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Marlo Kenneth Donn, Sr.

September 7, 1942 — June 19, 2021

On Sunday, June 19, 2021, Marlo Kenneth Donn, Sr., of St. Johns, passed away at age 78 due to complications of C.O.P.D. He was born in Phoenix, Arizona to Marlo W. and Mariam Graham Donn.

Marlo was a Purple Heart/Bronze Star recipient from the Vietnam War. As a helicopter chief, he was a member of the 135th Assault Helio Co. “EMU’s” and then the 101st Airborne Co. A, Aviation Battalion, 3rd Brigade. In 1968 he received a gunshot wound and returned home that same year. Not long after he met the love of his life, Christine. In 1997 he retired from Salt River Project.

Marlo is survived by his wife, Christine, daughters, Cindy (Mario) Ballejos and Marla Donn, grandchildren, Mario, Jr. (Ashley), T.J., Tyreil (Sammie), Samica (Sean) and Tya (Lonny) Thomas, great grandchildren, Amitii and Kenneth Ballejos, Saphira and Calvin Godden, brother, Walter Donn, sister, Dorothy (Jim) Hudspeth, nephews, Eric (Jenn) and Bradley Donn, and nieces, Ashley and Chelsey Gean.

He was met in heaven by his beloved son, Marlo Kenneth Donn, Jr., parents, Marlo W. Donn and Mariam Graham Donn Frost, step-father, Bill Frost, nephew, Michael Donn and sister-in-law, Sharon Buckey Donn.

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