Donna Carlyle burial funds

Donna Carlyle married her soulmate at the age of 22. After two years of marriage he died from a construction accident falling onto metal rods that went through his body. She was pregnant at the time of his death and shortly after his passing suffered a miscarriage. She was a kind and generous person taking care of her mother who was bedridden until she passed in 2001. Donna battled and beat cervical cancer, that left her unable to bear any children. In 2013 her life was forever changed when a man coming from a party entered the apartment that she and her sister shared. He beat up her sister and as Donna dialed 911 he grabbed her by the throat and began strangling her demanding money. Phone in hand he disconnected the call but Donna managed to dial 911 again while he was strangling her. Her sister made her way over to where she had a 22 pistol and threatened to shoot the man. She shot him and hit him under his arm. He wouldn't let Donna go and seemed to be on something. Her sister shot him in the back where he finally turned and came toward her sister and collapsed. The police heard everything. At the hospital it was determined that Donna had suffered a heart attack during the home invasion. Her weakened heart progressed into congestive heart failure, she also had diabetes and ended up on oxygen in 2016. Early in November she was diagnosed with pneumonia, was put on a ventilator when her organs began shutting down and passed away December 23, 2020. Her wish was to be buried with her husband. Her sister lives on Social Security and does not have the means to pay for her cremation, burial and memorial service. Her sister has never asked anyone for anything before and is grateful for every penny. Donna loved country music,  the Cardinals, animals, Colorado and the outdoors!  Donna was married to my cousin Davey and I am assisting the family with fundraising.


  • Patti DeSoto Carr 
    • $50 
    • 16 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 20 d
  • Jacob Mokriakow  
    • $100 
    • 23 d
  • David Carlyle 
    • $50 
    • 23 d
  • Terri L Dietz 
    • $50 
    • 27 d
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Carla Shaughnessy 
Saint Louis, MO
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