Nina Belle Donovan(1935 - 2013)

Nina Belle Donovan, 77, passed from this earth to her heavenly home on Monday, June 10, 2013 at her home east of Deming, New Mexico.
Nina Belle was born September 22, 1935 in Carlsbad, New Mexico to Walter and Amy (Stewart) Allison.
She married Cleo S. (Don) Donovan in July 1956 and they resided in Carlsbad for a few years before making Deming their permanent home. She and Don owned and operated D&H Auto Electric for several decades until his death in December 1986.
Her parents also preceded Nina in death during her infancy, a daughter, Donna Sue (Donovan) Sila in February 1982 and a grandson, Don Emerson Donovan in September 1982..
Nina is survived by four sons: James (JD) & wife Cyndi of Silver City; Edward Donovan of the home; Charles (Chuck) & wife Marcella of Oklahoma City and Alford (Al) & wife Ramona of Oklahoma City.
She is also survived by eleven grandsons; Justin Donovan, Cody Donovan, Clay Donovan, Rusty Donovan, James Donovan, Kenny Donovan, Trent Donovan, Jason Donovan, Jared Donovan, Mike Sila and Patrick Sila and only two granddaughters; Meghan Donovan and Alli Donovan and several great-grandchildren.
Nina had a true servant's heart and was always quietly in the background helping where an extra hand was needed. She was very talented with crocheting, she made and gave away numerous, beautiful afghans to her children and grandchildren. She loved to cook for her family and enjoyed having them gather with her for a home-cooked meal and playing dominos for hours of fun. She was a soft spirited woman with a kind and loving heart. She will be greatly missed by her family. A graveside service is scheduled for today, Thursday, June 13, at 2 p.m. at Desert Lawn Memorial Garden north of Deming.
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Published in Deming Headlight on June 13, 2013