- 59 years old
- Date of birth: May 23, 1954
- Date of passing: Dec 22, 2013
|Let the memory of Dona be with us forever|
"Happy Birthday! Like Dad said you better be sipping on a lemon drop. Your missed everyday. Your grand babies are growing like a weed. They dress up in all your costume jewelry and dance around."
"Happy Birthday my love. Hope you are drinking lemon drops on a warm sunny beach. Miss you every day.
Love you always"
"Happy 62nd Birthday to my beautiful sister. My heart is still sad and I miss you every day! I always smile when I look at pictures and recall the memories we shared! Now Dave is up there with you too! Miss you both so much!"
"Tom: I'm so sorry to hear about Dona - unfortunately after a while, we lost connection when I went back to Texas - Last time I saw Dona was at her shop on El Paseo - I only found out about her passing a week or so ago... when someone posted a great picture of her & two of her friends on FB... I've felt such a sadness since, when I first met you two, I felt such an instant connection to her... it was a short lived friendship, but I really liked her a lot & enjoyed her company... I'm sorry for your loss!!!"
"Miss you every day especially now at Christmas. Miss your cookies, custom stockings, and all Christmas spirit.
Love you always Merry Christmas."
"Oh hey there! Last night Hayden came out wearing your seashell necklace, I happened to say that's a pretty necklace and she said I know it's grandma Dona's!! right there I knew you were right there next to her. Keep watching over all of us and your grand-babies. We all miss you so much, I love how you live on through Hayden. She wears a piece of your jewelry daily xoxoxo"
"Still Missing you!"
"Miss you and love you"
"Heaven must be a pretty cool place 'cuz you haven't come back yet!
I miss everything about you sis, Thanks for watching over me all the time! I know you are there!
Love and miss you girlfriend!"
"Happy Day to you Dona... I know that May 23rd was your day of birth, but you may remember that I ALWAYS called on the 24th like a dufus. AND every year you would say "It's the 23rd" (so how perfect is it to leave this tribute on the 24th). I am normally very good with birthdays, but for some reason, maybe the odd number thing, the 24th was better? Well, I need to tell you that we have a new little dog who we got when Sedona passed. BTW, I know you are taking care of our girl up in Heaven.
Well, our new little girl is a small dog, 15 lbs, but with a BIG personality! Her name is KOA like the Hawaiian beautiful and treaured brown wood. We don't know her real birthday but think it was in May about 4 years ago now. So we decided her birthday is May 23rd! as you would just love her to much. Koa would have fit in very well and adorned ALL of your doggie boutique accessories with pleasure!
Now every year when we celebrate Koa's birthday by going to a local doggie boutique for a treat, we will celebrate you too! We miss you & Love you!"
"Happy Birthday my true love
Life is not the same without your beautiful smile I miss you constantly. I know your drinking lemon drops today. Love you forever,
"Happy Birthday Sis!
I thank God for all the memories we've shared during our precious time we had together. I still think of you every day and miss you immensely. We would probably be in the Greek Isles right now, if only you could have stayed! I still hear your laughter and see your beautiful smile! Thank you elevator Lady, LOL I love you! xoxoxoxoxoxoxo"
"Only you would so understand why I'm a day late in doing this! Life gets in the way of life...No wonder we enjoyed our cruises so much, it was our time to just BREATHE!!! I miss you so much my dear sister, my BFF, a year has passed since you left this world to go find a better place! I love that you are always watching over me, I know you are there! I miss hearing your laugh! What do you think you'll get me to buy this year? Last year it was the camel, LOL My heart will always be broken until we meet again, face to face. :("
"A year later Dona and we miss you as much as we did last Christmas...if not more. I know you've been looking over us this last year, and you're taking care of our Sedona girl now."
"I can't believe it's been a year. I miss you always. Think of you always. Christmas is just not the same without you. I know you are watching over us."
"today marks a year. i know you are looking down on us with a smile and a lemon drop in your hand. Logan and i pray for you nightly. you are always i our hearts."
