Donald Dean Daniels

June 13, 1935 ~ January 16, 2024 (age 88) 88 Years Old

Donald Daniels Obituary

Donald Dean Daniels, 88, long-time resident of Pocatello, Idaho, passed away on January 16, 2024, surrounded by his family, in an assisted living facility in Clearfield, Utah.

Donald was born to Gwenn and Velma Daniels on June 13, 1935, in Pocatello, Idaho. Don graduated from Pocatello High School and attained a bachelor's degree in music from Idaho State College. He served in the army in Germany for 2 years. He worked as an operator at the J.R. Simplot Fertilizer plant for 28 years.

In 1966, he married his beloved wife of 57 years, Laura Louette Gunnell, who survives him. He is survived by his brother Fred Daniels (Cottonwood, AZ), sisters Gwendolyn Warth and Charlene Young (both of Pocatello), his son Darren (Tucson, AZ) and daughter Darcie (Layton, UT). He is predeceased by his parents and brother Lyle Daniels (American Falls).

Dad loved to sing for the veterans on Sundays. He also volunteered his gardening skills at the veteran's home. He loved his rose garden, and he would give all the ladies he knew a rose. He mowed lawns for others for years.

Dad will have a celebration of life in Pocatello, Idaho, date to be determined this April. In lieu of flowers, please donate a tree.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Cornelison Funeral Home, 431 N. 15th Ave., Pocatello. Condolences may be sent to the family online at


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