Dona Bechard

A photo of Dona Bechard



Dona Marlene Bechard of Chatham passed away at home on Monday June 4, 2018 at the age of 53 years. She was the loved mother of JonAnn & Andrew Jones and Mandy Nealey and grandmother of Cheyenne, Sierra and Bryson. She will be remembered with great fondness by her longtime friend D. Jerry Bechard.

The youngest of nine children born to the late Dona & Bill Nealey, she is survived by her siblings Marie & Leonard Smith, Pat & Fred Ryckman, Gloria Anson (late Ed), Stacie & Doug Beaton, Tami & John St. Lewis and Ken (late Linda) Nealey. She was predeceased in life by her sister Fran & Frank Stothart and her brother Bill Nealey.

Dona was one of a kind whose adventurous spirit and strong will afforded her many opportunities and experiences in life…at 53 years of age she was able to look herself in the mirror and like who she saw…a woman who had accomplished everything she had hoped for in life. Her determination allowed her to overcome many of the medical challenges she faced every day…she was such a fighter.

Dona’s wish was that her life would be celebrated. Cremation has taken place and her family will gather together to remember her.

Family and friends wishing to remember Dona with a memorial donation are asked to consider the Pet And Wildlife Rescue efforts.

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We will miss seeing her smiling face at the store.

To my Nealey cousins We were sorry to hear of Dona.s passing Our prayers our with you all . Sisters are very special people.

So sorry to hear of Donna's passing, thinking of you all during this sad time.

Very sorry to hear of Dona's passing. She will be missed. Our thought and prayers goes out to everyone .

Im so sorry to learn about the passing of Dona. Had great memories of growing up with the Nealey family in 'irishtown'.Dona sure knew how to life her life to the fullest Rest in peace Dona Hugs to all.

For Dona's family & friends. We are so very sorry to hear of Dona's death. In the few years that we've known Dona, she was a kind, loving and truthful friend. My son was known as her "Wing man", and he carried that title proudly. Dona, you will be truly missed, but never forgotten.

I was saddened to get the call Dona had passed away. She was such a fighter and nothing stopped her from doing what she wanted to do she was truly an inspiration! Dona loved to spend time with her family and friends, and all of us who hang out at Eddie's place will miss her deeply! Every Christmas Dona filled Ed's Christmas tree with Christmas cards for each one of us she never forgot anyone! We will certainly miss this and always remember her thoughtful ways. RIP our friend your battle, pain and suffering has ended we will treasure our memories of you, miss you and think of you often! My sincere condolences to all of Dona's family.

to the nealey family, my thoughts and prayers go out to youfor the passing of dona. sincerely gail baltzer.

My deepest sympathies to you all in Dona's passing. May you find some comfort in the outpouring of love from everyone during this difficult time.

Ou sincere condolences to all of your family Pat and Fred.remeber all the good times and hold them dearly in your hearts. Love, Jacquie and Phil