Mildred “Jane” Cooper McDaniel


Mildred “Jane” Cooper McDaniel was born in San Marcos, Texas on Oct. 14, 1935. She was received into our Fathers loving arms on Aug. 12, 2021 in San Antonio, Texas after a prolonged battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

She was the daughter of Russell Cleburne and Myrtie Cooper. Raised in San Marcos, she graduated from San Marcos High School and Southwest Texas State Teachers College where she received her degree in Primary Education.

She married Lynn Ray McDaniel on Dece. 26, 1959. They were blessed with 44 years of marriage before Lynn’s death.

Jane was a loving wife and mother who always put her family first. She was a dedicated teacher who loved the children she taught as if they were her own.

Preceded in death by her parents, siblings and husband, she is survived by her children: Melanie Cooke of Carmel, California, and Mark McDaniel and wife, Kathy, of San Antonio. Grandchildren include: Morgan McDaniel, Maddie Cooke, Sawyer Kridech and Amanda White.

Memorial Service will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Gonzales on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021 at 10 a.m. with Pastor Matt Pennington presiding.