ELIZABETH ANN DANIELS

Obituary for ELIZABETH ANN DANIELS

Elizabeth Ann Daniels, age 41, passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home on January 30, 2019. Born to Charles and Sandi Chapman in Marion, Indiana on March 15, 1977 she was a vibrant, quick-witted soul that loved life and all things living. An accomplished gardener, skilled cook and owner-operator of a small business, Elizabeth served in corporate America as an employee of Lockheed Martin in Indiana, tended to patients with mental illnesses in Hawaii, until she found her dream job as the chef and gardener at First Discoveries Academy in Brandon, Florida. She shared her love of horticulture and nature freely and often treated friends and family to meals featuring food she’d grown, scavenged or traded for. Always ready with a quip and a smile, Beth brought joy to countless souls. She will be missed.
She is survived by her loving husband of 10 years Filepe Daniels, beautiful daughter Lila Grace Daniels, beloved son Maxwell Daniels, devoted parents Charles and Sandra Chapman, adored sister Barbara Beattie and her pets Zuma the Labrador and Claire the Calico.

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04/04/2019

Please know that your whole family is in our thoughts and prayers. I remember that little blond girl in our neighborhood and playing with Michelle. It sounds like she had a full and active life in her short time here and pray you all find comfort in knowing how much happiness she brought to others.

04/04/2019

I was blessed to cross paths with Beth when I got the opportunity to be her daughter’s teacher. Her soul was joyful and her joy was contagious! She was a competitor and devoted mother. Those teacher appreciation homemade jams were always delicious. This message is late but my thoughts are with the entire family, especially Lila. <3

02/13/2019

Filepe,

I want to offer my sincere condolences on your recent loss. I was shocked to hear the news of Beth’s passing and I can only imagine how difficult it has been for you and your family. I got a note from one of your co-workers advising of Beth’s passing & I could not bring myself to believe it at first as I’d always heard of progress, but know that disease can be somewhat unpredictable and erratic. While surely shaken at the thought of it, I hope you are able to take solace in the detail that she passed in her sleep. Still the detail that she’s gone is and will be difficult to accept and I wish this was not true or there was a way to make it all go away.

From our discussions, and everything I’ve heard elsewhere she was a wise, kind woman that will be greatly missed by all who knew her. I hope that in some small way these words will bring comfort to you and your family at this sad time.

May God’s blessings and peace be with you and your family.

Drew

02/08/2019

Beth Daniels was a beautiful, rare and unique person. Always full of love and laughter; Beth enjoyed life to the fullest. I remember how excited Beth and Barbara would be returning home from their family vacations in Michigan and can still hear Beth shouting: ‘say YES to Michigan’! Beth, you are precious memory!

02/08/2019

So many movies & music & memories have your name all over them. It is hard to just pick one as there are several that I could share. I will hold onto them in my heart forever. Your smile & humour & laughter cannot be compared. Thank you for being a part of my universe. I love you.

02/08/2019

Beth and I went to Ball State together and became quick friends when we met in the dorms. Then became roommates when we moved into our first apartment. I will forever remember her smile and laugh. Her willingness to help anyone at anytime. She was always ready for a road trip! I remember when we first got email accounts… (dating us here!) We spent several months sending daily emails to each other that consisted only of rap lyrics to Biggie Smalls songs. We reconnected after college through Facebook. Our kiddos were born months apart and I loved reading her posts that seemed like we were in this child rearing thing together. Her posts were so authentic and real. Reading them you felt her speaking to you. The way she connected to people was unreal and so very natural. I cannot imagine the pain her parents, husband, and kiddos are feeling. But find comfort in knowing this community that Beth created. We are praying for you all and living you up daily. God Bless!

02/08/2019

Gloriously funny, warm and smart, so loving and lovable ♡ such a bright light in the world, sure will miss you, beautiful, beautiful Beth!

02/08/2019

The picture of Beth and sentiments shared in the obituary capture her perfectly. She was all of these things and more. As a friend of her parents, she touched my heart through stories and postings on FB. I can only imagine the influence she had on those who interacted daily with her. Even those who leave us too soon can have an incredible impact on our lives. I loved you, Beth, and hope to hear stories for many years to come about Lila and Max from your parents and Filepe.

Carol Secttor

02/08/2019

I was lucky enough to have been Beth’s life for a short while. She was always an amazing cook. She used to always pick raspberries and then make pies from them. I enjoyed the eating part

Although the time was short the impact she had on me is life long. I will never forget you Beth. -Greg H

02/08/2019

I didn’t meet Beth until after she had been diagnosed, but even wearing a shunt, she exuded joy and love. We saw her most months and have officially named a tomato plant growing in a rock patio as Beth, for her persistence and patience. We’ll share cuttings as it grows big enough and hope that other people — particularly kids! — continue her tradition of sharing good food.

02/08/2019

To the Entire Family, how blessed we all are to have known Beth. I’ve loved every visit with her and all of you. Thank you for sharing her with us all. A Beth Mermaid/Butterfly garden lives on with Eme and I for you to visit always. You are all loved. Dawn and Emeat the egg farm

02/08/2019

Taking our kids to the Honolulu Zoo, her visits when my son was born. Her crazy Facebook posts that made me snort with laughter. Rest In Peace Beth. Jessica Moore & Family

02/08/2019

Just wanted you to know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Beth and I went to school together, she will be sadly missed. Cancer sucks!

02/08/2019

To Sandi and Chuck, our deepest sympathy for your loss. Our prayers are with you.
Ed & Mary Rethlake

02/08/2019

Filepe, I’m so sorry for the loss of your beloved Beth. I feel lucky to have had the opportunity to meet her and blessed that she brought so much joy to my sister, Mary Blair’s life. I’m so thankful to Beth for that. Allison Mook