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Daniel Max Daniels, 78, died from a heart attack on August 21, 1994, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Max was born at Malad City, Idaho, on March 23, 1916, to Daniel Owens and Ann Price Daniels. Max was raised on the family farm in Malad. After graduating from the University of Idaho in 1940, he worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture at Montpelier, Idaho. He was drafted into the army in 1941, and served honorably with the 99th Infantry Division during World War II. Upon release from the army, he worked for the Farm Security Adminisration, then returned to Malad where he farmed until 1950.Max married Mae Marie Millward Tripp March 10, 1949, in Ogden, Utah. He worked for the U.S. Soil Conservation Service in Malad and was transferred to Idaho Falls in 1950. Max was later transferred to Boise, where he was promoted to the position of Assistant State Soil Scientist. He retired in March 1984, after completing 40 years of government service. During his retirement years, Max enjoyed gardening, photography, reading, and traveling with Marie.

On June 20, 1993, Max suffered the loss of his best friend and wife, Mae Marie. Recently he moved to Salt Lake City to the home of Sondra and Brent Miller to be closer to his family. He enjoyed the extra time he was able to spend with his children and grandchildren before his sudden death.

He is survived by: His four children, Maxilyn Nicholson (Karl), Sondra Miller (Brent), Salt Lake City; Dana Winward (Rulon), Preston, Idaho; Craig M. Daniels (Barbara), Centerville, Utah; 18 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Trilva Jones (Ray), Ogden; and Ruth Hess (Lyle), Malad, Idaho. Preceded in death by his wife, Marie, and two grandsons.

Services will be Thursday, August 25, 12 noon, in the Malad LDS 1st Ward Chapel (308 West 400 No.). A viewing will be held from 10:30 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. at the First Ward prior to the services. Interment will be at the Malad City Cemetery. Arrangements by Benson-Horsley Funeral Home.

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