Obituary: Donna Marie Beckert

Donna Beckert

Donna Marie Beckert

Oct. 12, 1944 ~ Jan. 6, 2019

Donna Beckert, 74, was called to her eternal resting place on Jan. 6, 2019. She entered this world on Oct. 12, 1944, in Coffeyville, Kan., born to Merril Leffler and Helen Marie Inman Leffler. Donna married Jewel C. Beckert in 1978, in LaCrescenta, Calif.

Donna worked as a Soldering Specialist at Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) at NASA. She loved to read and play on her Kindle. She loved crocheting and hunting for heart rocks. She loved to read her positivity affirmation cards and watching television. She loved animals and taking care of them. She adored her family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She missed her beloved Jewel.

Donna is survived by her daughters Theresa Johnson (Paul Gowdy), and April Beckert; sons Lawrence Stoudt II, Jeff Beckert (Linda), Kevin Beckert; brother Tom Leffler; grandchildren: Laura Dunkle, Justin Johnson, Trevor Sloan, Garrett Stoudt, Mitchell Stoudt, David Pickett, Chris Pickett, Kevin Pickett, Katie Beckert (Bobo), Samantha Dee and Jacob Beckert; great-grandchildren: Oliva (Pea) Dunkle, Boden and Oliver Branch, and one on the way.

Donna is preceded in death by her parents and her beloved husband Jewel C. Beckert.

Services will be held at a later date. Online guestbook at