Donna Negus Rearick born October 11, 1943 into pioneer family of Edward and Martha Negus in Lompoc, California, ended her amazing journey in this world on August 30th, 2010.
Donna graduated from Lompoc High School in 1961. Married Charles O. Rearick in 1965 and had one son, Brandon Michael Rearick. Donna and Brandon moved to Estes Park, Colorado in August of 1980. She was a nationally certified massage and body work therapist as well as a registered polarity practitioner. Donna was such a caring person, that when she wasn’t doing massage, she was out helping in the community. For years Donna did the baking for Molly B’s restaurant in Estes Park. Donna cared so much for the people that she encountered; she would do everything that she could to help others. Whether it was cooking meals, providing clothes, stopping by to help with a task, or just to listen, Donna was there for others. She would give someone the shirt off her back, if the need presented itself. Donna was an energetic person that lived her life with that passion. When she was diagnosed with brain cancer, she did not look at it as a death sentence, but rather as an opportunity to show others that different ideas for treatment can and do work. Donna was not a believer in chemotherapy and radiation. So, she chose to take another path contradictory to conventional medicine. Donna amazed some of the conventional medical experts by enjoying her life past the finish line that they predicted with no treatment. Although Donna lived just five months past her diagnosis, she had a healthy, happy and fun life until she transitioned. She was not weak, sick or immobile from her treatment. This allowed her to spend time with the ones she loved, Brandon, Trey, Evan, Eileen, Al, Carl and all of her amazing friends.
When Donna left this world, it was in total peace and comfort surrounded by all of the people she loved.
Donna was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Martha Negus, a sister, Annette Negus and a brother, Robert Negus.
She is survived by her son Brandon Rearick of Frederick, Colorado and his two sons. Trey Richard Rearick 8, and Evan Brandon Rearick 5. A brother, Carl Negus of Goleta, California, her sister Eileen Negus Brewer (Al Brewer) of Lompoc, California; Nephew J. Kris Lindegaard of Orville, California, and 4 nieces; Jennifer Retzloff (Todd Retzloff) of Red Bluff, California; Laura Holderfield (Dee Holderfield) of Red Bluff, California; Karin Granato(Gino Granato) of Milan, Italy and Kirsten Negus (Michael Primmer) of Berkley, California.
There will be a celebration of life for Donna on Tuesday September 14th at the Marina Pavilion starting at 2:30 p.m. To be followed by a reception at the Legion in Estes Park.
“I count myself in nothing else so happy as in a soul remembering my good friends.” ~William Shakespeare