Elaine Margaret Daniels
Early Easter morning, April 8th, 2012, Elaine Margaret Daniels, 84, of Anchorage, AK, completed her sojourn here on earth. She was born on March 10th, 1928 to Frederick A. Prue and Olive S.(Pelkey) Prue in Newport, VT.
Elaine wed Ernest Joseph Daniels on November 4th, 1947. She was widowed when a plane crash claimed Ernest on July 31st, 1957. She will be laid to rest beside her husband.
In 1959 she moved to Littleton, NH, where she raised her family, and in 1984 she made her final residence in Anchorage, AK, to be near her three children and two granddaughters. Her goals were to be a good Mother and Nana. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, crocheting, bowling, card games, scrabble, puzzles, and BINGO!
Elaine loved laughing, singing, dancing, and writing poetry. Being from a musical family, Elaine was never shy to sing and eventually had a collection of songs put on a CD titled "Elaine Daniels Sings Through the Years".
When younger, she worked in retail and sold Avon’ products. Later she worked as a proofreader for the Anchorage Times. She was one of their best, always able to spot a misspelled word. She retired in 1992.
Elaine was preceded in death by her father, mother, husband Ernest, daughter Bonnie, and her siblings: Vernon Prue, Leonard Prue, Doris Karaberis, Kenneth Prue, Reginald Prue, and Madeline Collins.
She is survived by her sister Marion Lakin and brother Frederick Prue.
Elaine is also survived by her two sons Leonard E. Daniels with life partner D. Darryl Block, Ernest J. Daniels with wife Kathy Honeysett, granddaughters Rachel B. Daniels, and Heather (Daniels) with husband David Benkert, all of Anchorage, AK.
In Anchorage, a mass will be held In Loving Memory to celebrate Elaine’s life at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish on Friday, April 13th, 2012 at 9:00 AM.
On April 21st, 2012, a visitation will be held at the Curtis-Britch Funeral Home on 37 Lake Rd in Newport, VT from 8:30-10:30 AM. A formal mass will follow at St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Church at 11:00 AM.