In Memorial

Donna Lara

Date of Death: December 23rd, 2019
26 in Kislev 5780

Obituary

Donna Lara nee Garland, 77, beloved wife of Marcelo for 49 years; loving mother of Maya Lara; devoted daughter of the late Bernard and Rose Garland. Chapel service, Thursday, December 26th at 10 AM at Shalom Memorial Funeral Home, 1700 W. Rand Road, Arlington Heights. Interment Shalom Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association, www.lung.org. For information or to leave condolences, (847) 255-3520 or www.shalom2.com.

Service Information

Service : Thursday, December 26th at 10:00 am
Service Location: Shalom Chapel Service - Shalom Memorial Funeral Home

Interment:
Shalom Memorial Park
1700 W. Rand Road
Arlington Heights

Shiva Information

The Alpine Suite
Hilton Chicago/Northbrook
2855 Milwaukee Avenue
Northbrook, Illinois 60062

Thursday following the
service until 8 PM

Contributions
American Lung Association
55 West Wacker Drive - Suite 1150
Chicago, Illinois 60601
800.Lung.USA (800.586.4872)
www.lung.org

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January 17th, 2020

My sincere condolences to Maya and Marcelo God bless you

Emilio.

~Emilio Lara
~nephew,



January 17th, 2020

I celebrate the life of our dear Aunt Donna. She, along with our cousin Maya, has always been and will be one of the reasons why our dear uncle Marcelo has smiled.

~Maca Lara Dillon
~niece, Buenos Aires, Argentina



January 6th, 2020

1999 Cris Lara

I wish I had more memories with my Tía. Because of the distance and life craziness, maybe this was not possible; but the few I have are very special. The first memory I have of her I was just a kid, we were in Ecuador for my Grandma’s birthday and I remember her being funny, trying to speak Spanish and making jokes with my Dad. Years went by and when I decided to come to the US 20 years ago, I was having a really hard time deciding what to do with my life and where to settle. I had the opportunity to go to Chicago to spend the holidays. All I remember was her sweetness, her funny jokes, the way she took care of me and how she made me feel welcome and confortable (She even put up a little Christmas Tree just for me... ;). She always gave me the best advice and she basically told me to never quit and to always comeback to her house if I ever needed it. I will always cherish those conversations I had with her, and how loved she made me feel. I will always have a very special place in my heart for her, for all that she did for me and the love she had for my crazy Tío and my Cousin Maya.
May she rest in peace. Love you Tia. ❤️

~Cris Lara
~Niece, Miami, FL



January 4th, 2020

Celebrating the Holidays with my Aunt! ❤️ Cris Lara

I wish I had more memories with my Tía. Because of the distance and life craziness, maybe this was not possible; but the few I have are very special. The first memory I have of her I was just a kid, we were in Ecuador for my Grandma’s birthday and I remember her being funny, trying to speak Spanish and making jokes with my Dad. Years went by and when I decided to come to the US 20 years ago, I was having a really hard time deciding what to do with my life and where to settle. I had the opportunity to go to Chicago to spend the holidays. All I remember was her sweetness, her funny jokes, the way she took care of me and how she made me feel welcome and confortable (She even put up a little Christmas Tree just for me... ;). She always gave me the best advice and she basically told me to never quit and to always comeback to her house if I ever needed it. I will always cherish those conversations I had with her, and how loved she made me feel. I will always have a very special place in my heart for her, for all that she did for me and the love she had for my crazy Tío and my Cousin Maya.
May she rest in peace. Love you Tia. ❤️

~Cris Lara
~Niece, Miami, FL



January 2nd, 2020

I met Donna in Gilbert Az around 2002 when she moved next door. She was a fun lady to be around, I will miss her. Rest in peace my friend.

~Lawrence Marchetti Jr
~friend, Apache Junction



December 27th, 2019

I have had the pleasure of Donna’s friendship as a neighbor in Arizona! Donna loved my family but she especially loved our cats and Luke in particular! Luke knew when Donna was home and would sit outside her Az house until she would come out! He would sit there even when she wasn’t home! Loved seeing them together! I will remember them together and will remember her as a funny witty loving woman that cared deeply for friends and family! Hugs to Marcelo and Maya...Donna you will be missed! ❤️❤️

~Debbie
~Friend, Gilbert Az



December 26th, 2019

I have wonderful memories of our family sharing the holidays with the Lara’s at their house when I was young.

~Bobby Blease
~, Chicago, IL



December 25th, 2019

Since we were kids, we had few opportunities to share with tia Donna but we all enjoyed the few moments we were together and we specially enjoyed the stories about her learning to speak Spanish, like when she played cards with her sisters and mother in law and asked for the “pasaje para la gringuita”. We are going to always cherish those moments and have her in our thoughts and our hearts.

~Miriam Abad
~Niece in law, Doral, FL



December 25th, 2019

My last memory of DOONA. On April of 2018 we went to Phoenix, with Marcelo. I stay for a week with them. Visit diferent places. She took me to a market and I brought a small purse to take in my next trip to Bolivia. We had a lot of fun. Went to a lot,s of restaurants.
I miss you Doona, until we see again. God will bless you in heaven,
to Marcelo and Maya , You have Angel in heaven to watch over you.

~silvia bernal
~friend, st louis,mo



December 25th, 2019

I remember her as a very happy person. Kindly accepted the Tropa Bestia and took good care of my big uncle. She’ll be in our hearts 💕

~Patricio Lara
~Nephew, Bogotá DC



December 25th, 2019

My sincere condolences to Marcelo and Maya. A strong embrace at the distance

With Love
María de la Paz & Diego

~María de la Paz Villacrés
~Niece, Ecuador



December 25th, 2019

Desde la distancia estamos acompañándolos, deseamos la paz y descanso de tia Donna y esperamos que Tío Marcelo y prima Maya encuentren la fuerza y el consuelo para sobrellevar este difícil momento. Rest in peace. Dayra Lara, Yvette Abad, Paula Stacey y Mateo Stacey

~Yvette
~Nephew, Quito, Ecuador



December 24th, 2019

Donna was wife of Marc, long time friend and co-worker of George and friend to Jan. We shall miss her kindness and cheerful disposition. She was a lovely lady.

~George shields
~Friend, Chicago, Il


Yahrzeit

Yahrzeit Dates For Donna Lara

Tradition directs us in the evening before the Yahrzeit dates listed below, the anniversary of our loved one's day of death, we are to kindle a candle in our homes as a reminder of their place in our hearts.

Gregorian Date
25th of Kislev 578112/11/2020
25th of Kislev 578211/29/2021
25th of Kislev 578312/19/2022
25th of Kislev 578412/8/2023
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