ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our beloved mother, Deborah Donahue, 69 years old, born on December 6, 1951, and passed away on April 27, 2021. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Shannon Bodyfelt on June 3, 2021
Momma...
   Today I’m struggling because I miss you so much.I have been trying so hard just to be strong and only cry as quietly as possible when I’m in my thoughts or emotions,But today is hard for me...My brain knows you are happy and in heaven and everything is ok,But my heart and head still feels so sad and alone I’m still trying to process you aren’t here even though I know your not,That’s what hurts me so much that I can’t just see you and talk to you and have that comfort and love only you know how to give me,I miss my best friend I miss you so much and my heart ❤️ hurts inside everyday knowing I don’t have you to talk to or laugh with or to just simply be together and do life..We’ve always been a team always tackling life together when one was down the other helped pick each back up,we figured things out together and talked and shared everything and not one day has ever went by that we didn’t talk to each other or message even though we could be only minutes away.Iv always had you through everything and you always had me through everything Always...I never worried because “YOU” were always there and you always gave me comfort and peace and support as my best friend.and as my mom, Now sadly your not here and my days are so lonely and I feel like part of myself is just gone and I’m in limbo and sad I miss you so much momma,I love you so much and I just wish I could see you and hug you and see your smile and laugh with you or cry with you simply just be with my Best Friend as it’s always been....Today I am struggling....I miss you so much BFF and I love you so much....
I hope you are with me and my sister and know everyday I/we think about you and
Carry you in our hearts and will forever until we get to see you again....
Your always loved and always will be forever in my heart my BFF
I love you so much momma
Posted by Sara Bowen on June 1, 2021
Mom, because the role you took on for me when I wouldn't allow mine to mother. I am so grateful our paths crossed! You made me feel loved when I didn't feel loved. You made me feel understood when I didn't feel like anyone understood me. I would forever laugh and attend your "petting zoo" and appreciate all your antics to make light of a situation. Memorial day/yesterday even though I had no idea what I was going for but I went anyway and head to my Disneyland Sky Nursery. I was looking around thinking I might want a clematis. At first I didn't like any of my options as they were so picked through over the weekend the only one I would want looked sun burnt and withered. It was then I read the name of the clematis and it was Donahue! I quickly came to the conclusion this would be my tribute to you in my garden. This is how you made me feel. You picked me up and took me in when I was beat up and unwanted and helped me become a stronger better me. I'm Thankful I was able to tell you what you meant to me befor leaving it as a tribute!! I you and I will always love you!
Posted by Shannon Bodyfelt on May 21, 2021
I’m just wanting to say....I love you momma there isn’t much more than that just missing you so much,feeling more lost and alone than ever and everyday I just wish I could see your beautiful face and hear your voice your laugh your loving words that always helped me get through anything.My true best friend through it all I miss you and love you so very much and my heart ❤️ is sad everyday without you I know heaven must be wonderful and your free and ok but I can’t help feeling so sad that your gone,I was never ready to see you go and that is what hurts me so.... I love you momma I love you so much....my eternal best friend.
Posted by Larry Tate on May 17, 2021
Deborah from the very first time we talked there was something in your voice that touched my soul , and I fell in Love with you then and I have always been in Love with you , you and I have a bond that only we know , we always looked out for one another in every way , you was my rock sweetheart, I just wish I could have kissed you before you had to go , until I see you again my Beautiful Soulmate
Posted by Mary Spake on May 16, 2021
Thank you Deborah for sharing your smiles, laughter, fears, friendship and family with me. You have been a gift. Love ya kiddo!
Posted by Diane Longo on May 15, 2021
Philippians 1:3 I thank God in remembrance of you.
I know my sister was ready to meet Jesus which gives me peace.
I wish we could have grown up together but God had other plans.
She will be missed by many.
Sister Diane
Posted by Shannon Bodyfelt on May 14, 2021
I love you more than words could ever express,Everyday I miss you,Everyday I talk to you,Everyday I just want to see you and hug you and talk to you I miss you so much you were not just my amazing momma
You were truly my very BFF always all the way to the end...fighting and trying just for me and my sister.. you were the strongest most amazing woman and I am surely proud of you.....I will love you now as Iv loved you for my whole life and I will always hold you close and never forget you and I will miss you everyday,until I get so see you again...
My Momma My Best friend....
I hope you are looking down and with me and always know how much I love you.........
Always
Posted by Brandie Bodyfelt on May 14, 2021
I love you so so so much nanny please come visit me I will see you when time is ready
Posted by Nina Schoening on May 13, 2021
Thank you for being the Mother I never had. I love you!
Posted by Shirley Zimmerman on May 13, 2021
I remember playing together when we visited Grandma and Grandpa Cordle.
We both loved Grandma so much and never wanted to get in trouble by her but somehow we always did. We laughed so much. Your mom named your middle name after my mom and my mom named my middle name after your mom. You will always be in my heart. I love you. Rest In Peace my sweet cousin.
Posted by Noelle Salsbery on May 11, 2021
Good morning Mommy, I love you.

