A Celebration Of Life for Donna J. McCall quotCricketquot, 52, of Junction who passed from this life on Saturday, April 2, 2011, at her home, will be held at a later time.
All the things I wish Id done
All the things I wish Id said
its too late now.
But, if I can relate those things to you now,
here they are...
We were so lucky to have been adopted, in Germany, by such great loving parents.
Denied themselves, they chose to be parents the only way they could to reach out to those who had been given up, for whatever reason. They took us to their hearts as only true parents can and will. Our childhood was glorious, full, thriving and lavished. We were the lucky ones.
Years passed, and you had some struggles. We could not always accept, understand or tolerate those episodes. Looking back now, I wish I had been less judgemental and more forgiving. These past few days have been spent with a mixture of terrible sadness and memories of all encompassing love. I wish the latter had won out on my stubborn being.
Sadly, it did not, and I regret it more than my own feeble words can express.
As I harken back to the joyful carefree days of our youth, I remember the great happy times.
You could be so much fun and cause for uproarious laughter. You reduced me to tears multiple times in a good way.
You loved stray animals and horses. Passing any horse in a pasture, you would exclaim quotIts looking at mequot We had to pull over so you could stroke it lovingly.
You were a great cook and loved to do so for those you cared about. You enjoyed bargain shopping and had a keen eye. With your few possessions, you made any home in which you resided, feel warm and very welcoming.
You enjoyed plants and they thrived under your green thumb. I remember the days you insisted on taking home a plant, long past its prime, because you could save it.
To see you play Jeopardy was amazing. I used to ask you quotHow could you possibly have known that answerquot You shrugged casually and replied quotI went to college.quot I am sure it had a lot to do with your passion for reading as well. Donna loved to read and could often be seen walking to and from the Public Library.
In closing, I thank all of you who knew her and called her friend. Im glad you have good memories to sustain you some of which you have shared with me. Max, what you wrote was beautiful, and Im so glad you had a photo to share. She looked very happy. Special mention must be made of Dan. You saw to it that she was taken care of during the hardest time of all...
Donna is survived by our mother, Hazel Klein, of Orlando, Florida a brother, Keith Hagadus of Medina, Texas and a son, Jakob Kimmons, of Lago Vista, Texas. She was preceded in death by our father, Raymond Hagadus and a niece, Amber Ann Fisher.
With heartfelt love your sister:
Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of the professionals at Kimble Funeral Home.
Kimble Funeral Home