Donna Deen (Gump) Miller, loving mother and grandmother, passed away July 29, 2019 in Mesa, Arizona. Donna was born February 2, 1925, in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, to Russell and Viola Gump. She married Jerry Miller November 25, 1948 and they were married for 57 years. They moved to Flagstaff, Arizona, where she was a Librarian for Flagstaff Public Schools. She was a devout Catholic supported by the faith community at San Francisco De Asis Parish. Donna was a "soldier" for Christ with the Legion of Mary, Cursillista, Benedictine Oblate and a relative a St. Therese of Lisieux. A woman of great Faith defined how she loved and lived her life to the fullest. She was an artist, avid adventurer, world traveler and a vibrant light to be around. She was more interested in others stories than her own,and had a passion to never stop learning about the world around her. This kept her young, engaged and in awe during the journeys of her life. She had an infectious laugh, appreciated the 'little' things in life and her mantra was " give thanks for everything ". She had a competitive spirit, especially playing games, cards, bingo, croquet and cribbage. She married Arthur Scott, April 27, 2008 (at the age of 83). Art, her second husband, were great companions for each other in their later years. They enjoyed movies, dinners with friends and a lot of laughs. He preceded her in death, but they enjoyed 9 years together. She is survived by her brother Thomas Gump, and her six children Mark, Chris, Laura, Maria, Carrie (Mark) and Patrick (Teresa). Her grandchildren Carly, Eric, Drew, Jill, Ben, David, Jaye, Tray, Laura Kate and McKenna Deen all know the love of this incredible grandma. A woman who loved much, is why she is still loved so much by so many who knew her!
The family wishes to thank Elmcroft Senior Living and Americare Hospice for their loving care in her final days. A Memorial Mass will be held at Church of the Resurrection, 3201 S. Evergreen Road, Tempe, AZ. 85282, August 19, 2019 at 10 a.m. Richardson Funeral Home, Tempe, Arizona is compassionately serving the family.
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