Feb. 17, 1937 — Sept. 19, 2013
Donna Marlene Brougher passed away peacefully Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, in her home in El Dorado Hills, at the age of 76. She was born in San Bernardino, Calif., on Feb. 17, 1937. The youngest of Orville and Elaine Potter’s four children, Donna graduated from Colton High School. Shortly after high school, she met the love of her life, Earl Brougher and they wed on April 7, 1956. Married for more than 40 years, they had three children: Teresa, Robert and Diane. In 1964 the family moved to Rancho Cordova, where Donna began taking courses at Sacramento State University and later went on to earn her teaching credential.
In 1975 after her children were grown, Donna found herself working for Sacramento State University, where she would work until she retired in 2000. During that time, she and Earl built their dream home in El Dorado Hills, where she was actively engaged in the community. Her heart led her to Foothills United Methodist Church, where she attended and volunteered countless numbers of hours. Additionally, she volunteered with Snowline Hospice, Food Bank of El Dorado County, Friends of the Library, SIRs, the Sigma Lambda Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi and the El Dorado Rose Court.
Now joined with her true love, Earl, and rejoicing with the angels, Donna leaves behind her daughters, Teresa Dean and Diane Eisenhour; her son, Robert Brougher; eight grandchildren, Lisa, Janet, Eugene, Wayne, Allison, Chip, Kyle and Cassie; and four great-grandchildren, Olivia, Noah, Jack and Mabel.
Donna’s service will be held Saturday, Sept. 28, at 9:30 a.m., at Green Valley Mortuary, located at 3004 Alexandrite Drive in Rescue, Calif.