Donna Irene Schooley (Specht)
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Donna Irene Schooley (Specht) passed away November 1, 2012 after a long illness. Born in Nebraska, February 7, 1935, her family moved to Torrance when she was a child. She was preceded in death by her parents, Emma and Henry Specht and 2 brothers, Willard and Jim. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Chuck Schooley; 3 daughters, Sandra Reinbold (Rich), Kathy McCarthy (Bill) and Karen Fitzgerald (Brian);, 3 grandchildren, Quinlynn, Shaylynn and Nick; and 2 sisters, Barbara Kincheloe and Marilyn Spear. Donna graduated from Torrance High in 1953, then attended El Camino College and worked as a cosmetologist. After becoming a housewife, Donna continued hairdressing out of her home every Friday for family and friends. She was renowned for sewing beautiful clothes for herself, 3 daughters, 2 granddaughters, and their many dolls. In the 1970s and 80s, Donna worked in Food Service for the Torrance Unified School District and at Cloth World. A private celebration of Donna's life will be held November 17, 2012. Please sign the guest book at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze from Nov. 16 to Nov. 18, 2012