Daniel G. Edwards, 63, passed away March 31, 2012, in Pueblo. Survived by his wife of 40 years, Bonny; and son, Brad, of the family home in Las Vegas, Nev. Also survived by his very best friends, Matt and Sherry Mraovich of Pueblo; siblings, Ronald (Carolyn) Edwards, Susan Jacobs and Raymond (Sherry) Edwards; sisters-in-law, Sharon Jobes, Barbara Reed, Sandra (Mike) McDaniel and Tanya (Bill) Matthews; brothers-in-law, Jack Reed and Oscar (Lesa) Peters; godson, Devon Mraovich; numerous nieces and nephews. Daniel was born in Pueblo on July 4, 1948, to Donald and Una Edwards who precede him in death. He was a fifth grade teacher at Piggott Elementary School in Las Vegas for the past eight years and previously taught elementary school in Colorado for 34 years including several years at District 70. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Monday, April 9, 2012, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with Ron Chadwick officiating. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Sorry to hear about Dan. I remember when he taught at Baxter Elementary School, my son AJ was a student there. My condolences and love. Jane Rhodes, Neil & AJ

  2. Mr. Edwards, as we called him, was a special teacher for our daughter Gwen at Vineland Elementary. We are very sorry for your loss. It’s heaven’s gain. Love for the family, Nancy, Kerry and Gwen Van Etten

  3. Mr. Edwards you were a great teacher and a great man. You were my favorite teacher of all the teachers I have had. I know you are making all the angels your delicious breakfast burritos. I will never forget you. Love, Emily

  4. We are so sorry to hear of Dan’s passing. You all – family & siblings – are in our prayers.
    Love, Al & Sudie Cole

  5. Dear Bonnie and Brad Edwards, We were so sorry to hear about Mr. Edwards. Just the other day we were talking about him. Ryan loved having him as his 5th grade teacher at Piggott. They shared a love of sports and Ryan so enjoyed giving him a bad time about his Broncos. Mr. Edwards was a wonderful teacher, but more than that, he was a wonderful person. We have talked about your husband and father alot during this past week. It was a huge shock to hear he had passed away. We will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers during the coming weeks as you find your way without him. Please find comfort in the love and admiration that so many people had for him. Sincerely, The Meservey Family

  6. Dear Bonnie and Brad,
    I admired your husband and father. Dan had a great sense of humor.He was always up for fun. The funniest memory surrounds Mary Jo Latino. She had forgot boilng eggs on the stove and when she got home she was greeted with the smell of burnt eggs. Dan brought to school a dozen of eggs to replace her overdone eggs. When she opened the carton, it was full of chicks. He commented that the eggs were definitely overdone! He was a great teacher and an inspiration to others in the field. My prayers and thoughts will be with you at this time and in the future.

  7. I loved Mr. Edwards as my teacher last year. I am sad to hear he passed away. My brother Andre and I were looking forward to stopping by Pigott just to see him. He will live in our hearts and memory as the nicest teacher.

    Andre and Sonja Edelstein

  8. Bonny, Brad, Butch and Sherry,
    Thinking of you. May it help to ease the sorrow, in your heart, in some small way, to know that our sympathetic thoughts are there with you today. So sorry for your loss.

  9. When we are fortunate enough to have someone very special, an angel really, come into our lives and touch our hearts and the souls of our children, we are truly blessed. Our family had the great honor of knowing Dan Edwards, an amazing teacher to Megan and Mallory and friend to our whole family.

    You will forever have a very special place in our hearts and we know your amazing spirit will carry on in your beloved family.

    Our thoughts and prayers to you, Mrs. Edwards and Brad.

  10. Dear Bonny & Brad I know it has been many years since I have seen you, but wanted to let you know I am very sorry for your loss. I always remember how nice Mr. Edwards was and how much fun we use to have when we would visit with dad. I hope God watches over you all and helps you through this great loss.

