It is with deep gratitude and appreciation that Pioneer United Methodist Church (PUMC) of Auburn, of which my parents are members, will be hosting the memorial service. Beginning at 1:30 PM, the celebration of Donna’s life will be shared. We all hope that you can attend and, if not, any special memories, thoughts, and prayers that you would like to share can be done so on this site or, if you prefer another method, please send an e-mail to Steve or Linda. Following the service will be a reception at in the Fellowship Hall of PUMC.
PUMC is located at:
1338 Lincoln Way
Auburn, CA 95603
As we are preparing for her services, some people have asked for a a charitable organization to contribute to in Donna’s honor. Lisa (my incredibly thoughtful and supportive wife) reminded us in this busy time that my mom LOVED dogs–labs in particular–and she has always been hoping to find a way to help Cassi. While it may be a while before Cassi is a good candidate for one of the very special dogs from Canine Angels Service Team, we have directly experienced the benefit vicariously through a dear friend’s daughter. To this end, and in lieu of flowers, a tax-deductible donation can be made to Canine Angels Service Team at the following link: https://www.givedirect.org/give/givefrm.asp?CID=12146. Remember that many companies have matching programs!
There are a few things to click in frames #2 & #3 to help memorialize Donna Weaver to this great organization.
Thank you for your thoughts, prayers, and support. God bless.
Obituary (to appear in Auburn Journal 1/19 & 1/20)
Donna Gale Weaver, age 80, passed away and went to be with Jesus on January 15, 2012 at her home in Auburn, CA. She was surrounded by her family and went peacefully from complications associated with COPD.
Donna was born December 29, 1931 in Chicago, IL to Charles G. and Helen G. May. She attended Blackburn University and earned her Bachelor of Science degree. While there, she met and, upon graduation, married Robert (Bob) Dunning Weaver on June 1, 1953.
Both Donna and Bob are members of Pioneer United Methodist Church in Auburn. Prior to moving to Auburn from Palo Alto, CA, Donna had lovingly raised her two children. She was very active in supporting her children to attain the highest ranks in scouting. She had also worked in the career center of Palo Alto High School to help guide the students to an appropriate career path based on their interests. After her children had both left home to earn their four-year degrees and eventually start their families, she found her passion in training her black Labrador retrievers for obedience and agility, winning awards at competitions. Her involvement with the Deep Peninsula Dog Training Club made an indelible mark for its members past and present.
Married 59 years, Donna is survived by her loving husband, Bob, and two children, Linda (Geneva, IL) and Steve (Auburn, CA). Donna’s sister, Helen Wing, eight years her senior, went to be with our Lord in 2005. Grandchildren: Sara and Philip (Linda), and Nicholas and Cassandra (Steve). Nieces: Laurie, Becky, Wendy, and Jay.
A memorial service will be held at Pioneer United Methodist Church (PUMC) at 1:30PM on Sunday, January 22, 2012. Following the service will be a reception in the Fellowship Hall of PUMC. The church is located at 1338 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603.
In lieu of flowers, a tax-deductible donation can be made to Canine Angels Service Team (CAST) at the following link: https://www.givedirect.org/give/givefrm.asp?CID=12146. CAST raises and trains exceptional dogs for children with special needs, promoting the child’s independence and providing a better quality of life through a canine connection. Their web site is www.canine-angels.org.
The family wishes to thank Pioneer United Methodist Church, Sutter Hospice, and all family and friends for their support. Donna will be sorely missed by her husband, children, family, and friends in Auburn (8 years), Palo Alto (31 years), and all other residences throughout the years.