Taddia, Donna Lee
nee Conovaloff, passed away peacefully on August 28, 2014, at her home in Sedona, Arizona, with her beloved husband Larry at her side. Donna was born on February 23, 1943, in Los Angeles, California. She moved with her family to Arizona, attending Tolleson Union High School and later graduating from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education. Donna taught mathematics at Ray District High School in Kearny, Arizona; worked as a computer specialist at Goodyear Aerospace Corporation in Goodyear, Arizona; and earned a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering at Arizona State University. Thereafter, she worked for many years as a highly respected manager at the General Motors Desert Proving Ground in Mesa, Arizona. Donna was preceded in death by her parents, Alex and Mary Conovaloff. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Larry Dean Taddia. Larry and Donna were inseparable - truly two halves of one whole - and their deep abiding love for each other was apparent to all. Donna is also survived by her four brothers, Luke Conovaloff, Timothy Conovaloff, Gail Parrish, and Craig Parrish, and by her numerous other loving relatives, including her Aunts Vera, Sera, and Luba, and her many cousins, nephews and nieces. Services at Mountain View Funeral Home and Cemetery in Mesa, Arizona. Tel: 480-832-2850. Viewing, 2:00 pm until 3:00 pm in the small chapel on Friday, September 5. Internment immediately thereafter. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Donna's name to the Verde Valley Medical Center, Sedona Oncology Campus. Tel: 928-204-4160. Our dear Donna will be missed.
Mountain View Memorial Gardens
7900 East Main Street Mesa, AZ 85207-8948
Published in The Arizona Republic from Sept. 3 to Sept. 7, 2014