Arlyss Gloria Danielson Waters


EWEN, Mich. — Arlyss Gloria Danielson Waters, 89, of Ewen, died peacefully on Oct. 13, 2013, in the company of family and friends.

Born July 4, 1924, in Chicago, Arlyss earned her degree in nursing from Presbyterian-St. Luke’s hospital in Chicago, where she worked as a nurse. She married Charles Waters in 1952 and together they embarked on a life lived in the beauty of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. She continued her nursing career in local hospitals while raising their family. Arlyss and Charles celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary together Sept. 20, 2012.

Arlyss was a peace activist, applying her passion for peace and justice to end war and protect the environment, both locally and globally.

She is preceded in death by her father, Earl H. Danielson; mother, Myrtle; brother, Earl; her husband, Charles F. Waters; and daughter, Seana Esquer.

Arlyss is survived by her children, Daniel (Nora), Dion (Anne), Glenn (Kerry), Lauren Hightower (Brent) and Linnea Schmid (John); as well as her grandchildren, Max, Mirv, David, John, Carissa, Megan, Lynnette, Kaitlyn and Maeve.

A celebration of her life is being planned for Nov. 9 in Ewen.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to a charity of your choosing.


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