"Hi Dona! Today marks a year that we said see ya later. Over the weekend we watched a video of Hayden's first Christmas abd their you were Hayden had the biggest smile on her face and her eyes sparkled like you where their watching it with her. We talk daily about you to your grand girls. Keep watching over all of us and will see ya later xoxoxox"
"Hi Dona! Today marks a year that we said see ya later. Over the weekend we watched a video of Hayden's first Christmas abd their you where Hayden had the biggest smile on her face and her eyes sparkled like you where their watching it with her. We talk daily about you two your grand girls. Keep watching over all of us and will see ya later xoxoxox"
"Just missing you the last 365 days!
Dona will always be remembered."
"It was 1 year ago that I would see my sister for the last time. I never said goodbye to her only "so long"! They say time heals, but I guess a year just isn't enough for me!
Love and miss you so much Sis!"
"It's hard to believe that it's been a year since Dona was with me in Florida, getting on the transplant list at Florida Hospital. We had so much hope for her receiving a liver! Trying to accept God's plan is not the easiest thing for me to do! I sure do miss you sis!"
"I hope on this fine day you are floating on a cloud, with an umbrella drink and a smile. We will always remember and celebrate you this way, forever. Love and miss you!"
"I hope you are having a Heavenly Birthday!"
"Happy 60th my friend. I know you're enjoying the sand between your toes and the sun on your shoulder wherever you are. I only wish that we were popping a champagne cork in celebration together! Missing you on your special day <3"
"Happy 60th Birthday to my Step Mom!! We all know you are soaking up that beautiful sun while sipping on some lemon drops in paradise!! Rest in Paradise, we all miss you dearly.
Hayden & Holly say Happy Birthday Grandma Dona xoxxo"
"My love would be 60 today. I miss you so much. Miss your beautiful smile. Hope you are drinking lemon drops and having a good time."
"I only met Dona once and felt an instant kinship. I know her well thru her sister, Dannette, and have shared, through stories, of some of their escapades!!! God bless you Dona. We spent alot of time sending positive hopes and many prayers. I hope all your family and close friends find solace in their memories of you. Judy Hansen"
"Your in my prayers today Dona..And you will always have a place in my heart and my memories will keep you near.
You are a treasured person in my life.
I thank you for the year of getting to know you and realizing God created a very special woman with a heart of gold. You always cared.
I had my ups n down's and you took the time to make me laugh again.. I thank you..
God needed you home to carry on..And i know your job will continue.. I can see you now loving all of God's animals. Be well in that beautiful place they call Home.. We will see you again. I know that. And everyday here i will remember that first day i meet you next door.. You made me laugh.. And yes we had days we cried together.. And through it all you left a stamp on each of us. You will never be forgotten. All of El Paseo is sending love and prayers..
And with you looking down on all of us...And i will just know!... love ya my buddy..Never goodbye..
I just wish i could have helped more..I prayed everyday.
I learned so much from you.. You said never give up!. I haven't. You were so strong...You figured me out early.. My heart.. and you were right..."
"My Beautiful Sister, I didn't know until now.... I know that your dancing and laughing in the rain above us.... Tom, please know that when I was able to find Donna again ,,, I could tell that she was happy in her life.... thank you for bringing so much happiness to her life..."
