Katherine Louise Doney Daniels 1947-2019

Swan Song

HELMVILLE - Katherine Louise Doney Daniels, 71, of Helmville, Mont., passed away March 28. She was born to parents William James Doney and Geraldine Geary Doney, December 9, 1947, in Deer Lodge, Mont.

Kathy graduated from Helmville Elementary School in 1962 and Powell County High School in 1966. She was married to Paul Daniels in 1972.

Kathy is survived by: her husband Paul "Buck" Daniels of Helmville; her two children and their spouses Jodi and Scott Barger of Cascade, Mont. and Ty and Alyssa Daniels of Helmville; her brother Allen and wife Debbie Doney of Hall, Mont.; four grandchildren Riley, Jessy, and Alaina Barger and Wyatt Daniels and many other relatives and friends.

Kathy enjoyed waking up early every day to visit with her friends on the phone. She worked hard from sun up to sun down taking care of every person and animal around her. She had a special connection with a herd of bison that she managed with "Buck" on the Heart Bar Heart Ranch in Ovando for 26 years. Kathy enjoyed quilting and baking in her spare time.

She will be remembered for her special laugh and beautiful smile, her support of all events throughout the Blackfoot Valley, her dedication to the Helmville Labor Day Rodeo, pride in her care of the Helmville Cemetery, her involvement with the Nevada Creek 4-H Club, but most of all for being the best Nana any grandchild could have wanted. Kathy was a friend to everyone. We will miss her dearly.

A Memorial Service for Kathy will be held at the St. Thomas Church in Helmville Friday, April 12 at 11 a.m. A luncheon will be served following the memorial service at the Helmville Community Center. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Helmville Rodeo Club.


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