Donna M. Wells

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WELLS, Donna M. Of Charlottesville, VA died Friday, September 11, 2009. She was 55. Donna was born on January 9, 1954 to Jean Harriett Wells and the late Floyd of Shamong. She is the cousin of Kathy and Jeff Lewis and Godmother of Shannon and Kristen Lewis and Kelli Jean Facehinetti. She is the cousin of Bill, Diane, Matt, and Tim Garron and Brenda Eckis and Goddaughter of Marjorie Gerber. She also has numerous other cousins and a number of dear friends. Donna was a member of the Indian Mills United Methodist Church since December 24, 1967. She is a graduate of Shawnee H.S., Class of 1972 and a member of the First Championship Softball Team. Donna is a graduate of Appalachian State University, Boon, NC, in 1976. She was an All-Star First baseman and most Valuable Defensive Player. Donna was a teacher of Health, Physical Education, and Reading at Oakland School in Keswick, VA for 30 years. She was awarded the "Golden Apple" in 2003 for teaching excellence. Donna was a lover of sports, especially softball, hiking, and snow skiing. German Shepherds were her favorite and she owned many over the years. Donna loved to travel and went all over the world with family and friends. From riding a camel in Israel to swimming with the dolphins in Tortola, to riding rapids down the Gully River, to hot air ballooning, life was an adventure. She enjoyed visiting lighthouses and loved the New Jersey Shore where she spent many wonderful times. She loved Lucy and collected her memorabilia. In her mid-forties, Donna battled a rare and deadly form of cancer and showed us what courage was all about. She "lifted her eyes unto the hills" and in "everything gave thanks". She is off on another adventure. Thank you for all your prayers. She will see you in Heaven. Funeral Services will be Saturday, September 19, 2009 at 1 PM at the LECHNER FUNERAL HOME, 24 N. Main St., Medford, NJ. Burial is in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Medford. A viewing will be held Friday evening, September 18th from 7-9 PM and Saturday morning from 12 Noon until the time of the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be sent to the Indian Mills United Methodist Church for the "Etta R. Garron Memorial Organ Fund", 89 Indian Mills Rd., Shamong, NJ 08088, or an animal agency of your choice. Condolences can be sent at www.lechnerfuneralhome.com

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Published in Courier-Post on Sept. 16, 2009
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