Fort Collins - Danielle Hopton was born in June, 2002 in Southern California, and lived in San Clemente and Temecula, before moving to Fort Collins CO in 2013. She passed away on February 7, 2021, when she was only 18.
Danielle was beautiful inside and out. She was a quiet, kind, and gentle soul, who always preferred listening to others, rather than talking about herself. She grew up participating in many activities and sports, like writing, traveling (especially to a warm beach), hiking, water and snow skiing, swimming, horseback riding, golfing, and playing tennis for Fossil Ridge High School. She enjoyed many years volunteering for Larimer Humane Society and helping her Dad raise a few puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind, and just recently decided she wanted to be an elementary school teacher, like her Mom. She loved working full time at Cafe Rio and was enrolled at Front Range. Danielle always cared deeply about every living creature, especially those who are disadvantaged. She thought she could change one person at a time to make the world a better place, but sadly, she was too naive to understand you can not change every person.
Danielle was a registered organ donor and thought everyone should do something to help society, so if you are looking for ideas, please give your time or money to your local abused women's shelter, your local animal shelter, Guide Dogs for the Blind, or any other good cause you are passionate about. You all make a difference. Each one of you. One person at a time.
Danielle was preceded in death by her Grandpa Fred, and is survived by Dad Brent, Mom Justine, brother Parker, and her grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and 2 shelter dogs.
During this Covid pandemic and cold weather, we have not planned a memorial yet, but when it warms up, we will plan a date for an outside memorial. Please keep your mask on and distance to reduce Covid numbers. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your love and support, and may God Bless you and your loved ones.
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