Daniel (Danny) Brett Herron

May 25, 1975 - July 1, 2021

Danny passed away on July 1, 2021 at the age of 46.  He went back to the State of Washington in April 2021 to spend time with his father and reconnect with his friends.  Everyone said he was a stand-up guy that would lift people up and accept them for who they are. 

Danny struggled with addiction and depression for over 24 years. He fought long and hard, until he could not hold on any longer. In rehab he was known as “Captain Savior”. When others were struggling and had no family or money, he would help them get what they needed.

He was born three months early on May 25th, 1975, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Starting life as a fighter and continued that battle until the end. A fun-loving guy with an infectious smile who was known as a sports fanatic. He graduated from Burlington High School in 1993, where he had the best of friends.  At the age of 22 he moved back to Utah, where he enjoyed riding motorcycles, camping, and fishing. He was especially close with his mother. She was the foundation in his life.  In 2006 his daughter Grace was born and was the love of his life. He would move heaven and earth for her. His daily routine included a trip to the 7-11. He often took his daughter and her friends for their favorite treats. 

He is survived by his daughter Grace Herron, mother Lisa Christoffersen, father Robert Herron, brother Tony Herron (Tiffany), sister Michelle McCoy (Christopher), nieces and nephew, Jordan, Brandon, Camille, Samantha, Kailee, and Deziray. 

A Celebration of Life will be on Friday, July 16, 2021 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Starks Funeral Parlor, 3651 South 900 East, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84106.

Special thanks to Carlos Rodriquez, Jasmine Moody, Mark Sumner, Eric Warkne, Anne Roberson, Volunteers of America, First Step House, Highland Ridge, Odyssey House, Phoenix Recovery, Next Level Recovery, St. Mark’s Hospital, Ogden Regional, LDS Hospital, Intermountain Hospital, Payson Mountain View, Orem Community, and Peace Health. 

In lieu of flowers donate to “Young People in Recovery, Salt Lake City Chapter".