  11. Danny: A true friend of all. This man always had the time to listen or help people or students in need. I will always remember the time when I lived with Danny, while doing my student teaching at La Junta High School. My wife and I will never forget the help and support he provided. A Great teacher has gone home to the big class room in the sky. God love you Bonny and Brad

  12. I had Mr. Edwards the first year he came to Piggiott Elementary and I can say he has and always been one of my favourite teachers. He later taught my sister, Mallory and allowed me to come in and help grade papers in his class. He was always a great shoulder to lean on. Being a senior I’ve been thinking of what I want to do as a career, and as I’ve chosen education I hope to carry on Mr. Edwards legacy and be as wonderful of teacher as he was. He taught me so much in and outside of the classroom and he will always have a place in my heart. My deepest condolences.

  13. I am so sorry for the family of Mr. Edwards. My family had the great honor of knowing him at Pigott. Both my sons had him for 5th grade, Bryan (now in 9th grade) and Lucas (now in 7th grade). My daughter, Danielle is now in 5th grade. She wanted him to be her 5th grade teacher also, but he was not. They do share a July 4th birthday and she said she will always think of him on “their” day. Not many teachers will always be remembered by their students as a GREAT teacher, but I KNOW that Mr. Edwards will be! G-d bless all of you at this time and please know that there are so many people here that loved him!

  14. Bonny & Brad
    We are so sorry for your loss. Dan was a wonderful person and he will be missed by all who knew him. God Bless you both.

  15. Danny was a wonderful man. Everytime we would visit with him, Bonny and Brad, it would be a time filled with laughter. He was such a joy to be around. He was my favorite cousin and I have so many great memories of him. Very sad to hear of his passing but thankful I was able to see him two years ago.

  16. Danny was a wonderful man. Everytime we would visit with him, Bonny and Brad, it would be a time filled with laughter. He was such a joy to be around. He was my favorite cousin and I have so many great memories of him.

  17. Danny was a wonderful man. Everytime we would visit with him, Bonny and Brad, it would be a time filled with laughter. He was such a joy to be around. He was my favorite cousin and I have so many great memories of him.

  18. Danny was a wonderful man. Everytime we would visit with him, Bonny and Brad, it would be a time filled with laughter. He was such a joy to be around. He was my favorite cousin and I have so many great memories of him.

  19. Two years ago we were in Mr.Edwards class and one day he was talking about the titanic. We were secretly eating cake in the back while he was talking. Two weeks ago we went to visit him at Piggott Elementary and we asked him if we remembered that day. He said that he did and he knew we were eating the cake. That would be one of our favorite memories of Mr. Edwards.

  20. Danny was always one of my favorite people. I remember getting together for Thanksgiving and having a wonderful time. Danny will be missed.

  21. We always enjoyed the time we spent with Danny. He was always fun to be with. He was a great guy. He will be sadly missed.

  22. As life ebbed and flowed Dan came in and out of our lives, but always with a smile on his face and that funny little laugh right there with it. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Dom and Linda Veltri

  23. My deepest condolence to you, Bonny and Brad. Mr. Edwards was my 3rd and 5th grade teacher at Baxter Elementary and it was a joy to me to have had him as a teacher both times. He was an excellent, kind, fair, and humorous teacher and friend. I will always remember his unique teaching style and his wonderful narration of stories; James and the Giant Peach and Old Yeller in particular! I can only imagine how many other people were influenced by him.
    May you both feel God’s comfort during this time.
    Sincerely,
    Holly Bauer and family

  24. Bonny and Brad, you are in our prayers. So sorry for your loss, Dan was a special person and wonderful teacher. His sense of humor is one of the things my children and I remember about him. Mary, Travis, Jill Filer
    Pueblo, CO.

  25. I am going to miss you so much Dan. You were a very important person in my families life! You will be in our hearts forever! Bonnie and brad my prayers are with you and so very sorry for your loss. He was a WONDERFUL man and mentor to all!!! Every time I look at my wonderful Disney ornaments and figures I will always think of you!! I am blessed that you shared those with me. You were so good to me and my family for so many years!! Thank you! Rest in peace my friend. Love you, Cindy, Robby, Dominique, and Austin Jacobs

  26. Words can never express how much I will miss Danny. It was always supposed to be Bonny and Danny. He was in my life from the beginning. Always there whenever I needed. No matter what. From his advice, awesome family holiday meals growing up, his wild tour of Vegas, where we thought we hit the big jackpot, to embarrassing me in public while I was a Police Officer in Pueblo. I could ALWAYS count on Danny. He could give as much as he could take. Sorry again we couldn’t stay til Monday Bonny. We love you and Brad so much. Here for you ANYTIME!! Bill respected Danny from the time he was a teacher at East school in LaJunta. He said all the kids liked Danny. Now we know why. Truly, he was an angel on earth.

