Linda (Vargason) McDaniel


Oct. 23, 1945 – March 5, 2020

DENTON, Texas – Linda McDaniel of Denton departed this life March 5, 2020 at the age of 74 years.

She was born Oct. 23, 1945, to parents Erwin and Estella Vargason in Lusk.
Linda grew up on her stepfather’s ranch, the Fred Dean Ranch, near Node, WY.  Linda often commented on how much she loved growing up on the ranch.
She completed the elementary grades at the Node School House. She sang “He” at her 8th grade graduation. Linda graduated from Lusk High School and was a baptized member of the Lusk Church of Christ. She worked as a nurse’s aide at the Lusk Hospital.
On June 6, 1964, Linda married Roger B. McDaniel. To that union a daughter, Melissa, was added. The couple lived in Cheyenne, Bell Flower, Calif., and finally in Denton, where she operated a successful daycare in her home. All of the children in her care grew up loving her. She was described by all as a loving, caring, generous person.
Linda is survived by her older sister, Anita Culver, of Troutdale, Ore., two granddaughters, one niece, and four nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter, and brother, Clair Vargason.

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