Daniel Scott McRae, age 59, was born on Saturday, May 7, 1960 and received an invitation he couldn’t refuse from Jesus on Sunday, September 1, 2019. Over the years he lived primarily in Colorado in Loveland, Wheatridge, Gunnison and Colorado Springs. Daniel loved his family. He is survived by his parents, Carol and Scott McRae, his sisters Amy McRae and Kerry (Jay) Kirksey, his brother Bruce McRae, his nephews Barry (Wesley) and Ben (Corrissa) Cooper, nieces Mackenzie Kirksey and Kelly (Mason) Williams, many great nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. We would like to recognize his extended family of amazing caregivers and friends: Deb and Everett Cyr, Trenesha Livingston and the Community Outreach team. His first job was at Denny’s as a bus boy, and he continued employment over several years at companies such as Burger King, Texas Roadhouse, McDonalds and Goodwill. Inherently happy, he loved cooking and eating (pretty much all kinds of food but especially French toast), the Philadelphia Eagles, WWE (John Cena in particular), Bingo and every female he met (not necessarily in that order). He loved to travel, mostly to Las Vegas, but also visited places like Florida, Arizona, and Mexico. Daniel loved music including Elvis, Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Elton John, and many others. One of his signature moves when he was anticipating something particularly exciting like Christmas morning, a piece of Pecan Pie, completing his football picks or being surrounded by friends and family, was to flash a big grin, hunch his shoulders over, shut his eyes, and rub his hands together. His other familiar ritual was to greet every woman he met by kissing her on her hand. Something most women go a lifetime without. No one could help but smile between his dance moves, his sweet serenade, his subtle joking, or through his conversations about the Philadelphia Eagles or WWE. We smile today as we remember Daniel.
In lieu of flowers, Daniel would appreciate donations to one of the following: Down Syndrome or Alzheimer Organizations, any Animal Service Organization, or towards animal medical care/surgery for those who can’t afford it.