Joe Daniels CLASS OF
During his time at Snow College, Joseph Jorgensen Daniels (1957) worked with the local farmers, stomping wool from sheep and cleaning irrigation ditches. Through these and other experiences, he learned about hard work, a lesson he has carried throughout his life. Joe received a full-ride football scholarship to Snow College. He played for Coach Robert Stoddard from 19541957. While attending Snow College, Joe married his high school sweetheart, Euarda. The couple resides in Malad, Idaho, and has six children, 29 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. After completing Snow College, Joe graduated from Utah State University in agricultural economics and business. Since graduating, he has worked and served in a variety of positions. He spent 23 years at Thiokol, and he has also served as Oneida County Commissioner in Idaho. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Idaho Cattle Association and the board of directors for the Idaho Irrigation Pumpers Association. He is also president of the Wrights’ Cattle Association. Joe is active in the LDS Church. He served 10 years as a tour guide at the conference center in Salt Lake City and is now a temple worker at the Brigham City Temple. Some of his most memorable experiences at Snow College include serving as the business manager of the student body and captain of the football team, and being in two stage productions. “My love for Snow College will live with me the rest of my life,” said Joe.
David Peterson graduated from Snow College in 1961. David was very active in a variety of sports while attending Snow. He lettered in football and track, and he won the conference in wrestling two years in a row. After leaving Snow College, Peterson attended Utah State University on a full-ride football scholarship as the team’s tackle. In 1966, he met his wife, Francine, and they have one son who also attended Snow College. They later moved to Eureka, California and have resided there ever since. In 1969, David graduated from Humboldt State University and later obtained elementary education, administrative, and driving instruction credentials. In 1973 he was hired by Mckinleyille Jr. High School as a teacher and coached football, basketball, and track at the neighboring high school. That same year, David and Francine opened the Humboldt Light Opera Company, which just celebrated its 40th anniversary. One of David’s fondest memories of Snow College was working over the summer with his uncle Hilmer Peterson, who at the time was the superintendent of the College, tearing down old houses and clearing space for the present-day Snow College football stadium. His time at Snow not only showed him the importance of education, but also gave him the work ethic that has guided him throughout his life. Through his athletic career, he learned the meaning of hard work and was able to retire in 2005.
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