Donna L. Schuman, age 41, a resident of Chelmsford, Massachusetts and formerly of Colorado Springs from 1991 to 1995 and 2006 to 2009, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, April 19, 2010 at Memorial Health System North in Colorado Springs due to a sudden illness. She was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister and angel. Donna Lynette Filzen was born on March 8, 1969 in Peru, Indiana to Ted William and Glenda Sue (Johnson) Filzen. She was a 1987 graduate of Satellite Beach High School and attended Brevard Community College. She married Jimmie Dale Schuman, Jr. on December 30, 1988 at Patrick AFB, Satellite Beach, Florida. Donna enjoyed family, skating, wildlife, horses, nature, and the mountains of Colorado. She was devoted to helping others with her Christian Ministry of â€œCelebrate Recovery,â€� a program she promoted for the healing and recovery of victims of addictions or abuse. She will best be remembered for her kind and gentle spirit, sharing her life with friends and family, and her genuine love for others. She is survived by her loving husband, Colonel Jimmie D. Schuman, Jr., USAF of Chelmsford, Massachusetts; her daughter: Brittany Lynn Schuman of San Antonio, Texas; her father: Major Ted (wife, Sharon) Filzen, USAF (Ret.) of Jacksonville, Florida; her mother: Glenda Sue Johnson Filzen of Viera, Florida; her twin sister: Diana Michelle (husband, MSgt. Robert) Wallace, USAF (Ret.) of Viera, Florida; and her brother: Major Tim W. (wife, Robyn) Filzen, USAF of Colorado Springs. Memorial Services will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, April 24, 2010 at the United States Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel. Burial will follow at the USAFA Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Celebrate Recovery at email@example.com
Published in The Gazette on Apr. 22, 2010.