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Ronald Joseph McDaniel

04/23/1934 - 04/14/2018
Service Date: 04/19/2018
Service Time: 10:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1550 N. Val Vista Dr., Mesa, Arizona
Interment: Alpine Cemetery, Alpine, Arizona

Ronald Joseph McDaniel

April 23, 1934 – April 14, 2018

Surrounded by his family and sweetheart, Ron peacefully passed away on   April 14, 2018 in Mesa, Arizona.

Ron was born April 23, 1934 in Paducah, Kentucky to Aubrey Morgan and Lois Inez Cooper McDaniel.  El Paso, Texas became home in 1946 where he lived for 58 years. He attended Ysleta High School (Class of 1952) and met the love of his life Charlleene Arrott. They were united in marriage in 1953. Ron was drafted into the US Army in 1958 and later graduated from Texas Western College (UTEP) in 1961.  He was employed by KROD/KDBC-TV for many years. While in El Paso he was an active part of the Sun Bowl Committee, the El Paso Zoological Society, Yucca Council- Boy Scouts of America, National Conference of Christians and Jews, El Paso Athletic Hall of Fame, and Downtown Lions Club. Ron was a Lifetime Member of the UTEP Alumni Association and El Paso Jaycees. In 1970 Ron was honored as El Paso Outstanding Young Man.

Ron was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he served in various callings, but the most memorable was Scout Master for Troop 38. Many of his scouts earned Eagle recognition and Ron was later presented the Silver Beaver Award.

Ron was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Bobby Morgan McDaniel and grandson Daniel Joseph Flores.

He leaves behind his high school sweetheart of 64 years Charlleene, 6 children: Ella Romney (Brent), Charla McDaniel, Ronda Hutchins (Norman), Lisa Robalin (Brad), Ron McDaniel (Shauna), and Cyndi Bowers (Mark), 30 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. Ron is also survived by his brother Bill Don (Kelly) McDaniel and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and dear friends.

The family extends their sincere appreciation to Serenity Hospice and caretakers Anthony, Chelsea and Angie for their gentleness, kindness and the compassion shown to our parents.

Public Viewing will be held Wednesday, April 18, 2018 from 6-8:00 PM at Bunker’s University Chapel, 3529 E. University Dr., Mesa, Az 85213

Service for Ron will be Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 10:00 AM @ The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Stake Center, 1550 N. Val Vista Dr., Mesa, Arizona.

Burial will take place in the beautiful mountains of Alpine, Az. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the LDS Humanitarian Fund found at: www.ldsphilanthropies.org/humanitatianservices.


  • Debby and Mike Robalin

    We will always remember Ron’s twinkle in his eyes, his beautiful smile, and his loving and friendly personality.
    May his memory be forever a blessing.

  • Amy Boatright and Jim Boatright

    I know you all are overwhelmed with family and friends of Pops wanting to reach out and love you. We as well pray for peace and understanding as you face your days without him. His plan is sure and what a future Pops is enjoying in Glory. Love you all.

  • Dianne L. Moore

    Thank you for the companionship and love through all the years, no matter what. I love you with al my heart. My prayers are with all of you and I am there in Spirit.

  • David and Guille Lindau

    Ron and I met in college 60 years ago. Our relationship at the beginning, mostly consisted of seeing each other on campus although we did see each other occasionally at our railroad jobs. About 41 years ago, Ron introduced Guille (who became the love of my life) to me. We both are forever grateful for that introduction. Our friendship became stronger over the years and while we did not always agree on things, we never had a falling-out. Ron’s devotion to his family and faith set a great example for me. Looking at the McDaniel family today, Ron was indeed a wealthy man. While I write this with tears in my eyes, I rejoice in knowing that Ron’s earthly frailties are at an end and that he is living the true life that we all aspire to live. Ron, I miss you already, I will see you again, I love you and thanks for being my closest friend all these years. I thank all the McDaniels for sharing their time with Ron with me. His time with me, especially in the last few years, meant a great deal to me. God bless Ron and all the McDaniel family.

  • My deep condolences to the McDaniel family,
    I was really touched by the loss of your loved one. When a precious loved one falls asleep in death, it brings to mind God’s precious son Jesus. It is comforting to note how he viewed death. I would like to share it with you from the gift that the Most High God has given to each & everyone of us. Yes, His written word the Bible. In the Book of John chapter 11 verses 11-14 please, notice that Jesus viewed death as one Sleeping. He viewed death in such a comforting way. And, the Most High God promises that we can have the opportunity to see our loved ones again in perfect health (Psalms 83:18, Acts 24:15, & Isaiah 33:24). He even says where: Psalms 37:11 and for how long Psalms 37:29). I really hope that these promises were as comforting to you as they were to us when our daughter died and also when my precious husband of 50 years fell asleep in death due to cancer. I truly understand the pain that comes from losing someone so precious to us.
    Written to you in deep sympathy,

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