April 5, 2013

Donna Hargett


---- — MINEVILLE — Donna Hargett, 69, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 02, 2013 with her loving family by her side. Born in Ticonderoga on May 29, 1944, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Coley and Katherine Barber.

She is survived by her devoted husband, Harry Hargett; two beloved sons, Mark Hargett and Lorraine, Matthew Hargett and Bobbi Jo; sister, Sally O'Dell; brothers, Joseph Coley, Neil Coley, and Mike Annis; Step Sisters, Sheila Bennett and Judy Stacy; "Adopted" son Pete McCoy and his wife Penny; several Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins.

Donna was employed many years at Nu-Way Laundry in Port Henry and Simmons Precision in Vergennes, Vt., for 20 years.

Donna is best known as a simple woman, her greatest love of her life was her family. Together they enjoyed with great enthusiasum the many outdoor opportunites the Adirondacks has to offer, fishing the lake and ponds, snowmobiling and 4 wheeling the mountains and trails, and riding the 75 Road.

Donna was the grace that placed herself among us and we were all the recipients of her heart of gold. Her presence had a profound effect on all she came in contact with. She carried with her an infectious smile and with those big brown eyes and her gentle spirit, she illuminated acceptance, warmth, understanding and most importantly the highest order - LOVE. She genuinely made us feel important to her and the world. She always believed in the best of us and we all were her special someone!

She communicated the example of perseverance and long suffering. With "quiet" determination on to the very end...exhausting all known medical avenues she went. Watching at times, one might ponder the questions Why? What for? But now we can somehow perhaps understand - "In the warriors coat there is no surrender. She knows not the word defeat.:" More work had to be done. With her eyes firmly fixed upon her family and her friends that so lovingly and loyally surrounded her, she drew from our strength - gathered up her incredible will and bravely she moved forward...believing we aren't just what we do...we do what we are!

The winds of the heart can blow us down in our sadness and loss that we are feeling. We long for your touch, your kiss, your warm embrace. Our hearts are heavy today. The gift of your love we will safely hold in our hearts. A place where our precious most sacred memories lie, for there is a voice as soft as amethyst, but its thunder in the heart.

In the days to come when we are in the peaceful surroundings of nature or simply sitting on the porch in your favorite rocking chair, with our memories "you will be there." Remembering your true love for the beauty of nature with all its sights and sounds...the humming birds fluttering around the sweet water, the squirrels stealing seed from the bird feeders, the croaking frogs from the pond, scurrying animals all around, and in the field your beloved horse "Dixie." "You will be there!"

As we say goodbye the sun is setting in our land and the sun is rising in another. Your loved ones who have gone before you are saying hello. With arms intertwined with your mother and father, you are greeted with smiles, laughter and embraces.

If there are lakes and ponds, fields with trees, animals and birds in heaven, I am sure your new rocking chair is ready "Come rest with us, we've been waiting."

Donna was predeceased by her father, Joseph Coley; mother Katherine Barber; mother and father in-law, Mildred and Arthur Hargett; step brether, Donald Clark; several family members and friends.

We would like to extend a special thank you to the entire Elizabethtown Community Hospital staff for your excellent comfort and care. Also thank you to all who helped my wife and our mother throughout her long journey.

There will be no services, per Donna's request.