Donna (Holic) Parsons, age 59, born and raised in Monaca, passed away on December 28, 2018, following an illness in Colorado where she lived with her husband and two children. Her family and friends remain filled with gratitude for the transplanted heart and extraordinary care she had received at the University of Colorado Hospital and for the memorable care given by The Hospice of Denver. Donna's unassuming and low-key lifestyle, and quiet demeanor hid an adventurous spirit. Upon graduation with a B.A. in Childhood Education from Slippery Rock College, and with little more than a backpack and the resolve to always feel independent, she announced to the world: "I am heading for the mountains." She landed in Colorado and taught in elementary schools until early retirement for health reasons. She volunteered at the city library and for several years chaired the library's volunteer committee. Upon retirement, she fell in love with the art of quilting and gained a following for her work. Donna is survived in Colorado by her spouse, Scott Parsons; her daughter, Krista Parsons; and son, Karl Parsons. Her parents, John and Betty Holic, reside in the family home in Monaca. She is also survived by her brothers, Dan Holic, Arlington, Va., and John Holic, Woodinville, Wash. She was preceded in death by her younger brother, Doug. No public service is planned. Those wishing to donate to a charity in her name are directed to