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Donna Colvard

March 26, 1938-Dec. 19, 2009

Donna D. Colvard 71, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, December 19, 2009 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes.

Donna was born the daughter of Clyde and Olive "Marie" (Kennedy) Marshaw on March 26, 1938 in Los Angeles, Calif. She was raised and educated in the Los Angeles area. Donna was united in marriage to Frank Colvard on September 14, 1956 in Highland Park, Calif. They moved to Bloomington, Minn., in 1976 and to Detroit Lakes in 1985.

Donna worked at Grover Lindberg Truck Stop, Old Washington Café, Country Inn Suites and most recent as a greeter at Walmart. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, taking them shopping and out to eat. She enjoyed work and loved being a Walmart greeter. Donna always had a smile for everyone.

Surviving Donna are her two sons, Michael Colvard of Seattle, Wash., and Gil (Jackie) Colvard of Stevensons Ranch, Calif.; daughter, Cindy (Dave) Hanson of Detroit Lakes; nine grandchildren, Daniel (Lisa) Colvard, Amanda Colvard, Christopher Colvard, Adam Colvard, Bryce Colvard, Nicholas Colvard, David Gotheridge, Jacob Hanson and Derek Hanson; one great grandson, Landon Larson; one brother, Daniel (Judy) Marshaw of Bloomington, Minn.,; two sisters, Beverly Matthews and Delores Davis, both of Santa Maria, Calif.; numerous nieces and nephews; and her beloved cat, Baby.

Preceding Donna in death were her parents; husband, Frank (2001); one brother, Sinclair Marshaw; and two sisters, Marcelle and Delores Colette.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29 at West-Kjos Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes, with a 6:30 p.m. prayer service. 

Funeral services are set for 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30 at Community Alliance Church, Detroit Lakes, with the Rev. Joel Arndt officiating. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Detroit Lakes.

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