Daniel Hainline was born on February 1, 1984 in Poway,Califnornia, the second child of Gary Hainline and Deborah Fife. From the time he was young Danny had a passion for life and throughout life became a man truly without any guile.
His fun-loving, friendly, and passionate personality made Danny a favorite among his family and friends. He had the ability to lighten up situations and make any activity fun.
Danny had a special place in his heart for his family, who he loved more than anything in the world. He was close to all of his siblings. He and his older brother, Tommy, had an especially close relationship, talking frequently and getting together as often as possible.
When Danny was young he played roller hockey, lacrosse, soccer and other sporting events and enjoyed music and socializing with friends. He would often be found doing a silly dance while wearing basketball shorts and the jersey of his favorite team, the San Diego Chargers. His other loves include video games, coral and tropical fish, and playing the guitar.
He graduated from Poway High in 2002. After serving a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in St. Louis, Missouri, Danny enrolled in BYU-Idaho, where he was majoring in Economics. He served as the Elderâ€™s Quorum President in the singles congregation of the church, and had a great effect on many people.
Danny had a great sense of humor and loved to make others laugh. His smile and humor were contagious. One friend recalls a time when he brushed his teeth with cheese whiz. Another friend stated, â€œYou made friends with people Iâ€™d be afraid to talk to, and you have brightened more peopleâ€™s lives than you ever know.â€ Others said, â€œYou always had a smile on your face,â€ and â€œYou could always make the people around you smile.â€
Telling jokes and funny stories was one of Dannyâ€™s passions. He had many â€œtrademarkâ€ sayings, and he was also good at impersonations, including Harry Carey, Chris Farley, and the Jersey Shore.
Dan was also a favorite among his cousins, nieces, and nephews. At family get-togethers, he could always be coaxed onto the dance floor by his older brother, Tom. The two brothers, both big enough to be linemen on a football team, would do a dance together or a dance-off. Danny had great dance moves and was incredibly light on his feet. He was always a hit at every family party, making all the cousins laugh, cheer, and call for more.
He was married in August of 2007 to Heather Anne Jones in the LDS San Diego Temple. After trying to have a baby and suffering multiple early miscarriages, Heather became pregnant with a baby girl and everything looked good into the third trimester. Their daughter Holly was then born prematurely at 29 weeks in Seattle, Washington while Heather was visiting her family. Holly currently is in stable condition in the neonatal intensive care unit. Danny was particularly devoted to Heather and his young baby girl during this very difficult and stressful time.
Danny was on his way to Idaho from Washington to move his familyâ€™s belongings to Washington so that they could be closer to little Holly.Â As usual, he was more concerned about his family than anything else.Â At about 10 pm on Saturday March 19, 2011 his sister-in-law, Alicia Jones, was driving the 1996 Chevrolet Blazer on 2000 North and 2000 West (north of the Teton Lakes Golf Course) and came upon some black ice which caused the car to rollover several times.Â Alicia walked away with very minor injuries, whereas, Danny was not as lucky.Â He passed away instantly.Â We will always remember Dannyâ€™s larger than life personality and attitude.Â We love you Danny and will miss you terribly.
Daniel Hainline is survived by his parents, his wife Heather, his daughter Holly, his siblings Lori Yuniguez, Thomas Hainline, Stacey Hainline, and his brother in law Manuel Yniguez, sister in law Megan Baird-Hainline
Danny has an amazing spirit, and letâ€™s continue his legacy of befriending everyone and living a Christ centered life.
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