Dorthea Daniels

I would like to adjourn tonight in memory of Doreetha Daniels, a cherished member of the Santa Clarita community, who passed away earlier this month at the age of 103.

Doreetha was born in Hastings, Nebraska on April 25, 1916, and moved to Los Angeles after graduating from high school.

She worked in the parts supply department of an aircraft manufacturer and was very involved in her church.

It was at church where she met her husband, Robert.

The couple had two sons, Robert Jr. and Raymond, and moved to Agua Dulce in 1947.

Doreetha dedicated her time to the community and was one of the founding members of the Mothers Club in 1948, which later changed its name to the Agua Dulce Women’s Club.

She served as the organization’s president 30 years later in 1978.

She was also active in the Agua Dulce Civic Association and the Agua Dulce Seniors Club.

Following her husband’s passing after 50 years of marriage in 1988, she started traveling the world.

When she was not exploring new destinations, she would practice fine art and volunteered every other week at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital.

In 2009, at the age of 93, Doreetha had one more goal – to earn a college degree before the age of 100.

On June 5, 2015, she became the oldest graduate from College of the Canyons when she earned her degree at the age of 99.

Doreetha lived a long, full life and had a profound impact on so many.

We are saddened by her passing but celebrate her life, and our thoughts are with her family and friends.

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