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A website for the Houston High School Class of 1959

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Site Established: Oct 10, 2014

Sad News: Obituary for Terry Dale Daniel January 8, 2019








Terry Dale Daniel, 77, of Tama, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, at Unity Point Healthy-Grinnell Regional Medical Center. A celebration of life gathering will be held at a future date.

Terry was born on March 13, 1941, in Solo, Mo., the son of Loys and Dora Imogene (McKinney) Daniel.

He graduated from Houston High School in Houston, Mo. He was an exemplary athlete in all sports and in 1959 played on the conference championship football team.

On July 16, 1960, he was united in marriage to Barbara Mast in Grundy Center, Iowa. Terry was employed at Fisher Controls in Marshalltown for 39 years, retiring in 1997.

His hobbies were hunting and fishing. In 1972, he shot a 12-point buck that weighed 255 pounds field dressed. It scored 182 3/8 in the Boone and Crocket North American Big Game book and was ranked 72nd. He was an avid competition coon hunter and bred, raised, and trained his own bloodline of Treeing Walkers. Terry hunted in 21 different states and had three dual grand champions. He had the 1998 UKC World Championship Coonhound. He later raised beagles for competition rabbit hunting. He also raised six dual grand champions and four state champion beagles. Terry was known across the country for his hunting and his dogs.

He also enjoyed helping people throughout his life. Terry had a big heart and valued integrity in other people. He was a hard worker and always stayed busy.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Barbara of Tama, Iowa; two children, Curtis (Debbie) Daniel of Fort Collins, Colo., and Sherry Daniel of Tama, Iowa; four grandchildren, Meshell Daniel, Seth Daniel, Taylor Daniel, and Jarrod Daniel; one great-grandson, Allias Bear-Daniel; two sisters, Joyce (Dewayne) Dunigan and Rita Ice, both of Houston, Mo.; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents; one brother, Gerald Daniel; and one sister, Merna Brown.

A memorial fund will be established. Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home, Tama-Toledo, assisted the family with arrangements.

Source: Houston Herald   


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I would like to thank Carrie Westfall Pierce, Site Administrator for the HHS Class of 1964 for the inspiration for our new site.  On Sept 30th when we lost access to after using it for 13 years, the class of 1959 lost all of our information.  I did not know of any other HHS Class websites until Carrie received the MVP Award at the Alumni Mixer on Oct 4th.  Since 1964 was my youngest brothers class I ask him about it and he showed me the site.  After viewing the source code of their site and finding out that it was created using ClassCreator I had our Class website up and online on Oct 10, 2014, with our first classmate joining on October 20, 2014.  It is still a work in progress.  

Truman the Tiger (Franklin Wells), Site Administrator for this website.

Last Updated August 27, 2017