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George M. 'Danny' Danielson

George M. "Danny" Danielson

Sep 5, 1918 - Jul 30, 2009
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Memorial services for George M. “Danny” Danielson of Lander will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, August 10th, at the Bethel Lutheran Church in Lander. Pastor Fred Schroeder will officiate.

Inurnment will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery in Lander.

Mr. Danielson died at his daughter’s home on Thursday night, July 30, 2009, at the age of 90 after an extended illness.

George Morris Danielson was born in Brush, Colo., on Sept. 5, 1918, the son of George and Nora M. (Hanson) Danielson. He grew up and attended school in Brush. He played high school football and graduated in 1936. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Colorado State University in 1942.

Following college graduation, he served with the U.S. Army Air Corps during W.W. II piloting B-24s and B-29s.

On Oct. 1, 1946, he married Helen Katherine Milnor at her sister’s home near Byers, Colo.

Mr. Danielson made his career with the Soil Conservation Service, working as a district conservationist in Pine Bluffs and Lovell, an area conservationist in Torrington, and Assistant State Conservationist in Casper.

After retirement Mr. Danielson worked for two years for the Near East Foundation in Lesotho, Africa. Then the couple traveled all over the world, making their winter home in Mesa, Arizona, and their summer home in Lander.

Mr. Danielson enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing golf, watching football, and being a handyman.

The couple attended Bethel Lutheran Church in Lander and Victory Lutheran Church in Mesa, Arizona.

Survivors include his wife, Helen of 62 years; son, Scott Danielson and his wife Kay of Mesa, Ariz.; daughter, Lynne Reitz and husband John of Lander; step-grandchildren, Kristen Reitz-Green and husband Vince of Vashon, Wash, and Kurt Reitz and wife Nicole of Woodland Park, CO, and a sister, Betty Blanchard of Lakewood, Colo.

He was preceded in death by brothers, Ivan Danielson and Robert Danielson, and a sister, Mary Gillham, all of Colorado.

Memorials may be made to the Bethel Lutheran Church Memorial Garden care of Davis Funeral Home, 2203 W. Main Street, Riverton, WY 82501

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Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.