We are sad to announce that Donna Marie Edzards, Newport News, VA passed away on September 17, 2023 after a brief illness.
Donna was born Donna Marie Yule on February 2, 1952, in Medford, OR to Carol Gilinsky and Donald Yule and spent her childhood and youth in the beautiful Rogue Valley area in southwestern Oregon.
While living in Sioux City, IA, Donna met the love of her life, Mark Edzards. In 1987, Donna and Mark were married at the Little Brown Church in the Vale, in Nashua, IA. They settled in the Kansas City area and lived there 27 years before moving to Newport News, VA in 2015. They had a wonderful life together and loved traveling. Together they visited 47 U.S. states, as well as Ireland (3x), Scotland, and France. Donna had a long career as a Registered Nurse at numerous medical facilities in the Kansas City area. Those who knew her personally, knew her to be kind, generous, happy, and a great lover of all living things.
In addition to her husband of 35 (almost 36) years, Donna is survived by one son, Eric (Thrisha); two grandchildren, April (Reily) and Thomas; as well as three sisters and two brothers.
We will miss her dearly and know that life will not be the same without her, but we are incredibly grateful for the time we had with her.