Danny “Dan” Looney, 74, of Grangeville, Idaho, passed away peacefully on July 24, 2019 in Greeley, Colorado.
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Dan was born in Spencer, West Virginia to Orland & Pauline (Boggs) Looney on January 21, 1945.
Dan grew up on his parents farm in Looneyville, West Virginia, which is an unincorporated community near the Flat Creek of the Pocatalico River in Roane County. This community was settled by Dan’s ancestor, Robert Looney, who died there in 1870.
Robert Looney traveled to the area from Virginia where his parents (John Looney & Elizabeth Llewellen) settled in 1769 from Maughold Parish, Isle of Mann, Ireland/England.
After graduating high school in Spencer, West Virginia, Dan served his country in the Air Force and also met Evelyn Smith who he married in the late 1960’s and had two children (Heather & Patrick). Dan’s family settled and grew in Kalispell, Montana where Dan’s welding business, Anvil Welding, thrived. Later Dan and Evelyn divorced and he moved to Carson City and then Las Vegas, Nevada and retired to Grangeville, Idaho.
Dan lived a peaceful life enjoying nature at his home in the mountains for many years until his untimely death. Dan enjoyed helping his friends round up cattle near his house when they needed an extra hand and told great stories of his adventures.
Dan will be remembered for his contagious ever-present smile and magnetic personality. He was one of the kindest people you could ever meet and he will be deeply missed by his friends, family and all who knew him.
Dan is survived by his children, Heather (Tom) Looney & Patrick Brodeur; grandchild, Nathan Carter; and a large loving extended family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and 7 siblings.