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Donna Ann Melker
February 15, 1935 ~ November 14, 2022 (age 87) 87 Years Old
Donna Ann Melker passed away on Monday, November 14, 2022, at Juniper Village Memory Care in Louisville, CO. She was 87 years old.
Born February 15, 1935 in Kentucky, daughter of Roy Shaw Thompson and Daisy (Taylor) Thompson.
Starting from a simple life on a farm in Kentucky and frequently without 2 sticks to rub together, Donna became a world traveler in retirement.
Donna graduated in 1953 from Madison High School in Madison, IN before marrying Arthur Melker. They lived in Dayton, OH; Washington, DC; and Ogden, UT before settling in Milford, NH with her young family. She raised her three children as a stay-at-home mom. She worked at several office jobs before a long stint at Norton Company until retiring in 2000. She then picked up and moved to Surprise, AZ.
Donna was a thoughtful, caring, generous, warm, and witty person. Sometimes cynical, she normally had an outsized sense of humor and loved to laugh. She enjoyed trips to Europe and cruises in the Caribbean; steel drum music was always a favorite along with tropical fruity drinks. Always a fan of a good romance, she was a voracious reader of Harlequin paperbacks and later in life an avid fan of the Hallmark Channel. She loved watching baseball in the summer.
Donna leaves behind three children: Barry P. Melker and his wife Jennifer of Barrington, RI, Marc D. Melker and his wife Felicita of Colorado Springs, CO, Amy L. Melker and her husband David Turbert of Superior, CO; six grandchildren: Cian, Hannah, Finn, Miranda, Zachary, and Kaelani. She also leaves behind a sister, Elta McDonald of Indianapolis, IN and several nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Gerald Thompson and Michael Thompson.