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Donna Catherine Sexton

April 11, 1927 ~ March 3, 2023 (age 95) 95 Years Old


Donna C. Sexton

April 11, 1927- March 3, 2023

With great sadness and heartache we announce that our loved one Donna, passed away peacefully at home on March 3rd, 2023.  She was preceded in death by her parents Prosper John Lahey and Ellen Marcella ("Nell" Ryan), as well as four siblings, Mary, Helen, John and her twin brother Don. She is survived by her loving husband Marvin of 71 years, a younger brother Jim (Catherine) Lahey, five children: Stephen (Leslie) Sexton, Joan (Joe) North, Donald (Bobbi) Sexton, Dianne Sexton, Theresa (Scott) Keane, nine grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.  

Donna was born on the Carmac Farm near Solomon, Kansas. She began her education in a one room schoolhouse called Cracker Box, continued on to Solomon High School, and finished with a Bachelor's degree in English and Drama from the Marymount Women's College in Salina, Kansas. During her graduation day celebration, she met her future husband Marvin, on the dance floor.

Donna moved to California to start her teaching career and married Marvin in Carmel, CA in December of 1951. Marvin left to serve in the Korean War, and upon his safe return they started a family in Vacaville, CA.  In 1957 they moved to Colorado Springs.

Donna continued her career in education as a teacher at Corpus Christi Catholic School and at the historic Colorado Springs Day Nursery School. She was very involved at Corpus Christi Parish as a member of the school board, religious educator, Cub Scout den mother, eucharistic minister, and acted and directed in plays and melodramas as well. She and Marvin traveled near and far, and attended many social events with a great group of friends from this community. Donna, through her great faith in God, gave a lot of herself to this little corner of the world. By being a loving mother and grandmother, a creative teacher, helping the less fortunate, she has been an inspiration to family and friends.

In celebration of her life, a visitation and reception will take place on Thursday, March 16th, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at Cappadona Funeral Home, 1020 E. Fillmore St., Colorado Springs. A rosary will be said at 6:00 pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, March 17th, at 11:00 am, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 2318 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the  Marian House Soup Kitchen of Colorado Springs.


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Viewing / Rosary
March 16, 2023

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Cappadona Funeral Home
1020 E Fillmore St
Colorado Springs, CO 80907

Funeral Service
March 17, 2023

11:00 AM
Corpus Christi Catholic Church
2318 North Cascade Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80907

Burial following the Funeral Service
March 17, 2023

Evergreen Cemetery
1005 S Hancock Expy
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903


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