OBITUARY: Donna Claire Niebur |

OBITUARY: Donna Claire Niebur

Donna Claire Niebur 80, a 5-year resident of Rio Vista passed on May 17 2011. She was born Donna Claire Kingston on August 7, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois. Donna was a Beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Neighbor and Co-worker. In addition to raising four children and providing 7 grandchildren with college educations Donna had a distinguished career in finance with Montgomery Ward and General Electric.

Donna was a world traveler, a designer and creator. For decades her creations from jewelry to wardrobe were on the cutting edge of high fashion. She was also a dedicated botanist who created botanical showplaces everywhere she lived. Donna graduated high school in Santa Monica and attended UCLA. After she married

William H. Niebur in 1952 they moved to Berkeley Calif. and began a 56 year marriage

within which they enjoyed living in Hayward, Concord Calif, Fort Worth, Texas, Stateline Nevada and Gardnerville.

Donna is preceded in passing by her spouse whom she could barely wait to follow. It was only her love for her “little ones” that kept her around. She is survived by her brother Mark Kingston and sister Marianne Kingston of Ontario Oregon. She is also survived by her 4 children, Karen Groom, Chris Niebur, Jocelyn Thompson and Shannon Gerard. Donna’s grandchildren are Shelsea Mea Niebur, Genevieve Groom, Tyler Groom, Max Gerard, Scott Gerard, William Thompson and Brandon Niebur.

A memorial and Celebration of the Life of Donna Niebur gathering will be held on

Lake Tahoe aboard the Safari Rose June 3rd 2012, 10:00 am. Please direct inquiries

to Chris Niebur at 209-890-6891 or …

If you follow this call

There’s a place nearby

Where my mother grew roses

In the sky

Look so high on the mountain

You can hear eagles cry

There my mother grew roses

In the sky

Out of stone through the snow

Life’s fierce beauty would fly

As my mother grew roses

In the sky

Here’s a way of remembering

And of saying goodby

To someone who grew roses

In the sky

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