Honoring Donna Dalton

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Donna Dalton was a passionate, sensitive being who touched many with her quick smile, free spirit, and generous nature. She made people laugh with her fun and quirky sense of humor, and shared her warmth and open heart easily with those known and unknown.  She took great pride working as a carpenter and painter, swinging a hammer with gusto until the age of sixty.  She also attended Florida Keys Community College, attaining her certificate in Drug and Alcohol Counseling, further deepening and sharing her compassionate nature.  

Donna made Key West her home in the early 90s, and delighted in sharing her enthusiasm about the island with visitors and locals alike.  On Sundays you could find her reading and relaxing in her hammock at Fort Zachary Taylor State Park and swimming in the ocean’s warm waters.  Song filled her home and her heart— Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Brown, Chris Isaak, Neil Young, Stevie Nicks, Emmylou Harris, The Eagles, Van Morrison, and Elton John are just a few of her musical heroes that helped define her outlook on life.   

She studied the Farmer’s Almanac and Pagan ways, holding a firm resolve regarding the magic of nature.  She also bowed deeply to the Catholic church and attended mass as a child and later at St. Mary’s Star of the Sea.  She believed in the soul.  She believed in love.  She believed in One Human Family.  

Carpe Diem and Blessed Be.  You will always be loved & missed.