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March 16, 1963 – Friday, December 7, 2012

Service Information
Johnson Funeral Service-Thief River Falls
Saturday, December 15th, 2012
5-7 P.M.

Visitation Information

Clara Ann Daniels, Waabinibi` ziibi-ikwe (White Water River Woman) age 49, of Park Rapids Journeyed to the Spirit World on Friday, December 7, 2012.

She was born on March 16, 1963 in Emerson, Manitoba Canada the daughter of Raymond Hayden and Alice Smith later to be adopted by Michael J. & Evelyn M. Ilene Daniels.

Clara grew up being heavily involved in sports; she loved gardening with her mother and grandmother. Clara then went on to Utah Job Core where she met the father (Carey Slininger) of her three beautiful children. Clara then attended Art school in Denver, Co until 1985 when she relocated to Grand Forks, Nd. Clara gave birth to three of her beautiful children (Jennifer 23, Christine 21, and Tristin 15) in Grand Forks, Nd. Clara was very free-spirited and like to travel to different parts of the states always taking her children with her. Eventually, Clara settled in Thief River Falls, Mn where she worked at Artic Cat in the sewing department and 7 clans casino. Clara met her life partner (Edwina Golden, of Park Rapids, Mn) while working at 7 clans and helped Edwina raise her children. Clara was also a licensed mechanic. Clara enjoyed sewing, beadwork and cooking.

There final residency was in Park Rapids, Mn, where Clara lived the remainder of her life.

Survived by a son: Tristin Slininger of Grand Forks, North Dakota; daughters: Jennifer Daniels and Christine Daniels both of Grand Forks, North Dakota; two grandchildren (Landen and Kayden Chute); life partner: Edwina Golden (and her 5 children) of Park Rapids, Minnesota; brothers and a sister: Bradley Small of PA, Brian Small of Ohio, Raymond Daniels of Cheyenne, Wyoming, Lawrence Daniels of Cheyenne, Wyoming, Michael Daniels and Patrick Daniels both of Las Vegas, Nevada; a sister: Beth Smith of Victoria, Canada; other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by her biological parents Raymond Hayden and Alice Smith; and her loving adopted parents Michael Sr. and Evelyn Ilene-Daniels; extended family, Ralph Slininger; and nephews Andrew Slininger and Sebastian Cooley.

A wake with funeral following will be held on Saturday, December 15thfrom 5-7 P.M. at The Johnson-Green Funeral Home, 420 Labree Avenue North, in Thief River Falls, Minnesota.

Casket Bearers will be Tristin Slininger, Patrick Daniels, Kenneth Strand Jr., Mike Donnell, Robert Chute and Leroy Slininger.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, Minnesota is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to

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