DONA JOAN (BUTLER) GEIB
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Dona passed away at home on August 22, 2013. Born on March 4, 1932 in San Bernardino, CA she graduated from San Bernardino High School in 1950. She married Lorne Arth Geib in 1953 and they moved to Reseda, CA where she lived in the same house for nearly 60 years. Dona earned her Bachelors and Masters of Fine Arts degrees at California State University, Northridge.
As an artist, Dona continued to learn, creating beautiful, unique works in a number of mediums, from print-making to digital art, with her final pieces done in encaustics. She was a professor of art and an active and supportive member in the community of women artists.
Dona enjoyed traveling all over the world, keeping in touch with old friends, keeping up with the latest in computer technology, and chocolate. She loved talking with everyone she met, discussing politics, and doing her art. Tall, with curly red hair, she was hard to forget.
Dona was preceded in death by her parents, Bertha (Johns) and Charles "Fred" Butler; and her husband of 49 years, Lorne. She will be forever remembered by her sons, Kurt and Kent; her daughter-in-law, Laurie; and grandchildren, Ryan, Kyle and Hanna.
Friends are invited to join her family and share their memories and stories in a Celebration of Dona's Life on Saturday, September 21, 2013, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at Cooking with Lenny's Smokehouse, 23360 Lake Manor Dr., Chatsworth, CA, 91311.
Published in Los Angeles Daily News from Sept. 15 to Sept. 20, 2013