Dona Doylene Noel

Dona Doylene Noel
Dona Doylene Noel, 68, of Sutter, CA, passed away April 21, 2013 at the home of her daughter surrounded by her loved ones in Colusa, CA. Born December 3, 1944 in Marysville, CA. She was a life long resident of the Yuba-Sutter area.

Dona was a charter member of Sutter Jr. Women's Club; founding member of Sutter Youth Football League, and held various positions in Sutter Youth Little League.

Survivors include her life partner, Ralph Mendez II of Colusa; daughter, Amber Kesterson of Colusa; sons, Ralph Mendez III of Colusa, and Brian Mendez of Sutter; her greatest joys were her 7 grandchildren: Tony Kesterson of Colusa, Steven Kesterson of Colusa, Andre Mendez of Oceanside, Andrew Kesterson of Colusa, Garth Kesterson of Colusa, Jewel Kesterson of Colusa, Mason Mendez of Sutter; great grandchildren: Nathan Kesterson and Khloe Kesterson of Colusa; and her sister, Linda Noel Roloff of Live Oak.

Preceded in death by her parents, Donald "Bill" Noel and Jewel Luttrell Noel, grandson Samuel Kesterson and son-in-law Daniel Kesterson.

Visitation will start at 1:00 p.m. followed by Celebration of Life at 2:00 p.m. at Sutter Community Church, Friday May 3, 2013, with Pastor Dwight Deaton officiating. Burial will follow at Sutter Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Ullrey Memorial Chapel.

Memorial contributions can be made to Family Soup or Sutter North Hospice.

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Published in Appeal Democrat from Apr. 30 to May 2, 2013