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Danielle Marie Koran
  • 33 years old
  • Date of birth: Sep 10, 1979
  • Place of birth:
    Cleveland, Ohio, United States
  • Date of passing: May 23, 2013
  • Place of passing:
    Lafayette, Colorado, United States
Those we love can never be more than a thought away... for as long as there's a memory, they live in our hearts to stay.

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Danielle Koran, 33, born on September 10, 1979 and passed away on May 23, 2013. Please leave a photo and a story for all to share but especially for her daughter, Ella, as she grows up.  We all want Ella to know and remember what a special person Danielle is.

We found out what took Danielle from us.  Here is the information from Danielle's mom, Jennifer...

"Lymphocytic Myocarditis
This is very rare .  Unknown toxin, virus, bacteria that gets into the body and  an autoimmune reaction (lymphocytic) tries to fight off the toxin, etc. and damages the heart tissue (myocardium) while doing so.  It stops pumping blood (electrical system?) to the bodies organs and eventually the heart stops pumping altogether and my sweet baby's heart just stopped.  This was determined by a microscopic scar on her heart.  Smaller than a pinprick. 
I will spend my life finding meaning in Danielle's death.  Hold her laughter and radiant smile in your hearts.
love always, Jennifer"


"If you would like to make a contribution to Ella's college fund (I have her acct. number) please make checks payable to BlackRock Funds and mail to me at: 
 Jennifer Howell
25 Main St. 2nd Floor
Westlake,  Ohio  44145
With loving gratitude,
Ella's Grandma"

  

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Tara Morales-Johnston on 11th September 2016

"Happy Birthday D! I've been thinking about you for the past few days and remembering the good old days, when we used to celebrate our birthdays together.  I miss you so much and I think about you often!  Cheers to you D!  Xoxo T"

This tribute was added by jennifer howell on 10th September 2016

"37 Candles . Today is your birthday,baby.  From my sister "today we gather to grieve, to celebrate, to praise, to mourn, to love, to remember. To Ally, thank you sweetheart for sharing this morning at Lakewood park. To Hamp and Brett who know how deep my love for Danielle is, always will be.  To all I give you the lessons of the turtle metaphorically, as a gift of love from Danielle.  "go with the slow.  Life is what's around you.  It's about the journey.  Embrace, love, savor and be blessed and hold these moments in your heart for a lifetime.  My sweet Danielle.  37 Candles."

This tribute was added by Miira Stenberg on 10th September 2016

"Happy birthday Danielle! Use your wings so that I can feel them. Kissing you on the cheek.

Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no separation. -Rumi"

This tribute was added by Diane Burns on 10th September 2016

"Hope you are dancing today Danielle...miss you so much."

This tribute was added by jacki block on 3rd September 2016

"I, of course, am triggered to mourn during Danielle's birthday/Mother's Day, etc.  I picture sweet Ella and I see my daughter and I just can appreciate what I have and I wonder why she couldn't have that.  I miss her so much and I know if she were alive we would still be hanging out and getting our baby girls together.  One day, we will be together again, in our cubes, playing pretend volleyball, and laughing at everyone.  I love you Danielle.  This birthday and everyday."

This tribute was added by jennifer howell on 16th August 2016

"I remember when...18 years ago.  Full of the excitement of the unknown and your life ahead.  With your hair piled up, your arms full of boxes I watched you step into your dorm and never looked back.  What an incredible young woman I saw emerging.  And tomorrow I will relive those moments when I see Brett take those first steps into his life yet to come.  May he feel your love.  You are so missed.  Everyday.  My sweet Danielle."

This tribute was added by jennifer howell on 13th June 2016

"Today sweetheart your little girl has turned 5 years old.  Her dad 41.  May you feel their love as they hold on to each other.  I will always always always remember sharing that day with you and will be forever grateful that you wanted me to be there.   My sweet Danielle.  Just yesterday you were 5 with your whole life ahead of you.  It was a sweet life.  Full of joy.  May 23, Sept 10, June 13.  Etched in my heart. I love you."

This tribute was added by Diane Burns on 23rd May 2016

"Our hearts will go on because you are in them forever.  Wish I could tell you how much you are missed...how much you are loved.  You touched so many people and left all of us better for having known you."

This tribute was added by jennifer howell on 8th May 2016

"You are an angel mom.  I believe that.  Ella will always carry you and your love deep in her heart. Today she drew rainbows and butterflies not sure of how to share her emotions.  Pensively and quietly she longed for her mommy.  I love her so.  As I love you, my sweet Danielle. Today is Mother's Day.  I will always be grateful."

This tribute was added by jennifer howell on 14th February 2016

"My sweetest Valentine's wish is to know you that you are aware of my love and that you are and will be forever deep in my heart.  Loved you.  Loved us.  Love you always."

This tribute was added by jennifer howell on 13th January 2016

"May God's love be with you.  Sweet Danielle.  And with Mimi.  I pray deeply that you are in a beautiful place full of love, light,  Beauty everywhere.  Sweet peace. Sweet, sweet peace.  My sweet Danielle."

This tribute was added by jennifer howell on 1st January 2016

"2016  Just another year to most. Another notch in my heart for you, my sweet Danielle. Always and forever mine. You, my love have left a lasting imprint on so many.  I see your beauty in them.  Their lust for life, love of family and the joy of anticipating for what is yet to come.  Amanda, Paige and Brett and so many others you are guiding them with your sweet eternal presence.  Love and light. To Ella and Alan forever love ."

This tribute was added by Diane Burns on 15th December 2015

"I hope you saw the candles Sunday as they traveled around the world and smiled down on us.  We all miss you so much."

