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Danielle Rippeon-Nemetz
Danielle Rippeon-Nemetz of Lakewood, Washington left this earth due to a tragic accident October 16, 2014. Heaven gained a beautiful young angel too soon for all who loved her. Danielle was such a happy, joyful and compassionate young woman. Everyone she encountered felt her enormous heartfelt warmth and beautiful smile. Danielle was born January 11, 1995 to Elizabeth Rippeon Cole. At 7 weeks early her entrance was nothing short of a miracle. At age 2 Danielle's mother lost her battle with cancer leaving her in the care of her grandmother Scarlett Rippeon. Soon after she was adopted by her step-father Micheal Boulton and was raised as his own daughter. Danielle attended middle school and high school in McKinleyville, Ca. graduating in 2012. Her favorite sport and hobby was cheerleading as she was made to be a flyer. This was so fitting because of her tiny frame and her dream to soar to new heights. Many would compare her to a small stick of dynamite. She was blessed by numerous loyal friends and extended family. Danielle met upon chance the love of her life and soul mate Skylar Nemetz while still attending high school. There was no one able to stand in their way for the future they planned for. Skylar had joined the Army and they both knew separation was not a option and they married in Columbus, Georgia March 7, 2012 right after Skylar finished basic training. Danielle loved being Skylar's wife and felt a great sense of belonging which she voiced frequently to her sister Ashley and close friends. Skylar cherished her and there was never a time they were apart aside from his duties with the Army. Skylar taught her how to drive, saw that Danielle finished high school and both were looking forward to welcoming a new addition as aunt and uncle with her sister Ashley's pregnancy. Danielle was excited to someday soon become a mother her self. Skylar encouraged her dream to open a nail studio and was planning to travel the world exploring with his love, partner and best friend Danielle Nemetz. Danielle is survived by her loving husband Skylar Nemetz of Lakewood, Wa. ; sisters Ashley Rippeon-Ryan and Mikala Rippeon and brother Dereck Rippeon all from Mckinleyville, Ca.; aunt Vera Shumard of Arcata, Ca.; aunt Peggy Windsor and uncle Jr. Holbrooks of McKinleyville, Ca.; uncle Danny Holbrooks and all their spouses; as well as mother-in-law Danette Heller and brother-in-law Aaron Nemetz both of Park City, Utah; grandmother Roberta Lysne and aunt Stacy Scherer both of Eureka, Ca. along with numerous cousins with whom she held many special bonds. Danielle Nemetz is preceded in death by her mother Elizabeth Rippeon-Boulton, father Michael Boulton, grandmother Scarlette Rippeon, aunt Tammy Rippeon, aunt Jenny Bartley Rose, grandfather Johan Lysne and aunt Robyn Lavern. Danielle's infectious smile will be greatly missed. All of her family mourns the loss of "our Princess" and we hold tightly to the wonderful memories that she blessed us all with. For God, who said, " Let there be light in the darkness", has made this light shine in our hearts so we know the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ. Genesis 1:3 A memorial will be held for all family and friends in mid-November. There will be an announcement with details. Please look for those details on Danielle's and Ashley's Facebook as well as an announcement in The Times Standard. A memorial fund has been set up by her sister Ashley Rippeon at Wells Fargo under: Danielle Nemetz benefit memorial fund. The account # is 1177188784. You can make a donation at any Wells Fargo in the US. Please sign the guestbook at and click on obits.
Published by Times-Standard from Oct. 30 to Nov. 2, 2014.
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Danielle, you left such an amazing impression on everyone you met. Such a beautiful soul taken way too soon...such a tragedy. R.I.P Danielle. your cousin..Nina Bartley Fike
November 8, 2014
i still can't believe you have left us so soon. i'm sure you are now with your mother and grandmother. it seems like just yesterday, that your dad was walking you and your sister to the school bus. our prayers are with your sisters and family. halloween was not the same this year, we always looked forward to you and your friends coming. rest in peace you precious angel and give grandma a hug. pat and family
November 8, 2014
well always miss you baby girl.
marissa minton
November 2, 2014
I still can't believe its true.If we could know the future we'd want to hold you tight and tell you how amazing you are and how much you are loved. I love you sweet girl. Aunt Vera
vera shumard
November 1, 2014
Thanks for letting me be your unofficial 'Adopted Mother.' You will never be forgotten, and always in my heart.
Wendy DeHarpport
October 30, 2014
Danielle will be forever loved and missed but never forgotten
Tasha Aziz
October 30, 2014
Rest in Peace, Danielle.
connie kirby
October 30, 2014
I had the pleasure of cheerleading with Danielle and she truly was a little stick of dynamite with an infectious smile. I am so grateful to have had a chance to know her. Within all of this tradgedy I know heaven has gained a beautiful angel watching down over all of us. Rest in paradise princess.
Haley Moffat
October 30, 2014
Every football game no matter where I was you would always come up and hug me.. Playing on the dirt pile with Tan when you guys were little. Aunt Shelly teaching you how to drive. I will always remember you Danielle. My heart is broken for your family and your friends! I could go on and on about you:) Rest in peace sweet girl you truly are missed.
Jenny Brittain
October 30, 2014
Danielle will be forever missed.
Bob Hart
October 30, 2014
She always amazed me, how she fearlessly reached for the highest highs when she was flying for MHS Cheer.
John Allenegui
October 30, 2014
My dear Danielle, I am so sorry that you left this world so young, your beauty and the human being that you are will always remain in all the hearts that you touched. You don't know me and in the house of God when we meet we will all be one, have fun with the Angles you are where there is no pain. Fly Danielle you are in with the angles! You will be missed. Love Moite
Moite Nepote
October 30, 2014
So many memories with this beautiful soul. We used to get the biggest boxes of glue on nails, we would glue them on and not even ten minutes later we'd rip them off then want them on again. We went to Kool April Nites car show and won Ford shirts, we'd wear them forever just because it'd make my dad mad. There's many more memories with her that are full of laughter and I will cherish them forever. I love you shrimp, my family all loves you and misses you. Rest easy baby girl.
Shelby Smith
October 30, 2014
Danielle,Heaven gained an Angel, the night you were taken from us. Mikala,Ashley and Derek, I am so sorry for your loss. I love you all and think of you often. Hold each other close and know you are all loved by many. Love, Aunt Sharon
October 30, 2014
Lil Danielle is how I have you as a contact in my phone. I stare at it wanting to call you but no you won't pick up. I hope you knew how great you were. You touched so many people. Every time I look out my window at your old house I picture you and all your friends our there with the music loud but your laughter was always louder. You will always be right there for me because it's to hard to face the reality.
Wendy Daniels
October 30, 2014
My thoughts and preys will always be with the family and friends of Danielle. She was the sweets girl. Going to miss her sweet, loving face. R.I.P
shanae gentleman
October 30, 2014
I will miss u sweety.hope to see u one day rest in peace.I luv u
Emma Myers
October 30, 2014
Life cut short, but she left an obvious amazing impression in her short years. Hope that comfort will be yours, knowing she was loved and cared about.
Marcia Norvell
October 30, 2014
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