Donna Jean Vawter, age 81, of Middletown, DE passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her loving family, Wednesday June 13, 2012.
Born in Fieldbrook, CA, April 3rd, 1931 to the late Kenneth and Edna Bacon. She attended Santa Paula High School, Ca. On January 3rd, 1947 she married Robert L. Vawter and had four beautiful children, one being the late Katherine Lee.
Early on in her marriage she helped support her family by taking many odd jobs from waitressing to cleaning house in CA. When her husband and she moved to DE. she started working at Keen's Kennel but eventually became her own businesswoman that bred, groomed, sold and showed poodles. A woman of many hobbies and talents such as being a seamstress, amateur writer and artist, an equestrian, a Major in the Civil Air Patrol, a gardener, an avid antique collector and a loving, devoted mother and wife.
Later in life her husband and she traveled around the world. They went all over from Hawaii, France, China, and many more places. She also became involved in her children's and grandchildren's lives. She was the original soccer mom, caretaker, and comforter. Whenever her family took on a new hobby or activity she'd take it on as well.
She is survived by her siblings Colleen , Barbara, Patty, and Jack; her husband of 65 years, Robert, her children; Rosemary and husband Charles Raysor, Robert and wife Linda, and daughter Jennifer. and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her caregiver and friend, Peggy Lewis, friend, Mary Louise, and many other friends.
Friends and family may visit with the family on Monday, June 18th from 11am-12pm at Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home LLC, 212 N. Broad Street in Middletown where funeral services will begin at 12pm. Interment will follow in Old Drawyers Cemetery near Odessa DE.
In lieu of flowers we suggest donations be made to Compassionate Care at 11 Independence Way, Newark De 19713 or http://www.cchfoundation.net/.
Arrangements by Daniels &Hutchsion Funeral Home LLC, Middletown, DE
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