Danny Motas, a retired US Army Lieutenant Colonel of Nolanville, Texas passed away April 5, 2021 at age 70. It happened early morning after he made their bed look like a 5-star hotel when he was suspicious of uncharacteristic chest pain. He was getting ready to go see his cardiologist. He never made it.
He left behind a loving wife, Camella. Although they have no children, he left behind so many circle of friends in the places they stayed or deployed. Vancouver, WA, Fairbanks Alaska, Fort Hood Texas.
His personality, including friendliness, sincerity, faithfulness, supportiveness to name a few, makes him stand out in social circles.
He had so many talents to contribute. In sports he played basketball. He excels in cooking, sewing, singing. More importantly, he was a dancer in traditional Filipino dances, a choreographer, and a dance teacher. He devoted a lot of his time teaching Filipino Organizations the moves of so many popular historical dances going back centuries for their programs and events.
He was also patriotic, willingly served in the Military of his adopted country. As a young man he followed his father in joining the Navy. After his stint, he went back to the Philippines to marry his sweetheart. Returned to America where he studied Nursing, thereafter, joined the Army.
He served for the duration of the first Gulf War with the Medical units. After the war, he studied to become a Family Practice Nurse practitioner, stationed at Fort Hood Texas. He served well as a Family Nurse practitioner at the Military Medical facilities.
Through the years, he moved his way up to being a Lieutenant Colonel. He retired several years ago. He continued his dedication to medical care by doing volunteer work for a local Clinic.
He was a fun guy to be around, laughs heartily, life of the party.
He and his wife Camella spent a lot of his retirement years doing things they’ve always wanted. It was a life well spent. Someday they will be reunited in the great beyond.
Graveside service will be at 10:00 AM Friday, April 16, 2021 at Central Texas Veterans Cemetery.
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