Donna Jean Conradi

Female 1964 - 2004  (40 years)

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  • Name Donna Jean Conradi 
    Born 24 Jan 1964  San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 12 Dec 2004  Bossier Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4083  Cody LeBlanc's Family Tree
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2015 

    Family L.R. Service 
     1. M.C. Service
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2015 
    Family ID F1596  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    • Obituary:

      SHREVEPORT, LA - Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 16, 2004 at Redeemer Lutheran Church. Donna passed away Sunday in North Bossier Parish while mountain bike riding with friends.

      Donna Conradi Service was born January 24, 1964. She grew up in an Air Force family and moved to Barksdale Air Force Base in 1969. Donna met the love of her life, Leonard Service, at the age of fifteen. They were married in 1982. She graduated from Louisiana State University and received her Masters Degree from Cranbrook Academy of Sciences in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan in 1988. She was a highly respected artist who was involved in many local projects. Donna was an art instructor at Bossier Parish Community College. She was instrumental in the establishment of the Renzi Education and Art Center and served as director for four years. She worked with the Caddo-Adai Tribe of Robeline and the Choctaw-Apache Community of Ebarb in an advisory capacity.

      Through her work with the Louisiana Division of the Arts in the Folk arts program, Donna was the catalyst for the establishment of the Decentralized Art Fund which impacts communities throughout the state. She was a recipient of the Athena Award in 2000 and a Visual Arts Fellowship Award from SRAC in 1997. She was also a former member of the Art Department Faculty at Centenary College.

      Donna leaves many to cherish her memory; husband Leonard and precious son Mac; parents, Glenda and Bernie Conradi; sister and brother-in-law Debi and Jim Jacobe and children Amanda, Alexandra and Elizabeth; brother and sister-in-law Richard and Amity and children Isabella and Henry; mother and father-in-law Bill and Beth Service; sister-in-law and husband Debbie and Kent Gibson and children Lana and Jill; sister-in-law and husband Brenda and Bill Harrison and children Dorobeth and Katie, and many true and wonderful friends.

      With a driving energy Donna Service embodied life, art, love and compassion sculpting it into a process that lives in the hearts and mind's eye of those she left behind, thus the impact of her life will be felt for generations to come.

      Memorial gifts may be made to the Renzi Center, 445 Egan Street, Shreveport, LA 71101.

      (Published on December 14, 2004)