Donna Jean (Martinez) Elder

Feb 15, 2014 Staff

Donna Jean (Martinez) Elder, formerly of Riverton, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at Close to Home Hospice House in Gillette. She was 61 years old.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, at Mount Pisgah Cemetery Chapel with Andy Carsrud officiating. Interment will follow at Mount Pisgah Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, at Walker Funeral Home.

Donna Martinez was born May 18, 1952, in Riverton, the daughter of Jimmy and Beatrice Martinez.

On Nov. 24, 1976, she married Walter Leon Elder.

Her family said she loved to scrapbook, do crafts and connect with friends and family on Facebook. Her family was the center of her life, and she truly loved each and every one of them.

She is survived by her husband, Walter Elder of Gillette; stepson Christopher Elder of Gillette; foster daughter Cheri Kendall of Casper; brothers Ben Martinez of Murrieta, Calif., Tucker Martinez of Gillette, Leroy Martinez of Laramie, Larry Martinez of Reno, Nev., Tom Martinez of Gallop, N.M., and Jerry Martinez of Gillette; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; grandparents; brother Bobby Martinez; and sister Ramona Martinez.

Memorials may be sent to Walker Funeral Home, 410 Medical Arts Court Gillette, WY 82716. Online condolences may be left at

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