Jeffrey 'Jeff' J. Donley

jeffrey 'jeff' donley

January 30, 1955 ~ August 13, 2019

Resided in: Beulah, Colorado

Jeffrey 'Jeff' J. Donley, 64, passed away unexpectedly August 13,2019. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen; children, Colleen Donley (Rob), Melissa (Grant) Netzorg and Nolan (Mara) Donley; along with his granddaughter, Lucia Netzorg; and grandson Aiden Donley. He is also survived by his sister, Beth (Jamie) McKinney; brother, Milan (Julie) Donley; nephews, Ian and Rick McKinney, Ethan Donley; nieces, Hailey and Ana Donley; and his aunt, Elizabeth (Bob)Lohmiller. Jeff was preceded in death by his mother, Anne Donley; his father, George (Skip) Donley; and his brother, Brad Donley. Jeff was born on January 30, 1955, in Sante Fe, New Mexico. He was an insurance adjuster for more than 40 years. Jeff's sense of humor, kind heart and willingness to lend a helping hand were his greatest attributes. His family, friends and Beulah were his greatest loves. He loved nature, being outdoors, hunting and fishing. His knowledge of the outdoors and wildlife was never ending. He had great fun playing pranks on anyone who could take it and especially those who couldn't take it. His presence will be greatly missed. He was truly loved. Services will be Monday, August 19, at 1 p.m. at Beulah Methodist Church, 5903 Pennsylvania Ave., in Beulah. In lieu of flowers memorials in Jeff's name may be made in a donation to the Beulah Fire Dept, 8870 Grand Ave., Beulah, CO 81023 or the Beulah Methodist Church, 5903 Pennsylvania Ave., Beulah, CO 81023. Online condolences,

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  1. To the Donley family
    Was so shocked and sorry to hear this. God bless him and all of you. Love to you all, Ann Middelkamp

  2. To the Donley family, we are so sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing. Sending you our deepest condolences.

  3. My heart hurts for all of you! I’m so sorry we missed the service for Jeff. Butch and I were out of town. The Kyffin family send our love and prayers for all of you!

  4. Many prayers to Melissa Nolan and Colleen. I always remember your dad being at all of our games. Sending all of my love

  5. Many prayers to Melissa Nolan and Colleen. I always remember your dad being at all of our games. Sending all of my love

  6. I am so sorry to hear this. I knew Jeff as we had gone to Beulah school together and his wife Mary Ellen also. My prayers are with her and the family. May God be with them all.

  7. My sincerest condolences to the Donley family. I remember Mr. Donley being at our volleyball and basketball games, he was always so supportive and encouraging to all of us. Sending lots of love, hugs, and prayers.

  8. Mary Ellen and Family, You are in our prayers.
    With hopes that memories of all the wonderful years will give you some comfort and help you through the times ahead. Hopefully each day will ease your heartache and let you heal with Love.

  9. MaryEllen, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May the Lord place his hands over you and your family, during this time.

  10. Devastated! A great Father, Friend & Neighbor! My heart aches for Jeff’s family! Jeff, Mary Ellen & Colleen were always there for me when I needed them the most! I desperately wish I wasn’t currently living on the East coast so that I could be with the family in their hour of need. I always loved Jeff & Brad, they were like super kind, supportive big brothers to me. I take comfort in knowing they are together & that we will all meet up again some day! And if Mary Ellen or Colleen need anything you have but to ask. I love you all. Marianne Bartley Lehman

  11. My condolences to you, Mary Ellen, and your entire family. I grew up with Jeff & remember him fondly. God bless.

  12. Our prayers are with all of the family… We loved Jeff dearly. He was a great hunting buddy, caring friend, and giving soul. We will miss him everyday.

  13. Karla & I send our condolences to the Donley family. Jeff was a great guy. May God rest his soul & may he forever rest in peace. <3

  14. Mary Ellen
    My heart is with you!!! Sending many hugs and prayers to you and your children!!
    Love Tammy Dugard

  15. Mary Ellen and family, I am keeping all of you in my prayers. May God bless you all. May you find peace and comfort during this great sorrow.

  16. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please let me know if there is anything I can do or say. I will be praying for you and your family’s comfort.

  17. Jeff was always willing to help his friends. We remember him by his sense of humor and his love of the outdoors. He liked to hunt and go on an adventure. We will miss him and his love love of family and nature. God bless you J.

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