ELLA MAE MCDANIEL 1/4/1917 - 6/22/2013 Ella Mae McDaniel, 96, passed away June 22, 2013. She had been a resident of the High Desert for 27 years. She was born Jan. 4, 1917, in Joaquin, Texas. She lived in California for 61 years and spent 65 years in ministry with her husband, Arlie McDaniel Sr., a Southern Baptist preacher. Together, they served different churches in California beginning in 1952, and now they are reunited in heaven. Ella Mae was a loving wife, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. Her warm heart, gentle spirit and zest for life were contagious to all those she came in contact with through the years. She was an incredible example of God's love, generosity and grace and was a place of comfort and love to her family and so many others. She became famous for her homemade biscuits and loved playing any type of game with anyone, but especially with her grandkids, as well as putting together puzzles. She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Arlie McDaniel Sr., in 2008. She is survived by sons, Arlie L. McDaniel Jr. and his wife Onita, of Hawaii, Adrian McDaniel and his wife, Terri, of Manteca, Arden McDaniel and his wife JoAnn, of Apple Valley, and Anson McDaniel and his wife, Beth, of Oceanside; daughters, Alana Combs and her husband, Ed, of Apple Valley, Angela Cyr and her husband, Ken of Washington, and Alice McDonald and her husband, Doug, of Victorville; 20 grand- children, with 15 of their spouses and 39 great grandchildren, with one of those being married. She also has one living brother (Richard Owens) and one living sister (Edith Swan), both of them still living in Joaquin, Texas. A visitation will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday, June 28, at Arlington Mortuary in Riverside. Afterwards, a graveside service will be held at Riverside National Cemetery at 11:30 am.
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Published in the Daily Press on June 26, 2013
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