Myra Daniel
Myra Daniel

Obituary of Myra Daniel

Myra “Bunny” Lewis Daniel, 73, of Fredericksburg, VA passed away at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, VA on November  11 , 2017 from complications of Parkinson ’s disease. She was born on July 11, 1944 in Birmingham, AL to the late Mr. Herbert James Lewis, Jr. and Mrs. Myra Koenig Lewis.  She grew up in Montgomery, AL and attended Sydney Lanier High School. She studied history at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, where she was a proud member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.

On August 27th, 1966, Myra married USAF 2nd Lieutenant Terry Alan (Ted) Daniel. They built a life together traveling the United States on active duty and in retirement. In addition to supporting her husband’s military career, Myra was an avid history lover, taking every opportunity to introduce her girls to local and national historical sites as they travelled. Her love for history brought her to retire with Ted in history-rich Virginia. It was in her years living in Virginia that a lifelong hobby of genealogy research began.  Myra was known for her love of antiquing and decorating, possessing a talent for design. She possessed the ability to light up a room with her hospitality, hearty laugh, twinkling eyes, and signature red lipstick.

She is survived by her loving husband, USAF Retired Colonel Terry A. (Ted) Daniel); her eldest daughter Myra Leigh (Tom) Pappalardo, her daughter Kimberly Anne (Bill) Torpey, her only brother Herbert James Lewis III (Becky), and her four beautiful grandchildren Daniel (14), Sarah (12), Abigail (10) and Brynn (8). She is also survived by many loving brothers in law and sisters in law, nieces and nephews, and several great nieces and nephews.

A local memorial service will be held at 1:00pm on Friday November 17, 2017 at Adams- Green Funeral Home in Herndon Virginia. Myra’s final resting place will be among the peaceful scenery at Arlington National Cemetery. A “Celebration of Life” will be held at a future date in her hometown of Montgomery, Alabama.

To honor Myra’s life and legacy, the family suggests memorial contributions to two organizations that represent her spirit.  

As an adoptive owner of multiple rescue pets, Myra always believed in the tenet that every life is worthy of protection. For that reason, the family has chosen The Fredericksburg SPCA, a no kill humane animal shelter. https://fburgspca.org/donate/

Myra was proud of her ancestry and passionately involved in documenting her family’s history for future generations. She and her brother uncovered countless family connections through papers and documents discovered at the Alabama Department of Archives and History. Memorial contributions  may be sent  to the Friends of the Alabama Archives and History, 624 Washington Ave. Montgomery, Alabama  36130.