September 3, 1955 – December 7, 2002
Jody Daniels of Glenwood Springs died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2002, at the Alaska Regional Hospital in Anchorage. Her family was by her side. She was 47.
She was born Sept. 3, 1955, in Glenwood Springs to Marylee and Bob Bradley.
In September 1978, she and her daughter Misty traveled to Alaska for a visit, fell in love with the state and decided to stay.
Most recently she was employed as a land appraiser for the Fairbanks North Star Borough.
Those who knew Ms. Daniels know she had a tremendous life force with boundless energy and enthusiasm. She taught many people how to live in the here and now. She traveled the world with her daughter Bobbi searching for marlin, fishing off the coasts of many different countries and scuba diving where she couldn’t fish. When she wasn’t fishing the ocean, she was fishing with her grandson Joey.
Ms. Daniels’ other passion was music. She grew up playing guitar and singing with her brothers Gary and Rocky, and later with her good friend Dave Anderson. She played daily to memorize words and chords.
Fishing and music did not come close to her love and respect for her daughters Misty Daniels Coletta and Bobbi Thomas, and her grandson Joey Daniels who was the light of her life. She felt that with her “girls” beside her she could accomplish anything, and she did, owning her own daycare business, Kreative Kids Child Care, and catching a world-record mako shark.
She was preceded in death by her father Bob Bradley and her brother Rocky Bradley.
Ms. Daniels is survived by her mother, Marylee Bradley; by daughters Misty Daniels Coletta and Bobbi Thomas; by brothers and sister-in-law Gary and Crystal Bradley and Brad Bradley; by sister and brother-in-law Cindy and Lyle Whitmer; by grandson Joey Daniels; and by several nieces and nephews.
A celebration of her life was held Saturday, Dec. 21.
Memorial donations may be made to the Interior Alaska Cancer Association at Denali State Bank.
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