Donna Louise Walker
February 9, 1955 – August 10, 2019
Donna Louise (West) Walker, 64, Brooksville, Florida
Born in Marion, Indiana, Donna grew up in Gas City where she graduated from Mississinewa High School. She loved reminiscing about what seems to have been an idyllic childhood, of the beautiful gardens in her neighborhood, and maintained many long-time friendships from those heady days.
In about 1979 Donna moved to Hernando County, FL, and eventually settled in Brooksville. She had many occupations but excelled in the secretarial/clerical field, where she worked as a Records Clerk 2 in the Probate Department at the Pasco County Circuit Court. She enjoyed visiting the Walt Disney World theme parks, collecting Hallmark Christmas ornaments, was a fan of medieval fantasy, loved nature – whether it was watching it from her backyard or cuddling up with her “fur babies,” and especially, her family – both by relation and by choice. Donna will be remembered for her sharp wit, deep empathy, and caring ways. She always knew the right things to say.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Donald Max West, and Dorothy May (Foreman) West. She is survived by her loving husband, Durwood L. Walker; step-daughters, Stephanie Walker of Brooksville, Brenda Hancock (James) of Tavares, FL, and grandchildren Makenna, Daia, Lucien, Gabriel and Hunter; nephews, Joshua and Shane Walker; niece, Jessica Daniels; numerous extended family members; her unofficial “kid,” Christine Toth, and her many friends and co-workers.
A celebration of Donna’s life has been scheduled for August, Saturday 17, at the Community United Methodist Church, 32606 Michigan Avenue, San Antonio, FL, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to PetLuv Non-Profit Spay & Neuter Clinic of Brooksville, Florida: 7348 S. Broad St., Brooksville, FL 34601
- Durwood L. Walker, Husband
- Donald Max West, Father (deceased)
- Dorothy May West, Mother (deceased)
- Stephanie Walker, Step-Daughter
- Brenda Hancock, Step-Daughter
- James Hancock, Step-Son-in-Law
- Christine Toth, Dear Friend
- Jessica Daniels, Niece
Grandchildren: Makenna, Daia, Lucien, Gabriel, and Hunter.
Nephews: Joshua and Shane Walker.
PetLuv Non-Profit Spay & Neuter Clinic of Brooksville, Florida
7348 S. Broad St., Brooksville, Florida 34601
- A Celebration of Donna's Life Saturday, August 17, 2019
Donna Louise Walker
August 15, 2019
Donna & I had so many great memories growing up. We used to dress her cat up in doll clothes. Our favorite place to go was to the penny candy store. She remembered us taking dimes from her dads dime book (prob silver back then). We used to enjoy Matter Park and all the rides, animals they used to have. We would play with cars and make roads in the driveway and then not allow her dad to park there and mess it up. So many of my child hood memories involve my best friend Donna. You are at peace now. Going to miss you my dear friend.
August 14, 2019
Donna and I were childhood friends and I have a lot of fond memories of spending time at her house when we were younger. I lost track of her after we graduated from high school, but was able to connect with her again through facebook. We always sent each other birthday greetings.......her birthday was just 2 days after mine. She will be missed. I will be lifting all of her family in prayer during the coming days.
August 12, 2019
I’ll miss Donna very much . We grew up together. I’ve known her since I was 7 years old. We ate many pizzas together, watched Sammy Terry every Friday, and knew each other very well. I hope the family finds peace in the memories that you have of Donna.