Danny was born August 4, 1973 in Eureka and sadly passed away on November 7, 2022 at the age of 49.

Danny met everyone with a smile and made friends easily and were countless in number. He had friends from south of Humboldt County up through the Oregon border. In Danny, you had a true and loyal friend who will be missed by so many. You could count on him to be there to offer a helping hand, listen to you attentively in your time of need, and he would sacrifice his own needs to aid a friend. Danny had the best smile. He could always make you laugh if you were feeling down. He most enjoyed the days spent traveling to visit family and friends. Danny loved everyone, especially his mother and children. Danny was kind, sensitive, kind-hearted and loving and all who knew him will feel a substantial loss.

Danny attended Zoe Barnum High School and was a proud member of the Bear River Band of the Rohnerville Rancheria. Danny has a large extended family consisting of many aunties, uncles and cousins. Danny was extremely close to his siblings Elizabeth (Pumpkin) French, who preceded him in death, and brother Jeremy Houston, Sr.

Danny is going to be greatly missed by his family and friends. Don’t mourn for Danny, instead be joyous for him as he is where he yearned to be – with his Creator and son Dominic.

Danny is survived by his mother Aileen Meyer, brothers Jeremy, David and JJason Houston, Kevin Matilton, Joe Lopez and sisters Dusty, Shelly, and Natasha Lopez. Aunties Brenda and Eloise Bowie as well as several cousins. Danny’s surviving children are daughters Shania Brissette and Shayla Lopez and sons Cheyenne and D.J. Lopez, including his son Dominic Lopez who tragically preceded him in death. Danny is also survived by his nieces and nephews Rachel, Jeremy, Jr. and MaeMae Houston and his grandchildren Booboo and Ash, Cecilia, Catalaya and Keanu.

Danny is preceded in death by his father Edward Lopez, Jr. and sister Elizabeth “Pumpkin” French and grandmother Margaret Moon Bowie and grandfather Edward Lopez, Sr. and his children’s mother Jeanne Marie Stanshaw, and stepfathers Robert Tracy Johnson and Richard Meyer.

Pallbearers are Jeremy Houston, Cheyenne Lopez, Jimmy Bowie, Edward Gus Bowie, Billy Robinson, Sr., Sage Foley and Vincent Bianca.

Honorary Pallbearers are Denny Sherman, Brian Wells, Billy Robinson, Jr., John McGinnis, Dakota McGinnis, Roy Robinson, Nicholas Murray, Nathan French, Ann Fiester and Jolanda Ingram-Obie.

Memorial Services will be held Sunday, November 20 at Saunders Funeral Home at 1835 E Street in Eureka at 10 a.m. Gravesite services will be held on Monday, November 21 at Sunrise Cemetery in Fortuna on Newburg Road at noon. A potluck memorial reception will be held at his mother’s home on Singley Hill Road in Loleta or at the Tish-Non Community Center in Loleta immediately following the services at Sanders Funeral Home in Eureka on Sunday. Notice will be given at the memorial services on Sunday where the potluck memorial reception will be held.


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