This tribute was added by jennifer howell on 15th December 2015

"The second Sunday Dec.13th, as candles were lit around the world, we lit one for you in an incredibly beautiful Worldwide Candle Lighting.  Your sweet face projected on the screen.  Your "always, Danielle" with a heart up there as  many children were remembered with love that evening.  At the end we went outside and walked the labyrinth as we tossed our wishes into the firepit.  And this song was softly playing which I want to dedicate to you, my sweet Danielle:
Deep peace of the running wave to you.  Deep peace of the flowing air to you.  Deep peace of the quiet earth to you.  Deep peace of the shining stars to you.  Deep peace of the infinite peace to you.  
I love you and have come to believe that we are and always will be connected forever."

This tribute was added by jennifer howell on 10th September 2015

"Happy Birthday my sweet Danielle.  Today is the World Day of Prayer and I spent a couple of hours at Unity.  I felt the healing love of God as I sat in quiet reflection being grateful.  And I rang the ring of a glass bowl that filled the sanctuary with 36 soft sounds in celebration of you. Dr. Seuss is credited with the quote "To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world".  Yes, you meant the world to me. And to so many others you have left your mark  forever on their hearts. love you love you love you and love you more my sweet Danielle"

This tribute was added by jennifer howell on 24th August 2015

"Today sweetheart is Brett's last first day of high school.  I remember how excited you were going to Mags in your white shirt half tucked in and your skirt with a stapled hem.  These ..are..the..days..to..remember.  10000 Maniacs.  The friends you made were friendships for a lifetime."

This tribute was added by jennifer howell on 4th July 2015

"Today we sat in celebration of the 4th of July parade on the corner of Rosalie and Lake.  A street away from Leedale where we had the time of our lives.  I celebrate the memory of us.  The sparklers, the joy, the love."

This tribute was added by jennifer howell on 24th June 2015

"Tonight I will look up to and hope to see the most extraordinary, most brilliant star in the sky and believe that is you, my sweet Danielle sending me love on my birthday.  Brett gave me the most loving card I believe anyone has ever given me and added these words:  "you are the reason I believe that life has so much to offer and I hope you know how much I love you"  and signed it Brett and Danielle.  xo"

This tribute was added by jennifer howell on 14th June 2015

"Your sweet little Ella is now 4 years old.  So much like you, baby.  Always laughing, acting goofy, dancing around.  Definitely a daddy's little girl. And Alan is 10x her age.  Wow.  40.  I believe they are happy and miss you everyday.  Your presence, pictures and love are throughout their house. They love you sweetheart.  Always will. I feel their love. Be at peace and keep us all in your sweet angel arms."

This tribute was added by jennifer howell on 1st June 2015

"Oh and yes.  I will always have Paris."

This tribute was added by jennifer howell on 1st June 2015

"I now think of and speak of Danielle as her soul.  Where is she? Is she in the arms of God? Is her soul watching over me?  "Come, love.  Let us sit together"  I pray your soul is at peace.  The life we shared was marked by joy.  Oh so much joy.  Danielle.  You live in me.  For good, always.  The Kingdom of God is within you.  And I believe in that Kingdom Danielle lives.  My sweet Danielle."

This tribute was added by Rob Koran on 23rd May 2015

"The sweet beautiful spirit of Danielle touches our hearts, our souls, and our minds. In thinking of her every day, she not only lives in our memory, she brings us back to who we essentially are, interconnected loving parts of God. What a gift she gave us."

This tribute was added by jennifer howell on 23rd May 2015

"Danielle, my sweet love.  I have been surrounded in your presence by the love of so many.  The memories of times they shared with you.  I thought I would be sitting on a white rocker and instead they replaced it with a bench in the fairy garden.Okay. It was beautiful. And I find beauty in simple things. Dancing flowers that I shared with many. A sunflower in memory of you. i have had great joy, great sadness. Completely. And I will be forever grateful for you. Forever, sweetheart. I love you deep within my very soul. You are and always will be my perfect masterpiece."

This tribute was added by Kathy Daly Levin on 23rd May 2015

"Know that I  still think of you Danielle and hope we all appreciate life a little more. I'm sure you are at peace but we lost a very wonderful and sweet person in our lives.  xo"

This tribute was added by Miira Stenberg on 23rd May 2015

""Fly, fly, fly high against the sky,
so high I almost touch the sky.
Thank you, thank you,
thank God for you,
the wind beneath my wings.""

This tribute was added by Diane Burns on 23rd May 2015

"Truth is I miss you every day...not just this day.  And no matter how much time passes, how many days and years go by, this will always be true."

This tribute was added by jennifer howell on 22nd May 2015

"Tomorrow I am going to devote the day as I did last year to my memories of you and the sweet times we shared. The joy,the laughter. I will sit on the white rocking chair surrounded by orchards, the gentle sound of the waterfall behind me. Though I will shed many tears, I will be at peace. Come join me, sweetheart. I love you so much. Hold on to me.
"Your Soul will never grow old. It's evergreen."  Ed Sheeran"

This tribute was added by Diane Burns on 11th May 2015

"As another Mother's Day comes to a close, I am reminded again of the love Danielle has for Ella and Jennifer for Danielle. An eternal love that lives on and knows no boundaries. My heart is with all three of you."

This tribute was added by jennifer howell on 10th May 2015

"My sweet Danielle it's Mother's Day.  I am who I am today and everyday because of you.  Though unseen my heart knows you are with me.  Always will be.  And to my sweet other children. Amanda we share secrets and our love of life.  Paige we hold on to each other as though time never passes.  Brett you fill my heart with the unknown of what life will bring.  We are close enough to just hold each other and know there is nothing more precious than a mother and a child. Love life everyone.
Come and sit by my side if you love me...and know that my heart is for you. Just remember our moments together and how deep my love is for you."

This tribute was added by jennifer howell on 26th March 2015

"Once on this Island Jr.  To Ti Moune - Christine Larson whose story had to be told.  Love to the co director Ally Pavey Brett's sweetheart.  Through grief, faith and love we tell the story of those we have loved so much.  It is important to take time and remember those who have died because it is the way that we keep them alive within our hearts. My sweet Danielle. You are everywhere in everything. I will forever share your story. I will love you forever and ever.  Always. An unending story of my life. My sweet Danielle."

