Donna C. WellmanDONNA C. WELLMAN Age 56, formerly of Pearl City, passed away peacefully in her husband's embrace on January 30, 2014, following a lifelong challenge with congenital heart issues. Born in Philadelphia, she attended Bloomsburg University and Brigham Young University. Donna and her husband Tom were married at the LDS Jordan River Temple 31 years ago. Following their wedding, they lived in Hawaii for most of their lives and had a great love and respect for the Hawaiian culture. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends for her calm demeanor, patience and grace. Aside from a deep love for her family, Donna had many interests. She was a wonderful cook and her Italian dinners were always a hit. She was an avid fan of Rick Springfield, through which she had many friends. She loved football, philosophy, music, art, poetry, religion and teaching. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her son David and his wife Lindsay of Pennsylvania; hanai brother Edward of Arizona; sister Sandra of Pennsylvania; and cousins, in-laws, nieces, nephews and hanai family throughout the country. In lieu of flowers, the family recommends contributions to the Children's Heart Foundation (http://www. ChildrensHeartFoundation.org), the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (http://www.JDRF.org) or the Thomas and Donna Wellman Charitable Foundation (c/o WFA, 1000 Chesterbrook Ave., Berwin, PA 19312.) A Celebration of Life, will be held at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Aiea, in April. Me ke aloha pumehana! A me Ka aloha pau'ole!
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