Donna G. Wilson Thurmon, 77, passed away quietly at 7:30 a.m. Thursday (May 28, 2015) at her home in Gridley.
The funeral will be Wednesday, June 3 at 10 a.m. at Christ Community Church in Gridley. Pastor Grant Stauter will officiate. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in El Paso. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Gridley Emergency Medical Service, the Gridley Alumni Association, or donor's choice. Burial will follow at Hinthorn Cemetery in Hudson.
Donna was born March 8th, 1938, in Gridley, Illinois a daughter of Lyle N. and G. Edith Peyton Wilson. She married Wm. Thomas Thurmon on July 27, 1957 in Meadows. He passed away on April 10, 2001.
Survivors include three sons, Kyle of Ft. Worth, TX; Jeff of Moore, OK; and Dan of Gridley, IL; one sister, Sharon (Bill) Phelan of Normal, IL; two brothers, Richard (Karen) Wilson of Oceanside, CA; Norman (Madonna) Wilson of Gridley, IL; and mother Edith Wilson of Gridley.
She was preceded in death by her father Lyle Wilson, husband Thomas Thurmon, son Christopher Thurmon, and nephew Nick Phelan.
An avid Jeff Gordon fan, Donna volunteered to help at Spare and Share and The Gridley Telephone Museum. She and Tom were charter members of the Gridley Emergency Medical Service. A cheerleader and 1956 graduate of Gridley High, she later attended Western University where she was a member of the Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority. Donna later kept active in the El Paso Bowling League as well as playing cards with the Saturday night card club. She loved to play board games, was an amazing cook, and started her day with a cup of tea and the crossword puzzle. She decorated cakes for the Cake Box and Cotter's bakeries and many family events and later in life was a merchandiser. She was loved by many and will be missed by all who knew her.
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