Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park & Funeral Home

2853 Sunset Point RD, Clearwater, FL


Donna Clare Juhl

January 6, 1934June 28, 2020

Donna was a sweet Christian woman who loved her husband, Don and her family dearly. She had over 46 years with Don, until he passed in 1997. They had three children together: Daniel Even Juhl (Susan Juhl), Judith Ann Hagen and Karl Nis Juhl, who meant everything to them. She made sure that her children knew the Lord and that they were well cared for. She devoted her life mainly to raising her children and making a good home for her husband and family. Donna’s talents are too numerous to list but they included the fact that she was a wonderful hostess as well as being a gourmet cook. She had exquisite taste. She loved to travel and was an avid reader. One of her proudest accomplishments was that she earned her Multi-Engine Pilot license on October 16, 1975 which just happened to be on Don’s birthday! She held a license in Interior Design for approximately 50 years, owning her own design company, Donna Juhl Interiors. She worked alongside Don at Base Optical Services and was President of Topline Marketing. She was also, an avid miniature artist. Her work was featured three separate times in Miniature Collector Magazine, showcasing articles that she wrote and photos of her creations. Donna leaves behind her beloved sister, Grace Hadfield (Richard Hadfield and family). Donna and Grace spoke almost daily over the phone. They were the “Dolly Sisters”!. She also, leaves behind grandchildren Sean Juhl (Christin), Dain Hagen, Alex Juhl (Alyssa) and Samantha Hagen and great-grandchildren Jack and Carter Juhl. Donna was so much fun to go places with, because no matter what we were doing she would always ask the question “Now, where should we eat?” Each of us, I am sure, have many great memories of fun times shared with Donna. Donna had two sweet dogs, Noel and Tiffany, that meant the world to her and gave her such pleasure and companionship. They were the two best dressed dogs in town! We know she is in heaven now and she has met our Lord and Savior face to face along reuniting with the love of her life, Don as well as seeing her parents and other relatives again. 2 Corinthians 5:8 – “We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord


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Donna Clare Juhl

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Anne Graffy

July 6, 2020

Donna, always greated me with a huge smile and hug. She loved to create beautiful objects! Her home was something out of a magazine. I remember her fabulous desert party, I have never seen or tasted anything so wonderful since. You will be missed my exquisite friend!

Sandie Ramsden

July 5, 2020

I met Donna when we both joined the GBYWS women’s club. She directed our group’s social activities for several years like no one I’ve ever seen. She had so many creative ideas, and I still remember fondly our great parties and her fun loving nature. It was evident her family meant so much to her. Deepest sympathy on losing such a special person.

Chloe Harriman

July 5, 2020

I met Donna through a social group (GBYWS) in the early 80's . She was an inspiration to all of us to be creative and go the extra mile. She always had a smile and a great wit...and so much talent.
Rest in peace, dear Donna.

Susan Juhl

July 5, 2020

Mom and Dad Juhl made me feel welcome the minute that I met them and took me in to their family with warmth and generosity. I will always remember being at their house during the first days Dan and I were married and preparing a family meal. I asked Donna how I could help and she handed me a head of garlic and said to peel it, etc. Oh boy, talk about panic!! Doesn't garlic come out of a jar? I couldn't fake it and had to ask for her help - she was gracious in showing me what to do and never made me feel dumb. I thank her for always being there with decorating advice as well. I thank her for all the trips and meals and laughter. She had a very infectious laugh! She only wanted happiness and health for all of us. But, most of all, I thank her for her testimony. It wasn't "religion" for her - it was a daily walk with God that showed in her actions and interactions with people. Love until we meet again - rest in eternal peace.

Ginny Juhl-Chouinard

July 3, 2020

Donna (Mom) was an amazing woman and a blessing to so many. She was a great mom, great mother-in-law and an exceptional Grandmother. She was always there, no matter what you needed, ready to lend an ear or a hand to help. Being a bride at 17, I didn't know how to cook. Donna would laugh when I would call her and tell her I burned the meatloaf again. So she gave me recipes and taught me how to cook. She was a first class chef and baker. She was so patient and graceful at everything she did. I could not have been more blessed to be a part of her and Don's family from the age of 15. She was loved by so many and was kind to all. It warms my heart to know that she is in heaven and has been reunited with the love of her life, Don (Dad). Her love for the Lord was exceptional and I know that she was excited to meet Jesus. She will always be in my heart. I love you Mom!! Love Ginny

Katherine Kronillis

July 3, 2020

Dear Cousins and Families,
I was saddened to learn of Aunt Donna’s passing. Chris and I were talking about Aunt Donna and how much we always admired her. I particularly remember as a young girl being in awe of her cooking, decorating and painting. I honestly believe this is where I got my passion for the very same things. Among the many memories one thing that I chuckle about to this day is the first time I knew whipped cream did not come from a can!! To this day I always make it from scratch like I watched Aunt Donna do.
While I know this hard losing a parent, her obituary says it all and know that you can take comfort that she is in a “perfect” place.
Love and condolences to all,

Cleve Branscum

July 1, 2020

Dear Dan, Judy, Karl, and Families, Please accept our condolences on the loss of your Mother. Don & Donna became our best friends over 40 years ago, and we travelled wonderfully together many times over all those years. Don and I always celebrated that we both were so fortunate to have ‘married above ourselves!’ Donna was so talented, creative, and artistic in so many ways. We will miss her sweet presence, but the happy memories we shared shall always be treasured. God Bless Donna, & Don! ~ Barbara & Cleve Branscum

Barbara Branscum

July 1, 2020

Dan, Judy, Karl, and Family, May you receive comfort from all of us who loved Donna dearly. Donna was talented and creative in many different aspects of the arts. She was a gourmet cook, an artist, a writer, and a creator of many beautiful shadow boxes. Donna was a strong Christian and we shared moments of rejoicing. I shall miss Donna, for she and I have been friends for over 40 years. Barbara and Cleve

Debbie Reardon

July 1, 2020

She was one of our Mom's from CCM. She was always beautifully dressed. RIP Donna