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Lambert Charles “Skip” McDaniel

June 30, 2012 by

Lambert Charles (Skip) McDaniel, 62, passed away on Thursday, June 14, 2012.
He was born Jan. 6, 1950 in Bend to Jeff and Glenda McDaniel. He was raised at the Summer Lake Hot Springs in Paisley.
In 1968, he married Mary Andrews in Reno, Nev. They raised their children Glenda Rorabaugh, Sherry Liebe and Skip McDaniel (Blue Boy Koue’) in Redmond. In 1986 they were divorced.
In 1987, he married Judy Schoonmaker. They divorced in 2004. He lived in Redmond until his death. He had an especially close relationship with his mother, she was his dearest confidant.
He enjoyed being out in the woods. He loved creek fishing, (with flies tied by his brother, John) and tent camping with his family on Bear Creek and the Chewaucan River. He often had a litter of stray kittens visiting him on his back porch, all pets loved him. Like his parents, he loved to grow a garden and passed that on to his children and grandchildren.
Skip loved being a skidder operator and began his career as soon as he turned 18. He was devastated when the woods closed. He built himself a firewood business and loved going to the forest, getting wood, sawing it up and selling it. He enjoyed meeting new people while delivering his firewood. He worked at Wal-Mart for several years until he retired in December 2011. He joked about joining the Army when he retired. He was looking forward to being able to take naps whenever he wanted and he planned a big retirement trip to Missouri to visit his family and get to know his great-grandchildren.
He is survived by his son Skip McDaniel; daughters Glenda Rorabaugh and Sherry Liebe; parents Jeff and Glenda McDaniel; brothers John McDaniel and Ed McDaniel; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; ex-wives Mary McDaniel and Judy McDaniel; stepchildren Ron, George, Keith Schoonmaker and Lynn Johnston.
A memorial service was held on Monday, June 18, 2012 at the Redmond Community Church. Memorial contributions can be made to the Humane Society of Redmond, PO. Box 1404, Redmond 97756.

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