We just called him Danny...
most people in Sacramento
knew who you were talking about when you did. He was
affectionately known as Webster by his childhood friends and
family but the stature and character of the man never allowed
me to take that liberty. His lifetime of service to
country, community, church and family will truly be missed.
Sunrise: February 14, 1924
Sunset: October 16, 2003
A decorated veteran
A loving family man
An exemplary citizen
A devoted Christian
We first met Danny when he volunteered for a Community Watch
project. A police officer who knew him had suggested we
meet and team up. Danny was a volunteer on the civilian
team made up of ham radio operators and serious neighborhood
watch folks. Danny was the kind of man that could never say "no"
when neighbors asked for help.
According to his obituary, Danny was born in
Wheatly, Arkansas. He moved with his older sisters Bobbie Lee
"Albert" and Viola "Peoples" along with his younger brother
Wince Jr. to Dewey, Oklahoma.
Danny took an early interest in community
involvement, and to remember him would be to recognize that he
was a true patriot and man of God. He accepted Christ at a young
age and found a home for his faith at Paradise Missionary
Baptist Church of Sacramento.
Preceded in death by his siblings and daughter
Julia Elizabeth Armstrong, he leaves to mourn his beloved
wife Juanita (Turk) of nearly fifty-five years, and their
family: daughters Wanda Myr Helen Daniel, Deborah Louise
Thompson (Pastor Kevin), Greta Jean Howard, Colette Michelle
Landau, and two sons Stephen Llewellyn, and John Nunn. Danny
leaves behind a family too numerous to mention from coast to
He prided himself on maintaining a safe
neighborhood for families, drug free, and clean. Working with
the Sacramento Police Department in a volunteer capacity, he
called on neighbors to help clean up the crime in Glen Elder. He
served on the Sacramento Area Economic Opportunity Council.
Danny would brace with pride when we talked
about Veterans. He belonged to Veterans of Foreign Wars Post
1660, he served the post in many capacities from post Commander
to Sergeant at Arms. His career spanned both the US Army in
World War II and later, the US Air Force.
Before retiring from the Air Force he'd become
involved with the Red Cross as a Disaster Volunteer. Actively
participating in some of the largest relief efforts in Northern
California he made sure the daily need for blood donations
were met. He also belonged to the volunteer group known as
Sacramento's Search Alert and Rescue.
Danny was a Ham radio operator, using his family
home as a MARS (Military Affiliate Radio System) radio station.
He served as an officer in the Fraternal Order of Masons David's lodge. In
his later years he became a Shriner, donating his time as a
greeter at "Shriners Children's Hospital of Sacramento".
He held the post of Liaison
for the VFW and the veterans in his vicinity, getting their
There are few who will forget Danny's Salmon
run, a yearly event designed to bring salmon from the hatchery
to anyone that asked. Danny was well known for collecting and
distribution food to the needy in neighborhoods beyond his own.