Marion Primrose Resident Receives Lifetime Service Award

By | November 15, 2013
Louise Coldwell, Jim Donegan and Willis Thomas

Jim Donegan, center, was presented with a Lifetime Service Award by the Marion Baptist Association. He was recognized for his 20 years military service, kindness in helping others, service to his church, supporter of mission efforts, helpmate to his wife in all situations, taking folks to the doctor and other errands and more. Pictured with him are left, Louise Coldwell, also a Lifetime Service recipient, and Willis Thomas, Mission Person of the Year

Marion, OH, Retirement Communities

Primrose Marion resident Jim Donegan was nominated for the Lifetime Service Award by several people. One of them stated that Jim is very generous, kindhearted and thoughtful. One of the nominators wrote “Jim definitely understands the role of helpmate. I’ve seen Jim in action and works right alongside his wife in all situations – from young children to older adults.”

This person is not one to be in the forefront for any reason but is quite content to work feverishly for a cause in the background, is an avid supporter of American Baptist Missions and local endeavors.

As one of the nominators wrote: “Jim is a leader and a mentor to others in the church but doesn’t realize it. More than likely Jim would be embarrassed to know how much others respect them.”

Jim is very conscientious when assigned a task. He has taken on leadership roles and completed projects under fire, yet kept on top of the project to see it through to fruition, never giving up.

A 20-year military career veteran, Jim has been married 37 years to Brenda, who is Life Enrichment Coordinator at Marion Primrose, parent of six, grandparent to 12 and great-grandparent to 5. Three children are deceased. Jim has also been affectionately adopted by adult twin sisters as “dad.”

by Brenda Donegan
Life Enrichment Coordinator

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