Following a difficult illness and an extended hospitalization, Joel Danley died on Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. He was born to Newland “Carmon” and Ellen (Newhouse) Danley on Oct. 9, 1952, and enjoyed growing up on the family farm near Willows.
He attended Willows schools, graduating from Willows High School in 1970, and attended Shasta College and CSU Chico.
He spent his entire life doing what he was passionate about: farming and spending time with his family. He also supported his church (Country Bible), and Providence Christian School, where his kids all attended.
He had his pilot’s license and loved flying and aviation history, as well as camping, hiking and fly fishing.
He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Jenyce (Hiebert); sons Micah and Seth; daughter Anneka; sisters Jan (Than) Williams and Loree (Thad) Stephen; brother Alan (Lee Andrea); numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins; and his best friend, Gary Rumiano.
A celebration of Joel’s life is planned for 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7, at the Providence Christian School Gym, 6290 County Road 12, Orland.
In lieu of flowers, please know that Joel would just want you to save your money! However, if you feel drawn to donate, he always liked supporting Providence Christian School.