John A. Danielson III passed away unexpectedly at his home on Saturday, September 13. John was born September 5, 1959, in Waterville, Washington, where he also received his high school diploma. He then went on to receive his accounting degree from Eastern Washington University. Though he resided in Houston for over 30 years, he often returned home to Waterville to help with the family farm and spend time with his mother. John was employed by TransCanada, which recently honored him for 25 years of service.
His father, John A. Danielson Jr.; his mother, Lillian Grace Lenderman; his brother, Jerry Danielson; and his beloved pets, Ginger, Buckles, and Rio, preceded John in death. His loving partner, Brian R. Flores; his siblings, Jim Danielson and Melanie Danielson-Hayes; brother-in-law, Marc Hayes; as well as several nieces and nephews survive John.
John was an extremely gracious host who opened his heart and home on Burlington Street to many community nonprofits over the years. He was a volunteer, officer, or board member of over 30 organizations, including AIDS Walk Houston, Bunnies on the Bayou, The Diana Foundation, EPAH, Kindred Spirits, Krewe of Olympus, Legacy Community Health Services, the Montrose Center, Pride Houston, and the Westmoreland Civic Association, among many others. He always had a smile on his face as large as the generosity he provided to those around him. Many in Houston will sorely miss him.
Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 27, at the Bradshaw-Carter Home (1734 W. Alabama Street), where a formal program with remarks will be conducted at 3 p.m.
In lieu of customary remembrances, Brian has asked that contributions be made to the John A. Danielson III Memorial Foundation to benefit the Houston organizations that he cared so much about.