Director Stacy Kaye Danielson
1977 - 2018
Stacy Danielson served as the director of the Celebrities and Emeralds Dance Teams from 2003 - 2018. She was the assistant director the two previous years.
Stacy Kaye Danielson received her angel wings on Friday, July 27, 2018 after a two-year battle with colon cancer.
Stacy was born on August 9, 1977 in Austin Texas. She is survived by her sons, Lane Wesley Danielson, age 12, and Luke Peyton Danielson, age 10; parents, Kirk and Sandy Lawrence, sister, Sherri L. Stone, niece, Sydney Stone, and nephew, Shawn Brayden Stone, the boys’ father, Bobby Danielson; aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends.
After graduation from Lanier High School, she attended Kilgore College and performed with the famous Kilgore Rangerettes, then received a Bachelor’s Degree from Southwest Texas State University. Stacy’s entire teaching legacy was with the Cedar Park High School Timberwolves and the Celebrities Dance Team.
In her short 40 years on earth, Stacy (Mrs. D, as her students called her) touched many young lives. She defined what it meant to be selfless in her devotion to her students. She taught them what it meant to be a team, and even more importantly, she taught them what it meant to be the absolute best versions of themselves. Over the years, it was not at all uncommon to hear the following expressed by her students: You define the quote that goes something like this - People don’t remember the things we say but they remember the way we make them feel. “You made me FEEL loved, special, important, trusted, seen, and like a friend. I will be forever thankful because you influenced my life, and I am a better person because of you.”
She was also described as “courageous, brave, determined, strong, gracious, and joyful” during her 2-year battle with cancer.
Stacy’s deer and wildlife in her yard gave her much joy as she sat on her back patio and fed them. Some of her favorite things were shopping with mom, going to movies with the boys, baking and decorating cakes, Wednesday night dinners with her sister, going to CPHS and Texas football, basketball and baseball games with her dad, hunting, visiting with her girl-friends, and road trips.
Stacy loved her boys, family, friends, Rangerette and Kilgore College friends, the Rock Stars, the entire Cedar Park High School and Leander ISD community. The former and present Celebrities were her pride and joy. She was so happy for their success as an individual and as a team.