|Honored by:||Judy Beitz, Dianne Borgen, Lucy Carey, Judy Ellis, Carolyn Klaus, Karen Larson, Tanny Latuska, Margie Oldehoeft, Anne Swift, and Myrna Whigham|
|Brick location:||K:13 map|
Friendship is a quiet gift. We seldom go looking for it. We never have to pay. It arrives unexpectedly, often in unlikely places, but it is one of life's greatest treasures. (Welleran Poltarnees)
Our friendship with Donna began in the early 1970's, at the intersection of three streets in north Ames - Johnson, Northwestern, and 28th. It is said that friends are the family you choose. As young adults we welcomed new babies and supported each other as those children grew into young adults. Our "family" shared one another's happiness and sorrow. We shared meals, celebrated high school graduations, weddings, and grandchildren; we even traveled together.
Even though we have all moved from that original neighborhood, our bond of friendship remains strong. The word friend is Anglo-Saxon originally meaning "beloved" or "one who is loving." We celebrate Donna's gift of love.
In Loving Memory - 4/26/2007
Judy Beitz, Dianne Borgen, Lucy Carey, Judy Ellis, Carolyn Klaus, Karen Larson, Tanny Latuska, Margie Oldehoeft, Anne Swift, and Myrna Whigham