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Donna Macon

Jun 25, 2012 - Jun 21, 2012
Dona Marie Macon left on her final voyage on June 21, 2012, her final destination: to be with our Lord. We were not ready for her to leave but are contented knowing that she has found joy and peace in heaven.

Dona grew up in Cheyenne, Wyoming, the daughter of Beulah and Paul Goodman along with sister Joyce, and brothers Richard and David. Dona came from a very devout family and as a teenager she played the pump organ on Front Street in Cheyenne as her dad passed out religious tracts to people suffering from alcoholism and the homeless. Cheyenne was a different kind of town back then.

Her education included a BA degree in education from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. She taught 4th grade for 2 years in Bib City, Georgia, the home of Bib Sheets, while her husband Hal was in the armed services. A teacher’s yearly salary was $2,000 at that time.

During her 52 years living in Riverton, Dona made a great many friends who will miss her. She was active in the First Baptist Church, the Riverton Senior Citizens Center where she served as a board member and chairman, and as a force in the Riverton Bi-Centennial. She was also an active member of PEO, a national civic organization providing educational scholarships to young women.

Dona loved beauty and color and incorporated these elements in decorating her home and yard. She loved to decorate for the changing seasons and for every holiday including St. Patrick’s Day, May Day and the 4th of July. She also enjoyed her vegetable garden and canning the annual harvest.

Dona was her own person and would give you an opinion in her own special way, often with humor.

This personality was a part of our life and will be missed at special family events and often daily phone conversations.

As a grandmother she kept close contact with her granddaughters, Katelyn, Brooklyn, Brittany and great grandson, Liam. Grandmothers find great joy in buying gifts for grandchildren, Dona was no exception. She was very close to her family and was very emphatic about their education. Her efforts were rewarded. Susan has a BS degree in Pharmacy, Karen has a BA in Accounting, an MBA and a CPA. David has a BS in both Chemistry and Material Science Engineering, masters degree in Mechanical Engineering and a masters and PhD in Polymer Science Engineering.

A recent addition to the family has been David’s special friend, Nancy King. Dona delighted in her relationship with Nancy.

Only the person who has lost a loved one understands the feeling of loss, emptiness, sadness and the reality of a vacancy no one else can fill. Now, we understand. We have lost a person of compassion who was always there when needed and always happy to hear from you. True loss is measured in one word – love. Mom, we love you. – Please join us in a celebration of her life at the First Baptist Church, Thursday, June 28, at 2 p.m. Donations can be made to the First Baptist Church or Gideons International in care of Davis Funeral Home