Life Story for
Danelle R. "Dani" Stern
Her light came to this world December 23, 1970, Danelle Rozanne Aldi Hall. She was the daughter of Laura Maze, born in Newburg, Oregon. She grew up traveling the Northwest with her mother, the journalist, and her light grew. Their travels took them to Paris for several formative years.
At an early age Dani took to her passion, community development. Throughout school she was involved in student governments and media production, always looking for ways to help her community, her village, grow and shine brighter. Dani attended the University of Oregon and became a proud Duck Alumni.
After undergraduate school she moved to Sun Valley to enjoy the beauty that permeated this community. There she met her husband to be, Aaron Stern. Dani’s career spanned the Ketchum/Sun Valley Chamber of Commerce, internet marketing, planning and development for several companies, managing and growing rural midwifery/birthing and underserved community health and wellness facilities as well as city planning for the City of Ketchum.
While being the supporting light to help her husband through school, Dani
was diagnosed with breast cancer and there began her battle that let her light shine the brightest. In the face of her unceasing fight against her diagnosis she managed to be an integral part of Girl Scout troops, Boy Scout packs, elementary school PTA boards and helping others with a myriad of other causes, all in the name of helping her village grow and thrive.
Dani was committed to helping spread the message of cancer awareness by living in positive light with perseverance, courage, strength, compassion and unyielding hope for a cure. Dani lived years beyond all expectations, guided by her love to see her two children grow. Her husband Aaron Stern and their 2 children, Sierra and Asher, survive Dani.
Early on the morning of Sunday August 16, 2015 Dani took her last breath on this earth. At home in her husband's arms surrounded, by loved ones, her light faded. For all those that who knew her, she made the world a better place and we are sad for the loss of her light, but left with a life of wonderful memories. Dani you will be missed.
There will be a celebration of her life on September 19th at The Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood in Ketchum at 2:00pm with a potluck picnic to follow at Rotary Park.
Contributions to the Stern Family Fund may be made in Dani’s name at any Mountain West Bank Branch. For those out of town, donations can be made via http://www.gofundme.com/SternFamilyFund.