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Donna LaVinia Masoner

Donna was born in Nephi, Utah to Loran and LaVerne Carter on November 20, 1921. She died July 5, 2014.Her parents owned Carter's Cleaners in Rupert, Idaho. She and Elwood Masoner, also from Rupert, were married June 12, 1939 in Anaheim, California. Witnesses were Pearl and Bert Connell, her aunt and uncle.She followed Elwood to naval radar ...

Death Notice
Bessie Prichard, age 100, mother of Elaine Rotondo and grandmother of Cherie Rotondo Strand, passed away July 6, 2014 in Columbus Ohio. See Hopper Funeral Home’s website for a full obituary:

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