Donna Binkley and David S. Coffman

Date of Death

June 14, 2018

Donna Binkley Coffman, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed quietly at her home in Nipomo, California on June 14 with her husband and three sons present.

Donna was born in 1928 to Orville and Augusta Binkley in Ogle County, Illinois.

She was raised by her aunt and uncle, Homer and Ethel Rodeffer, from the age of 5, when they moved to California. She earned her BA degree at La Verne University, where she met her husband of 65 years, David S. Coffman. They moved to Isla Vista in 1956 where they raised their three sons while Donna pursued a career in Early Childhood Education. Donna taught at the Devereaux Foundation, San Marcos High, and Santa Barbara City College. She retired from the Family Service Agency in 1993.

Donna was survived by her husband David, who passed on July 18th.

David was born in 1928 to John and Roxanna Coffman in Laton, CA

He earned his BA degree at La Verne University. David and Donna were married in 1952 by his father, a minister in the Brethren Church. David spent his career as an educator at the Devereaux Foundation in Goleta, and shared his love of the outdoors with friends and family.

Upon relocating to Nipomo, California, she and David were active in the Nipomo Presbyterian Church. They carried their faith through their entire lives, always willing to offer comfort and share in the joys of life.

They are survived by their three sons, Dennis (Dorothy), Roger (Lisa), and Jeffrey (Lisa), along with six grandchildren and one great grandchild.

A joint memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, 11:00am at Nipomo Presbyterian Church, 1235 N Thompson Ave, Arroyo Grande, CA.


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