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Helen A. Arnold Daniels
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Birth: Jul. 8, 1918
Arizona, USA
Death: Jun. 11, 2000
Honolulu
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA

HELEN A DANIELS OBITUARY FOLLOWS:

‘The card lady'
Helen A. Daniels
dies at 82

For 12 years, she created Christmas card scrapbooks for ailing isle children

By Rosemarie Bernardo
Honolulu Star-Bulletin
Wednesday, June 14, 2000
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Helen A. Daniels was the Christmas card lady.For 12 years, Daniels created Christmas card scrapbooks for isle children at Shriners Hospital for Children, Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children, and the Ronald McDonald House. She distributed the scrapbooks during the Christmas season.Daniels used Christmas cards sent in from around the world. She wrote a poem for each letter of the alphabet with pictures cut out from Christmas cards.Daniels died at Castle Hospital on Sunday. For 10 years, she suffered from emphysema and cancer, said her husband, retired Navy Capt. James G. Daniels III."Christmas won't be the same without her," said Duke Gonzales, director of public relations at Shriners Hospital.Daniels, 82, was born in Fort Huachuca, Ariz., on July 8, 1918. She was the youngest of five daughters of Col. and Mrs. Frederick T. Arnold. Her family moved to Hawaii in 1936. She married James Daniels on Aug. 10, 1940.She began her art career in 1970 when her husband retired from the Navy."She was a wonderful woman," said James Daniels. "She was loved by everyone that knew her, including me."Daniels made about 70 Christmas scrapbooks a year. "She was always artistic," said daughter Bonnie. Daniels was a member of the Windward Artists Guild, Roving Rembrandts and the Association of the Honolulu Artists.In 1971 she took top honors in collage in the first Aloha Exhibit sponsored by the Association of Honolulu Artists.The house was full of Christmas cards, said son Jay. "There were boxes stacked from the floor to the ceiling," he said. People offered $100 for her scrapbooks, but she never sold them. "The scrapbooks were especially made for the children," said Jay."She sent a thank-you card to each person that sent in a Christmas card," he said.Curtis Metzger, executive director of the Ronald McDonald House, said, "She was an unsung hero.""She did this as a labor of love for children who went through difficult situations during Christmas time," said Metzger.When Daniels stopped making the scrapbooks due to health reasons, Cindy Delgado took over in October 1997. "She had a huge heart," said Delgado. "She'll always live in these books."A private service will be held for Daniels. She will be cremated, and her ashes will be buried at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. She is also survived by daughter Bonnie Daniels Gardner, son James "Jay" M. Daniels and grandson James Ryan Daniels. Donations suggested to Shriners Hospital.

Many thanks to Marnie Weeks (#47249572) for providing beautiful photos & obituary.
 
 
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  James G. Daniels (1915 - 2004)
 
Inscription:
DANIELS, HELEN A
DATE OF BIRTH: 07/08/1918
DATE OF DEATH: 06/11/2000
BURIED AT: SECTION CT4-Q ROW 100 SITE 153
NATIONAL MEMORIAL CEMETERY OF THE PACIFIC
2177 PUOWAINA DRIVE HONOLULU, HI 96813
(808) 532-3720
WIFE OF DANIELS, JAMES G III
CAPT US NAVY

 
Burial:
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
Honolulu
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA
Plot: Section CT4-Q Row 100 Site 153
 
Created by: Mayflower Pilgrim 332
Record added: Apr 24, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 68846430
Helen A. <i>Arnold</i> Daniels
Added by: Marnie Weeks
 
Helen A. <i>Arnold</i> Daniels
Added by: Marnie Weeks
 
 
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- Lance
 Added: Jun. 12, 2012
Memorial Day 2011
- Mayflower Pilgrim 332
 Added: May. 24, 2011
Thank you for your contribution to the Arts.
- Mayflower Pilgrim 332
 Added: Apr. 25, 2011
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