Obituary: Rebecca Lynn McDaniel


Rebecca Lynn McDaniel, 46, of Lander, Wyo., and former resident of Pinedale, passed away Oct. 21. Rebecca was born Feb. 13, 1977 in Jackson, Wyo., to Ralph and Nancy McDaniel. She grew up in Pinedale and graduated from Pinedale High School in 1995.
After high school, she attended and graduated from the University of Wyoming in Laramie, earning her bachelors degree in biology; before continuing her education at Central Wyoming Community College in Riverton, where she obtained her PTA certification and became a physical therapy assistant.
Rebecca was deeply involved in her community and was known for her love of Jesus and for serving others. She was a leader in 4-H and A.W.A.N.A., participated in numerous physical therapy organizations, and continuously advanced her knowledge in the healing arts.
Additionally, she enjoyed baking and wedding cake decorating.
Notably, she was a member of the Evangelical Free Church of Lander and enjoyed serving and volunteering there.
Rebecca is survived by her parents Ralph and Nancy McDaniel, brother Matthew (Alane) McDaniel, niece and nephew Talia and Jayden McDaniel and sister Amy (Dave) McDaniel-Loffeld.
She is preceded in death by her grandparents Wayne and Dorothy McDaniel, grandmother Dorothy Baughman and aunt Leona Brill.
A funeral service will be held Friday, Nov. 3, at 10:30 a.m., at the Pinedale Bible Church. Interment will follow in the Pinedale Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that those who wish to express sympathy make a donation to the Fremont Therapy Group – Rebecca McDaniel Memorial Fund, which will be used to create a scholarship endowment in her honor. Please make donations payable to FTG Rebecca McDaniel Memorial Fund” C/O First Interstate Bank - Lander, 8118 State Hwy. 789, Lander, WY 82520, phone number 307-332-7500.