Obituary for Donna M. DeHart

Donna Marie DeHart, 54, of Boyce, Virginia, died Thursday, May 5, 2011 in the Winchester Medical Center.

Ms. DeHart was born January 29, 1957 in Virginia, the daughter of Robert Neal DeHart and Helen Stewart Norman.

She was an Animal Rescuer.

Surviving are two daughters, Rachel and Katherine Burson, both of Boyce, VA; three brothers, Chip DeHart of Greensboro, NC,   Norm DeHart of Boulder, CO, and Mike DeHart of Shekou, China; five nieces and nephews; four dogs; six cats; three goats; 30 chickens; and two AWOL peacocks.

A memorial service will be held 7:00 PM, Monday, May 9, 2011 at the Enders & Shirley Funeral Home Chapel, Berryville with Mr. Mike Woods officiating. Burial will be private.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 – 7:00 PM Monday evening prior to the service at the funeral home.

A memorial tree and bench will be placed at Blandy Arboretum in her memory. A celebratory memorial service is being planned for sometime in June. Details will follow.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Foundation of the Virginia State Arboretum, in memory of Donna DeHart, 400 Blandy Farm Ln., Boyce, VA 22620.


  1. Jona Nelson says:

    Sorry to Hear of your loss. Our mother Ramona (BUG 6-8-2005) was a good friend with Donna.