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Mary Beard Daniel

March 10, 1930 December 19, 2018
Mary Beard Daniel
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Mary Beard Daniel of Hot Springs, born March 10, 1930 Batesville, Arkansas to Samuel Jerome Beard and Henrietta Eugenia Ramsey Beard, passed away December 19,2018.

Mary is preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Robert Guinn Daniel, Sr., her son, Dr. Robert Guinn Daniel, Jr., and her brothers John Berry Beard, Allen Beard and Sam Beard.
Loving survivors include her children: Beth (Fred) Voorhees, Dr. John (Amy) Daniel and Laura Daniel Khligh, grandchildren; Matthew, Miriam and Ruthie Daniel, Mary (Sean) Meehan, Daniel Voorhees, Tricia (Adam) Burnight, Alex (Amanda), Regan, Cole and Cade Daniel, Julia and Olivia Khligh, Elizabeth Bowdoin, great grandchildren; Elizabeth and Daniel Meehan, Bates, Walker and John Henry Burnight and Ella Kate Daniel, sister Laura Munson, brother Jim Beard and many special nieces, nephews and sister -in-laws.

Mary graduated valedictorian of Laura Conner High School in Augusta, Arkansas where she was senior editor of the yearbook, captain of the basketball team and very active in First United Methodist Church. Upon graduation, Mary attended Texas Woman’s University where she served as treasurer and, later, president of the student body. She graduated with a B.S. in Home Economics in 1952. Shortly after moving to Dallas to begin her teaching career, she met Dr. Robert Guinn Daniel. They married Dec. 20, 1953 and remained married until Guinn’s death in 2012.

Along with her cherished roles as loving wife and devoted mother to four children, Mary was dedicated to her walk with the Lord. As a longtime member of Second Baptist Church and, later, a founding member of Hot Springs Baptist Church, where she served in many various capacities. Additionally, she was a founding board member of Garland County Community college. Mary also played active or leadership roles in the Girl Scouts, Y-Teens, Bible Study Fellowship, Jr. Auxiliary, Criterion Club, P.E.O., along with starting two businesses, Sewing with Love and Fabulous Finds.

True to her servant heart and In her own words, Mary said “ I am the most blessed person on earth because God has given me the parents, husband, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren that I have so dearly loved.”

The Daniel family is grateful to the staff and family at West Shores for the love and care they provided our mother.

A celebration of Mary’s extraordinary life will be held December 22, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Hot Springs Baptist Church. A private family burial will be held prior to the celebration of life.

Mary’s memory may be honored by contributions to Hot Springs Baptist Church or First United Methodist Church in Augusta.

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Hot Springs Baptist Church

144 Weston Road
Hot Springs, AR 71913

Hot Springs Baptist Church
144 Weston Road Hot Springs 71913 AR
United States

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