Ayer, Donna Jane

Ayer, Donna Jane

Female 1932 - 2015  (83 years)

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  • Name Ayer, Donna Jane  [1, 2
    Born 1 Jan 1932  Baggs, Carbon County, Wyoming, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Died 24 Jul 2015  Steamboat Springs, Routt, Colorado, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Rawlins Cemetery, Rawlins, Carbon, Wyoming, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I34968  Sackett | Descendants of Simon Sackett the Colonist, Descendants of Thomas Sacket the Elder
    Last Modified 14 May 2020 

    Father Ayer, Walter D.,   b. 14 Mar 1898, Colorado, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1971, Baggs, Carbon County, Wyoming, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother McCargar, Lula Louise,   b. 1902, Colorado, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1980, Baggs, Carbon County, Wyoming, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married Unknown 
    Children 2 children 
     1. Ayer, Charles Mack,   b. 8 Nov 1924, Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1954, Myrtle Point, Coos County, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
     2. Ayer, Donna Jane,   b. 1 Jan 1932, Baggs, Carbon County, Wyoming, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 2015, Steamboat Springs, Routt, Colorado, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     
    Family ID F12456  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Connor, Francis Angelo,   b. 6 Jul 1923, Rock Springs, Sweetwater, Wyoming, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1995, Rawlins, Carbon, Wyoming, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Last Modified 14 May 2020 
    Family ID F23940  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Jan 1932 - Baggs, Carbon County, Wyoming, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Jul 2015 - Steamboat Springs, Routt, Colorado, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1018] Obituary, Her brother's obituary (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com) (Reliability: 2).
      Memorial ID 150088979
      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/150088979

      Donna Jane Ayer Connor
      Birth 1 Jan 1932
      Baggs, Carbon County, Wyoming, USA
      Death 24 Jul 2015 (aged 83)
      Steamboat Springs, Routt County, Colorado, USA
      Burial
      Rawlins Cemetery
      Rawlins, Carbon County, Wyoming, USA

      Donna Jane Ayer Connor passed away on July 24, 2015 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. She was a proud Wyomingite, spending most of her life in Carbon County, Wyoming. Donna was a passionate educator and dedicated her career to advancing education and mentoring young people across the state. Donna was born January 1, 1932 in Baggs, Wyoming to Walter ?Buckshot? Ayer and Lula McCarger Ayer. She graduated from high school in Baggs and received a Bachelor?s degree from the University of Wyoming.

      Donna spent a year working for the F.B.I. in Washington D.C., then returned to Wyoming to pursue what would become her lifelong passion ? education. She taught business in Evanston for one year, then taught in Rawlins for three years. There she met and married Francis ?Fran? Connor, a teacher and coach. At that time, married couples couldn?t both teach in the same District, so Donna worked for a year as a legal secretary before returning to education.

      In 1959, she was appointed as the Carbon County Superintendent of Schools, a position she held until 1969. She then worked as the University of Wyoming Field Representative, supervising student teachers, until her retirement in 1994.

      Donna and Fran were avid travelers, visiting many countries and attending several Olympic Games.

      They enjoyed spending summers at their cabin near Columbine, Colorado. Donna loved skiing, horseback riding and ranch life, and the University of Wyoming Cowboy Joe Club. She enjoyed the company of many dogs and horses throughout her life.

      Donna was a devoted community member, whose activities included the Soroptimist Club, PEO, and the American Association of University Women. She was a member of the Kappa Delta sorority.

      Donna was predeceased by her husband, Fran; her brother, Mack; and her parents.

      She is survived by her cousin Dan (Marvel) Dement of Oregon and numerous nieces and nephews. She is also survived by family friends Patrick and Sharon O?Toole, goddaughter Meghan (Brian) Lally, Bridget O?Toole (Chris Abel), Eamon (Megan) O?Toole and their families. She also leaves behind several close friends and neighbors.

      (C) Carbon County Funeral August 1, 2015


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