Jul 3, 1980 - Feb 11, 2021
Military graveside services for Sgt. LaDonna Rae Dewey, 40, who will be laid to rest with the ashes of her son, Robert Julianne Dewey, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, February 18, 2021 at Shakespeare Cemetery. Ms. Dewey passed away on February 11, 2021 in Pensacola, Florida.
LaDonna was born on July 3, 1980 in Riverton, Wyoming, daughter of Jerome S. Dewey and Mary Shakespeare. She attended school in Aurora and Boulder, Colorado, St. Stephen’s Indian School and Arapahoe School in Arapahoe, Wyoming. She also attended Chemawa Indian School in Salem, OR, Santa Fe Indian School in Santa Fe, NM, Santa Fe High in Santa Fe, NM and Riverton High School. After high school graduation, LaDonna attended Central Wyoming College in Riverton, WY, Pensacola Jr. College in Pensacola, FL and the University of West Florida also in Pensacola, FL.
Ms. Dewey served in the United States Army from 2000 until 2004. During this time, she served in Kuwait, Dubai, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, England, Span, Greece, Thailand, India, Qatar, Italy and throughout the United States.
Ms. Dewey worked at the Law Firm of Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis and Overholtz in Pensacola, Florida.
LaDonna was baptized into and an active member of the Catholic Church and was able to visit the Vatican. She gently touched the water that Jesus was baptized in at the River Jordan. LaDonna also participated in the Sundance and was involved in Native American tribal ways. She was involved in the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority NEA. Ms. Dewey received her MSA of Political Science and MA of Science of Administration.
Survivors include her parents, Mary Shakespeare and Jerome Dewey; brothers, Patrick (April) Dewey, Jeremy Dewey, Misty and Ivan, Jr.; fiancé Stephen Medeiras; Sherry Duran, Caroline Dewey, Sheila (Scott) Dewey, David (Irene) Dewey, Sandra C. Shakespeare, Donna (Bud) Cummings, Debbie Shakespeare, Lorrenia Mosqueda, Ava (Delmar) Hamilton, Alberta (John) Goggles, William L. Shakespeare, Ashlyn Jenkins and family, Chasity Duran and family, Sharyl Gambler and family, Thurlo Jenkins and family, Danny Ortiz and family, Family of late Dominic Duran, Faron Shakespeare, Thomas (Whitney) WhiteBuffalo, Ethan WhiteBuffalo, Ray (Maria) WhiteBuffalo and family, Alynne WhiteBuffalo and girls, Sharlaer Cummings, Jaqueline Cummings, Harris Cummings, Lorene (David) Meyers and boys, Jesse (Jame) Hamilton and family, Derek Gould and family, Robbie Gould and family, Mitchell Mosqueda and family, Darilyn Dodge and family, Misty Shakespeare and family, Windsong Shakespeare and family, Rosebud Shakespeare, William L. Shakespeare.
She was preceded in death by her son, Robert Julianne Dewey; Tom and Aline Shakespeare, Thelma and Linus Dewey, Dominic Duran.
On-line condolences for the family may be made at theDavisFuneralHome.com.
Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home.