Donna Jean Newman
July 15, 1938 - April 24, 2021
With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Donna Jean Newman, on April 24, 2021, in Winnemucca, Nevada.
Born July 15, 1938, in San Diego, California, Donna lived a life full of adventure, hard work, and her family. She was a master of all and embarked on several paths in life including selling real estate, starting and operating several restaurants, starting a livestock auction barn, operating a daycare, and providing home health care to just name a few. She was a maker of all fun things and enjoyed painting, sewing, and baking the best pies in her free time. Donna was an avid traveler and was not afraid to take the road less traveled. Family was the foundation of Donna's life and brought her overwhelming joy.
She is preceded in passing by her momma, Wanza Parris; daddy, Johnnie Newman; sister-in-law, Debbie Newman, and brother-in-law, Bob Swartz. Donna is survived by her brother, Dale (Debbie) Newman, and sister Gayl (Bob) Swartz both of Cottonwood, Arizona; her children, Wyndy Harris, of Camp Verde, Arizona; Jackie (Chuck) Hoisington, of Safford, Arizona; Millie (Mike) Custer, of Winnemucca, Nevada, and Daniel (Jennifer) Thomas, of Delta, Colorado; she was the best Grama to nine grandchildren and extended her full love to their spouses; and a fabulous GG to 18 great-grandbabies. She was a devoted aunt, friend, and cousin to many others. Donna believed that family wasn't only blood and was "Grama" to several different families and touched the lives of all who knew her. There was no better woman for the role of mom, grama, GG, aunt, sister, and friend. Donna will be missed by all and our lives will never quite be the same.
A celebration of life will be held later this year and all who knew Donna will be welcomed to attend.
Published in The Daily Sentinel on May 2, 2021.