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July 22, 1956–March 14, 2021

Sunday, March 14, 2021, Donna Marie (Mahan) Heaton passed away after a brief illness in Apache Junction, Ariz. 

Donna was born on July 22, 1956, in Boston, Mass., to James and Joan (Blair) Mahan. Donna grew up in the Boston area and shortly into college, she decided to work for the summer in Kimball, Neb., where she met the love of her life, Dave, and she never looked back   They were married Oct. 22, 1976, and raised two children, Brenna and Dalton.

Donna was always up for adventures with her family, and in retirement she and Dave continued the adventure and headed to Arizona   She loved finding new places to go and see with her best friend, Dave. Donna loved her family and friends fiercely, and she will be so very missed.

Donna was preceded in death by her parents, James and Joan Mahan; brother, James Mahan Jr.; father-in-law, Gary Heaton; her beloved cousin, Terry Mahan; and brother-in-law, Barry Heaton. 

She is survived by her husband, Dave; daughter, Brenna (Shane) Crawford; son, Dalton (Madison) Heaton; grandchildren, Lilly, Alaina, Colin, Sydney, and Shayna; her mother-in-law, Darlene Heaton; several cousins, nieces, nephews and
brothers and sister-in-law; and many beloved friends. 

A private memorial will be held at a
later date.


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