Donna Loveridge, long-time Moab resident and former Grand County Treasurer, died last month.
Our dearest mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend slipped away from us on May 29, 2008.
Donna came into this world on the seventh day of October, 1920, the second of six children of Wilford and LeNora Wilson Christensen. The kind and giving nature of her parents had a profound influence on not only Donna, but all her siblings as well. One would search far to find a more loving family.
Donna’s childhood was influenced by the depression, yet she found joy and hope in the simpler of life’s pleasures.
Donna graduated from Monticello High School in 1938, participating in basketball, drumming and general mischief with her sisters. One of her classmates, Maxine Newell, long-time Moab resident and author, enjoyed a relationship of close friendship with her for nearly 75 years.
Through relationships with some Moab girls of the time, she came to meet her future husband, Collin Loveridge. They were married in Santa Monica, Calif., in 1942. Santa Monica was Collin’s duty assignment before shipping out for D-Day.
Upon Collin’s arriving home from Europe, the young couple began their contribution to the baby boom generation.
Donna leaves behind her children, Charles (Magdalena), Lee, Kirk and Kim; grandchildren, Caleb, Josey, Marlee, Matte and Jordan; great-grandchildren Carlin, Claire, Celia and Nevaeh, plus two more great-grandchildren yet to be born. She is also survived by her brother, Buckley Christensen, Monticello, and sisters, Beverly Stroud, Oklahoma, and Sheryl Merrell, Moab. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Donna was preceded in death by her parents, husband and sisters Rowena Taylor and Bonnie Dallas, and her granddaughter Maribel Loveridge.
Donna was a friend to many including those who needed it most. She will be missed by all.