Daniel Elliott Pendleton
February 10, 1987 – April 25, 2020
Daniel Elliott Pendleton, 33 of Tempe, formerly of Yuma, AZ passed away suddenly on April 25, 2020. Daniel was raised in Yuma where he graduated from Cibola High School. He went on to graduate from Arizona State University with a degree in Industrial Design. After graduating from ASU, Daniel founded his own company, Design Neon where he enjoyed pursuing his passion of helping small businesses with their marketing efforts.
From an early age Daniel was passionate about anything creative. Art classes were always the best time in school, and getting messy was all part of the fun. His passion only grew brighter as he got older and his ideas went from mud pies and Lego’s to computer building and painting on canvases. In college he enjoyed exploring other mediums of design including computer modeling for 3 D printers.
Daniel also enjoyed the outdoors. This began as a youngster with many family campouts and morphed into his more recent passion of rock climbing. Dan found joy in being with family and friends and enjoying God’s creation.
Daniel’s memory will live on with his parents, Robert and Nancy Pendleton and his sister, Emily (Brad) Sellers and their two sons, Jax and Ryker, all of Yuma and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends and his faithful dog, Doctor.
Daniel was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Leo and Ruby Pendleton and his maternal grandparents, Elmer and Lorena Werner.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Johnson Mortuary of Yuma, AZ. Private services will be held at Christ Lutheran Church, Yuma, AZ where Daniel's cremains will be interred in the Columbarium at the church.
Daniel Elliott Pendleton
May 2, 2020
Daniel was a friend, roomate, opponent, brother, life-line, inspiration, etc , etc to me and many other of his friends. One of my fondest memories was traveling up to Durango, CO for July 4th in 2014. We had a blast camping in the beautiful weather and gorgeous mountains. On our way back we traveled through the 4 corners area and Monumeny Valley. A fateful encounter while looking for a restroom happened when we stumbled upon two puppies at a mechanic's garage in the middle of nowhere. We asked if the puppies belonged to anyone. The clerk said they were target practice or coyote food. Upon hearing this we all began giving the dogs an impromptu bath and tick removal session. Unfortunately we had to surrender one of the pups to the humane society because he was getting sick. The other dog we named Munkey because he loved monkeying around with Doctor. The following summer while I was away Munkey is thought to have ingested a poisonous butterfly and was overcome by the toxins and went to heaven. I hope you're playing with Munkey Daniel. We will miss you forever. We will cherish our memories we had and never allow your light to be extinguished. Rest in Peace Brother we love you.