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Daniel Hugh McCorquodale

January 13, 2019
Daniel Hugh McCorquodale
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Obituary for Daniel Hugh McCorquodale

Daniel Hugh McCorquodale, born July 14, 2000 in Austin, Texas, passed away on the morning of January 13, 2019 in Commerce City, Colorado. He was a resident of Boulder at the time of his death. Daniel left so many people behind who loved him. He was a friend, a leader, a talented student and a natural performer. He was driven and set out to accomplish his goals. He was the recipient of numerous academic scholarships, and at the time of his death was enrolled in the Engineering Honors program at University of Colorado at Boulder.

So many people have described him as a light and a guiding presence in life. In his short life, he traveled to many countries across the globe, as a volunteer and a student. He mastered two world languages. He wanted to make a difference; he wanted to change the world. In the lives of many people, he did exactly that. In his short time on Earth, he accomplished more than he knew. Daniel truly was a ray of sunshine. He was kind to everyone. He learned people’s names in amazing numbers. He reached out to almost every single person he ever met, across all generations and situations. He was generous with his time and energy and was a friend to all. Daniel was also very funny. He had a contagious laugh, and wasn’t afraid to be silly. He was equally comfortable talking to an audience of 300 people as he was being the neighborhood Easter Bunny, as he was talking one on one. He brought joy into many people’s lives on a daily basis.

He was the loving son of Joel and Theresa McCorquodale of Denver. His two sisters are Anna
McCorquodale and Claire McCorquodale. He was the grandson of Hugh and Cathy McGeehan of Dallas, and Daniel(deceased) and Lallah McCorquodale(deceased) of Newton, Texas. He is survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins, including Kevin Raymond and Ann McGeehan of Austin, and their children Katherine, Elizabeth and Sarah, Chris and Una Meeker of Dallas, and their children Julia and Brendan, John Allgood and Maureen McGeehan of Richardson, and their children Mary and Ruth. Also, Dan and Jean McCorquodale of San Jose, California and children, Louise McCorquodale Haag of Burkeville,Texas and children, Kathleen McCorquodale of Newton, Texas, his beloved travel partner, and children including John West of Austin, John and Joyce McCorquodale of Newton, and children David, Brian and Kristi, Virginia Sowards of Kettle Falls, Washington and children, Matthew and Lalla Beachum of Austin and children Dan, Nina and David. A special link existed between Daniel
and Caleb, his first cousin, once removed, who were separated by distance, but nonetheless friends for life.

A memorial service is planned for Monday, January 21, at 2 pm, at Trinity Church
4490 Newland St, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033.

In lieu of flowers or other gifts, mourners are encouraged to donate to Meet the Middle East,

A separate memorial service will be planned in the near future in Texas, where he had numerous family and friends

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Memorial Service




2:00 PM 1/21/2019 2:00:00 PM
Trinity Church

4490 Newland Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

Reception to follow at the church.

Trinity Church
4490 Newland Street Wheat Ridge 80033 CO
United States

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