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Dona Kay Smidt (Hegelheimer)

d. August 23, 2021

On Monday August 23, 2021 Dona Smidt, loving wife and mother of 4 children passed away at the age of 85. Dona Kay (Hegelheimer) Smidt grew up in Montrose and graduated from Montrose High school. After high school she attended Barnes Business College in Denver. She married her high school sweetheart Thomas G. Smidt Jr. on October 28, 1955. They resided in Denver where they raised their 4 children Steven (Jenny) Smidt, Matthew (Bonnie) Smidt, Karen Corman and Becky (Butch) Clark. In 1978 they moved back to Montrose where Dona worked as a secretary. She enjoyed golfing, riding horses, traveling and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She showed her favorite mule Classy and won a ribbon at the Colorado State Fair. After retirement she and Tom enjoyed traveling and Dona volunteered at Heirlooms for Hospice.

Dona was preceded in death by her parents William (Bill) and Marjorie Hegelheimer. She is survived by her husband Tom Smidt, her sister Sharon Stephens, her 4 children and their spouses and 9 grandchildren Levi (Jacob) Smidt, Rachel (Andy) Frank, Jennifer Ferguson, Kayla (Jason) Ball, Dean (Tia Brown) Clark, Micah (Trina), Kyle Smidt, Joseph (Nicki) Clark, Maggie (Scott Kopec) Smidt and 5 great grandchildren Kayden Ball, Elijah Clark, Lane Clark, Inga Clark, Nolan Smidt. Services will be held at Crippin Funeral Home Saturday August 28, 2021 at 2:30 pm


In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to HopeWest, 725 S 4th Street, Montrose Co 81401.

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