Donna Gayle Westbrook Gomez began her journey to join the rest of the angels on October 5, 2021, at Tahoe Forest Hospital. Donna was born in Long Beach, California, daughter to the late Mary Frances Coleman and the late Gene Westbrook. As a kid, after moving back to the Los Banos and Dos Palos area she made her mark with becoming the statistician for the basketball team and wrote for the high school paper. She later went on to pursue a writing/journalism degree at Fresno State, though love and kids put a hiatus on that. After finding the love of her life, George Gomez, and settling in the Dos Palos area she quickly began to input herself in the community. She switched gears, starting with a local area agriculture company in pursuit of an accounting career. While doing that she managed to create her "two wonderful boys" Georgie and Justin. She was their biggest fan and loved anyone that the boys were involved with. If you were a participant on any team with her boys, well, you were considered a part of the family and were treated as such. Whether it be band, swimming, football, or really any sport she was a Bronco fan true and true. For years prior to her boys becoming actual Broncos, she wrote up pieces for the football team, taking her own stats, double-checking the coach's staffs' stats, and knocking out an article all in a matter of a few hours on a weekend. It was here she tapped back into her passion for writing and she enjoyed every road trip, every damp and fridged Friday night that came along with the opportunity. She was also one of the greatest swim moms known to man. The Gomez Gang had snacks for all and her camp always welcomed good music and good times.
Through all of her struggles, many quotes were used to stay motivated. One of our last used was "Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning how to dance in the rain." She always tried to help others see the positive side of things, even when she herself couldn't focus on it.
Her love for people was real and genuine and Lord help you if you messed with her family. She was an amazing, beautiful, pillar of the family to say the least. Her hard-nosed attitude and fiery spirit will be greatly missed but her impact that was felt by many will never be forgotten.
Donna is preceded in death by her mother Mary Coleman Frances, her father Gene Westbrook, and her sister Dana Westbrook. She is survived by her husband George, her two sons George Robert-Westbrook Gomez and Justin Ramon Westbrook-Gomez, her brother Ernie, her youngest sister Gina, all of the Gomez in-laws who welcomed her with open arms into the family and her pup Sassi.
There will be a celebration of Donna's life at the Fierro Family Funeral Home on Friday, October 22nd,2021 at 10 am. All are welcome. Please bring stories. She will later be laid to rest in the Dos Palos cemetery.