Beverly Walford Danielson

Durango, Colorado

1932 - 2018


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Beverly Walford Danielson died peacefully at her home in Durango, Colorado on July 19th at the age of 85 from complications from acute heart failure. Beverly was born in West Lafayette, Indiana to Stephen Walford & Thelma Hamilton Walford on November 26, 1932. The family moved to Connecticut...

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I just learned of Bev's passing. My condolences, Bob.

Sorry for your loss Bob. Tom and Susann Strain Four Corners Gem and Mineral Club

I am truly sorry for Bob, Steve and Eric's loss of Beverly.

Beverly volunteered within the Museum Botany Department and Natural Areas Division of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, five days a week from January 1986 through July 1997 when arthritis prevented her from rigorous field work. In spite of the arthritis that prevented her from walking in difficult terrane, she continued to work in the herbarium until she and Bob moved to Durango. Beverly became one of my best...

Bob (and family)-

I was saddened to hear of your loss of that beautiful woman. I was privileged to have known both of you many years ago-she knew how to laugh, and light up the room no matter what was on our agenda. You two certainly had an adventure-keep her in your heart and take care of yourself during this difficult time.

Our sincere condolences to the family. May you continue to feel comforted by the love of family and friends. Wishing you peace and strength in your time of loss - Psalm 94:18,19.

Grief can be so very hard, but our special memories can help us to cope. Remember them today and always. 1 Corinthians 15:26.


I remember Beverly as a very capable and selfless assistant to Jim Bissell at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. She worked without pay. The native flora of NE Ohio and NW Pennsylvania owes her a debt of gratitude.