This tribute was added by Michael Graff on 21st February 2015

"Jennifer, it was wonderful talking to you yesterday on the flight from Cleveland to Denver.  Although I never met your daughter, I can tell she was a very special person and was loved by many.  This site is a wonderful tribute to her and I enjoyed flipping through the pictures.  I can see that you miss her very much, as I'm sure many of her friends and family do also.  Have a great visit with Ella!  She sounds like an amazing little girl!  She'll love the book you made."

This tribute was added by jennifer howell on 14th February 2015

"To my sweet little Valentine.In memory of our love,so great, so unlike any other not just as a mother and a daughter which is forever but as bond that lives on long after our time together here is over.I hope you know and continue to reveal the amazing gifts that you have left with me.So I take a moment to reflect on the true meaning of this day. To love differently,to love more intensely,deeply,with gratitude for having been blessed with the gift of you. I wait for the day to hold your hand again. My sweet Danielle. Hugs and kisses. On angel wings."

This tribute was added by jennifer howell on 25th December 2014

"Merry Christmas, my sweet Danielle.  I miss you.  There are no words to share my sorrow and my joy for our time together.  So very, very precious. You are everywhere in everything.  We had a deeply moving tribute to you.  Brett, Amanda, Paige, Carrie, Christen, Caitlin.  We are all intricately woven together now and forever.  Alan and Ella.  Diane.  Rob, Jen and Mia. Brianna & Zoe. Hamp and I .  You have left your imprint deep in our hearts.  I will hold your hand for the rest of my life waiting for the time you and I can share the Dance."

This tribute was added by Miira Stenberg on 25th December 2014

"Merry Christmas Danielle!
From our year together I always remember the beautiful Christmas time - we all loved Christmas! The song that I cherish from -89 is
Silent Night sang by Stevie Nicks. Merry Christmas to you, Grandpa and Grandma!"

This tribute was added by Diane Burns on 24th December 2014

"Merry Christmas Danielle...and to all who visit here the next few days. These are the lyrics to the song that is playing. And I know she is dancing and singing.

"Dancing In The Sky"

Tell me what does it look like in heaven?
Is it peaceful? Is it free like they say?
Does the sun shine bright forever?
Have your fears and your pain gone away?

'Cause here on earth it feels like everything
good is missing since you left
And here on earth everything's different
There's an emptiness

Oh-oh, I,
I hope you're dancing in the sky
And I hope you're singing in the angels' choir
I hope the angels know what they have
I bet it's so nice up in heaven since you've arrived

So now tell me, what do you do up in heaven?
Are your days filled with love and light?
Is there music? Is there art and invention?
Tell me are you happy? Are you more alive?

'Cause here on earth it feels like everything
good is missing since you left
And here on earth everything's different
There's an emptiness

Oh-oh, I,
I hope you're dancing in the sky
And I hope you're singing in the angels' choir
And I hope the angels know what they have
I bet it's so nice up in heaven since you've arrived
Since you arrived"

This tribute was added by jennifer howell on 23rd December 2014

""This is your own very precious life and you have gifts to share…
Give it all you got!"    -Jane Lee Logan

To all, I wish you love, peace and the joy of being.  Danielle forever in my heart.  I know for certain she is at peace in a beautiful place.

Merry Christmas.     Jennifer"

This tribute was added by jennifer howell on 27th November 2014

"To give thanks above all else, God's greatest blessings, our family.  Sweetest of all, our children.  
Happy Thanksgiving.  My sweet Danielle.  And to all, I wish you love.
Jennifer"

This tribute was added by jennifer howell on 21st November 2014

"To so many sweet people who shared in our deeply moving Candle Light service last year, please note this year we will be remembering not only Danielle (my baby has it really been 1 1/2 years) but all children who were so much of our lives and always will be.  Sunday Dec. 14th 2014  6:30 Westlake United Methodist Church.  Please share in the heartfelt memories of Danielle and all she has given us in her memory.  She was an unbelievable free loving spirit and I pray her love will stay with you always.  She is forever my love.  My life. This evening is a gathering of all those who have shared in the love and loss of our precious children.  Our children how sweet are their gifts.
From the heart.    Danielle's mom."

This tribute was added by jennifer howell on 9th November 2014

"My sweet Danielle.  You are everywhere.  Every breath I take.  Rob, Jen and Mia are here.  And I hold you inside.  I am different now.  I try to laugh and be happy.  I have silently locked you inside my heart. And my tears I cry in solitude.  Life is for the living.  Old memories and young hopes.  I miss you, baby.  I will always give thanks for us.  You and me and all we shared.  A lifetime ago."

This tribute was added by jennifer howell on 12th September 2014

"Today I received a letter at work from a man who is kind and good.  With a heart full of love.  His name is George.  This tribute is for him.
Thank you for your generous contribution to Ella's college fund and your heartfelt letter.  I will keep it in my precious memory box that I hope to share with Ella someday.  Though we never met, I was deeply moved by your reading Danielle's memoriam and sharing a glimpse of you and your family.  May God bless you with love, joy and a long life.  I wish you well.    Jennifer  
In memory of my sweet Danielle."

This tribute was added by Diane Burns on 10th September 2014

""May the winds of heaven blow softly
And whisper in your ear,
How much we love and miss you
And wish that you were here."
Happy Birthday Danielle...you are forever in our hearts."

This tribute was added by jennifer howell on 10th September 2014

"Today my sweet Danielle would have been 35.  Today I plan on spending the day alone with my memories, my heart full of love.  Today ...what will I remember most...my greatest joy, my deepest sorrow.  Today, my sweet Danielle, I will remember the love.  I will remember the joy.  I will remember us.  Happy Birthday baby."

