Donna Evelyn (Hall) Coleman, 93, of Howard died May 28, 2019.
She was born Oct. 21, 1925, to George and Edith Hall at the family homestead in Wetmore.
She lived in southern Colorado all her life and was from a pioneer family.
Her ancestors helped settle the region. Grandparents Gus and Kate Hall arrived in the 1890s and grandfather Jacob Betts arrived in the 1870s.
She graduated from Custer County High School in 1943 and married her high school sweetheart, Thomas “Gene” Coleman, after he returned from the war.
Together they raised three children, Sheryl, Larry and Kimberly.
Mrs. Coleman was a member of the Pleasant Valley Club for 50 years and held every office available.
She was particularly proud to be instrumental in raising funds for and building Howard Hall. She donated many books to help start the community library at the Howard Firehouse.
Mrs. Coleman was a skilled candy maker and created delicious fudges, mints, caramels and suckers.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband in 2014.
Survivors include her children, Sheryl Coleman of Scottsdale, Arizona, Larry (Cathy) Coleman of Cañon City and Kimberly (Robert) Burns of Leesburg, Virginia; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Her funeral services will be at 11 a.m. June 3, 2019, at the Cotopaxi Community Church. Interment will follow in Howard Cemetery.
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