Donna Jean Weaver - age: 59
(October 21, 1959 to May 12, 2019 )
Resident of Exeter, California
Services will be held at Rocky Hill Community Church in Exeter on Friday, May 17 at 10:00 A.M. followed by burial at the Exeter District Cemetery.
Donna Jean Weaver, age 59, passed away peacefully on Mother’s Day, May 12, 2019 surrounded by her loving family in Exeter, CA after a long battle with cancer. She was born on October 21, 1959 in Chico, CA to Arthur and Carlene Zumwalt. Donna’s family later moved to Porterville, where she graduated from Monache High School in 1977. A short time later Donna graduated from Cosmetology school. While living in Porterville she met her beloved husband, Buck, at the Lake Success Marina and they were inseparable after that day with their marriage lasting for 42 years. Donna and Buck raised two children, Melanie and Chris, together in Tulare. They were blessed with five beautiful grandchildren whom she loved dearly. Donna was determined to be a teacher and put herself through college while raising her family. She began her career at Pixley School in 1992 where she taught for 16 years and made many lasting friendships which continued even after she went on to work at Tulare Joint Union High School District. Donna was teaching math and AVID at Mission Oak High School when she retired in 2017. Her students adored her and the feeling was mutual.
Donna and Buck moved to Exeter after their children were grown. She took great pleasure in going up to Shaver or Courtwright Reservoir with Buck to fish for trout on the weekends. She enjoyed the arts, and always had a craft or activity prepared for her grandchildren. It is difficult to put into words what a beautiful person Donna Weaver was. Our memories of time spent with her will be treasured forever. She was a fabulous role model, and made such an impact on so many lives. Above all else, Donna loved the Lord, and she was a devoted Christian from early adulthood. She attended Tulare Wayside Church of the Nazarene for many years and more recently, Rocky Hill Chapel in Exeter.
Donna was preceded in death by her mother, Carlene Zumwalt. She is survived by her husband, Buck Weaver of Exeter, her father, Arthur Zumwalt of Visalia, her brother Jerry Zumwalt of Fresno, her sister Elizabeth Hernandez of Visalia, Her daughter Melanie (Richard) Hartman of Keystone Heights, FL, her son Chris (Traci) Weaver of Sparks, NV, and her grandchildren Madison, Jacob, and Hailey Lemmon and Caydence and Owen Weaver.
Services will be held at Rocky Hill Community Church in Exeter on Friday, May 17 at 10:00 A.M. followed by burial at the Exeter District Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.evansmillerguinnchapel.com. Services entrusted to Evans Miller Guinn Chapel.