This tribute was added by Miira Stenberg on 10th September 2014

"I feel blessed to love an Angel instead - Happy Birthday Danielle, love Miira"

This tribute was added by Miira Stenberg on 10th September 2014

"“When I'm feeling weak
And my pain walks down a one way street
I look above
And I know I'll always be blessed with love
And as the feeling grows
She brings flesh to my bones
And when love is dead
I'm loving angels instead” Robbie Williams"

This tribute was added by Miira Stenberg on 10th September 2014

"“And through it all she offers me protection
A lot of love and affection
Whether I'm right or wrong
And down the waterfall
Wherever it may take me
I know that life won't break me
When I come to call
She won't forsake me
I'm loving angels instead” Robbie Williams"

This tribute was added by Miira Stenberg on 10th September 2014

"“I sit and wait
Does an angel contemplate my fate
And do they know
The places where we go
When we're grey and old
'cos I have been told
That salvation lets their wings unfold
So when I'm lying in my bed
Thoughts running through my head
And I feel that love is dead
I'm loving angels instead” Robbie Williams"

This tribute was added by jennifer howell on 13th August 2014

"Today is Christen's birthday.  She will always hold you deeply in her heart and will forever be heartbroken that she was not there to say goodbye.  Happy birthday to my goddaughter, with love.  Danielle, sweetheart, life is forever changed.  I hugged Ella and Alan last week.  Your presence was felt in the warmth of their loving home and your pictures were scattered everywhere.  You will always be there.  Soon I will be off on a spiritual journey through Sedona Az. where I pray I will feel your love and light and joy and beauty.  I miss you beyond words and I will always have a big Danielle hole in my heart.  Be at peace and know how much you are loved.  mom"

This tribute was added by jennifer howell on 24th June 2014

"Okay baby.  I celebrated passing over into the next decade.  60.   I was surrounded by so...many people who have held me in their hearts and loved me beyond comprehension.   Hamp and Brett the reason the sun rises everyday. Diane, Carrie, Christen, Caitlin.   Rob, Jen & Mia.  My love, my family. Al, Stephanie, Diane, Barbie, Linda. To you I share everything. To so many others that my heart is connected to...so, so, so many...laugh out loud, laugh often for life is a precious gift.  Happy birthday to me and to all -Joie de Vivre.  xoxo  Jennifer"

This tribute was added by jennifer howell on 20th June 2014

"Tonight I did what I was so afraid I would do and that was to press delete.  I lost Danielle's sweet voice message.  To share mommy's voice with Ella.  Why do we file away so many senseless things?  If you have the gift of Danielle's voice in any of your past files please send them to me.  "This is Danielle...and have a nice day".  My sweet Danielle."

This tribute was added by jennifer howell on 17th June 2014

""Sadness flies away on the wings of time''..Jean de la Fontaine
But Danielle will live forever to all of you who have loved her.  My sweet Danielle.  I am never without her.  Our souls are connected.  And to all her friends who stay connected with me through their sweet messages, texts, pix I am forever grateful.  I have found so many new friends who I hold dear.  Especially Sam, from Etsy who made Ella a beautiful bag of wish stones for her 3rd birthday that I will forever cherish.  Thank you, Sam.  So sweet.  Love to all.  And to those who comfort me when I let my tears flow.  Perhaps they are like dancing in the rain. To Ellie...my rainbow connection."

This tribute was added by jennifer howell on 13th June 2014

"Happy birthday sweet Ella.  3 years old today.  I remember when your mommy was 3.  She would be so very proud of you.  As I am.  You and your daddy share this day.  That was mommy's choice so you both could celebrate your birthdays together.  Make a wish, sweetheart, and know how much granddad and I love you.  Grandma  xo"

This tribute was added by jennifer howell on 9th June 2014

"One year later - so beyond words and understanding. I have been unable to share my feelings with everyone who have held me in their hearts this past year. But, on May 23rd as I sat on that white rocking chair surrounded by orchards, the waterfall gently flowing behind me, surrendering to simply be I began to make peace with my soul and the path my life has taken me. For Danielle, my sweet baby. Life hurts, I will always carry a deep, deep sorrow in my heart. Tears are there though they may not be seen. Always will be. But I know the meaning of living a life with abundant love. That was Danielle's gift to me and I will cherish that forever. Every day is sacred. I believe Danielle would want us to learn to live in the joy and delight of what we have right now. The future is this moment. "Forget-me-not" love, Danielle. Forget not to be happy now. And know how dear you all are for holding on to me. Love always, Jennifer"

This tribute was added by Diane Burns on 23rd May 2014

"One year...365 days.  And each one filled with a thought of you and how much we all miss you.  Your smile, your sense of humor, your pride in Ella...so many things we miss.  Hugging you in my heart where you will always be.  Love you."

This tribute was added by Tricia Bowersox on 23rd May 2014

"Thinking of you all today.   Knowing how much you must miss your beautiful daughter.  God bless you all."

This tribute was added by Karen Hogan on 23rd May 2014

"Danielle had such a great laugh.  I'm remembering it today and hope that brings a smile to a lot of people's faces today."

This tribute was added by Jenni Abel-Miller on 23rd May 2014

"I think about Danielle all the time, still can't believe she is up heaven and not here with us. Her beautiful spirit will never be forgotten. Love you and miss you."

This tribute was added by Diane Burns on 12th May 2014

"These weeks before this first anniversary are filled with thoughts and memories crowding my mind and filling my heart with both joy and sorrow.  A constant reminder of how much I miss you and wish so fervently you were here.  I can only hope you know this and how we all love and miss you so very much."

This tribute was added by jennifer howell on 11th May 2014

"To all of us whom God has blessed with the gift of motherhood I hope today, Mother's Day, will fill your heart and be a symbol of the little things that mean so much and make your lives forever joyful and precious.  From my heart, in loving memory of my sweet, sweet Danielle, I wish you love.  The bond that Danielle and I have is eternal.  The love that Danielle and I have is beyond question.  Mother's Day holds a special place in my heart.  Always ."

