Rebecca "Becky" Ann Daniels

June 13, 1954July 30, 2020

Rebecca “Becky” Daniels, 66, passed away on July 30, 2020 at Taylor House Hospice after a long and brave battle with breast cancer. A visitation will be held at McLaren’s Funeral Home in West Des Moines on Tuesday, August 4 from 4 to 7 PM. Due to COVID-19, a private family service will be held at McLaren’s Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 5. A Facebook Livestream will be viewable on the McLaren’s Facebook page. A burial will follow at Resthaven Cemetery.

Becky was born to Max and Violet Means on June 13, 1954 in Afton, IA. She graduated from Valley High School in 1972 and Iowa Methodist School of Nursing in 1975. She had a long nursing career and eventually retired in 2016. Becky was an active member in West Des Moines United Methodist Church.

Some of Becky’s hobbies include marathon walking with the MWs, swimming, traveling to Hawaii, and spoiling her grandchildren.

Becky is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, Kevin Daniels; two daughters, Kimberly (Jason) Bowles and Megan Daniels; grandchildren, Matthew and Isabella; and a collection of good friends.

Memorials for Becky Daniels can be made to her family for future distribution.


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, August 4, 2020

  • Private Family Service

    Wednesday, August 5, 2020


  • Burial

    Wednesday, August 5, 2020


Rebecca "Becky" Ann Daniels

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Carol DeZwarte

August 7, 2020

Becky was an encouraging force in our nursing class of '75, and even more in recent years as she lived life fully. Condolences to Kevin and family. Carol (Van Roekel) DeZwarte

Roy Dooley

August 7, 2020

Kevin, our prayers are with you and your family. Becky was a great woman and obviously a great nurse, who frequently put others in front of herself. It was a pleasure and honor to have known her. We will be talking to you.
Nancy & Roy

Christy Ehrle

August 6, 2020

Kevin and family, my thoughts and prayers are with your family. I did not get to know Becky, but I’ve heard beautiful things about her. God’s blessings and peace to all.

Janet Freese

August 4, 2020

Kevin and family,
We are saddened to learn of Becky's passing and the recurrence of the cancer. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I remember the photos of the whales you photographed during the Hawaii vacations and the pictures of the grandkids growing up, doing fun things with Grandma & Grandpa. She lived a "good life" and impacted many, many patients in her nursing career. Take care and keep in touch.

Ruth Payan

August 2, 2020

Becky you will forever live in my heart, I will cherish the many memories that I have with you, working beside you every day for 20 years I couldn’t have ask for a better nurse supervisor ! Love you Becky Rest In Peace. Prayers for comfort and Peace to the Family 😔

Teresa Bechtel

August 1, 2020

Prayers to Becky’s family and know that you have so many thinking and praying for you all during this time of loss. As many have said, Becky was a true fighter and will always be remembered for her fight, yet encouragement to others. May you feel God’s loving arms around you during this time.

Sally (Cuthbertson) Redenius

August 1, 2020

I am so sorry to learn of Becky's passing. She was a true fighter to the end. She set a good example for all others going through this same fight. My sympathy and prayers to all of you - Kevin, Kim and Megan. I remember you two girls and your Mom and Dad a long time ago at WPC and then was so surprised when I learned of Kim becoming a pastor. Your Mother is in the arms of angels and God now and free of all pain. Love to all of you.

Laurie Clark

August 1, 2020

So sorry to hear of Becky’s passing. I have such fond memories of working with Becky in our OB office. We all were sharing our memories of working with Becky. She was such a warrior from the beginning of her illness to the end. Thinking of you & your families.

Gale Logsdon

July 31, 2020

One of my dearest friends, gone too soon. You have fought the good fight and have earned your place in God’s kingdom of heaven. May your family always know you were the loving, guiding force. So many good times. Rest easy, now, dear friend.

Sandy Peno

July 31, 2020

There are no words....just know that I am thinking of you and my arms are wrapped tight around you all.


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