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Donna Lavonna (Neff) Vineyard

November 18, 1930 ~ August 2, 2020 (age 89)


Donna was born in La Habra, California on November 18, 1930 to Lloyd Preston Neff and Alta Mae Neff (Floyd).  She was their only child.  In 1941 her family moved to Fellows, California where she attended 7th and 8th grade at Midway School.  Then on to Taft Union High School. 

On January 25th 1947 she married Earl James Vineyard.  They were married 61 years until his passing in January 18, 2008.  She missed him every day after. 

Donna worked at Safety Drug for many years.  She loved working for Jack and Patti Kearns.  They remained close friends after Donna retired.  Donna was not the type of person you find sitting down.  Most days you could find her working in the yard.  She loved to garden.

She is preceded in death by her father Lloyd Neff in 1967 and her mother Alta Neff (Floyd) in 1991. 

Her survivors are Lorena Bullard who she loved as her own daughter.  Her two grandsons Nic and wife Tara Sparks, Nathan Sparks, and her great grand-daughters Irelynd and Kyllian Sparks.  Her dear and always there for her friends John and Penny Caufield, and Alan and Cindi Cook. 

Donna passed away peacefully at home with her family on August 2, 2020.  A visitation is being held at Erickson and Brown Funeral Home Friday, August 14, 2020 from 5 – 7 pm.  Graveside service will follow on Saturday August 15, 2020 at 11:00 am at West Side District Cemetery.

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August 14, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Erickson and Brown
501 Lucard Street
Taft, CA 93268

Graveside Service
August 15, 2020

11:00 AM
West Side District Cemetery
440 E. Cedar St.
Taft, CA 93268

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