On Friday, May 18, 2012, Danny Eaker, of Roswell, passed away in Gallup. A service will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, May 24, 2012, at Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Adam Soliz officiating. Danny will be laid to rest in South Park Cemetery following the service.
Danny Ray Eaker was born on May 24, 1957, in Kansas City, Mo., to Betty McHenry. Danny valued education. He graduated from Ft. Scott Community College, where he wrestled on scholarship. He received his Bachelor of Arts in history from Eastern New Mexico University and his master’s in education administration from Western New Mexico University. He was a history teacher at Tohatchi High School in the Navajo Nation. He taught at Valley View Elementary School, where he touched the lives and hearts of many young people. He was the assistant principal at Mesa Middle School and the principal at Edgewood Elementary.
Danny spent many of his years around the sport of wrestling. He took much pride in being an athlete. He was captain of his high school wrestling and cross-country teams. His teammates became his brothers and some continued to be a part of his life throughout his life. He Login to read more