Donna Rae McGowan Dericco was born on June19,1931, and passed away on March 18, 2020. 

She loved her family and friends.  She was happy, friendly and kind to all.

Donna was born in Yerington, NV to Wilson and Marie McGowan.  They moved to Lovelock, NV when she was twelve, where she helped her parents grow potatoes for the military in WWII.

She met the love of her life Elmo Dericco in Lovelock. She married him in Hawaii, on June 13, 1951.

They moved to Fallon and raised three children.  She taught school for 28 years, mostly 5th Grade and her favorite Kindergarten.

She is survived by her children, Lenae, Tim and Tod, grandsons Zachary and Wilson and a soon to be born great-granddaughter.

There will be a Mass and Rosary in a few months, at St. Patrick’s in Fallon, NV. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Arthritis National Research Foundation of St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.