1959 ~ 2016
28, 2016 this world lost its greatest treasure. While heaven
gained a very deserving angel
On March 31, 1959 the world was made a better place by
the birth of Donna to Lawrence William and Helen Arlene
Nelson. Donna grew up being a loving and giving caretaker
to her brothers and sisters as well as many nieces and nephews.
Donna soon became a loving mother of her first daughter
in 1983. She raised this sweet child alone until she met
her true love in 1986. Soon their love led to a daughter
in 1988 and another in 1990. Donna instilled her kind giving
spirit to her daughters as well as friends and family.
Donna’s life wasn’t without hardship but the
lessons she taught us all well was to face everything with
In 2009 Donna finally married the love of her life Lyman.
It was true love they didn’t agree on much and they
augured at times but at the end of the day they were each
other’s world. Also in 2009 Donna became the world’s
best grandma to her granddaughter Lois (Tater-bug).
Donna is survived by her loving husband Lyman three daughters,
Annie, Sara, and Nicole. granddaughter; Lois, sister’s
in law; Jackie and Sara. brothers in law; Johnny, Richard
and Kent (Shawna) Sister; Debbie (Dennis) and many nieces
and nephews and cousins.
She is preceded in death by her parents Larry and Arlene,
mother in law; Fonda and Father in law; Bud also brother’s;
Mike and Steven, sister; Bonnie, sister in law; Becky, great
“Remember me with smiles and laughter
for that is how I will remember you all.
If you can only remember me with tears then don’t
remember me at all.”
There will be a Celebration of Donna’s Life held
on Saturday, February 13, 2016 from 12:00 to 2:00 pm at
2835 South 2855 West West Valley City, Utah 84119.