Daniel Overton of Nampa, Idaho and Thousand Oaks, California entered into eternal rest on June 2, 2021. He was 84 years old.
Daniel was born on August 26, 1936 to John and Lorene “Rene” Overton in Highland, Illinois. As a young child he and his mother moved to Nampa, Idaho where his stepfather, Vern Beckwith, came into his life; modeled love of family, love of country, and the value of integrity, and helped Dan become the great man he was.
After graduating from Nampa High School in 1954, Dan proudly served in the United States Air Force. When he left the Air Force, he attended The College of Idaho where he majored in Business and Economics, and minored in Psychology. In 1963, while working for Procter & Gamble, he relocated to California and became a vital and active part of the Conejo Valley business community. In 1975 he opened General Business Services and in 1985 he founded Overton and Associates, a business and tax consulting firm which he ran until he retired and later returned to Nampa.
He was a founding member of St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church in Newbury Park, California where he sang in the choir and served as a certified Lay Speaker and Lay Leader. Members of the congregation will remember him as a powerful prayer warrior who believed that the faith of a mustard seed could move mountains.
In the community he served a Boy Scout Hike Master, Chairman of the Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce, President of the Community Leaders Club of California Lutheran University, Director of the Thousand Oaks Rotary Club, and Chairman of the Thousand Oaks Business Roundtable. He organized food drives and fundraising for Mana food bank and was also a frequent blood donor. He was an active participant in the annual Conejo Valley Days celebration and was a multi-year winner of CVD’s Whisker-Roo contest for softest and best beard.
In 1994 he was voted Conejo Valley’s “Man of the Year.” In 1995 he served as the chairperson of the Timber School Committee, helping to raise the funds necessary to recreate the first schoolhouse in Newbury Park on the grounds of the Stagecoach Inn. In 2018 he was honored by the Conejo Valley Historical Society and selected as the “Don Triunfo” at the annual La Fiesta del Triunfo celebration.
Dan loved music and singing, riding his Honda Gold Wing motorcycle and, with his wife Casey, vacationing on cruise ships and camping in their RV. They shared many adventures together, but what they shared most was a deep and abiding love that never faltered.
Daniel is survived in life by his wife Casey, three sons, two step-daughters, 11 grandchildren, and 17 great grandchildren.
A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, July 31st at 10 o’clock in the morning in the ballroom at the Best Western Plus Inn, located at 75 West Thousand Oaks Boulevard, Thousand Oaks, California.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to The American Red Cross or St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church in Newbury Park.