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Obituary: Donna Ernestine Gastineau (Jan. 13, 1931 – Aug. 13, 2014)

Donna Ernestine Gastineau
Donna Ernestine Gastineau
Donna Ernestine Gastineau, 83, passed away on Aug. 13, 2014, in Crescent City. She was born Jan. 13, 1931, in Bakersfield. Donna was a 58-year resident of Del Norte County.

She was an active musician in the community for 60 years, teaching private piano lessons, accompanying choirs and soloists, teaching music in the school district and performing recitals. Donna was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and the church organist there until 2013.  She was an active member of the Del Norte-Curry County Community Concert Association, Crescent City Women’s Club, Humboldt Chorale and was involved at the Senior Center. Her hobbies included Scrabble, reading, photography and bridge.

Donna leaves behind her daughters Gwen Marie Gastineau-Ayoob (Ken) of McKinleyville and Lorraine Lynn Gastineau of Crescent City; sons David Lawrence Gastineau (Jodi) of Gasquet, Robert John Gastineau (Marti) of Pleasanton, Richard John Gastineau (Karin) also of Pleasanton, and Ronald Francis Gastineau (Cerina) of Crescent City; grandchildren Nanette, Aimee, Chris, Jessi, Alex, Zara, Max, Miranda, Jake, Natasha, Amelia  and Kenneth;  great-grandchildren Katherine, Allison, Lauren, Emily, Olivia, Keith, Charley and Kayli; several cousins and many friends.

Celebration of Life service will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 220 East Macken Ave., on Saturday, Aug. 16, from 2–4 p.m.

Please sign the family’s online guest book at wiersmortuary.com.  We will also have a memory book in the social hall where you can share your memories of Donna.

In lieu of flowers, you can make any donations in her name to your favorite performing arts organization. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Wier’s Mortuary Chapel.


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