Daniel Christopher Mendenhall
1987 - 2020
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1987 ~ 2020
Born October 8, 1987 and passed away on July 27, 2020 after a 16 year battle with addiction.
Growing up Daniel excelled in school. He was extremely intelligent and gifted. He scored a 27 on his ACTs and never studied. When he was in 6th grade he received the President's Award for Excellence in Education and a Mr. Attitude award from his teacher at the same time.
Dan loved the 49ers, the Colts, the Bees, and the Jazz. He loved to tease and push people's buttons. He loved reading and listening to music. He was rarely without his earbuds in.
When he was 19 years old Dan met his first true love, Mary Garcia. Although they couldn't make it work she gave him the loves of his life, Jazmin and Zoey. Mary has and always will be our daughter.
While Daniel was battling with his addiction he met many lifelong friends. He loved playing Sober Softball, and in treatment, he met his last love, Sunflower Robinson. She was not only there for him during his darkest days, but she was there for me.
Daniel is survived by his parents Robert Dale Mendenhall and Christy Kay Grant (Michael Grant). His children Jazmin Mendenhall and Zoey Mendenhall. Siblings Michael Mendenhall (Emily), Mindi Welty (Eric), and Malissa Hu (Kent). Grandparents Larry and Dee Mendenhall, Jerry and Jill Dryden, and Bob and Linda Lucero. Many aunts and uncles, cousins, and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandmother Emily Frances Lucero.
A Celebration of Life will be held in his honor on Saturday August 8, 2020 from 5pm to 8pm at Washington Park in the Lower Pavilion. (Near Mountain Dell Golf Course at the mouth of Parley's Canyon). We are limited to the number of people that can be present at the same time and request that you do not come in big groups. Please wear a face mask as we have many family members that are in the high-risk group.

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Published in The Salt Lake Tribune on Jul. 31, 2020.
Celebration of Life
05:00 - 08:00 PM
Washington Park in the Lower Pavilion
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5 entries
August 2, 2020
Daniel you will be missed. You really had a big heart. I know you will watch over your loved loves. May you Rest In Peace. James sends his love!
JoAnn Grant
August 1, 2020
July 31, 2020
May you rest in peace. You will always be my little brother, little ninja turtle, little college buddy, and my ring bearer so many years ago.Thanks for letting me watch you grow up. Christy, you are an excellent mom, thank you for sharing him with our family. I love you all.
Kandie M Davies
July 30, 2020
Daniel I didn't know you well but I feel like I knew a lot about you. Your mother shared with me how much she loved you and I knew she was always so proud of the giant steps you made in your life. She never quit believing in you and loving you. I know that she is so grateful for the beautiful granddaughters you brought to her life. Please join forces with your grandma and protect your mama; keep her safe from harm, help her heart heal. Shine light down upon her.
July 30, 2020
Barbara Cruz
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