Donna Trigueiro

Obituary of Donna Irene Trigueiro

Donna Irene Trigueiro, 76, passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2023 in Boise, Idaho. She was born September 8, 1946 in Lovelock, Nevada, to Harold H. and Neva F. Holmes, and lived in a blended family with five siblings. She lived in Lovelock until just before her 15th birthday, when she moved to Fallon. She has many friends and lots of fond memories from both places.

After graduating from Churchill County High School in 1964, Donna began working. However, she always continued to learn, whether through formal classes at the community college, or informally through books or activities. She especially enjoyed courses in accounting and bookkeeping, which eventually led her to a 20 year career in banking. She said the profession was good to her, and for her. However, she claimed that if she had it to do over again, she would have loved to be involved with animals, such as working in a zoo or better yet, in the field of Marine Biology.

When she was 19 years old, Donna went to work for Bob and Shirley Tucker at the Morris and Loring Drug Store in Fallon. It was there that she met Ernest Medrano. The two were married on February 14, 1970. After moving to southern California for a brief time, they returned to Fallon to raise their family. Ernie and Donna were both very active in serving their community and made many very close friends throughout the years. Six years after Ernie’s death, Donna remarried Norman Trigueiro. They had become friends while working together at First Interstate Bank years earlier, and for a brief time he was the branch manager and her boss. The two were married on June 27, 1998.

Donna was an avid reader. She loved anything with a good story, especially those about children or those told by elderly people telling about their experiences and life lessons. She even liked some history novels, especially if they were about Nevada. At one point, she had to replace her copy of “Sweet Promised Land” by Robert Laxalt, because the pages had become worn out. Donna also enjoyed working in her yard. She said it was like therapy sometimes, to dig in the earth, plant seeds or seedlings, and watch them grow. She loved to see the end results of good, hard yard work, especially the tasty ones. Donna was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and loved volunteering to help family, friends, neighbors, and others in her community. She always fondly remembered her time serving at the BCCH Auxiliary Store. Most of all, Donna loved spending time with those she loved.

Donna is survived by her brother Richard “Dick” Holmes and sister-in-law Gwen; children David Medrano and daughter-in-law Sandy, Carol LaBounty and son-in-law Scott, Edward Medrano, Christopher Medrano, Kelly Howard, Julie Robinson and son-in-law Rich; 16 Grandchildren; 3 Great-grandchildren; nephews; nieces; and many, many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents Harold H. Holmes (1979) and Neva F. Nelson (1998); her husband Ernest Medrano (1993) and also Norman Trigueiro (2002); her siblings H. Raymond

Holmes (2014), Georgia Gore (2015), Jacqueline Murphy (1987), and D. Ronald Holmes (2022); and her son-in-law Louis Howard, Jr. (2021).

Donna will be greatly missed. We will all cherish the memories we have of her because, as her neighbor lovingly shared, “each interaction with her was always filled with friendliness, supportiveness, authentic kindness, and joy. She inspired us to be better people, and set the example of a strong, beautiful, lively, thoughtful woman who was true to herself and her values and is still making the world a better place.”

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 1, 2023 at 10:00 am, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, at 450 N. Taylor Street in Fallon, Nevada. A visitation will precede the service, from 9:00 – 9:45, a graveside ceremony will follow, at the Churchill County Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Summers Funeral Home in Boise, and Smith Family Funeral Home in Fallon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Churchill Public Library, Churchill County Museum, or your local Humane Society.

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Funeral Service

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, July 1, 2023
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
450 N. Taylor Street
Fallon, Nevada, United States
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