This tribute was added by jennifer howell on 20th April 2014

"Easter means that life on Earth is not all there is.  And as the color purple symbolizes the sadness of His family the pure white lily is the eternal joy promised to us.  May your hearts be full of love.  Danielle, my little easter bunny, until we are together again know how dearly you are loved.  My mother heart will be always full of the joy we shared."

This tribute was added by jennifer howell on 3rd April 2014

"My sweet Danielle.  I had a dream of you today...floating peacefully away.  And then I heard a song and my heart hurt.
"You learn to count the quiet ways.  An hour with no unprompted tears. You learn to hold your life inside and never let it out.  You learn to live and die and live.  You learn to live without."  My sweet Danielle I miss you so."

This tribute was added by jennifer howell on 3rd March 2014

"One year ago today I gave my daughter my last kiss and hugged her for the last time.  I should have held her longer and told her how much I loved her and that could not live without her.  For all of you who have held me in your hearts I wish you overwhelming love and many blessings in your life.  I count you as one of mine."

This tribute was added by jennifer howell on 14th February 2014

"For all the hearts and roses that surround us today in love, I want to share this from my dear, sweet friend Ellie who I know God put on this Earth to be my soul sister..."I hope you know deep in your soul that even though we cannot see the sun shining, Danielle is in a place of light and love. May that love and light be felt in your heart today." Happy Valentine's Day to all who share my life with me.  I love you."

This tribute was added by Diane Burns on 14th February 2014

"You are such a light in so many people's lives and you will always be everyone's Valentine!  Love you and miss you so much."

This tribute was added by jennifer howell on 13th February 2014

"Are there Valentines in Heaven?  Are there Red Hearts everywhere?
  Do they line the golden streets, or is that very rare?
I wish that I could send you one, right through Heaven's Gate.
  To say how much I miss you on this very special date.
I'd like to send a Candy Heart that is printed "I Luv U"
     and maybe you would whisper back ..."I know, I Luv U, too'
to my little Valentine, I miss you sweetheart.  Mom"

This tribute was added by jennifer howell on 29th January 2014

"To Love Above All Else
      I believe this to be true...
Is there no more beautiful way to die than when your heart (my sweet Danielle's heart) stops beating and you are at peace and truly happy.
     She was at a place we all long to be.  Forever in my heart. Danielle"

This tribute was added by jennifer howell on 1st January 2014

"My New Year Resolution...I will find courage to live into the new year by living and loving in the present one day at a time. And be grateful for all blessings God has bestowed on me. In Danielle's angel arms I know she is holding me and singing..."don't let you life life pass you by. Weep not for the memories." I will remember you.
I wish you love, smiles, plenty of hugs and much joy. Joie de Vivre
to enjoy life to its fullest and embrace all that life offers.  2013 is etched in my heart.    Love to all, Jennifer"

This tribute was added by Diane Burns on 25th December 2013

"Danielle...it is very early Christmas morning and you are everywhere in my thoughts and memories.  Today will not be in total color for me...more like a black and white picture with an occasional splash of color when I watch Brianna and Zoe open a gift or I see a picture of you.  You are missed so much by all of us.  I hope you can feel the love we are sending today and every day."

This tribute was added by jennifer howell on 24th December 2013

"Christmas Eve
I am holding you in my heart.
Silent night, holy night.
Sleep in Heavenly peace, my sweet Danielle.
Please guide me with your light through the darkness of my days.  I will be forever grateful for the gift of you."

This tribute was added by jennifer howell on 12th December 2013

"Faith    by Emily Dickson
And if I go, while you're still here? Know that I live on,vibrating to a different measure behind a thin veil you cannot see through. You will not see me, so you must have Faith. I wait for the time when we can soar together again, both aware of each other. Until then, live your life to the fullest and when you need me, just whisper my name in your heart,...I will be there.  and so I speak..Danielle, my sweet Danielle"

This tribute was added by jennifer howell on 23rd November 2013

"December 8, 2013.  The 17th annual Worldwide Candle Lighting will be in memory of all children who have died way too soon.  Sudden, senseless and beyond sad losing  my Danielle.  I am reaching out to all to honor our children. To share in our grief. And to share in our love.  The light of our lives. Visit www.compassionatefriends.org. Please light a candle, hold Danielle and others in your heart, share with your tributes. Love and blessings to all as we give thanks next week."

This tribute was added by jennifer howell on 23rd November 2013

"6 months...15,768,000 seconds. You are ever present. Time will never take you away from me. I will light a candle for you. To shatter all the darkness of these past months and the endless seconds. Oh, sweetheart, the memory of you.I hold onto the love and life we had.It was beyond precious. A love like no other. My sweet Danielle."

This tribute was added by Aimee Starratt on 21st October 2013

"I am completely shocked and saddend by the realization that Danielle is gone. That smile, that laugh-so infections and joyous.Danielle and I worked at Initiative together-I knew no one in Chicago when I met her 10 yrs ago.She quickly became my lunch buddy and go to gal for celebrations, as I was so far from home. Her genuine kindness, joy for life, and love for all, will always be with me!"

This tribute was added by jennifer howell on 11th October 2013

"I will hold onto the memory of you for the rest of my life.After all these months I realize that we loved each other deeply-completely. I am grateful for the love we had shared all those years.We knew the place we had touched each other would never disappear. I have shared a glimpse of eternity with Danielle. A love like no other. My Danielle.Only God knows how much I miss you, sweetheart."

This tribute was added by Shelley Dunn on 27th September 2013

"I just received the UD Quarterly yesterday and saw where Danielle had passed.  I went to school with her at UD and she was my sorority sister.  I will always remember her warm smile and just go with it personality! I am really saddened by her passing. Ella - your mom was a beautiful lady and I know she is watching over you! Love to you all - Shelley Richardson Dunn"

This tribute was added by jennifer howell on 23rd September 2013

"Eccles 3:1,4 Grandma loved this scripture. Be at peace. Four months.
"There is a sacredness in tears...they are messengers of overwhelming grief and unspeakable love." W. Irving
I hold them dear to my heart, my sacred tears.  Always will.  I miss you,  baby.  You are everywhere, in every moment."

