Donna Lynn Gildner


(April 7, 1956 – July 13, 2020)

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Donna Lynn Gildner of Hico, Texas, born April 7, 1956 in Tyler, Texas, passed away July 13, 2020 in Waco, Texas at age 64.

Although Donna was born in Tyler, she was raised in and went to school in Hico. Donna loved being a wife to her precious “Bob”, just as much as being a grandmother to her grandkids, to whom she was lovingly known as Memaw. As a devoted mom who supported her children’s military service, Donna made sure a candle was lit and a yellow ribbon could always be found around the tree out front, while her daughter served in Korea. Years later when her son was off to war, she kept the care packages flowing. Donna’s passion for dancing and music knew no bounds, and she also loved being her own boss. At first she ran a country club, then later she also loved being her own boss as an “Avon Lady”.

Preceding Donna in death were her mother, LaVerne McCameron and grandparents Timothy and Laura Bateman.

Surviving Donna are her beloved husband Robert Gildner of Hico, daughter Traci Holley, son Willy Chelf, and grandkids Wyatt, Logan, Madelynn, and Mila Chelf.

Also surviving Donna are sisters Jody Foster, Dottie Ross, and Beverly Taylor, and her brother Tim McCameron.

Visitation 9:30 am – 5 pm, Friday, July 17, 2020 at Harvest Hills Funeral Home.

Graveside Service 10 am, Saturday, July 18, 2020 at Spring Creek Cemetery, Iredell, Texas with Pastor Neal Wade officiating.

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