February 28, 1950–August 19, 2011
Bonnie Marie Daniels, 61, from Anchorage, Alaska was born to Ernest J. Daniels and Elaine M. (Prue) Daniels on February 28, 1950 at Orleans County Memorial Hospital in Newport, VT. Bonnie attended Littleton High in Littleton, NH where she enjoyed field hockey and was a star player. She loved that sport so much! After graduating with the Class of 1967 who voted her “Class Clown” and “Best Athlete.” Bonnie joined the United States Air Force and was stationed at Plattsburg, NY where she served as a Communications Center Specialist from December 10, 1971 until June 28, 1974. Bonnie’s adventurous spirit led her across the continent and north to Alaska. She settled in Anchorage eventually convincing her siblings and mother to join her here, and assisting them as they put down roots in Alaska. She was a longtime and dedicated employee first for Xerox and then for the United States Postal Service prior to her retirement. Her favorite hobbies included spending time with her nieces, playing poker, hiking to her favorite fishing spots, barbecuing, doing daily puzzles on the back porch with her mother, and taking long drives with the windows down in her beloved Jeep Cherokee. On August 19, 2011 the angels came to take Bonnie to Heaven. She was surrounded by family and lots of love when she reached her peace. She was so strong and brave. She had been the leader and protector of our family. She is watching over us now as our guardian angel, though our hearts will always ache until we can be with her again. Preceding in passing was her father Ernest J. Daniels, her beloved grandmother, Olive Pelky Prue “Memere,”and her longtime friend and fishing buddy, Tod Nichols “Todski.” She is survived by her mother Elaine M. Daniels, brother Leonard E. Daniels and partner D. Darryl Block, brother Ernest J. Daniels and wife Kathy Honeysett, niece Rachel Daniels, and niece Heather Benkert and husband David Benkert. Bonnie wished no formal memorial service. The family will hold a private memorial when her ashes are released at one of her favorite serene, beautiful places in Alaska. A Mass was dedicated in loving memory of Bonnie’s life on August 25, 2011 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish. Arrangements by Cremation Society of Alaska, www.alaskacremation.com .