This tribute was added by jennifer howell on 10th September 2013

"And I heard Ella say as we ate our cupcakes together blowing out candles with mommy pictures surrounded by flowers and daddy holding the phone "happy birthday, Mommy.  I love you". My sweet Danielle.  I spent the day surrounded in memories at Lakewood Park.  You and me. It was a beautiful day.  I still cannot imagine living without you.  We sweetheart could not have loved each other more."

This tribute was added by jennifer howell on 10th September 2013

"34 years ago today Danielle came into my (ours) lives and the skies had to part to let her in.  Her incredible joy and lust for life were heard in that single cry "I am here and I will make a difference".  Love life for Danielle. She wishes you nothing less than all your heart desires. In my heart she will forever be smiling and holding onto me."

This tribute was added by Miira Stenberg on 10th September 2013

"Hi Danielle - it´s your birthday today! I can still remember the one in 1989. You had a roller skating party and I am sure a chocolate cake as a birthday cake. I will lid a candle for you today. From the distance I will warmly and tightly embrace you, Alan & Ella, Jennifer, Hamp, Brett , Amanda, Paige, Diane & the Girls, Rob & the family. Love you and miss you, always."

This tribute was added by Diane Burns on 10th September 2013

"Dear Danielle...today is your 34th birthday and we miss you so much.  I hope you can feel all this love everyone has for you and how much we wish you were here to celebrate.  I hope you saw our sky lanterns that we wrote messages on and sent up in your memory.  I hope you are happy and at peace.  You are forever in my heart."

This tribute was added by Tricia Bowersox on 10th September 2013

"Thinking of you, Jennifer, and Danielle on her birthday.  Blessings on your family and prayers for a day of loving memories to comfort you."

This tribute was added by jennifer howell on 5th September 2013

"In my dream last night I asked Danielle for a pair of socks and she brought them to me. My sister believes dreams are often symbolic.  Strange, perhaps. However, socks give warmth and comfort. When I asked Danielle to bring them to me, she did in her beautiful smiling way. I love that thought. It gave me a peaceful, loving feeling. Miss her. Asleep or awake she is with me always."

This tribute was added by Denise Ellison on 30th August 2013

"Danielle-I never knew you but through your beautiful Mom, I was able to meet you on an airplane, in the clouds above the earth. I believe that you were there, reassuring your Mom that it was time, again,  to talk about you, to feel your presence. She shared you with me off and on for the whole flight and we wept together for your leaving. Earths' Loss is Heavens' Gain. Peace."

This tribute was added by jennifer howell on 23rd August 2013

"May 23 to Aug 23 - How could this time have past so quickly.Danielle is at peace I pray and knows the outpouring of all her incredible friends and family. Her love and spirit has flowed thru hundreds of you.The presence of her absence is in my every moment. "To love each moment and live each moment..let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me" my sweet Danielle 9/10/79 - 5/23/13"

This tribute was added by Liz Higgins on 17th August 2013

"I had the true pleasure of working with Danielle at DoubleClick a few years back and am absolutely heartbroken by her loss.  I ran into her at the CIMA holiday event in December and remember how happy she looked.  Danielle was a ray of sunshine that glowed particularly bright whenever Alan and Ella were mentioned in conversation.  I am so sorry for your loss and will keep you in my prayers"

This tribute was added by Kylie Maddex (Fisk) on 13th August 2013

"Danielle was my 1st friend when I moved to Chicago.  I had lived in CA my whole life and moving that far from home was terrifying but meeting Danielle and having her welcome me so openly into her friend group made everything bright & shiny & exciting.   I will miss dearly her appetite for fun, up for anything attitude, wit, free spirit and most of all, friendship.   Forever in my heart."

This tribute was added by Jen Koran on 3rd August 2013

"Driving in the car today I heard a song (new to me, but not so new) and it brought to mind beautiful images and memories of Danielle and a feeling of connection, so I added the song to the audio gallery."

This tribute was added by jennifer howell on 1st August 2013

"I am filled with such beautiful memories Danielle has shared with everyone in her life.  It gives me joy beyond words.  Continue to share your life stories. I will surround myself with the memory of love and feel at peace for a life well lived.Danielle was an incredible influence in so many lives that life is for the living.To laugh and live life to the fullest.  And be grateful for love."

This tribute was added by Megan Senesac on 1st August 2013

"I was lucky enough to have met Danielle during our crazy college years!  It was so fun to talk and laugh with her.  She always asked about what was new with me before mentioning anything about herself.   I so enjoyed her happy, laid-back, and playful personality!  Her energy and smile were contagious!  She and her family are in my thoughts and prayers!"

This tribute was added by Karen Hogan on 1st August 2013

"Thank you so much for the update.  It brings peace and a whole new set of tears.  She was a wonderful friend.  I was lucky to spend some of the happiest years of my life with her.  She is a big part of all the stories that still make me laugh out loud when I remember our Dayton years and all the years since.  Lots of love, Karen"

This tribute was added by Diane Burns on 31st July 2013

"Dear Danielle...we finally found out what took you from us.  It doesn't help alleviate the pain or fill the emptiness we all feel or keep the tears from our eyes.  You are missed every minute of every day."

This tribute was added by jennifer howell on 24th July 2013

"A tribute to my loving mother and precious daughter.  Grandma loved Judy Garland, sweetheart.  And how she loved you.  I see you in Judy's tears.
Google: Somewhere over the Rainbow   Rare
Believe in rainbows,bluebirds and lullabies. As I sang to you every night -
You are my sunshine. My only sunshine. My heart aches."

