Age 42, of Henderson, MI, passed away February 20, 2011. She was born on March 11, 1968 in Lansing the daughter of Jerry and Susan McBrien.

Danya enjoyed scrapbooking and flower gardening. She was a member of Owosso Wesleyan Church and was active in their MOPS group. She was a talented interior designer and loved decorating for the holidays.

She is survived by her husband of 9 years, Todd Gates; children, Zachary McBrien, Faith Gates and Corey Gates; parents, Jerry and Kay McBrien and Susan and William Carson; father and mother-in-law, Richard and Patty Denison; brother, Jared McBrien; sisters, Dalisa (James) Madaski and Amber McBrien; and 3 nephews and 1 niece. Danya was preceded in death by her grandparents, James and Bessie McBrien, Dan and Maxine Ashley, and stepgrandfather, Jack McNutt.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 24, 2011 at Owosso Wesleyan Church with Pastor Wes Coffey officiating. Interment will follow in West Haven Cemetery in Owosso. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the family.

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4 Messages to “Danya M. Gates”

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    Gary Nestell Says:

    Hey. To Danya family Iwent to school with her she was always a very funny and nice person sorry I found out late class “86″ at Everett high school you will be missed

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    Amy Mosher (Miller) Says:

    Danya-
    My very first best friend. All of the Barbie houses we made with boxes and Avon bottles. Riding our bikes and following the paperboys all over the neighborhood. You laughing until milk came out of your nose. The time we mooned the guy on the tractor while swimming at our cottage and trying to row that boat down the channel at your grandparents cabin. The concerts we put on for my parents and grandma so we could go to the store for candy. (There was the 50 cent “ticket” charge). Our matching turquoise rings and all of laughs and secrets we shared. I am sorry we lost touch over the years. I know you are with Jesus, because you brought me to Him when we were just little girls. I regret not being there to say good-bye. I will see you in Heaven my friend.
    Love, Amy

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    Mrs. Geri Kelly Says:

    It was with great sadness that I heard of Mrs. Gates passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

    Stay strong!

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    Robert Mile Says:

    I want to send my condolances to Danya’s family. It is a very sad time, and the world that we live in can seem like a very difficult place when we lose the ones that we love. Our Creator, though, give us a beautiful hope for the future at Revelation 21:3,4. We can look confidently to the future when God’s promises are fufilled, and pain and suffering is made a thing of the past.

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