April 23, 1928 - July 17, 2012
HUNTINGTON BEACH, California -- Donna Mae Bauer Simonian, 84, of Huntington Beach, California, went home to be with her Lord Jesus Christ on Tuesday, July 17, 2012.
She was born to the late Eva and Edward Bauer in Culbertson, Nebraska on April 23, 1928.
Growing up on the family farm and graduating from Culbertson High School in 1945, Donna was an avid fan of the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers. She moved to Los Angeles in the 1940s and married Ashot Sam Simonian in 1953. Together they raised eight children in Whittier, then Montebello, California, prior to relocating to Orange County.
She was a beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and is preceded in death by her brother, Harold Bauer and sister, Jean Miller.
Donna is survived by her husband Ashot Sam Simonian; brother, Donn Bauer; and eight children: Linda Simonian, Cindy Simonian, Teri Robertson, Jeff Simonian, Steven Simonian, Sondra Colby, Connie Der Torossian and Craig Simonian, as well as 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Donna was a loving, caring mother who enjoyed traveling, singing, playing the organ, and spending time with her family.
A celebration of her life will be held at Mariners Church in Irvine on Saturday, Aug. 4 at 2 p.m.
O'Connor Mortuary in Laguna Hills, California is in charge of arrangements.