"Tom: Dick and I send prayers and thoughts your way and are so sorry for your loss. We met Dona when you guys moved next door to us at Lake La Quinta. You were great neighbors and we loved Dona immediately. She was always smiling and bubbly and so much fun. She included me in her holiday cookie bake party while in LLQ and it was a great time full of laughs and good eats. We stopped by her shop awhile back and she looked great and was so optimistic about her health status. I am so saddened to realize that was my last conversation with her. I am sure her 4-legged babies Shadow, Bailey and Maya are lost without her. She was a special woman who brought sunshine into the lives of anyone fortunate enough to have known her. Cindi Hanna"
"We at Oscar Newman and CocoTherapy are so devasted to hear about Donna's passing. She was such a pleasure to work with and I always loved talking to her. She was such a truly wonderful woman and I know she will be terribly missed by her friends and family. Our hearts, love, and healing thoughts are with Tom and all her loved ones. With our deepest sympathy, Charisa, Carmina, Michele, Carrie, and Lisa"
"Kristin and I say almost everyday that we cannot believe she is gone. We miss her easy smile and quick for a laugh personality. She was a beautiful lady that we had a lot of fun and laughs with. I know we will see her again. Shes kickin it on a white sand beach probably listening to music with a few past friends. She was such a great lady, we love and miss her very much."
"My Dearest Dona you were such an inspiration caring loving soul and I so enjoyed working with you on adoptions and events and our dinners and wine I will truly miss you and always have you on my heart I will have a tribute to you for precious Mia"
"Such a Beautiful tribute to Dona and her life! Even though, I didn't know her personally but only through Dannette's eyes, I felt like Dona was a friend! I am grateful for this experience! But, I do know that when The Lord calls our loved ones home, he leaves a gift of memories in exchange. Memories are always a legacy of love. Love Always,Christine"
"Jim and I met Dona in December, 2011 at her Cosmopawlitan Boutique. We took our two furry friends, Gidget and Gizmo, almost every weekend to play with Mia. We always looked forward to seeing Dona and Mia and will miss them so very much. Dona always made our weekends bright and cheery!"
"Dona and I started our businesses on El Paseo at the same time and became fast friends as we sent customers back and forth to each other and compared notes about our little shops. I miss her deeply and will always remember her radiant smile and loving personality. Mia is my little Doodlebug's best friend. We send our love to the family and pray that you find comfort knowing that Dona was so dearly loved by so many of her customers and by her El Paseo business neighbors. With love and very fond memories of a dear lady - Joanne Chretin"
"What a beautiful tribute page and beautiful photos. I am friends with Dona's sister, Dannette and brother-in-law John. I only knew Dona via F/B and our mutual love of animals and helping them. It takes a special soul to help the helpless, and God needed that soul home. I'm sorry for the family and fur kids left behind, but this is not good-bye. Hold on to that thought as you go thru these difficult days."
"Dear Tom.. I just learned of the loss of Dona..I'm so very sorry..
My prayers are with you and your family..
She will be missed. She gave it her all!
I was so praying she would beat this.
I know God is keeping her close.
My heart goes out to you.. And sweet baby Mia.. How she loved her . I remember the first day she brought her to the store.. It was the sweetest thing ever..
I enjoyed her company everyday i worked near her.
I loved helping her as much as she needed.
We had so much fun doing the windows up for the Holidays..
Such a giving and caring woman.. Her laugh!.. Her smile.. to everyone was so real and warm. She really won us all over in such a short time..
Every customer left with a new friend they made. Her store .. she was so proud of..
The desert will miss her. I will miss her.
She gave so much of herself.
A cause a week id say..
Never ending to spread the word of loving an animal..
Mia was much more then just her pet. I truly believe Mia gave Dona so much joy and pride. She was a wonderful gift for Dona's heart..
Take care Tom. I will keep you in my prayers. Dona was so proud of her husband. I'd love seeing all the little things you would do for her.. Lunch delivered everyday!!.It was so sweet..
If you need anything.. I'd hope the store stays.. she was so proud of it.. If you need anything just call Karen 760 832-3803..
I don't know when the service is.. But i will attend if it is not just for the family.I will look for a date..
It is a hard time of year to have to go through such a heartbreaking loss. But Tom know she loved you so very much.. It was in her eyes. I saw that..Be well. And please give sweet Mia a hug for me..God bless you.."
"Dona was my stepmom for most of my life. I will always remember her going all out on holidays. I always looked forwarded to our stockings even as an adult. She always made sure everyone had a great time when we celebrated events. Her laughter and smile will be greatly mussed. Logan and I pray every night you are looking down on us with a smile."
