I didn't see it at the time as a kid growing up with the Racquet Club crew, but looking back I realize Donnie had a big heart and would go out of his way to include EVERYONE in the group. A rare attribute for someone that age. He will be missed! Grant family - my prayers are for you.
I am deeply saddened to hear of Donnie passing on. Don as I called him, was a gentle soul. He was the first I met at Aud. I remember playing soccer at recess, I knew nothing about soccer, well ball went out of bounds, I thru it in the "mix" like a football. Of course everyone fell down laughing, doh I was from western KS, but Don looked down and grinned and said hey man that's a "sick bird" throw in. I looked at him and thought what? Then he grinned again and said ill-eagle. To this day if I hear sick bird or well illegal I always pictured Don in my mind. Donnie was always a good sport, if he won or lost he just was never mean. Another great memory is as the Aud. Toros I was goalie and it was windy as hell, we were down 10-1 at half , I told Donnie and Phil we only need 11 to win, since wind was on our side. Don said np just 11, and grinned. Well we/ he covered that.
I don't know the why or how's but a man with character lives forever, Donnie had plenty. We all meet in the end. Way too young, peace my friend. I picked a star in heaven so when I look up, I see your brilliance shining down.
Dear Grant family I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Donnie. We were always buds growing up at the raquet club. My heart goes out to you.
Julie Hughes Hanenberg
My heart and hugs reach out to you. I am so sorry for the loss of your son, the greatest sorrow for a Mom. I am thinking of you with love and many memories of our high school days.
Lynne Butcher Clark, Scarsdale
Ginny dear-there are no words-just tears.Please know I'm here for you -no advice but a tender heart and a shoulder to share.You've been so strong - I stand in awe.You are in my prayers.
with much love, Julie blackmun
Ginny and family, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My heartfelt condolences.
Neighbor on Chelton Road
With Deepest Sympathy. I am so sad to hear of Donnie's passing. He truly was one of a kind. His laughter and presence made everyone feel welcome and glad to be there. He was a great sportsman who appreciated and loved the games as well as having fun playing them. As all of you know he will be deeply missed. I know he is smiling down and ready to poke fun at all of our quirks.
All My Prayers to the Grant family,
I will miss an old friend and billiards companion
I am saddened to hear of Donnie's passing. He was a great soccer player and a good friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you mourn his loss.
Ginny, my heart goes out to you and your family. I am so very sorry
about the passing of your son. You are in my thoughts and my prayers.
With sympathy and love,
I'm sorry that I never knew Donnie, but with you and Jamie for parents, I know that was my loss. Rmember only the joy that he brought to you and that your friends grieve alongside for your family. Ann Leach (Pueblo CO)
My condolences to the family, Donnie helped me through some rough times,I had looked forward to seeing him again, and saddened to hear this,rest in peace my friend.
I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to the entire Grant family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of Donnie we had many great times together my thoughts and prayers go out to the family he was a great guy
Donny, we had a lot of good times from Audubon Elem. to Horace Mann to Wasson. A lot of good memories. You will be missed.
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
Had many great times with Donnie on the golf course. RIP my old friend
I am so sorry to hear of Donnie's passing. I just want to let his family know, my life was made better by knowing him. He always made me laugh and all my memories of him make me smile. One of my favorities is the Wasson/Palmer football game we played on the driving range at Patty Jewett, after golf practice.He was one of a kind.
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Donnie could always put a smile on your face with his bright eyes and big smile. Not to mention what a character he was. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time.
Ginny, I am so sorry. Gene
There are sd many great, humorous memories from high school. Donnie truly was a gift to those whose lives he graced. I may have only known him for a brief time many years ago, but he left a profound mark on my life in which his memory will live on. Donnie was truly a gift. My thoughts and prayers go out to family and loved ones.
From the Dunker familty to the Grant family:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
Rest in Peace my friend.
Mrs. Grant, Diane, Kim and Thom,
I was so sad to hear about Donnie! He was definitely one of a kind! His laughter and goofiness always kept a smile on my face. I know that this is a very difficult time for all of you but please keep in mind that the memories are always there to comfort you. Unfortunately I know this because 5 years ago I lost my brother as well. Time truly heals the pain. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. I ask that GOD comfort you and hold you close during this difficult time. Again, my sympathies are with you!
Karen (Erickson) Olson...Franktown, CO
Ginny, Bill and I are so sorry to hear that your son, Donnie, has passed away. May your memories of happy days with him help you through this sad time. We send our hugs to you.
Audrey and Bill Gould
To the Grant family , My Heart felt sympathy goes out to you , I was a friend of Donny's from high school and cared for him . He was a gem and my memories of those days bring a smile to my face . May you all find peace during this time of sorrow.
Lisa Schohn (Baker)
Ginny, we are so sorry about the loss of Donnie. You are in our hearts and prayers.
Ginny, our hearts, love and prayers are with you and your family during this very sad and difficult time.
Tom and Patty Halus
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Mary Morgan
May God's faithfulness, strength, and peace sustain you in these difficult days. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Ginny--Rollie and I love you and we are praying for you and your family. We are so sorry for your loss. Kathleen
Ginny, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I send my love and concern. Melba Mayall
Ginny, may you and your family find God's love and comfort. Donnie is at Peace and fortunate to have been part of such a loving, beautiful family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.