Donna Dean (Shaver) Shearer

April 12, 1928February 5, 2021

Donna Dean Shaver Shearer, 92, of Fort Worth, Texas, passed away on February 5, 2021. Donna was born in Randolph, KS, but moved to Pueblo, CO as a child.

Donna graduated from The University of Colorado with a BA in Education in 1951. While attending CU, Donna met and married Walt. She received a Master’s degree in Special Education from the University of North Texas in 1975. Donna taught school in Gary, IN; Pueblo, CO; Arvada, CO; Arlington, TX; and Danbury, CT. In 1971, Donna was honored as “Teacher of the Year” at Little Elementary in Arlington, TX and in 1975 was listed in Outstanding Elementary Teachers of America.

Donna was a devout Christian and a member of New World UMC where she worked tirelessly on many committees, including the formation of the Prayer Team and Prayer Room. She completed 10 years of study with Bible Study Fellowship and was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star. Donna was a volunteer at THR Arlington Memorial Hospital for 12 years. She loved to travel, play games, and was an avid genealogist.

Donna was preceded in death by her husband, Walter W. Shearer; her parents, Charles H. Shaver and Celeste E. Shaver; and her brother, Charles D. Shaver.

Donna is survived by daughters, Kathy Shearer and Kimberly Shearer of Arlington and son-in-law Rex Downing; her brother, Jack V. Shaver (Barbara) of Morrison, CO & sister-in-law Janet Shaver of San Antonio; her step-grandson and step-great grandson; and numerous nieces and nephews. An open viewing will be held on Monday, February 22nd from 9:00am to 5:00pm at Moore Funeral Home in Arlington. A private family funeral service will be held on Tuesday, February 23rd at 2:00pm at Moore Funeral Home. Guests are welcome to join the service virtually through the following link:

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association (, CCC&S/Cummings Assisted Living (, or New World UMC Endowment Fund ( Or in honor of Donna, this week do an unexpected, unsolicited act of kindness for someone you don’t know.


  • Open Viewing

    Monday, February 22, 2021

  • Private Virtual Funeral Service

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021


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Neyle Froh

February 23, 2021

Prayers lifted up for all of you! Donna was a beautiful lady filled with love. She was a tender and careful soul. Today we grieve her loss while heaven rejoices her home coming.

Nancy Kupper

February 23, 2021

Donna and Walt were our wonderful neighbors for so many years. When our son Phillip was born, they were so excited and supportive of us.
They would always go the extra mile to make sure you were ok. We had many long talks sitting in the living room, or at the dinning room table. Donnas smile always radiated love and joy for the people around her. Through Walt and Donna we got to know Kim and Kathy there wonderful daughters. May you be given Gods peace and grace during this time. Nancy K.

Debbie Turner

February 22, 2021

Mrs. Shearer was one of our Alpha Phi Moms. As s sorority, we always seemed to travel in packs, so when we alighted on someone's home, the resident Mom would always take care of us. Mrs.Shearer was no exception. She treated us as her own. Love to you on your heavenly journey.

Linda Knight

February 22, 2021

Kim and Family
Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you as you take this journey. We send hugs and we are with you all the way.
Our love
Sam and Linda Knight

Marty and Tom Taggart

February 21, 2021

Donna was my dearest and closest friend since we met in seventh grade in Pueblo, Colorado.
During the years we met Donna and Walt for two trips to Europe, a week at Branson, Mo. and high school reunions in Pueblo each year. We also attended the University of Colorado together.
We send our sympathy to Kathy and Kim and their families. It was such sadness to hear we had lost Donna.
Marty and Tom

Jim and Mildred Hall

February 19, 2021

We always enjoyed visiting with Donna at NWUMC. She was such a joy and was always smiling. A number of years ago she wanted to bring dinner to us because Jim had had surgery. She brought a 9x12 casserole dish full of a delicious meal. She delivered it to the wrong house on the street over from us. It took awhile for us to find it. She fed us for a week! What a priviledge to have known her. Thank you for sharing her with us. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Brenda Brown

February 19, 2021

Kathy and Kim, it was a pleasure taking care of your grandmother (Celeste Shaver) and your mother ( Donna Shearer) at Christian Care

Brenda Brown

Dottie Hughes

February 18, 2021

My sincere sympathy & love to Donna’s family. I so enjoyed volunteering with Donna

Nelda Ferris

February 18, 2021

I shared many volunteer hours with Donna, what a wonderful person and volunteer. Also at NW Methodist she was always so special and lively to work with. You will be missed Donna, may
God Bless.

Lori Richman

February 15, 2021

The Shearers lived across the street from us in Arlington. I have lovely memories of going over there. I often thought of them and am so saddened to hear of Mrs. Shearer’s passing. Rest In Peace