Danielle Robin Pelletier, 38, returned to her Heavenly Father on October 23, 2015 at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, UT after a long battle with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. Her fiancé and family were at her side. She was born on September 23, 1977 in Hartford, Connecticut to Larry Paul and Kathleen Petersen Pelletier.She began school in Connecticut until her family moved to Utah when she was 5 years of age. They settled in the Salt Lake County area where she attended Thomas Jefferson Jr High and Kearns High School. She also attended Francois D’s Cosmetology School and eventually perfected her artistic skills as a nail technician under the tutelage of Michelle Corona. Her favorite job was working at Movie Buffs in West Valley. She loved watching the movies and critiquing them for customers. Currently Danielle was partners with her mom at Whimsical Wood Designs.Danielle was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She loved being in Young Women and loved her many leaders. She was involved in many service projects helping others. One of her favorite service project was feeding the homeless families a Christmas dinner with the Young Women and her own family. This passion to help others was something she carried with her throughout her life by having a “Pay It Forward” attitude. She enjoyed going to McDonalds with her brother and getting cheeseburgers by the bag full and passing them out to the homeless and those in need. She loved being involved with “Sub for Santa” and trying to be kind by helping others. She also helped many of her friends in need throughout the years. Bringing in dinners to sick neighbors was one thing she loved to do.She loved music of all kinds but drew the line at classical. Some of her favorite musicians include: Bob Marley, Johnny Cash, Systems of a Down, Depeche Mode, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Alice in Chains to name a few. Music, parties and body art were the many things Dani had in common with her life partner, James Smith.They loved going to concerts and shared many happy times together. Cooking was something both Jimmy and Danielle enjoyed. I can remember being in the kitchen with them, music would be playing and Danielle would sing along at the top of her lungs. She loved finding new recipes for Jimmy to cook. She would tell him how to assemble her various dishes and bark orders at him. When I asked her to be nice she told me “I am practicing my managerial skills” and just laugh.Danielle loved Jimmy with all her heart. In good times and in bad they always held each other close.Danielle was a very loving, sweet and sassy young lady. As many of you know, she was very forthright and honest to a fault. She told the truth and expressed her opinions whether you wanted to hear them or not.She had a “Best Friend” Relationship with her mom. Their special song was “I Love You a Bushel and a Peck”. Danielle and her mom would often buy each other things with that saying on it. She loved her brother Christian unconditionally no matter what he did or said. She always had room in her very large heart to forgive him of his short-comings. She was crazy about him and was always his protector. Christian would watch movies with her and make her a late night snack when he got home from work. They would talk about his evening, girls he met, and problems he was having. She had a special place in her heart for her dad. They were a lot alike. Most of the time he irritated her but she loved him deeply. She always wanted to please him and did everything in her power to make sure that happened.The family would like to give special appreciation to Bob and Denise Wilcox, Jim and Glenna Sweat, Robin and Dan Peterson, and Tom and Leah Petersen for their love, generosity and support. We would also like to thank the staff and nurses at the Respiratory ICU at Intermountain Medical Center who took such good care of Danielle while she was there. We would also like to express our heartfelt thanks to Dr. C. Gregory Elliott, Dr. Lynette Brown, Deedre Boekweg and Dr. Denitza P. Blagev for their care of Danielle. Because of Dr. Elliot’s expertise in PAH and the research he has done over the years, we were able to love Danielle for an extra 16 years.Danielle is survived by her Parents Larry and Kathleen Pelletier, Fiancé and life partner James Ryan Smith and her Brother Christian Andrew Pelletier. She was preceded in death her Grandparents: Patricia Petersen Skruta, Robert Christian Petersen, Paul Emile Pelletier and Bernadette Marie Cyr. She is also survived by her aunts and uncles; Auntie Robin and Uncle Dan Peterson, Uncle Tommy and Auntie Leah Petersen, Uncle Don and Aunt Jan Pelletier, and Uncle Bobby Petersen. She also had many cousins.We would like to thank her friends, Monica, Misty, Crystal, Lorrie, Jeanne, Tisha, and Ashley for visiting her. You lifted her spirits as well as ours. Another thank you goes out to the out pouring of love and prayers for Danielle from friends and family members. The comments everyone left on Facebook for Danielle and our family have given us comfort during this time of grieving. We want you to know we miss her so much. Our hearts are broken right now. Our only solace at this time is she is with family flying with the angels.A gathering will be held Thursday, October 29, 2015 from 3-5p.m. Affordable Funeral and Cremation Solutions, 3800 Washington Blvd, South Ogden. We ask that you remember Danielle by loving someone “a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck” and “Paying it Forward” to someone in need whether it be monetary or by service.