Donna Marie De Haven

April 11, 1961 - August 28, 2021

Donna Marie De Haven, 60, was a bright and beautiful soul that was taken from us on August 28, 2021, in Beaumont, Texas, at St. Elizabeth Hospital.

Donna was originally from Passaic, New Jersey. She was always crafting, cooking, and especially loved creating something new. Donna was an incredible Wife, Mother, Daughter, and Nana. Her heart was made of gold and most definitely impacted everyone she has come across in her lifetime. Over the years, there have been many bonus kids that have come from many different circumstances and called her “Mom.” She always told them how it was and never held back, but they loved her for it. Donna married her high school love, Martin De Haven, 42 years ago, and were still immensely in love like the day they got married. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy and she loved every minute she spent with them. If it were up to her, Donna would have purchased a beach house and spent everyday with her toes in the sand.

She is survived by her beloved husband, Martin De Haven, Jr.; her daughters, Nicole Young, Shannon Fawvor, Tia Steffey, Michelle Moniz, Enola Walker, and Jenny Green; her mother, Betty Murphy; her sister, Debbie Meeder; brother, Edmund Wachtler, Jr.; her grandchildren, Logan Radford, Kolten Powell, Alexis Johnson, Cydnee Young, Devyn De Haven, Parker Steffey, Cash Fawvor, and Autumn and Adalyn Young; her sons-in-law, Travis Young, Corey Fawvor, and Terry Steffey; adopted son, Chris Read; as well as many more adopted children and grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her Nan and Pap Bond; her father and mother-in-law, Martin De Haven, Sr. and Florence De Haven; her father, Edmund Wachtler; and grandson, Martin De Haven III.

A gathering of Mrs. De Haven’s family and friends will begin at 2:00 p.m., with her funeral service to follow at 3:00 p.m., Friday, September 3, 2021, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Her cremation arrangements will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium.

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Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • September 3, 2021
  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Funeral Service

Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • September 3, 2021
  • 3:00 pm

Broussard’s Crematorium
  • 5150, Stivers Dr, Beaumont, TX, 77705,

Comments (8)

    Rodney Powell says:

    Condolences from the Powell Family.

    April Bertrand says:

    My heart breaks for friends and family. Prayers for peace and comfort during this difficult and unfair time.

    Betty Murphy says:

    Donna my heart is aching but I know your in a better place.My heart is broken for Marty and my family.I know she is up there and out of pain.Love you all.God bless you. Love Mom

    Cando Jennings says:

    Love and prayers. You will be missed.

    Cando Jennings says:

    Donna has a heart of gold. Sweet person. She will surely be missed.Rest in peace.

    Paige Grisanti says:

    Marty and family,

    We are so very sorry. Please know we are here for you if you need anything! Many prayers for you and the family.

    Frank and Paige Grisanti

    Brenda Gary says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about Donna’s passing, I’m praying for peace for the entire family, during this difficult time.

    Amber DeHAven says:

    Uncle Marty and girls I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of Aunt Donna. Love yous thoughts and prayers go out to you and the family.

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