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Danny Custer

January 11, 1968 — August 2, 2015

Danny Richard Custer, our son, born Jan. 11, 1968, in Prescott departed for heaven, Aug. 2, 2015. Danny grew up on ranches in Arizona until Jim and Dixie Custer were blessed be able to adopt him and he moved to Wickenburg where graduated high school in 1986, in spite of what the experts thought he could do. Danny was one of those people that no one ever forgets, and he never forgot anyone. Danny had many setbacks in life and pushed through them with a smile and with his eyes always looking to the Lord for his strength. When he was 4 years old, Danny was in an accident which took his brother and sister. With a brain injury, he worked hard to overcome challenges that came with what many considered a slow person mentally. But if you ask anyone who knew him they would tell you he was much smarter than many people they knew. As one of Danny's dear friends Amber said, "Danny was such a gentleman and a gentle man." Danny was a bull rider and team roper through and through. He won many titles in junior rodeo, high school rodeos and in professional rodeo, PRCA. He went to the finals in senior pro rodeo association. Along the way, Danny became an accomplished hand with a horse. He had a special connection with breaking and training. Many people sent their horses to Danny. Everyone said it was really something to watch Danny with a horse; he seemed to just be a part of the horse. Since 2008 Danny worked every summer at the D-D Ranch in Big Horn, Wyo., for Billy Doenz breaking colts. Danny loved working there with Billie and his wife. He looked forward to summer coming so he could head for the ranch. He had many friends there - people like Will and Jody Arden and Jimmy and many more in the Sheridan area who loved him. Danny was very in tune with God. A Christian man, he always wanted to be married. On Jan. 3, 2015, he was married to a Christian lady - one of his final accomplishments here on earth. Danny enjoyed the simple things in life, his dog, his horses and his friends. Danny never had the new rigs to go to a roping; all he had was an old truck, an old trailer and the best horses. Everyone loved to see that old truck and trailer pull into a roping because they knew it was going to be a good day with Danny Custer and his big smile. No one could be mad or anything but happy with him around. Danny is survived by his wife Wednesday Custer and step-daughters Montana and Shawnee, his birth mother Gwen Tatum Glattfelder; his mom and dad Jim and Dixie Custer; three brothers and three sisters, JD Edwardson, Cody Custer (Stacey), JimBob Custer, Jolonda Tatum-Britain (Mike), Donda Pothem (Phil) and Brenda Prudham (Graig); his uncle Danny Tatum; cousin Brett Tatum (Keylie); nieces and nephews Hailey Custer Bowling, Shelby Custer, Paige Custer, Marty Custer, Brittany Custer Childers Walls, Brett Custer, Lacey Custer, Pecos Tatum, Cheyenne Britain, Chance Britain, Paige Brown, Dwight Edwardson, Blain Edwardson, Karlee Edwardson, Tatum Edwardson, Lancia Darveaux, Bryant Fullmer, Barrie Chapman Molina and Brook Chapman. Danny was preceded in death by his brother Brett Custer and sister Connie Custer; nephews Aaron Custer and Gabriel Darveaux; grandparents Dick and Virginia Tatum, and Jack and Gladys Custer; and great-grandparents Winnie and Leonard Campbell. Danny would want everyone to know he loved them, and above all, he loved God. His wish was that everyone would ask Jesus into their lives. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, Aug. 9 at 12:30 p.m. at the Wickenburg Community Center with interment to follow in the Wickenburg Municipal Cemetery. Danny Richard Custer, our son, born Jan. 11, 1968, in Prescott departed for heaven, Aug. 2, 2015. Danny grew up on ranches in Arizona until Jim and Dixie Custer were blessed be able to adopt him and he moved to Wickenburg where graduated high school in 1986, in spite of what the experts thought he could do. Danny was one of those people that no one ever forgets, and he never forgot anyone. Danny had many setbacks in life and pushed through them with a smile and with his eyes always looking to the Lord for his strength. When he was 4 years old, Danny was in an accident which took his brother and sister. With a brain injury, he worked hard to overcome challenges that came with what many considered a slow person mentally. But if you ask anyone who knew him they would tell you he was much smarter than many people they knew. As one of Danny's dear friends Amber said, "Danny was such a gentleman and a gentle man." Danny was a bull rider and team roper through and through. He won many titles in junior rodeo, high school rodeos and in professional rodeo, PRCA. He went to the finals in senior pro rodeo association. Along the way, Danny became an accomplished hand with a horse. He had a special connection with breaking and training. Many people sent their horses to Danny. Everyone said it was really something to watch Danny with a horse; he seemed to just be a part of the horse. Since 2008 Danny worked every summer at the D-D Ranch in Big Horn, Wyo., for Billy Doenz breaking colts. Danny loved working there with Billie and his wife. He looked forward to summer coming so he could head for the ranch. He had many friends there - people like Will and Jody Arden and Jimmy and many more in the Sheridan area who loved him. Danny was very in tune with God. A Christian man, he always wanted to be married. On Jan. 3, 2015, he was married to a Christian lady - one of his final accomplishments here on earth. Danny enjoyed the simple things in life, his dog, his horses and his friends. Danny never had the new rigs to go to a roping; all he had was an old truck, an old trailer and the best horses. Everyone loved to see that old truck and trailer pull into a roping because they knew it was going to be a good day with Danny Custer and his big smile. No one could be mad or anything but happy with him around. Danny is survived by his birth mother Gwen Tatum Glattfelder; his mom and dad Jim and Dixie Custer; three brothers and three sisters, JD Edwardson, Cody Custer (Stacey), JimBob Custer, Jolonda Tatum-Britain (Mike), Donda Pothem (Phil) and Brenda Prudham (Graig); his uncle Danny Tatum; cousin Brett Tatum (Keylie); nieces and nephews Hailey Custer Bowling, Shelby Custer, Paige Custer, Marty Custer, Brittany Custer Childers Walls, Brett Custer, Lacey Custer, Pecos Tatum, Cheyenne Britain, Chance Britain, Paige Brown, Dwight Edwardson, Blain Edwardson, Karlee Edwardson, Tatum Edwardson, Lancia Darveaux, Bryant Fullmer, Barrie Chapman Molina and Brook Chapman; and his wife Wednesday Custer and step-daughters Montana and Shawnee. Danny was preceded in death by his brother Brett Custer and sister Connie Custer; nephews Aaron Custer and Gabriel Darveaux; grandparents Dick and Virginia Tatum, and Jack and Gladys Custer; and great-grandparents Winnie and Leonard Campbell. Danny would want everyone to know he loved them, and above all, he loved God. His wish was that everyone would ask Jesus into their lives. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, Aug. 9 at 12:30 p.m. at the Wickenburg Community Center with interment to follow in the Wickenburg Municipal Cemetery.
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