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Daniel Daniels

Daniel Daniels

Daniel Ray Daniels, 60, of Malad City, Idaho was called home on October 29, 2023, while surrounded by his family at home after a courageous battle against cancer.

Danny was born on February 9, 1963, in Malad, Idaho to Rex and Gloria Daniels. He grew up on the family ranch where he spent his time working side-by-side with his father and siblings. He attended Malad High School where he enjoyed activities such as FFA, Ag, and the automotive department. He graduated from Malad High School in 1981 and continued his education at Bridgerland where he was certified in diesel mechanics.

In high school, Danny met the love of his life, Teresa Ann Tracy. They were married on October 8, 1982, and later sealed for time and eternity in the Idaho Falls, Idaho temple. They started their life together in Park Valley, Utah while Danny worked for Rose Ranch. After a summer there, they settled back in Malad where they started and raised their family of four children: Krichele, Kooper, Kelly, and Kyle.

Danny began working at Hess Pumice driving truck and was the mine foreman in Daniels and also continued helping his dad on the ranch. He then began his 24-year career with Idaho Transportation Department where he was known as “Herf”. While there, he put in the hard work to earn multiple awards including District 5 Truck Rodeo finalist, Economic Opportunity for Improved Truck Routes, and became the foreman for several years. He enjoyed his time there with his crew, pushing snow, fixing guard rails, and maintaining the highways. Due to his battle with cancer, he made the difficult decision to retire in October 2022.

Danny’s love for ranching became a reality when he purchased the family ranch. He carried on the tradition of raising, showing, and selling registered Hereford cattle. He took pride in raising quality herd bulls and replacement heifers. Dad made it a priority to teach and share his love of cattle to his children and grandchildren. Together over the years, they have raised and shown multiple champion bulls, heifers, and steers. Dad also had a love for driving tractors and producing quality crops including alfalfa, barley, and wheat.

He was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He held many callings including Sunday School president, teacher, Scout Master, and Ward Clerk.

Danny “Poppy” was loved by many. We will miss him, his humor, his goodness, and his love.

He is survived by his wife, Teresa, his four children: Krichele (Jason) Smith, Kooper (Lacey) Daniels, Kelly (Kaylie) Daniels, and Kyle (Nicole) Daniels along with ten grandchildren, three sisters, and three brothers. He was preceded in death by his parents, father-in-law Ross K Tracy, and mother-in-law Mary Ann Tracy.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 3, 2023, at 1:00 P.M. Friends may visit with the family at the Malad Stake Center, 1250 N. 1100 W., on Thursday, November 2 from 7:00-9:00 P.M. and Friday, November 3 from 11:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. Burial will follow at the Malad City Cemetery.