This tribute was added by jennifer howell on 20th July 2013

"A butterfly flew by my window today. Was it you? A cool breeze kissed my face today. Was it you?  The sun warmed my soul today. Was it you? It must be you. Every time I close my eyes you are my every thought. You are a quiet part of me. Always were. Always will be.
I love you, sweetheart. Let your light shine through me.  Ella and Alan,too.  You are deeply missed."

This tribute was added by jennifer howell on 30th June 2013

"Every morning when I wake and every night before I drift asleep you are my only thought.  I dream of you, sweetheart.  I will forever cherish our time together and I promise to take care of Alan and Ella for the rest of my days.  I pray they find joy and continue to smile upon those they love, the friends they have, the life they have been given as you did so beautifully in your sweet way."

This tribute was added by Erika Bye on 26th June 2013

"I also had the pleasure of working with Danielle over the years while she was at Google and Share This. She was wonderful to work with and my heart goes out to her family."

This tribute was added by jennifer howell on 16th June 2013

"I wanted to share  "Dear Mommy,  I just wanted to wish you a ... I love you so much.  I can't stand it. No matter what happens do not forget that love between us will last for ever and ever"  "p.s. May all your wishes come true."  I pass her love on to all of you.  My life has been blessed by her and I will miss her everyday of my life.  My heart aches."

This tribute was added by Karen Hogan on 14th June 2013

"Danielle and I met during our Freshman year at UD and became fast friends.  I laugh over all the great memories, she had a way of lighting up a room.  My favorite moment was watching her excitement when she shared the news that she was going to have a baby.  I'm heartbroken to lose my friend, but I feel so lucky to hear her laugh and see her smile again when I look at Ella."

This tribute was added by Nicole Jeanine on 12th June 2013

"Danielle, you were one of the most attentive and kindest parents I have ever encountered at Ella’s Daycare Center. You genuinely seemed so appreciative of Ella’s teachers (Me). The smile on Ella’s face anytime you would walk into the room at pick-up time was priceless. Ella truly had an amazing mom, if I ever see Ella again I will be sure to let her know how beautiful inside and out you were."

This tribute was added by jennifer howell on 6th June 2013

"to my little girl.  I will look always into my heart and see you.  I thank you for all the joy and laughter, tears and anger, watching you with pride.  Ella, know your mom is the brightest star in the sky.  Alan never forget the depth of her love for you.  She left us at the peak of her beauty, youth and joy.  Frozen forever in her perfect place of inner peace and love.  God bless you."

This tribute was added by Marybeth Kitley on 4th June 2013

"Danielle - your laugh was contagious.When I last saw you, you were the happiest you had ever been - moving with Alan and Ella to Denver. I was so proud of you for having this dream for your family and making it happen. I will miss you dearly and am at peace knowing that your spirit,your laugh,your positive outlook on life will be kept alive through Ella. Thinking of you always."

This tribute was added by Carrie Mosko on 1st June 2013

"I hardly knew you at all, but I remember how popular you were in high school. I remember hearing people calling your name all the time, in the hallway, or during lunch, or during study hall. I hardly knew you at all, and, still, I admired you for being the kind of person everyone wanted to be around. Everyone still loves you, and you will never be forgotten."

This tribute was added by Jennie Delaney on 31st May 2013

"Danielle, I was so lucky to work with you at Google for many years -- you were incredibly kind, sincere and loyal to your friends, colleagues and clients, and your beautiful smile and great laugh lit up a room. I never knew you happier than when you had Ella though! You were such an amazing Mom to her, and I know your incredible love for Ella and Alan will live on forever. I will miss you."

This tribute was added by Jenni Abel-Miller on 31st May 2013

"I was and still am proud to call Danielle my friend! She was one of the 1st friends I made in high school. I thought she was funny, smart, kind, beautiful, and brave. We had so much fun growing up together. She was a loyal and honest friend. She will truly be missed. Prayers for her daughter and family. Love you!"

This tribute was added by Christie Denson on 31st May 2013

"Ella, your mom had a smile that lit up a room. She was smart, funny and loved to laugh. She dreamed about you before you even existed. And I never saw her smile brighter than in pictures where she's holding you. My prayer for you and your daddy is for peace in knowing that your mom is still here, guiding you and watching over you and faith that you will meet her again in heaven."

This tribute was added by jacki block on 31st May 2013

"Danielle and I met at OMD and became fast friends.  We had so much fun going out in Chicago.  She was a positive person, easy to talk to and genuinely cared for others.  She was also a riot, I really got a kick out of Danielle and her perspective on life.  I know we would have enjoyed sharing stories about motherhood too.  My thoughts and prayers are with Alan, Ella, family and friends."

This tribute was added by Ronnette Peterson on 31st May 2013

"Dear Mr.and Mrs.Howell
My heart is very heavy with sadness for your terrible loss. My prayers are with you."

This tribute was added by jackie metzger on 30th May 2013

"Words fail me at a time like this. Danielle was a beautiful, fun-loving girl. May God bless her family and friends, especially her beautiful baby girl."

This tribute was added by Barbara Archer on 30th May 2013

"What a beautiful sweet girl. Please accept our deepest sympathies. You are in our prayers.
Love, Mike and Barbara"

This tribute was added by Lauren Miskella on 30th May 2013

"I worked with Danielle at Starcom in Chicago. She was my cube buddy. We shared lots of laughs, I made fun of the way she would get sassy with pushy ad reps and 'tell it like it is'. Reconnected with her again in Chicago about a month ago; her face lit up as she talked about Ella and Alan, I left feeling that she had finally found her true happiness. God bless you all, my prayers to you..."

This tribute was added by julie zupanciv on 29th May 2013

"Dear Koran, Howell and Pyrzcyk families
We had the privilege of Watching Danielle
Grow up. She was such a good girl
and brought our mother Bea much joy
She will be missed by many. God bless Ella"

This tribute was added by Nithya Sowrirajan on 29th May 2013

"My thoughts with Alan, Ella and all those lucky enough to be close to Danielle. Words fail me. I knew Danielle a short while but she made a lasting impression. Special prayers for Ella. May she know how special her mother was."

