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.