Donna Vorndam

October 22, 1956April 25, 2013

Donna Lynn Jacobs Vorndam, beloved wife, step-mother and friend, passed away April 25, 2013. Donna was born October 22, 1956 in Fort Belvoir, Virginia to Clyde Jacobs and Mary Riggins Jacobs. She was preceded in death by her Mother; brother, Clyde Jacobs III; sister, Nancy Lee Skipper; and brother-in-law, Rick Mead. She is survived by her father, Clyde Jacobs, Sr.; husband, Michael Vorndam.; step children, Chris, Kevin and Carol Ann Vorndam; brother-in-law, Vance Vorndam of Rockport, Texas; Sister-in-law, Crystal Vorndam Mead of Corpus Christi; an aunt, cousins, several nieces and nephews and countless friends. Donna attended many schools while following her Air Force father.

She finally settled in San Antonio, graduating from Robert E. Lee High School. She obtained a BA in mathematics from the University of Texas - San Antonio. After graduating, she worked for City Public Service in San Antonio for 26 years until her retirement in 2009. Donna was an avid world traveler and loved cruises. Less than two months ago, she completed a 2 week Hawaiian cruise with Mike. She was a long and active member of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church serving in the alter guild and numerous other ministries. She was known there by her gentle spirit and keen eye for detail. She was deeply loved and will be greatly missed.

The family would like to thank Dr. Steve Kalter and the staff at START Center for Cancer Care in Boerne for their many years of care and counsel.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, April 29, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 5310 Stahl Road, San Antonio, TX 78247. A reception in the Parish Hall will follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to the following: Saint Margaret's Episcopal Church (Building Fund), 5310 Stahl Road, San Antonio, TX 78247, or The American Cancer Society, 8115 Datapoint Drive, San Antonio, Texas 78229, Or at Condolences may be offered at


  • Memorial Service Monday, April 29, 2013

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May 6, 2013

Mike, our sincere condolences go out to you and your family. Donna will be missed by all who knew her. Sorry we missed the services but I only heard of her passing yesterday (5/5).Take care and be strong.
Bill & Sharon Dillow (CPSB/ERCOT).

Don and Jodie Black

April 30, 2013

Mike, I was very sorry to hear of Donna's passing. I apologize for not making the service as my wife had doctor's appointment at the same time.
Take care and be strong. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Don and Jodie Black

April 29, 2013

Vorndam Family, my sincere condolences on the passing of Donna.

Barbara Stover

April 29, 2013

Mike, I am so saddened to hear about Donna's passing. Please know that your many CPS friends are thinking about you and remembering what a wonderful person Donna was.

Becky Ramos

April 29, 2013

Donna you will be dearly missed. Mike, be strong and you both will always be in my prayers. Mike, I am sorry I did not go to Donna's service. I had the wrong information and went to the wrong church. Thinking of you and your family.

April 29, 2013

Mike, you and Donna are much loved at St. Margaret's and we all feel her loss deeply. Our prayers are with you, my friend.

The Brown Family (Bruce, Anna, Vincent and Joseph)

Marilyn and Larry McCulloch

April 29, 2013

Donna was one of those rare individuals that you do not meet often. She was smart, beautiful, funny and loving. Such a beautiful smile......Donna was and will always be my soul sister as she has been for the past 35 years. She and I shared communication that was "beyond words" I have no doubt that she is here with me in spirit and will always be a part of my life here and hereafter. She loves you Mike with every part of her heart and soul and we will all miss her physical presence but I know that she will always be be there with her love and protection just as she always has. She is one of a kind and I will always love her. I will treasure all of our memories together . I pray for healing in your time of grief. Our faith will pull us through....that is what Donna taught me.... We love you Mike.

Jan Woolsey

April 29, 2013

Mike and family, my heart is full as I know how Donna's death is so hard to want to accept. She is at peace and no longer suffering, but that will not make you miss her less! I was so impressed by her tenacity and fight! You are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending love from afar. Jan Woolsey

Jason Moore

April 28, 2013

I was very sad to hear of Donna's passing. I worked with her for several years at CPS Energy and I greatly admired and and respected her. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. God bless.

Betsi and Gary Armistead

April 28, 2013

Mike, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.