Donna Aurora Marquez
March 29, 1934 – August 9, 2019
After a long battle with illness, the Lord called Donna Marquez home on August 9, 2019. There is not enough space to say what needs to be said about this beautiful woman; we could write a book. Donna was born to Mac and Mary Bera on March 29, 1934, in Grand Junction, CO, where she lived her whole life. She had a fighting spirit and triumphed through life with a heart full of love. Donna had a beautiful voice and had a passion for singing, and loved to perform for an audience. Her doors were always open to anyone who needed a meal or a place to stay. Never a quitter, Donna worked hard her whole life. Missing Donna on earth are her husband of 63 years, Cordy Marquez; her children whom she loved, Roberta (Lance) Moore, Angie (Jose) Avila, Delilah (Tom) Romero, Josie (Bob) Dean, Gabriel (Antonieta) Lujan, Cordy Marquez, and Nick (Jane) Marquez; her 14 grandchildren, whom she adored; 25 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Mac (Berniece) Bera and Joseph (Cecelia) Bera; and sisters, Victoria (Joe) Gallegos, Elidia Bera, and Theresa (Robert) Yribia. Welcoming her in heaven are her parents, Mac and Mary Bera; grandson, Issac Moyano; and brothers, Julian Bera, and Johnny Bera. She has left a hole in our hearts and lives. Rosary at 6PM on Friday, August 16, 2019 at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary, followed by a Celebration of Life. Funeral Mass will be at 10AM on Saturday, August 17, 2019, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Orchard Mesa Cemetery.