Donna Carol Fritz, 85 resident of Danville, CA passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Tuesday September 8, 2020 after a short battle with cancer. She was born on May 16, 1935 to Everett and Eloise Bennett in Huntington, NY.
Donna graduated from Huntington High School in 1953. Following graduation she trained as an X-ray technician and work at a local hospital. During this time she met her future husband Roger Fritz. They started their family in Western New York and then in 1966 they decided to head west to the Salinas Valley in California. In 1969 the family eventually settled in Danville California where she spent the next 51 years.
Shortly after arriving in Danville, Donna and her family joined the L.D.S. church. She held many positions including serving as Relief Society President and Young Women's President. She was very active in Scouting. She started off as a Den mother then eventually move up to District Commissioner for the Mt. Diablo Council.
Donna enjoyed her extensive travels. She had the opportunity to visit all 50 U.S. States and all 7 continents. Visiting with family and friends during her travels was always a highlight of her trips.
While raising her own 4 children she opened her home to various foster children, exchange students and military members. Most holiday meals at Donna’s home included a military member who was away from their family.
In recent years Donna was often seen with her white hair walking with her little white dogs around the neighborhood. She always enjoyed the conversations she had while meeting people on these walks.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Judy Moesch; daughter, Wendy Smith-Larks and grandson, Jeffrey Smith.
Donna is survived by J. Roger Fritz and her children, Jim Fritz and his wife, Kim (Dublin CA); Kathy Fritz-Langer and her husband, Chris (Minneapolis MN); John Fritz and his wife, Patty (Livermore CA); Grandsons: Nathan Smith and his wife, Katie (Carson City); and Joshua Fritz (Nashville TN); Great grandchildren: Avery and Logan Smith who were the light of her life the past few years. She is also survived by her brother Kirby, sister Susan, sister Melissa, nieces, nephews other family members and her many loving friends.
Visitation will be from 12 P.M. to 3 P.M. on Monday September 14, 2020 at the Wilson & Kratzer Chapel of San Ramon Valley located at 825 Hartz Way, Danville CA 94526 followed with a private family service at 3 pm. Interment will be at the Alamo/Lafayette cemetery in a private ceremony.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Meal On Wheels and or a charity of your choice in honor of Donna.
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