Donna Faye Koci passed away peacefully on July 14, 2022. She was born on April 29, 1931, in Raymond, IL. She grew up in Ventura, CA, lived in the Chicago area from 1955 – 1973, then moved to Saratoga/Los Gatos, CA. Donna moved to Utah in 2015 and lived in North Salt Lake and Layton.
Donna worked as a flight attendant for United Airlines prior to her marriage to Richard (Dick) Irvin Koci in 1955. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Along with being a homemaker, she was active in local charities and loved knitting, bridge, and golf. She and Dick were active for many years in the life of those at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Saratoga, CA. Donna was known for her sweet and kind nature. She was a woman of great faith and grace, always with a smile that said ‘welcome’ with no words required.
She is survived by her son, Douglas Koci (Lorna), her two daughters Debbie Castle (Steve) and Diane Conroy (Tim); nine grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and her brothers Elbert Brown (Florine) and William Brown (Beverly).
A time for visiting with the family will be held on Monday, July 18, 2022, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Russon Mortuary, 1941 N. Main Street, Farmington, UT. Burial will follow later this summer at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Saratoga, CA.
The family would like to thank Creekside Assisted Living and Sunridge Assisted Living and Memory Care, as well as Atlas Homecare and Hospice for the kind and loving care Donna received while living at Sunridge.