Frona W. McDaniel, 49, of Orange, passed away Thursday, Jan. 6, at M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston. A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 11, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be Wednesday, Jan. 12, at 10:00 a.m. in the Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

Frona was born on Dec. 2, 1961 in Fresno, CA to Bobby and Francis Whitson. She married her first and only true love, Steve McDaniel, on July 7, 1984 in Conroe, TX.

She enjoyed fishing, sewing, knitting, any type of artwork, loved Jesus with all her heart and never met a stranger. Her greatest enjoyment in life was her kids and grandkids who meant everything to her.

Frona was preceded in death by her father and brother, Lloyd Whitson.

She is survived by her husband; son, Stephen A. McDaniel and wife Katie Foux of Hot Springs, AR; daughter, Marie Collins and husband Tony of Orange; mother, Francis Whitson; 3 brothers, Bobby Dean Whitson and wife Kim, Greg Whitson, Curtis Whitson; a sister, Shelley Forest all of Fresno, CA; and 3 grandchildren, Lillian, Victoria, Trenton and one on the way, Bryson.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the National Leukemia Society of Houston, 5005 Mitchelldale St., Houston, TX 77092. For those unable to attend services, you may sign the online Guest Book at