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Donna J. (Johnson) Rathbun – Torrington Telegram

SCHOTTSBLUFF – Donna J. (Johnson) Rathbun, 85, of Westminster, Colorado passed away on December 26, 2023 in Lafayette, Colorado. According to her wishes, she will be cremated. A Celebration of Life will be held at Sunset Memorial Cemetery in Scottsbluff on April 26, 2024 at 1 p.m. Online condolences may be expressed by viewing Donna’s memorial page at www.bridgmanfuneralhome.com. Bridgman Funeral Home in Scottsbluff is in charge of arrangements.

Donna was born on January 18, 1938 to Hobert and Tillie Johnson in Oshkosh, Nebraska. They moved to Torrington in 1943, where she attended school and graduated in 1956.

Donna met Don Rathbun in Denver and they were married on June 14, 1958. They lived in Westminster until January 1996, when Don passed away. After which Donna became very active at TOPS and Westminster Widows. You should almost have your own monthly calendar so Donna could keep track of her comings and goings. She met many friends, who became more like family, at the pool, TOPS and Widows. Many spent time at least once a month playing cards, Farkle and various other games. The funny thing was, she wasn’t a people person until she joined widows after Don died.

She is preceded in death by her husband Don, parents Hobe and Tillie, brother Kenny, sisters Virgina and Judy, brother-in-law Pat Clark, Leroy Rathbun and Wesley Rathbun, and sister-in-law Wilba Lea Rathbun.

She is survived by her sisters Glenna Clark and Sharon Brooks, brother-in-law Melvin Schlagel, sister-in-law Zella Rathbun and many nieces and nephews. As well as her very good friends and caregivers Will and Jacque Mahan.