Donna Marie (Vandyke) Wells

Donna Marie (Vandyke) Wells, who called Riverside home since 1975, passed from this world peacefully on November 20, 2022 in Laramie, Wyoming.

Donna was a woman who had many jobs in her life but enjoyed raising her three sons and spending time with her friends and family most of all.

Donna was preceded in death by her father, mother, sister, and two brothers.

She is survived by her husband of fifty-nine years and life-long friend Roy Thomas Wells (Encampment, WY); her three sons William Wells (Salt Lake City, UT), Thomas Wells (Mountain View, WY), and Joey Wells (Laramie, WY); her brother Mike Pavlica (Cheyenne, WY) and her sister Linda Ricciardelli (Florida); her grandchildren Aurora Wells, Victoria Wells, Alyx Wells, Trenten Wells, Ashtyn Wells, Abby Wells, Chloe Thomas, Claire Wells, and Silas Wells as well as many other family members and friends.

Her smile and unyielding love will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

A ceremony of life will be held in the spring of 2023. Donna will be laid to rest at Mountain View Cemetery near her home in Riverside.

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Condolences (7)

  • Gulla Burke

    Praying for comfort and peace for family and friends.

  • Anonymous

    Donna, You fought big fight with cancer and were able to see your children grow up and enjoy grand children. You will be missed. DeBari and Rose

  • Susan Pavlica

    We were sorry to hear of Donna's passing. I always enjoyed visiting with her when we got together with our Wyoming cousins. She had a beautiful smile and a kind heart. May she rest in peace, and may God comfort Tom, her sons, and her grandchildren.

  • Anonymous

    I have so many happy memories of Aunt Donna. She was a wonderful person. My thoughts go out to Uncle Tom and family.

    • Sunny and Ed Gokden

      Roy and Family. We were sorry to here of Donna’s passing. She was a very courageous Lady during her illness. We will miss her. Our prayers and thought are with you. Sunny and Ed Golden

  • Sandy tebben

    Aunt Donna, it’s time to rest. You showed and taught me more than anyone will ever know. We are all blessed to have had you in our lives

  • Rick Ricciardelli

    Donna was a strong lady who fought a long hard battle. She will missed by all who new her. Rest in peace Donna.


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