This tribute was added by Geri Guillermo Smith on 29th May 2013

"So saddened to hear of Danielle's passing.  We started ShareThis on the same day and connected because she was so easy to talk with and so genuinely kind.  We often talked about our kids, vacation plans and what not, and her bright energy was always uplifting.   My heart goes out to her family and friends, may you find comfort in keeping her memory alive."

This tribute was added by Megan Pullem O'Reilly on 29th May 2013

"Danielle was my Alpha Phi sorority sister at UD and was always so fun and warm to be around.  I'll always remember her "obsession" with the teeny bopper show, "Boy Meets World" and her huge smile.  I was also lucky enough to randomly live in the same building with her in Chicago at 2 E. Oak St. We loved that roof top pool. My prayers go out to her family- especially her beautiful daughter."

This tribute was added by Kathy Daly Levin on 28th May 2013

"Danielle was such an amazing and beautiful person. I cherished our friendship over the years in Chicago and our time we spent working together.  I will always remember all of the fun times, experiences and conversations we shared.  I can't begin to express how saddened I am to hear of her loss and my heart goes out to her family.  She will be greatly missed."

This tribute was added by jim jansen on 28th May 2013

"I had the pleasure of working with Danielle at Google at last year. Your joy, energy and smile are lasting memories in our hearts. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and everyone you loved. You will be missed."

This tribute was added by Pete Crofut on 28th May 2013

"Danielle worked for us at DoubleClick/Google for 5 years. I feel fortunate she worked on my team for 4 of those years. She was intelligent, sweet, funny and the consummate professional, clients loved her. Her smile would always brighten up any situation. Our hearts and minds go out to her family during this difficult period. You will be missed Danielle."

This tribute was added by Nicolette Miller on 28th May 2013

"You were such a joy to your mother and family to whom my prayers go out this day. You will live forever in their hearts and memories....."

This tribute was added by April Jaffe on 28th May 2013

"Danielle I'm so sad to hear the news of your passing. It was so great to meet you last week in Tahoe. I loved hearing all about Colorado and your excitement to be raising Ella there. My thoughts are with Ella and your family."

This tribute was added by Herra Lee on 28th May 2013

"Sorry I didn't get a chance to work closer with you, Danielle. I still remember meeting you last week and I'm incredibly saddened by the news of your passing. Rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Sean Shadmand on 28th May 2013

"This was terribly sad news. I only knew her for a short time, but the image of her and her smile are etched into my mind and I will remember her as the beautiful, wonderful person she is. My heart goes out to her and her family. She will be missed."

This tribute was added by Tim Schigel on 28th May 2013

"Danielle, I enjoyed our time together, traveling in Chicago and during your visit to Cincinnati.  Your energy and enthusiasm was a joy to be around.  You are such a sweet person and your memory will be with us forever."

This tribute was added by Caitlin Burns on 28th May 2013

"She was my best friend and I definitely looked up to her. She was everything I ever wanted to be! I will forever miss her smile, laugh, and love.  You will always be with me in my heart wherever I go and in whatever I do. I love you and miss you terribly. The heavens are lucky to have a soul like you."

This tribute was added by Mac Delaney on 28th May 2013

"To the family of Danielle - we are so heart broken to learn of your loss. Danielle was such an amazing friend, colleague and mom. We will keep you in our prayers and never forget her light.

The Delaney's"

This tribute was added by Jenn Jacobs Phillips on 28th May 2013

"Danielle, You will be missed by so many new and old friends.  You had a genuine happiness about you and it was such a pleasure to spend last week sharing a "cabin" with you.  I appreciated our conversations about life and the future and I am saddened that we cannot share more together.  We will meet again."

This tribute was added by Kurt Abrahamson on 28th May 2013

"Danielle was a wonderful employee and friend at ShareThis. She joined our company around a year ago and had made such a great contribution. Her smile and energy did light up a room - she was always positive and always generating enthusiasm. Our heart goes out to Alan and Ella and Danielle's family. We will miss Danielle a great deal."

This tribute was added by Daniel Odio-Paez on 28th May 2013

"Danielle, I had just met you when I heard this very sad news.  I'm thankful that we all got to share a wonderful experience with you in Tahoe, and I know you will be missed by many."

This tribute was added by David Wilk on 27th May 2013

"I'll miss you so much.  You were a great friend and mentor.  I have learned so much from you and forever grateful.  You're now in the arms of angels looking down on family and friends.   Keep smiling <3"

This tribute was added by Tricia Bowersox on 27th May 2013

"There are no words that can express what a loss this is for your family.  May God surround all of you with his love and care as you mourn the passing of such a beautiful loving daughter.   Praying for you at this very difficult time."

This tribute was added by Michelle Pyrczak on 27th May 2013

"We are heartbroken to know this world has lost such a beautiful young woman. Danielle always lit up a room and displayed such an amazing love for Ella. You will be missed.  We will be sure to keep your memory alive for our niece whom you have left behind. She has the most beautiful and brightest angel watching over her."

This tribute was added by Katie Wagner Preto on 27th May 2013

"I love you, Danielle. Please know that your friends will always be there for Alan & Ella, and we will always tell her about the wonderful woman you were. I am so saddened that we will not share another laugh together. You were always there to keep me positive and bring out the best in me. Please know how special you are to all of the lives you have touched. I will miss you so much."

This tribute was added by Diane Burns on 27th May 2013

"My sister's daughter, my daughters' cousin, my niece, granddaughter, sister, best friend, Alan's love, Ella's mother...Danielle was so many things to so many people.  She will be missed every day by everyone who knew her.  Earth has one gentle, beautiful soul less...Heaven has one glorious, special angel more."


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