"December 22nd will always be a sad day in the lives of those lucky enough to have known Dona. Dona was our sister-in-law and although we did not get to spend near enough time together, the times we did spend together were always special. Dona touched us all with her beautiful smile, contagious laughter, sense of humor, compassion and generosity that would not quit. Mark and I said our Aloha to Dona by gathering flowers from our yard and placing them, along with many tears, into the ocean at sunset on 12/23. It was a fitting way to say Aloha to a wonderful lady who loved the beauty of tropical flowers, the warmth of the ocean and the beautiful Maui sunsets. Dona, you will be in our hearts and missed forever."
"Dona was my step mom for all of my life. She always knew how to brighten up a room w/ her warm smile and love for laughter. I would say these last 4 years I've been out in the desert I really got to bond with her & enjoyed that she was able to build a special bond with her grandbabies Hayden & Holly. Hayden is the first grandchild and will always be her favorite. We will miss you everyday and think & talk of you daily. That is my promise to your gandbabies. We love you Dona! Rest in Paradise."
"I really didn't get the chance to know Dona. But what I do know she was a great sister to one of my best Friends Dannette. Dannette couldn't stop talking about her when we used to hang out!! My prayers our with you and your Family!! God Bless!!"
"Fond and loving memories I hold in my heart of our time together. Rest in peace. You will be missed."
"I met Dona in the early 1980's when Karen introduced us. She lived in the same complex as we did. I can still remember her beautiful apartment with all kinds of house plants. It was homey and warm and pretty. She was just so nice and welcoming. I was so envious. I wanted to be just like her...so warm and kind and not shy like me. I was going to tell her that story and so much more. I am so sorry I didn't tell her long ago. I will miss her always."
"Hey there, it's your sister, just calling to see what you're up to! Give me a call later! Love You!
I will truly miss talking and laughing with my sister! She was so awesome. Love you and miss you immensely sissy!!!"
"First of all that is a fabulous picture of her! My fondest memory was my Mom's first cookie party at the mobile home. She had so much fun & of course Dona treated her like they were old best friends! She was warm, caring & compassionate. Tom ... please try and take care of yourself during this grueling time. We are sending strength and love to you."
"She welcomed everyone with a smile, those with two legs and those with four. Thank you Dona for all the laughs, the group will never be whole again. We will all miss you. Toni"
"All of us girls are going to really miss The Christmas Cookie parties. She was such a great hostess and made us all feel like family! Love you Dona!"
"Dona was a loving and caring sister.She fought a hard battle with this,but was always positive.Even though she lived on the other side of the country,she would fly in for Christmas,it was great to see her.She was too young,but we have no control of that,,just the man upstairs.We'll always remember you Dona and I think of you often.Love Dave."
"As long as I have know the Thorman clan I have seen you all as my family as my brothers and sisters. When I heard that Donna fell ill I prayed so hard I think harder than I have in a really long time. Both Tom and Donna opened their home to me. Donna always had the beautiful infectious laugh and smile that just lit the room up. You will be missed but never forgotten your memory will live in each one US that had the great pleasure and honor to meet you. I continue to pray for my Thorman family everyday."
"So sorry to know such a sweet and kind person like Dona leaving us so soon. May God be with her. With our deepest sympathy at this time of sorrow to you and your family."
"T T I am speechless!! I hope you are doing well. I'll give you a call soon. Wow, no more movies & a six pack!
"Dear Dona: We love you and will miss you. We know you are
with God and we will see you again. Thanks for all the love
you showed to us. You will always be with us in our hearts.
Doug and Carmen Kaledo"
"Tom I hope that your family is helping you through this tough time. Although I am not one of your kids I have always considered you a second father and always was appreciative of you and Dona involving me in your Christmas Eve traditions. Want you to know that I have you in my prayers. Please keep me updated if you have a service or memorial. Take care, Brian Gregg"
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