  27. Dear Bonny and Brad sorry to hear about your loss. Please let us know if we can help in any way, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love you Sal and Kathy Caro

  28. My Deepest Sympathy to you both, I will always Remember Danny as being such a happy person. And yes this does go back to County High. So very sorry for your loss.

  29. Bonny & Brad,
    Words cannot describe the heartfelt loss of a wonderful, kind and caring man like Mr. Edwards. He was loved by Raylene and us as well. Taken too early, God must have needed another angel. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

  30. Mr Edwars was worth a million times more than he charged us to teach our son Tim to read while in grade school.Tim never forgets it and either do we.we asked him what he would charge and he told us to pay what we could,that was the kind of person he was,very patient,kind and he will always be in our hearts and in our thoughts.Our prayers,Love and thoughts go out to Bonny and Brad and his entire family.

  31. DAN WAS A WONDERFUL MAN. HE WAS FULL OF PATIENCE, TALENT, KINDNESS AND SO CARING. HE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED BY MANY. HE WAS ONE OF THE BEST TEACHERS PUEBLO HAD. HE ALWAYS HAD A STERN, BUT VERY KIND VOICE. HE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED BY MY CHILDREN AND MYSELF. GOD BLESS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY, YOU WILL HAVE A GREAT HOLE IN YOUR LIFE.

    SHELLEY, RICHARD & NICK LEWIS

  32. Dear Bonny and Brad,
    We are so sad about Danny and so very sorry for your loss. We were just thinking back about the fun times we shared when you lived in LaJunta. Danny was such a good teacher, good friend and always one of the most positive people we know. We send our love and deepest sympathy. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you.

  33. We only had the honor of knowing Mr Edwards for a short 3 years while we lived in Las Vegas and attended Piggott ES. I will say that our hearts are saddened over your loss. He was a warm and wonderful teacher. No matter who you were, he had the ability to make you feel like you belonged. I know my eldest daughter enjoyed having him as her teacher and my youngest looked forward to having him. Your family will be in our prayers and thoughts. Thank you for sharing him with all of us.

    Lorie, Amanda, and Hannah Toolis

  34. Bonnie & Brad, I was so broken hearted to hear about Dan’s passing. Having worked with Dan I was always in awe of his wisdom and kindess. He was a friend and a wonderful teacher. We laughed and cried together. He students loved him as did his collages. I will put you in my prayers and hope you find the strenght to carry on. He will be missed by so many.

  35. Dear Bonny and Brad, Our sympathy to both of you in this very sad time. Dan always had a special place in my thoughts as my next-youngest cousin, with warm memories of our growing-up years. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Lovingly, Mary and Jim Holmes

  36. Dan was a very generous and caring person. He was so kind to everyone that had the honor of getting to know him. I have always admired and respected him as a friend and educator. My deepest sympathy to Bonny and Brad for their loss. He made an impact on many lives and was truly an inspiration to others.

  37. Bonny,
    I was so sorry to hear about Danny’s death. I am sorry for your loss and your son’s loss. I will always remember the great times all of us enjoyed in college and in our years of teaching.
    My condolences,
    Nancy Kochevar

  38. Bonny & Brad,
    You are in my thoughts and prayers! I will miss Dan so very much as well as so many here at Piggott ES. He touched the future and he will live on in all good work that he did. May you find peace and comfort.
    With all my love and respect,

  39. Thinking of you and your family at this time. I send my deepest sympathy and hope your many memories help to comfort you. As a teacher I will always remember the special things Dan did for children.Give Brad a special hug for me and if there is anything I can do to help please let me know.

  40. Bonny and Brad,
    I feel very fortunate that Dan was my very first teaching partner at Vineland Elem. He was a wonderful teacher and friend. Many of the things he shared and taught me that first year have helped me to be the teacher that I am today. He touched so many lives! I feel truly blessed that I had that opportunity. Please know that you are in my heart and prayers during this difficult time.

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