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.