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Obituary for Daniel Kent McMillen

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Daniel Kent McMillen

January 22, 1975 - October 19, 2014

Daniel Kent McMillen, 39, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, October 19, 2014 at his home in Farr West, Utah. Daniel was born January 22, 1975 to Cathy Sausville and Maurice Havas in Ogden, Utah.

He was raised by his mother and loving stepfather William Claude McMillen (Mac), who he loved as his own father. Daniel graduated from Ben Lomond High School in 1992. He also attended culinary school. He married Cynthia Dean on August 4, 2001. They were later divorced. From this union came his son Ash, his pride and joy. He married his middle school crush and love of his life, Nicole Valdez, April 6, 2012. From this union he gained Nicole’s son Nick, who he loved as his own. He was recently reunited with his son Noah, and finally filled all the holes in his heart with his beautiful family.

In early life he loved the restaurant business and was General Manager at Applebee’s and the Timberlodge. He loved horror movies, watching and collecting. He loved to go for coffee with his mom to Hastings because he knew he would score a new blu-ray. Mac will miss Daniel’s early morning calls, and mutual obsession of the Broncos. Jacki will miss her little brother so much. Daniel loved telling jokes to Ma, and teasing her because she didn’t get his humor. Daniel’s legacy will live on through his sons.

Since you save the best for last, Daniel loved every second of his life with Nicole. She will miss his laughter, his jokes, their endless conversations, and getting him hooked on reality shows. He will be her true love forever.

Daniel is survived by wife Nicole, sons Ash, Nick and Noah, his parents, sisters, grandparents, mother-in-law Toni (Ma), his stepmother Pat, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephew and many friends.

Daniel was preceded in death by his sister Staci, brother-in-law Michael Jr., son Brendon, Grandma Havas, Grandma Dona, and Uncle Bert.

Daniel, you will always be our Superman.

A viewing will be held for family and friends from 9:00-11:00 am Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Leavitt’s Mortuary 836-36th St. Ogden, Utah. Graveside Services will follow at Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch, 1718 Combe Rd. Ogden, Utah 84403.

Daniel would love to see his family and friends in their favorite superhero shirt.

Arrangements are made under the directions of Leavitt’s Mortuary.



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Service Schedule

Service Information

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014

Time: 11:00 am -

Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch


1718 Combe Road , , Ogden, UT,

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Two hours prior to Service will be a viewing held at Leavitt’s Mortuary

836-36th St.

Ogden, UT 84403


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Born: January 22, 1975
Died: October 19, 2014

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Scott Critchlow posted on 10/25/14

Dear Cathy, Mac and family, i am so very sorry for your loss of Daniel. I thought his services today were very fitting and appropriate for him and his family. He will always be your Superman! I found a short thought that hopefully will give you some comfort. "Missing someone is not about how long it has been since you have seen them, or the amount of time since you have talked.......................It is about that very moment when you are doing something and wishing they were there with you"............I hope each day gets better and brighter for all of you. Love, Scott


melanie peterson posted on 10/25/14

I am so very sorry for your loss. This broke my heart. You guys were my favorite customers when I was working at the store. God Bless you all. :'(


Angie Rhodes posted on 10/25/14

So sorry for your loss. Sending love and prayers.


Cody Shipley posted on 10/24/14

my deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family at this time


Adin & Dianne Roylance posted on 10/24/14

Cathy, Mac and Carrie, So very sorry to learn of Daniel's passing. He will be warmly remembered as an intelligent, complex soul with a quick wit. We hold you in our thoughts and prayers. Adin & Dianne Roylance


Nadia Crawford posted on 10/23/14

My condolences to all of you. My heart broke when I found out that the love of your life had passed. Please know I am always here for you. We send our love and prayers.


Nadia & Jeremy Crawford posted on 10/23/14

We know what it's like to find true love. You and Daniel radiated the love and happiness you both shared. We send our love and prayers in this heart breaking time. So sorry for your huge loss.