Glen A. Daniel
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Glen Augustus Daniel, passed away peacefully in his sleep on November 3, 2013. Born in Caddo County, Hydro, Oklahoma to Dalpha Carl and Gracy Lee Daniel, he moved to Yuba County after serving 2 years in the U.S. Army in Korea as a Communications Specialist.
Glen joined the Contractors and General Laborers Union, Local 185 in 1953. He was passionate about the men he worked with and concerned about the safety issues and working conditions of miners and tunnel workers due to the nature of boring practices at the time using explosives, tools, and equipment that could injure or kill a miner instantly. As time went on, he supported Union goals that included health, death, wage, and retirement benefits. He retired in 1985, after serving as a general laborer and in addition, close to 10 years in the International Laborers Organization business office. Glen worked on many projects such as the dams at Folsom Lake, Lake Oroville, and at Bullard's Bar. In later years, he often reminisced about these projects and believed them to be a great asset to flood control in the Central Valley area.
Glen spent many years raising cattle during his retirement. He designed and built specialized pieces of equipment for custom field work he did for local farmers and land owners. He could often be found at Sunday swap meets, feed stores, and equipment dealers. He enjoyed spending time fishing in area rivers and lakes, loved a good game of pool, and took trips with his family to visit his relatives and friends in Oklahoma and Texas.
Glen is survived by his wife of more than 62 years, Kathryn (Kathy); three children: Glynis Moyer of Titusville, FL, Kevin Daniel of Olivehurst, CA, and Denise Daniel of Marysville, CA; 9 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by four siblings, Melva Jean Fedder and Joyce Banta of Leesburg, FL, Thelma Charles of Daytona Beach, FL, and Richard Daniel of Yuba City, CA.
Glen was preceded in death by his parents, 9 siblings, and his beloved son, Dennis Mark in 1976.
Arrangements have been made through Sierra View Mortuary. Friends may visit from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm Thursday evening, Nov. 7th at Sierra View Memorial Park in Olivehurst. Services to be held at 1:30pm, Friday, Nov. 8th at Sierra View Memorial Park.
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Sierra View Mortuary - Olivehurst
4900 Olive Avenue Olivehurst, CA 95961
Published in Appeal Democrat from Nov. 6 to Nov. 7, 2013