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Sylvia J. Daniel

1925 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Sylvia J. Daniel Obituary

Sylvia J. Daniel, 90, passed away peacefully with her family present, on October 24, 2015 at Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center. She was born Sept. 11, 1925 into a large family of eight brothers and sisters.

Sylvia was married to Fay E. Daniel, Jr. (Danny) for fifty years and he preceded her in death in 1997.

She is survived by two sisters, her four children, Chris (Dave) Day, David (Blythe) Daniel, Mark Daniel, and Tim (Sue) Daniel, her 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

In 1943, during WWII, she worked as "Rosie the Riveter" at Curtis Wright Airplane Co. in St. Louis, Mo. until the end of the war. She went to business school in Jacksonville, Illinois, and became a secretary. She raised four children, and worked as a secretary for the Hoffman Estates Fire Department (Illinois) for many years. Upon retiring, Danny and Sylvia moved to Alamogordo, New Mexico.

Throughout her life she had many friends. She was an avid bridge player and was a life member of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority for over 60 years. She was a red hatter with the Scarlets in Alamogordo. Danny and Sylvia loved to dance (square, line, and ballroom dancing). She was a long time member of the Grace United Methodist Church.

A memorial service will be held on Friday Oct. 30, 2015 at 5 p.m. at the Grace United Methodist Church, 1206 Greenwood Lane (off Cuba), in Alamogordo.
Cremation will take place at PCS.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project.

The Daniel family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the services.
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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Oct. 28 to Nov. 27, 2015
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