American Veteran 07

Julia R. Calderon - Donnelly

March 31, 1949 ~ October 26, 2021 (age 72)

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Julia R. Calderon - Donnelly, 72, of Shenandoah, unexpectedly entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at the Shenandoah Medical Center.  A memorial celebration of Julia's life will be held on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 1:00 pm at Nishna Valley Funeral and Cremation Service in Shenandoah with Pastor Jack Langley officiating.  Military rites will be accorded by the Shenandoah American Legion Post #88.  A memorial is being established in Julia's name.


Julia Recendiz Calderon – Donnelly was born March 31, 1949 in San Antonio, Texas the oldest of 11. Julia entered into eternal rest on Tuesday October 26, 2021, in Shenandoah, Iowa. At the age of 72 years, 6 months, and 27 days.

Following graduation from high school in 1967, she entered active duty into the United States Marine Corps. Julia honorably served one year, seven months, and twenty-seven days as she would often quip.

Julia later moved to Alaska with her first husband and started work for the Department of Veterans Affairs in Anchorage, Alaska, where she was employed for more than 21years until retirement in 2013 for a total of 23 years of Federal service.

Julia loved life, her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, her husband Michael, extended family, friends, country, the Marine Corps, laughter, food, music, and especially owls.

Survivors include her husband of 26 years, Michael J. Donnelly of Shenandoah, Iowa; her former husband of 24 years, David Moreno Jr. of Troy Texas; her only child, David Moreno III of Anchorage, AK; her brothers and sisters; an extensive family of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles; five grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and a plethora of friends spread far and wide. There will be a cold dark void in the hearts of many for some time, who will miss her more than words could ever convey.

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Celebration of Life Memorial
November 6, 2021

1:00 PM
Nishna Valley Funeral Service (Shenandoah)

Military Honors
November 6, 2021

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Shenandoah, IA 51601


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