Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Donna Louise Sharpe German, BHS 1959

Donna Louise Sharpe German, BHS 1959

Born June 6, 1941; and entered into the Joy of Celestial Life on April 19, 2012.

Born in Florida, Donna spent most of her life in or near Burbank, CA. She had two great men in her life. She was married to Lloyd Yabsley in 1959 and had one daughter, Dawn Marie. In 1977 she married Gene German, and his children live in Kansas. After a short illness, Donna passed away from Cancer. She is survived by her daughter; three step children, seven grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and her mother Louise Penn of Burbank.

Her long career started when she was a teenager, where she was an actress in theatre and TV. She went on to be a manager at Sees Candy, a Bank Teller, a records label designer at AMF/Monarch Records and finally spent 24 years at Carnation/Nestlé as a Credit Analyst and then Business Systems Administrator. She retired in 2003. Donna felt lucky to join The Burbank Order of the Eastern Star and she has been an enthusiastic and loved member since 1984.

She loved helping people. She traveled to over 12 countries and 30 states. She loved playing slots and never missed a chance to go to a casino when traveling. She was very proud of training for a year and going to Italy to walk a marathon. Donna wanted her California and Kansas families, as well as her Eastern Star family, to know how much she will miss them.

A memorial service will be held at the Burbank Masonic Lodge, 406 Irving Dr., Burbank, CA 91504, on Sunday April 29, 2012, 3:00 p.m. A Reception will follow. The family requests in lieu of flowers, to donate to www.cancer.org.
Published in Los Angeles Daily News on April 29, 2012

Note: Donna is not listed in the 1959 graduation program and may have left BHS to marry her first husband. Her sophmore picture is in the 57 yearbook.

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