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Posted by Shannon Bodyfelt on June 3, 2021
Momma...
   Today I’m struggling because I miss you so much.I have been trying so hard just to be strong and only cry as quietly as possible when I’m in my thoughts or emotions,But today is hard for me...My brain knows you are happy and in heaven and everything is ok,But my heart and head still feels so sad and alone I’m still trying to process you aren’t here even though I know your not,That’s what hurts me so much that I can’t just see you and talk to you and have that comfort and love only you know how to give me,I miss my best friend I miss you so much and my heart ❤️ hurts inside everyday knowing I don’t have you to talk to or laugh with or to just simply be together and do life..We’ve always been a team always tackling life together when one was down the other helped pick each back up,we figured things out together and talked and shared everything and not one day has ever went by that we didn’t talk to each other or message even though we could be only minutes away.Iv always had you through everything and you always had me through everything Always...I never worried because “YOU” were always there and you always gave me comfort and peace and support as my best friend.and as my mom, Now sadly your not here and my days are so lonely and I feel like part of myself is just gone and I’m in limbo and sad I miss you so much momma,I love you so much and I just wish I could see you and hug you and see your smile and laugh with you or cry with you simply just be with my Best Friend as it’s always been....Today I am struggling....I miss you so much BFF and I love you so much....
I hope you are with me and my sister and know everyday I/we think about you and
Carry you in our hearts and will forever until we get to see you again....
Your always loved and always will be forever in my heart my BFF
I love you so much momma
Posted by Sara Bowen on June 1, 2021
Mom, because the role you took on for me when I wouldn't allow mine to mother. I am so grateful our paths crossed! You made me feel loved when I didn't feel loved. You made me feel understood when I didn't feel like anyone understood me. I would forever laugh and attend your "petting zoo" and appreciate all your antics to make light of a situation. Memorial day/yesterday even though I had no idea what I was going for but I went anyway and head to my Disneyland Sky Nursery. I was looking around thinking I might want a clematis. At first I didn't like any of my options as they were so picked through over the weekend the only one I would want looked sun burnt and withered. It was then I read the name of the clematis and it was Donahue! I quickly came to the conclusion this would be my tribute to you in my garden. This is how you made me feel. You picked me up and took me in when I was beat up and unwanted and helped me become a stronger better me. I'm Thankful I was able to tell you what you meant to me befor leaving it as a tribute!! I you and I will always love you!
Posted by Shannon Bodyfelt on May 21, 2021
I’m just wanting to say....I love you momma there isn’t much more than that just missing you so much,feeling more lost and alone than ever and everyday I just wish I could see your beautiful face and hear your voice your laugh your loving words that always helped me get through anything.My true best friend through it all I miss you and love you so very much and my heart ❤️ is sad everyday without you I know heaven must be wonderful and your free and ok but I can’t help feeling so sad that your gone,I was never ready to see you go and that is what hurts me so.... I love you momma I love you so much....my eternal best friend.
her Life

An Unfinished Memoir

For Christmas 2020, I gifted my mother an online memoir service.  It would send a new question every week to help tell her life story, which would be printed into a book upon completion.   I wish that she was here to finish it, but I would like to share what she has written so far.   I hope my sister, niece and I can complete it together and share it as we go.

What was your Mom like when you were a child and what do you admire most about her?

My beautiful mother was a very patient, kind, and loving mother. She never said bad things against people. She was happy, and she took really good care of us as children. She loved God. What I admired most about my mom is her strength.

She handled so many life challenges and she taught me to be strong in the face of adversity. It's a priceless value.

Who had the most positive influence on you as a child?

My momma (Joyce) has always been a very amazing woman her sweet and loving disposition has touched many people not just her family or us her children but many people, she is very selfless very giving, and truly a loving person who has always put others first before herself. She’s always worked herself to the extreme and always took time to help others no matter what it took for her, many times sacrificing her own self just to help someone else like I said truly amazing. She’s always been supportive and always has your back even if she might not exactly like the situation but if she loves you she is loyal and compassionate and loving to the bone. She’s always been my best friend my Rock my go-to when I need someone just to listen and she always has. I have so much love for her as her daughter that I can’t imagine ever not being her best friend, She’s truly a very special woman and she’s the anchor of my heart……
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My best friend

Shared by Carol Gilder on May 10, 2021
She was my bff Iam going to miss her so much .She help me with all my crazy problems .We had a lot of fun together.She one of the greatest person I know if you new her she would do anything for you.She would give last to make sure u were ok .Going to miss you but I will see you soon keep willie in line lol love you and will never forget yo