Joseph Nielsen
B: 1971-06-22
D: 2018-07-14
View Details
Nielsen, Joseph
Mary Ellen Schacherer
B: 1937-11-04
D: 2018-07-14
View Details
Schacherer, Mary Ellen
Patricia Lavandar
B: 1956-02-01
D: 2018-07-14
View Details
Lavandar, Patricia
Christina Hernandez
B: 1931-12-28
D: 2018-07-05
View Details
Hernandez, Christina
Norman Erickson
B: 1928-07-29
D: 2018-07-03
View Details
Erickson, Norman
Mary Wildman
B: 1925-03-02
D: 2018-07-03
View Details
Wildman, Mary
Harriet Cates
B: 1934-10-09
D: 2018-07-03
View Details
Cates, Harriet
Lorraine Kopetsky
B: 1927-04-03
D: 2018-07-02
View Details
Kopetsky, Lorraine
Clara Remele
B: 1919-03-13
D: 2018-07-01
View Details
Remele, Clara
James Bramwell
B: 1932-12-10
D: 2018-06-30
View Details
Bramwell, James
Roy Chaney
B: 1934-11-09
D: 2018-06-30
View Details
Chaney, Roy
Arthur Gruenwald
B: 1943-05-09
D: 2018-06-30
View Details
Gruenwald, Arthur
Donna Williams
B: 1938-02-23
D: 2018-06-28
View Details
Williams, Donna
Kent Nygaard
B: 1946-11-10
D: 2018-06-27
View Details
Nygaard, Kent
Wayne Harris
B: 1945-01-26
D: 2018-06-24
View Details
Harris, Wayne
Margaret MacNab
B: 1920-02-18
D: 2018-06-23
View Details
MacNab, Margaret
Donald McCormick
B: 1943-06-03
D: 2018-06-21
View Details
McCormick, Donald
Darwin Howard
B: 1931-03-09
D: 2018-06-21
View Details
Howard, Darwin
Dorothy Brownewell
B: 1928-08-08
D: 2018-06-19
View Details
Brownewell, Dorothy
Harold Kohnen
B: 1921-06-11
D: 2018-06-18
View Details
Kohnen, Harold
Elmer Epler
B: 1932-11-17
D: 2018-06-17
View Details
Epler, Elmer


Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
1730 East Fountain Boulevard
Colorado Springs, CO 80910
Phone: 719-634-1597
Fax: 719-634-6610

The Memorial Candle Program has been designed to help offset the costs associated with the hosting this Tribute Website in perpetuity. Through the lighting of a memorial candle, your thoughtful gesture will be recorded in the Book of Memories and the proceeds will go directly towards helping ensure that the family and friends of Donna Williams can continue to memorialize, re-visit, interact with each other and enhance this tribute for future generations.

Thank you.

Select Candle

Obituary for Donna Williams

Donna  Williams
Donna J. Williams
February 23, 1938 - June 28, 2018

Donna J. Williams, age 80, went to be with her Lord on June 28, 2018. She was a resident of Colorado Springs, including being stationed at Ent AFB in the late 50s. She was later reassigned to headquarters NORAD and retired here.

Donna was born in Lafayette, Colorado on February 23, 1938 to Daniel and Marcella Williams (Cruise). Her family later moved to Black Diamond, Washington where she grew up. She graduated from Enumclaw High School in Enumclaw, Washington and later enlisted in the U.S. Air Force.

She served with pride for 24 and a half years in the United States Air Force where she attained the rank of Senior Master Sergeant. Most of her Air Force career was in air operations.

She was the first woman to be assigned as an air operations specialist in a fighter squadron. Being the only woman was a challenge, but she mastered it.

Her assignments included Ent AFB, McChord AFB, Hickam AFB Hawaii, Wright Patterson AFB, Utapau AFB Thailand, Duluth and finally NORAD where she retired in January of 1980.

Donna was a very compassionate person and loved all that walked the Earth. There wasn't a day when she was in the public that she didn't talk to a small child or their parents or older adults. She loved trying to get someone to smile and that a kind word might brighten their day. She also wouldn't kill a bug or insect of any kind. When there used to be an infestation of Miller Moths in the house she would catch them in her hands and carry them outside and set them free.

She leaves behind a loving wife, Carol LaLonde, of only 2 ½ years, but a relationship that has withstood the test of time for 60 years. She is also survived by her sisters, Wendy Johnson and Kathy Compton. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother and sister. She has several cousins in Pueblo and Tacoma, Washington.

Funeral service will be held at Shrine of Remembrance on July 5 at 1 p.m. There will be a viewing at 12:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region in Donna's name.
Order Flowers
Recently Shared Condolences
Recently Lit Memorial Candles
Recently Shared Stories
Recently Shared Photos