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Brian Murray Danielson

March 24, 1985March 7, 2021
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Brian Murray Danielson, born March 24th, 1985 in Houston, Texas, passed away on March 7th, 2021 in Dallas, Texas. Brian is survived by his father, Gene Danielson, his mother and step-father, Leslie Mauldin and Don Mauldin, his siblings, Caryn Danielson, Stephen Danielson, Nathan Danielson, his step-sisters Kristi Stalvey (and her husband Russell), Kim Ellis (and her husband Kyle), and Laura Smith, his grandmother Karen Hannon and several aunts, uncles, cousins.

As sad as we may be, Brian would have found great joy in having a bunch of people gather around and talk about him. Brian’s big heart and unconquerable dreams will not be forgotten by those who loved him. He was the definition of an older brother but that never stopped him from proclaiming that he was his mom’s favorite and attempted to provide proof of that by counting pictures of each of us.

Brian loved many things: socks, watches, people, the blue Rocky Mountains of a Coors lite, and perhaps bigger than all of those – the city of Houston. Brian called Houston his home, whether he lived there or not and was a huge fan of all Houston sports teams. Brian was a fierce competitor, whether it be for the many family games we stayed up late at night playing or from a cribbage game particularly against his siblings. Finally, he was a man of great intellect. Many tried to challenge him, but generally he would end up being right. He built his life upon three great pillars: hard-earned wisdom, a drive to be the very best he could be, and unrelenting love.

He was taken from us too soon, but we know he is enjoying himself beyond us with his two grandfathers Murray Hannon and Murray Danielson, from whom his middle name was given, his grandmother Ruth Danielson and many others that are no longer here today.

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    Wednesday, March 24, 2021

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Brittany Coker

March 28, 2021

I met and fell instantly head over heels for Brian back in my 20’s. We had the most roller coaster of a relationship anyone had ever seen. Looking back now....20 somethings are stupid. LOL. I wouldn’t change anything for the world. Things weren’t always good nor always bad....but we were happy. Brian’s family took me in and made me feel welcome from the get go (totally different dynamic from my family but I loved it!). There were trips to the lake with fish fry’s on the last night, different colors for the hot tub, being the extra set of hands in the household when Stephen or Nathan were sick or needed to be somewhere and he and Leslie had to work, trips to visit him in jail, tattoos, car accidents, late night slick willies gambling, trips to the river, restaurant seasons and changing jobs where he did most of the work cause I’m an awful waitress, dice games, crazy prayers (including ovens burning and flies) and traditions during holidays, and of course the insane story of our child that we had and gave up for adoption. Of course there are more that I hold dear to my heart but I don’t plan on losing contact with his family so those shall suffice for this memory post. Brian and I shared many years and memories that I wouldn’t trade for anything and I couldn’t have been blessed to have been accepted into such a wonderful family. Not going to lie, he was very hard to love at times but I just couldn’t help it and I wouldn’t change it for the world. His memory will live on and we will all pull together through this traumatic time. I will forever treasure the time Brian and I spent together and am thankful for the bit of time we spent together before he passed where we forgave each other and let go of all the resentment and anger we had toward each other. I will never forget that charm, that smile, those green eyes, the family I gained, nor the love I had and memories we made. Rest In Peace Sweet Brian! I love you Jacka$$!

Lizzy Mayers

March 24, 2021

Lizzy Mayers

March 24, 2021

Lizzy Mayers

March 24, 2021

Lizzy Mayers

March 24, 2021

Lizzy Mayers

March 24, 2021

Christine Marsh

March 24, 2021

I can’t even imagine what your family and loved ones must be going through right now. I only hope sharing this story brings them a momentary smile.
I worked with Brian at Mortons, one night after our shift a group of us went to have a drink (or rather drinksss) at the Deck per usual. There was a guy who wouldn’t leave me alone or stop talking to me as I moved back and forth between tables. Brian came up to us and goes “Hey Christy, I wanna ask you about something. Got a moment?”
We go to the cornhole area and he says “I don’t actually have anything to ask, you just looked like you might need some saving.” We both bursted out laughing and I thanked him.
I had needed saving, and that night he was my hero. I finished my drink and he offered to walk me to my car.
Your family raised a good guy and now they have a good guy to watch over them. May you Rest In Peace.

Candace Cowdery

March 22, 2021

Chelsea Coke Parker

March 19, 2021

First off, I am so sorry to hear about Brian’s passing. I was told last night and was shocked by the news. I met Brian in 8th grade, and he instantly became a part of our group! Brian was always the life of the party and made sure everyone was having fun. I have so many great stories, but I’ll share a few of my favorite memories of Brian. Brian was a loyal friend and brother to his siblings. I remember him being protective of Caryn when we were in high school and being a good brother to all of his siblings. Our senior prom party was crashed in Galveston, and so we had to return to Missouri City for the night. Everyone was pretty bummed, but Brian did everything he could to make the night memorable and fun. Another fun time was when we saw The Rolling Stones together! We were both in awe. It was the first event to open Reliant Stadium! Brian always amazed everyone with his intelligence. He was so incredibly smart and rarely had to study to ace papers and tests. Looking back on all these pictures, this morning, is bittersweet. Heaven earned a good one, and someone that can shake the place up!

Collynn Bunker

March 18, 2021

Brian and I spent most of the last year living together, dating, getting to really know and understand one another as individuals, and loving one another. While we had our ups and downs, he really was the best part of waking up and going to bed everyday. He worked hard and never let anything stop him from achieving his goals or being a better person. He cherished his family, his friends, and the life he was living. That man always had a smile on his face and was always full of surprises. I miss him.

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