John C. "Bud" McDaniel
May 17, 1921 - February 12, 2014
John Clifton "Bud" McDaniel was born May 17, 1921, in Rifle, Colorado to Clifton and Susan McDaniel. He passed away on February 12, 2014. He was number three of nine children.
Bud graduated from Collbran Union High School and Colorado School of Mines in 1950, with a Ph.D. in Geological Engineering and Petroleum Exploration. Bud joined the United States Marine Corp
. and served in WWII
and Korea as a night fighter pilot. On December 25, 1946, he married Louise May.
Bud was a beloved step-father to William (Suzanne) Mills; beloved grandfather to Rob, Rex and Eric Mills, and nine great-grandchildren. He is the beloved brother to Janet Barnes, Carolyn Scribner, and Beryl Brown. He was a beloved uncle to 20 nieces, nephews and their families. Bud is also mourned by sister-in-law, Peg May; children, Pete, Tom and Tim May and their families, and brother-in-law, Rex May.
Bud was preceded in death by his wife, Louise McDaniel and five siblings, Shirley Lorimor, Hallie Meek, Phyllis Query, Carl McDaniel, and Miles McDaniel.
A celebration of life will be held on February 24, 2014, at Callahan-Edfast Funeral Home. Viewing will be at 12 noon, and services at 1:00 p.m.