Madge Cyr "Susie" Daniel

September 26, 1921January 22, 2013

Madge “Susie” Cyr Daniel, age 91, of Tuscaloosa, died Jan. 22, 2013, at DCH Regional Medical Center. Services will be 1 p.m. today at Sunset Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor John Vaughan and Jerry Allen officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park with Sunset Funeral Home, a Dignity Memorial Provider, directing. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

She was preceded in death by her grandson, Greg Daniel.

Survivors include her husband, Thomas W. “Bo” Daniel Jr.; her daughter, Cindy D. Tidmore (Mike); her sons, Chip Daniel (Mary) of Virginia and Dana Daniel of Ohio; her sisters-in-law, Jeannette Bowden, Sara Brooks, and Annette Culp, all of Montgomery; her grandchildren, Shannon Miller, Tiffany Collins, Brian Daniel, Chris Daniel, Amber Daniel, and Aaron Daniel; and seven great-grandchildren.

Originally from Aurora, Ill., she served as an Army Nurse in World War II from 1945 to 1948. She married her husband of 64 years in 1948. She graduated with degrees in nursing and teaching. She was actively involved in Cub Scouts of America and received several awards. She taught nursing at DCH School of Nursing from 1957 to 1978, and worked as a Nurse Epidemiologist for DCH Regional Medical Center from 1977 to 1993. After retiring, she enjoyed camping in motor homes, watching Alabama football, playing bridge, walking daily with special friends, and spending time with family.

Pallbearers will be Trent Collins, Tag Daniel, Maury Musgrove, Jeff Sprague, Bob Sterenburg, and Rusty Ward.

Honorary pallbearers are past and present employees of DCH Regional Medical Center, past faculty and students of DCH School of Nursing, Dr. Brian Wilhite, Amedisys Home Health, staff and friends of Pine Valley Assisted Living, special bridge friends, Regina Kirkland, and nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to DCH Foundation or Caring Days.


  • Visitation Thursday, January 24, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 24, 2013

Madge Cyr "Susie" Daniel

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June 9, 2013

Gail Hollingsworth

January 28, 2013

Cindy, I was so sad to hear about your mother passing. She taught me chemistry in nursing school for a short while and she was tough but she also had a great sense of humor. It was good to see and talk to you at the hospital during one of your mother's stays. I'll be keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Linda Hardwick

January 28, 2013

In 1975 my husband & I moved to Tuscaloosa from Decatur, AL . About 1 yr. later we bought a house next door to Bo & Susie Daniel. No young couple could have been more blessed with such wonderful next door neighbors. Although our marriage didn't survive, they were still good to both of us when we divorced and moved away. Not many people would have reached out to both of us with kindness ...those are the fond memories I still carry with me. My prayers and love for Bo and their family. Love, Linda Hardwick

Sue Morgan Bloom

January 28, 2013

Intelligent, fearless, passionate and sometimes outrageous, Mrs. Daniel will forever remain one of the most memorable women to touch my life. She taught me anatomy, physiology, critical thinking and how to take some of the toughest tests I've ever seen. I'll never forget her and strive to pass on some of those valuable lessons. Forever in my heart.

ann couch

January 27, 2013

I admired Mrs. Daniel so much. I too was one of her students that gives her the credit for laying a firm knowledge in nusing as my foundation.Most of us were afraid not to learn what she taught but we all respected her and that she was doing it for our own good as well as for our patients. She will be missed and forever in my heart

Margaret Oglesby Smith

January 26, 2013

Dear Cindy, I am so sorry for your loss. I cannot tell you the times I have thought of your mother over the past 35 years. She challenged me, she was tough but she encouraged. She was one of those mentors that you know you owe part of your success too. She was a fantastic teacher and a person to be admired.

Janice Daniel

January 25, 2013

A "one of a kind" person; God did break the mold. She was a joy to know, and she was my "shake your hand" Aunt Susie. No hugs, please, but she hugged you with her smile. She will be missed. Love to Bo and all the family.
Janice Daniel

Mildred Hamner

January 25, 2013

I worked with Susie at the DCH School of Nursing many years a go. A great nurse who always pushed for the best for the patients.

Mildred Hamner

January 24, 2013

I taught with Susie for several years at DCH School of Nursing. She was a devoted nurse and nothing but excellence would be accepted. May God sustain her family.

Jane Phillips

January 24, 2013

Please accept my sincerest sympathy on the loss of Ms. Madge.

I absolutely loved working with Madge Daniel! She was a tough cookie when she needed to be but her smiles came quickly. She was one of a kind! I'll bet you that everybody in heaven has been instructed to wash their hands more than once! God blessed us with Ms. Madge and a wonderful blessing she was!