2013-12-12 / Obituaries

Donna Jane Barela

Donna Jane Barela lost her battle with cancer, peacefully passing on Dec. 5. 2013 at the age of 75.

Donna was born on Oct. 25, 1938 to Ralph and Loretta Trabucco. She was raised in Bear Valley and graduated from Westchester High School in Los Angeles. She went on to complete business school and worked for many large companies before eventually retuning to Mariposa to raise her only child.

Donna is survived by her son Michael and brother David Trabucco of Mariposa, as well as many family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband Gilbert Barela and her “furry son” Prince.

Mom will be greatly missed by anyone who has ever had the chance to know her. Kind to all, never wanting to worry anyone, she continually aspired to help those in need. She was a mother to all.

A memorial will be held at 11 a.m. on Jan. 11 at Mariposa Lutheran Church, with a gathering in Hansen Hall to follow.

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