Daniels, Laura Mae 'Freeda' (Keehmer) (March 2, 1922 - October 2, 1995)

Laura Mae Daniels

Douglas Budget - 1995

Laura Mae Daniels, a 10-year resident of Shoshoni who lived in Wyoming for many years, died Oct. 2, 1995, in Salt Lake City.

She was 73.

Services were held Oct. 6 at the Davis Funeral Home in Riverton. The Rev. Harvey Seidel of the First Baptist Church in Thermopolis officiated. The eulogy was delivered by Mrs. Daniel's granddaughter, Miranda Daniels Bolte.

Interment was at the Lake View Cemetery in Shoshoni. A reception followed the services at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Shoshoni.

Laura Mae Keehmer was born March 2, 1922, in Lea County, N.M., to Laura Mae (Woodward) and Wallace Keehmer. She attended schools in New Mexico and Douglas.

Mrs. Daniels, known to many as Freeda, married Wayne Milton Daniels on July 29, 1942, at Spotted Horse. They spent most of their married lives ranching and raising a family in Montana and Wyoming.

Before retiring they owned and operated a construction business in Ten Sleep. The family moved to Shoshoni in 1985. Mr. Daniels preceded his wife in death in 1986.

Mrs. Daniels was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend who loved "unconditionally," family members said. Her home and her heart were always open and she dedicated her life to being a caregiver.

Survivors are four sons and their wives, Duane and Laura Daniels of Mount Vernon, Ore., Billy and Barbara Daniels of Thermopolis, Milton and Donna Daniels of Shoshoni and Royce and Kaye Daniels of Douglas; one daughter, Alice Kordonwy and her husband Joe of Meeteetse; 15 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Fay Johnson of Tacoma, Wash., and Leona Batton Heidel of Lovington, N.M.; and close friend and companion Eugene Lawrence of Shoshoni.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Daniels was preceded in death by a granddaughter.

Gifts in memory of Laura Mae Daniels may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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