Haines resident Daniel Clayton Folletti, 20, died Sept. 2, 2004, in a Seattle hospital from injuries sustained in a car accident in Haines.
He was born July 15, 1984, to Fred and Sue Folletti. Daniel was an Eagle Wolf Kaagwaanton. He graduated from Haines High School in 2002. He attended community college in Medford, Ore., while living there with his partner, Joslin McCleary, and his son, Clayton Alec Folletti.
Daniel was a Chilkat dancer since the age of 7, helped in his family's business, worked at the Alaskan and Proud Market during high school and most recently worked for Stickler Construction.
His family said that he loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He was popular with young people and adults alike.
He is survived by his newborn son; his partner; father and mother; grandmothers Jean Clayton and Norma Folletti; brother David Folletti; sisters Mary Folletti and Shelly Fehling; and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins.
A celebration of his life was held at the Karl Ward Gymnasium at Haines High School on Sept. 6, where more than 500 mourners attended.