Donna K. Atherton,
70, of Valparaiso, passed away September 1, 2018 at VNA Hospice.
She is survived by
her husband Terry L. Atherton; three sons, Larry (Chasity) Colestock of Ft.
Wayne, IN; Robert W. Colestock of Mt. Pleasant, SC; James (Jennifer)
Colestock of Wheat Ridge, CO; two step-children, Adam (Laura) Atherton, and
Rebecca (Atherton) Petrie, both of Ft. Wayne, IN; sister, Jan Mock of
Aurora, CO; brother, Kenneth (Camille) Dickens of Bend, OR; and eight
Donna was raised in
Colorado, attended Ft. Lewis College, and was an accomplished musician,
playing both violin and piano. She was formerly employed by City Utilities
of Ft. Wayne as Director of Operations, and Midland, Inc. as Director of
import and export operations. She was recognized for her service to the Ft.
Wayne Chamber of Commerce as President of the World Trade Association of NE
Indiana and was named as one of the influential women of achievement in Ft.
Wayne. After moving to Valparaiso, she was deeply involved with the
operations of the non-profit Shorewood Forest Utilities as a volunteer
Donna enjoyed music
and spending time with her husband, family and friends.
A Memorial Service
will be scheduled at a later date.
Memorials may be
made to the VNA Hospice of Northwest Indiana.
Dykes Funeral Home, Inc., Valparaiso IN, (219) 462-3125.