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Donna Jean Keith

November 13, 1949April 6, 2019
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Donna Jean Keith (Scritchfield)

On Saturday, April 6, 2019, Donna Jean Keith, loving mother and grandmother, passed away at the age of 69. Donna was born on November 13, 1949 in Fontana, CA to Jean and Donald Scritchfield. She grew up there and attended Bloomington High School, and enjoyed many summers as a kid at her grandparents’ home in San Clemente, CA. She raised one son and one daughter. Donna had a passion for gardening of all kinds. Her green thumb extended beyond fruits and vegetables. She was also known in every place she lived as having wonderful flower gardens. Every home she ever kept was filled with the colors and sounds of summer blooms. She also incorporated music into every aspect of her life. Whether it be outside in the garden, or driving through town with her windows down, music was always in the air. She frequently would spontaneously break into song, expecting all around her to fill out the other parts of a four-part harmony. That love of music is evident in both her children and grandchildren. Donna’s infectious smile and free spirit brightened up many rooms. Donna was preceded in death by her father, Donald, her brother, Richard and her mother, Jean. She is survived by her children, Tim and Jenni, her brothers, Jerry and Steve and her grandchildren, Noam and Archer, along with several nieces, nephews and cousins A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Sunday, April 28th, 2019 at A.L. Grimshaw Mortuary, 710 W. Bethany Home Road in Phoenix.

Services

28 April

Celebration of Life

11:00 am

A.L. Moore-Grimshaw Mortuary Bethany Chapel

710 West Bethany Home Road
Phoenix, Arizona

REMEMBERING

Donna Jean Keith

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Jessica Breidinger

April 19, 2019

I will always have a special place in my heart for Donna Jean. She was my sister-in-law for a time and I for that I am grateful. Donna was a true child of the 1960's who loved music, art, nature, gardening and animals. She was a homey person who had such talents for all things related to domestic life. I learned so much from her about flowers and plants which she grew in abundance. I also recall that she made the best buttermilk pie, from scratch! She was the person who adopted the aged or disabled animals that everyone else rejected. She was that kind of person, champion of the underdogs. I recall visits where she would pile all of her rescue animals and the kids in the car and take off for an impromptu road-trip to see family. She was a free spirit who lived her life on her own terms. Looking at the pictures of her youth, I am reminded that she had a fiery spirit to match that beautiful red hair however, you mostly had to know her to see it. Donna had a very quiet countenance at times due to health issues that she endured with courage. I remember her laugh most, there wasn't a lot of sound, but her face would light up and her eyes would sparkle and tear up as she hunched over in silent gales of laughter. She loved to laugh and sing and that is how I choose to remember her. Rest easy my sister, you were so loved.

Bonni Polyak

April 15, 2019

Bonni Polyak

April 15, 2019

Bonni Polyak

April 15, 2019

Carrie Owen

April 9, 2019

We know that no words can help ease the pain and loss that you are feeling right now. You and your family are in our every prayer and thoughts.

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