherryl (Hockett) McQueen.In June of 1994, the family moved to New Castle where Danny attended schools, graduating from Rifle High School with the class of 2005. While in high school, he worked for Subway in Rifle. At the time of his death, he was employed as a sales clerk, stocker and assembly man at Staples in Glenwood Springs. Danny was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a former Boy Scout. He was preparing to serve a two-year mission for the church when he turned 19. As a boy he participated in Tang Soo Do with his family. He loved to spend time outdoors fishing and shooting archery and going to powwows. He excelled at math in school and loved to play “Magic, the Gathering.” He loved to spend time with his family and friends, and will long be remembered for his gentle smile, generous hugs and giving heart. Danny is survived by his parents, Sherryl McQueen of New Castle, and Dan and Kelly McQueen of Rifle; sisters Taryn, Kasey, Kimberlee and brother Jordan; step-brother Brennan Gordon; grandparents Bonnie Hockett and Bill and Carole Hockett; uncles W.A. “Bill” Hockett, Craig Forbes, Jim McQueen and Donald McQueen; aunts Ellen McCurdy and Lenore Collins and their families; and many friends. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at the Rifle Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.Interment will be made in the Divide Creek Union Cemetery of Silt, under the direction of Cochran Memorial Chapel.Friends may make memorial contributions to the Danny McQueen Memorial Fund at any Alpine Bank.
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