Howard William Daniels

Howard William Daniels, 89

Howard William Daniels died Nov. 17, 2003 in Bremerton. He was 89.

Daniels was born to John and Ruth Daniels in Tenino, on Feb. 9, 1914.

Daniels married Marian Ryen on Aug. 20, 1938 in Anacortes.

Daniels attended school in Tenino until the age of 14, when he dropped out to work to help support his brothers and sisters. He was the second oldest of nine siblings.

At age 16, Daniels moved to Kennicott, Ala. to work as a bucket tender in the Kennicott Copper Mine. In 1936, Daniels moved to Poulsbo with his aunt Edith Bauer Schaffer. Daniels worked for his aunt, who was owner of Bauer’s Bakery (now Sluys’ Bakery). Daniels worked his way to head baker.

Daniels was a volunteer for the Poulsbo Fire Department for 25 years. He worked at Keyport Naval Torpedo Station as a torpedo man on subs. He retired from Keyport after 33 years and earning many awards. In 1976, six months after retiring, Daniels was injured in a commercial fishing accident, leaving him permanently disfigured.

Daniels loved fishing, his garden, camping and working as an official lefsa roller for the lutefisk supper at the First Lutheran Church for many years.

Daniels is survived by his son Robert (Renee) Daniels of Shady Cove, Ore.; daughters Sharon (Vern) Lightbody of Spokane, Judy (Robert) Wilkinson of Oak Harbor and Sue Ellen Daniels of Poulsbo; three sisters; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death was his wife Marian Ryen Daniels, his parents, his aunt Edith and numerous brothers and sisters.

A memorial service was held at Poulsbo Lutheran Church Nov. 21.

Memorial gifts can be sent to Poulsbo Volunteer Firefighters Association at 911 Liberty Road, Poulsbo, WA 98370 or to First Lutheran Church of Poulsbo, 18920 4th Ave. NE, Poulsbo, WA 98370.