Lynda Carol Daley, of Ankeny, Iowa

Published 8:38 am Monday, April 8, 2019

Aug. 16, 1951 — April 3, 2019

Lynda Carol Daley, 67, of Ankeny, Iowa, passed away from an extended illness on April 3, 2019, in comfort, at her home surrounded by her family and loved ones.

Lynda was born Aug. 16, 1951, in Niles, the youngest daughter of Donald and Marie Newman, who have preceded her to heaven.

Lynda Carol Daley

Ankeny Funeral Home, 1510 W. First St., is handling the arrangements.

There will be a visitation for beloved friends and family at Halbritter Wickens Funeral Home will be from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, 2019, at 615 E. Main St., Niles.

Lynda graduated from Brandywine High School, in Niles, in 1969 and married her High School sweetheart Dennis Allen Daley, of Buchanan, on May 2, 1970.

Lynda travelled with Dennis for the next 21 years as the Army life took her and her family all over Germany and the southern U.S., raising their children and creating social and support groups for enlisted Army wives and their loved ones.

Lynda was also the St. Joseph County, Indiana, Bar Association president for a few years, helping attorneys and judges, members of the community, find the resources they needed. Lynda was very active in the community with her compassion and intelligence helping many people and making lifelong and everlasting friendships along the way.

Lynda and Dennis finally settled in Ankeny, Iowa, building a house next door to their daughter and grandchildren. Lynda also served on the board of the Ankeny Arts Center for a few years, enjoying in retirement the creation of art and literary expression.

Lynda is survived by her loving husband Dennis Allen Daley, and her siblings Charles Donald Newman (Dodi), of Three Rivers, and Betty Sue Shively (Newman) (Don), of Niles. Lynda has three children, Paul Daley (Gail). of Osceola, Denise Daley Chapman (Brandon), of Ankeny, Iowa, and Donald Daley (Heather). of Grand Rapids. She has eight grandchildren. Allyson Daley, Emily Daley, Stephanie Daley, Cole Chapman, Riley Chapman, Cooper Chapman, Dennis Daley, and Maren Daley, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family and friends.

Many people were touched by Lynda’s warmth, her welcoming friendly smile, and her kind heart but tough love personality. Everyone who called her wife, mother, friend or family knew the depth of Lynda’s compassion and her commitment to her friends and family, to which there was nothing she wouldn’t do for them. We know that in heavens embrace, Lynda will be looking out for us and guiding us and taking those difficult life steps with us. Her love and warmth will always be felt by those that knew her.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation to the Ankeny Arts Center Clay Room Fund, where Lynda loved to spend her time molding clay crafts. Ankeny Arts Center 1520 SW Ordnance Road Ankeny, Iowa 50023.