OBITUARY

Donna Lucey Voegeli

December 6, 1928December 26, 2020

Donna Lucey Voegeli was born on December 6, 1928 and passed away on December 26, 2020 and is under the care of Gates, Kingsley & Gates Smith Salsbury Funeral Directors.

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Tiara Hutchison

January 25, 2021

The kindest hearts expect no reward and deserve it all the more,
You give so much of yourself in the kindness you show, and the lives you touch.
The memories of you , your love and kindness lives on.
You have left us the beautiful memories and
Your love is still our guide,
although we cannot see you, we know you are always at our side.

Tiara Hutchison

January 24, 2021

What though the radiance
which was once so bright
Be now for ever taken from my sight,
Though nothing can bring back the hour
Of splendour in the grass,
of glory in the flower,
We will grieve not, rather find
Strength in what remains behind
William Wordsworth
In memory of a life so beautifully lived and a heart so deeply loved.
Your legacy is really the lives you have touched and transformed , the inspiration you gave, always loving -always loved.
Always remembered by all of us with love

Tiara Hutchison

January 23, 2021

Tiara Hutchison

January 22, 2021

Dearest Donna,
A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.
Love is like the sheltering trees, kind words are like the gentle comforting breeze...Ralph Waldo Emerson once said” Many eyes go through the meadows but few see the flowers in it” It is so easy to get caught up in the noise and chaos that surrounds us daily- we often forget to stop and appreciate the beautiful people and things which surrounds us... Whenever we chatted, your kind words of love and support has helped us to grow and bloom . You are like the tall sheltering tree whom we look up to, Your love, your strength, your kindness, your wisdom and all the meaningful conversations has lead me and the girls to learn , to grow, to be grounded with character, to cherish and to value .Thank you Donna for everything. Missing you tremendously. Love Tiara

Tiara Hutchison

January 21, 2021

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Tiara Hutchison

January 16, 2021

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassions, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”
– Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
Thé most beautiful things in life are not things ,
They are people and memories and places...They are feelings and moments ,
Smiles and Laughter...
Remembering you with love always , Tiara

Deacon Thomas E Brandlin

January 16, 2021

Donna, you are always in my heart and memories. We had some great times over many years with Mary Louise and Alicia. I so enjoyed our visits these last several years. I am so grateful that we were able to talk on Christmas Day, which reminded me of the Christmas Eve at Taix followed by Midnight Mass at the Monastery of the Angels. Now you can rest in peace next to your husband. I'm sure Mary Louise was standing next to St. Peter to welcome you into heaven.

Vaya con Dios!

Samantha Hutchison

January 14, 2021

Dear Grandma Donna,

I wrote a letter for you a few days ago; I only pray that wherever you are, you have received it, and you are reading it with a smile on your face. The frost stifled the fire to a slow smoulder that ate through the blackened pages with a strange sense of calm. Even the ashes spiralled to the floor so slowly that it made the light snow of the evening look like a flurry. I felt, in those moments, as the letter burned, that it was truly being sent to the other side. That as it disappeared from my hands, it appeared in yours.

As I wrote, you have been in my life since the beginning. Your presence is a golden thread woven into my tapestry, shining bright through even the darkest nights. No matter what, you have always loved and cared for us - and we have loved you just as dearly. You will continue to be here, with us. Every time I wear the UCLA hoodie you gave me - which I have, for the past week, I think of you. And whenever people ask me where I got it from, I always proudly say, "My grandma is alumni!"

I never felt the need to explain our connection because to me, family is made up of all the people you love. I have always been blessed to call you my grandmother, and now, my angel.

Thank you for every memory we shared, and I hope the letter brings back a few good ones for you! It's heart-breaking to think that will be the last I ever write to you, after a life-time of exchanging words... But one day, I know we will see each other again and I will be able to give you a huge hug and tell you in person, "I love you!"

Because it's always beautiful in a card, but nothing beats hearing "I love you" in a warm embrace.

I will be thinking of you, always, always. There is still an eternity for us waiting somewhere in the sky, and until then, I know you will be watching over us like a guiding star.

Goodnight, Grandma Donna. I love you with all my heart, where you will live forever.

Lots of love,
Sammi