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Donna Serna

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Donna L. Serna, 73, of Las Cruces lost her battle with cancer on March 3, 2013 and passed into Heaven peacefully with her husband at her side. She was born Jan. 8, 1940 in Hot Springs, S.D. In 1958, she married her husband, Sam, and together had three children, Jeff, Vallerie (died in infancy in Germany), and Gregg. Donna loved life and was a friend to so many. She was a member of the Las Cruces Country Club where she spent most of her time playing golf and meeting with friends. Donna was the First Lady of the New Mexico Elks Association in 2004 when her husband was State President. She enjoyed visiting the Elks Lodges in New Mexico and meeting new people. She left a lasting impression on everyone she met. Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Sam of the family home; two sons, Jeff and Gregg (Nikki); her mother, Barbara; sister, Diane (George – deceased); and her brother, John (Torie), as well as five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and numerous loving nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her father, Major Charles Lange, USAF; sister Beverly; brother Jeff, and foster father Ira David. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13, 2013 at the Las Cruces Elks Lodge 1119, 3000 Elks Drive. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Mesilla Valley Hospice, 299 E. Montana, Las Cruces, NM 88005. Service arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels and Sunset Crematory of Las Cruces. 527-2222. For online condolences, log on to www.bacasfuneralchapelslascruces.com.
Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on Mar. 30, 2013
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