2/4/2020 – Nancy J. Daniels, Clayton

2/4/2020 – Nancy J. Daniels, Clayton

Mrs. Nancy J. Daniels, 89, died January 30th, at the Samaritan Keep Home, where she resided for a short time.

A funeral will be held Monday, February 10th, at 2pm, at the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home. Calling hours will be from Noon until the time of the service. A Spring Burial will be held at Grove Cemetery in LaFargeville.

Nancy was born January 8th, 1931, in Watertown, the daughter of Howard and Lottie Dixon Haller. She graduated from Clayton High School as Salutatorian in 1948.

On July 8th, 1984, she married Donald (Jack) Daniels at the Cape Vincent United Methodist Parsonage with Reverend Dora Schneider officiating. Jack passed away April 18th, 1997.

Nancy retired in 1985, after many years as a music teacher in the 1000 Islands School district. She also was a piano teacher for many parents in the area.

She was a member of the Clayton United Methodist Church, where she also subbed as an organist.

Nancy and her husband were members of the Black River Valley Fiddlers.

For many years, Nancy and Jack, were in the music group called “Just Country” playing in the Jefferson County area and Fort Meyers Florida.

Surviving is a stepdaughter, Sally (John) Rogers of Clayton; and cousins.

Donations can be made in her name to the Clayton United Methodist Church, or the River Community Church in Clayton.


  1. Valerie Pete Schwalm Posted

    So sorry to read of Nancy’s passing. She tried very hard to teach me piano for years. I guess I just was teachable. She was a vey sweet woman. My sympathies to the family.

  2. Nancy was my piano teacher for 7 years in the music room at CCS. I lost track of her when we moved to WNY in 1979. I enjoyed my lessons with this kind, patient teacher who convinced me to enter the piano competition at NYSSMA Festivals. My condolences to her family.

  3. Theresa Leavitt Posted

    Nancy will be missed, and yet is now Home with the Lord and Jack. Here’s to you Nancy!

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