D O N A L D F U N K H O U S E R
March 1st, 1945 – October 26th, 2018
Donald Funkhouser, 73 of Hemet, California passed away peacefully on Friday,
October 26, 2018, at his home in Hemet, California. Donald was born Thursday, March 1, 1945 in Elwood City, Pennsylvania, to George Robert and Mary (Smith) Funkhouser. In 1979 he married the love of his life, Nadene Funkhouser and shared the joy of raising four children. In his early years, Donald served as a police officer and a volunteer fire fighter in Oregon. He and his beautiful wife enjoyed spending time together in Maui. Donald also loved hunting and fishing. He sat on the board of the Hemet Traffic Commission, was an elder at Discovery Christian Church in Moreno Valley and enjoyed his time golfing with the 7 Hills Men’s Golf Club. Donald was a kind family man who loved spending time with his family, especially watching his 8 grandchildren participate in extracurricular activities and sports. He will be dearly missed by all who loved him. He is preceded in death by his sister, Judith Terry and leaves behind sons, Darren Funkhouser, Dean Funkhouser (Richele), Jeff Funkhouser (Deanna), daughter, Jennifer Funkhouser, brothers, Bob Funkhouser, Harold Funkhouser, and 8 amazing grandchildren. The family requests that donations may be made in his honor to the T.H.E. Center, Inc. (Therapeutic Horsemanship Equestrian Center, Inc.) serving disabled children and adults through equine therapy. Donations can be done via the Paypal button below or can be mailed to
P.O. Box 5337 Hemet, Ca. 92544
“Donald will be dearly missed by all who loved him.”
Thank you from everyone at T.H.E. Center for honoring Donald through your generous donations to our organization. Your donation will help us continue to provide scholarships for students with disabilities, horse care, and expansion of services. Most importantly, your donation helps us continue to change lives.
D A W N S O R E N S O N
March 4, 1946 – March 5, 2018
Dawn was a born a horse lover and spent her life supporting and advocating for individuals with disabilities and special needs. Volunteering at T.H.E. Center was a unique blessing that allowed her the opportunity to combine her passions and give back to the community.
Dawn left behind a daughter, a son, three granddaughters, a grandson, a special needs “adopted by love” son, six kitties, two doggies, and many lifelong friends. She was very loving and considered all of them her family.
Dawn’s family is honoring her request not to have a memorial service. Instead they encourage you to remember her passions and celebrate her life. Since T.H.E. Center was so special to her, her family has requested that all remembrances be made to them. This ensures that her love for animals and helping others continues on.
“Dawn will be greatly missed but her compassionate spirit will not be forgotten.”
Thank you from everyone at T.H.E. Center for donating to our cause in Dawn’s honor. Dawn was a valued volunteer, her love for horses and our organization was felt by all who had the honor of working with her. Your donation will help us continue to provide scholarships for students with disabilities, horse care, and expansion of services. Most importantly, your donation helps us continue to change lives.