John 'Jack' G. Daly


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KANSAS CITY — John "Jack" G. Daly, of Leawood, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 in Prairie Village.

He was born June 1, 1929 in Omaha, Nebraska.

After moving to Denver in 1940, Mr. Daly decided to serve his country in the U.S. Navy and was assigned to the Seabees in 1946.

He married the love of his life, Carol Lee, on June 22, 1951.

Mr. Daly began his business career in the cattle industry in the stockyards of Denver, Colorado in 1948. His career lead them to Garden City in 1958, where he became a well-respected and successful cattleman. He was truly an entrepreneur in the cattle business as co-founder of Western Cattle Company and co-owner of several feed yards. He finished his career in 1989, when he sold Beefland, a state-of-the-art feed yard.

Mr. Daly was an avid fisherman and enjoyed participating in the atmosphere of Arrowhead Stadium.

Upon retirement, Jack and Carol Lee lived in Bonita Springs, Florida and later Fort Collins, Colorado. In 2005, they moved to Leawood, Kansas to be near family and granddaughters.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Carol Lee; his son, Mark, and wife Patty Daly; three granddaughters, Kristen Lewis (Joshua); Courtney Hill (Brandon), and Tricia Daly.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Wesley Chapel at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, 13720 Roe, Leawood. Burial will follow in Mount Moriah Cemetery South.

The family would like to thank their dear friends at Claridge Court Health Center for the wonderful care and support throughout the past two and a half years.

Visitation will be Monday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the McGilley State Line Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, 6800 West 93rd St. Overland Park, KS 66212.

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