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Donna McEntarffer

January 30, 1936 — January 19, 2020


January 30, 1936 - January 19, 2020

Our beloved Mother, Grandmother & Great-Grandmother, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family. Donna was blessed with 83 years of life, just short of her 84th birthday. Donna was the daughter of Frank H. McEntarffer and Maude E. McEntarffer of Falls City, NE. She was preceded in death by all her siblings, Frankie, Billy, Marilyn & Darrel Sr. Donna was also preceded in death by her husband Fernando Orosco, Jr., daughter Teresa Mesa and grandson Nick Espinosa.

Donna is survived by her daughters, Connie (Eddie) Swiggett of Newport News, VA, Debbie (Jesse) Higareda II of Los Angeles, CA, Sherry (Gabriel) Espinosa of Wickenburg and Liz (Frank) Gallagher of Wickenburg. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren 28 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A special thank you to Mary & Bruce Peterson for being her best friends, they spent many nights and days together, either by phone calls or texts, plus many Laughlin and California trips. Our Mom spent most of her life in Los Angeles, CA until her husband Fernando retired to Wickenburg, AZ in 1977, to his place of birth. A large part of Mom's life was in caring for her family as a homemaker and housewife, she also worked in many different fields of employment, school cafeteria worker, restaurants and at one time she owned a clothing store. Mom loved playing Bingo, plus many trips to Casinos, she also liked to draw and really loved eating out at Golden Corral with her grand kids. Mom would travel to California every chance she could to visit her sister and the rest of the family. She had a great sense of humor and could be very feisty and would not take "crap from nobody". Mom (Donna) will be greatly missed. We love you Mom.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family suggest memorial contributions in Donna's memory be made to Hospice of the West, 21410 19th Ave. Ste. 100 Phoenix, AZ 85027
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