Donald Edwin “Don” Daniel, 79, of Victor passed peacefully from this life May 1, 2020, at home with family.
Don was born April 23, 1941 to Cecil and Mina Daniel, in Marion Ohio. He graduated from Marion Harding High School in 1960. He attended Ohio State University and remained an avid Ohio State Buckeye fan.
In the late 60’s early 70’s Don worked for BF Goodrich where he was active in the union. He served as union steward and was treasurer of the local. After leaving Goodrich he started Daniel Construction which he operated until moving to Colorado in the early 1980’s.
Don entered the career of retail sales after arriving in Colorado. He started selling at the Mile High Flea Market in Denver and continued until his health forced him to retire in 2010. He owned and operated a children’s clothing store in Loveland, Arvada and Estes Park.
He met and married his wife Sandra Beach in 1990. Together they continued to operate Rocky Stop at the flea market and later opened a t-shirt shop in Cripple Creek.
Don and Sandy volunteered many hours at Cresson Elementary and later at Rocky Mountain Christian School. He enjoyed helping young people with math and reading. He later served two terms on the Cripple Creek-Victor School Board. He had served as treasurer and in his second term vice president. He also served on the school accountability committee and the early childhood policy council.
Don was very active in the community and served on many committees and the Victor planning commission. He served 3 terms on Victor City Council and served as mayor until his health forced him to resign in June of 2019.
He is survived by his wife Sandra, children Doug (Pam) Daniel, AZ; Julie (Robb) Reed, OH; Joel (Anita) Daniel, GA; Desiree Patty and Lauren (Jason) Vigil, CO. Grandchildren Ian and Haylee Daniel; Eric, Kyle and Caleb Reed; Cody (Britney) Daniel, MaShala Poland; Elita Tanyet, Adam, Lucas, JennaVigil; Craig (Kaylee), Kaitlyn, Cory and Savana Vigil.
Great grandchildren Leeana and Raylee Vigil; and Felix Wells.
Sister Maxine Shields, brothers Gene and Jim (Margaret) Daniel, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents a sister Virginia, a niece, a nephew and 2 infant children.
At Don’s request there will be no service, a private family celebration will be held at a later date.
Don enjoyed music and doing stained glass. He and Sandy enjoyed flea markets and garage sales together.
The family wishes to thank James and Don’s Hospice teams that have cared for him through the later part of his illness.
A very special thank you to Kim for her love and support in Don’s final days.
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