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Daniel Robert Williams

 

Daniel Robert Williams, 47, of Grand Coulee, Washington, passed away suddenly on Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, at 11:11 a.m. at Mid Valley Hospital in Okanogan, Washington. He was born October 6, 1968, in Chicago, Illinois, at St. Ann's Hospital to Barbara and Daniel Williams. They moved to the Grand Coulee area when Danny was two years old. He attended school in the Grand Coulee Dam School District his whole school age. He was very well known through the school and to all his classmates as "Squeaker" because he was an all-star basketball player and when on the court his shoes and voice would squeak. In high school Danny came up with the BRA Club; it represented "Boys Rooting Association "which consisted of him, Rob Moore, Roger Olsen and a few other classmates.

Danny was in a tragic accident on February 9, 1986, his senior year, which changed his life and others' forever. He became paralyzed and had a head injury. The doctors said he would never walk or talk again! But he again proved everyone wrong. He managed to graduate from Ferris High School in Spokane, Washington, in 1988.

His hobbies were fishing, going to Bingo with his mother, and going to see the famous Harlem Globetrotters. He loved dogs, and in his older years he was able to help train dogs.

Danny is survived by his mother, Barbara Williams, of Grand Coulee; father, Daniel Williams, of Demine, New Mexico; sisters: Teri (Glen) Chase, Barbie Deboard, and Debra Socula; nieces: Jessica Sumner, Angie Chase, and Katie Chase; great-niece Jazmine Sumner; nephew Chase Deboard; and several great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Lori Garcia, and brothers-in-law: Ernie Garcia and Randy Socula. They are now reunited and Danny is once again free and playing basketball on his two legs. He will be greatly missed.

A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m., on Saturday, October 8, 2016, at the Eagles Lodge in Grand Coulee. All friends and relatives are invited to come and share stories of Danny.

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