Daniel "Danny" Scott Marz

February 7, 1962 ~ March 8, 2018 (age 56)


Daniel “Danny” Scott Marz

2/7/1962 – 3/8/2018

Daniel “Danny” Scott Marz passed away March 8, 2018 following a valiant fight against the demons that stole his smile, happiness and bright personality. Our hearts are broken and will never be whole again. 

Danny was born February 7, 1962 in St. Louis, Missouri to William Scott and Beulah Fisher Marz.   He grew up in Camarillo, California.  Danny later resided in the Lancaster/Palmdale area of California, where he found a love of landscaping, which he developed into a career.  In 1998, Danny was ready to move on from bachelorhood and relocated to Ogden, Utah to search for true love.  He married Tracey Holladay on July 8, 2000 in California, settled in Ogden, Utah and became a stepfather to Lee Johnson. Together they had two beautiful boys, Steven Jeffrey and Jackson Daniel. Danny embraced fatherhood with his entire soul - nothing in life brought him more joy, pride and fulfillment than time with his family. Some people pretend to love parenthood but when Danny beamed about raising his boys he meant every word. 

He spent most of his career as a landscaper and concert promoter, where he met and became lifelong friends with hundreds of musicians. Over the past five years, he and Tracey have been the owners and operators of the Pit Stop Car Wash and Coffee Shop in Tooele. He has been an active and beloved member of the Tooele community over the past ten years when the family moved to Erda, UT, and has impacted the lives of many with his outgoing personality and infectious smile. His heart was as big as his smile and he gave endlessly to his community through smiles, stories, and community events.

Danny loved people and anyone who knew him knows he loved to talk. But he was also a good listener. He was truly interested in the lives of people and he was eager to celebrate successes and step in to help when people were struggling. Danny also strove to use his time, energy and connections to do charitable work. 

Danny is survived by his wife, Tracey Holladay Marz and young sons, Steven Jeffrey & Jackson Marz, Erda, UT; stepson Lee Johnson, Lancaster, CA; brothers Steve (Suzanne) Marz, Oxnard, CA  & Jeff (Elaine) Marz, Lehi, UT; sister Charlyn (John) Parker, Riverton, UT; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.  Danny was preceded in death by his mother and father. 

Funeral services will be Saturday March 17, 2018 11:00 a.m. at the Stansbury South Stake Center, 240 Interlochen Lane, Stansbury Park, Utah with memorial visitation at 9:00 a.m. before services.  Funeral support provided by Tate Mortuary, Tooele, UT. 

The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to Tooele County Sheriff’s Office, Tooele EMT/Fire Department, and Tooele City Police Department for their compassion, professionalism, and concern to the family during this traumatic and tragic event.  The family would also like to express their gratitude for the outreach and support from Life’s Worth Living Foundation, Ladies Community Club of Tooele, and the numerous local business and citizens who came together to support the family during this time.


© 2018 Tate Mortuary. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS