Donald W. Chisholm

  • Born: December 18, 1946
  • Died: December 21, 2017
  • Location: Freedom, California

Ave Maria Memorial Chapel

609 Main Street
Watsonville, CA 95076

Tel. (831) 724-4751

Tribute & Message From The Family


Donald W. Chisholm, 71, known to most Wally, died December 21, 2017 of pancreatic cancer. He passed away at home with his wife, Beth, nephew Dennis, family, close friends and beloved dog Wendy by his side.
He was born on December 18, 1946 to Fred (Poppy) Chisholm and Dorothy (Annie) (Smith) Chisholm in Freedom, CA.
As a kid he enjoyed baseball and go-kart racing. As a young man he was the #2 amature/expert endure and TT motorcycle racer in the nation. As an adult he drove his #81 "World Famous Flying W" transfer truck and trailer. He loved riding his collection if Harley-Davidson motorcycles with a large group of friends.
He is survived by his wife Beth and his sons Tom and Tim. He also left five grandkids, Calvin, Luke, Brendan, Kay, Gracey and great granddaughter Evelyn. He also leaves his "Big Sister" Diane Cole, his nephews Duane, Dennis and Josh and his nieces Dannette and Bernadette.
Per his request there will be no services held. The first weekend of March there will be a "Celebration of Life" BBQ so that family, friends and all that knew him may attend and share all the memories he gave us. The family asks that you do not send flowers and if you'd like to contribute to the "Celebration of Life" BBQ please contact Tim.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dearest Beth, I sorry for not getting back to you any sooner. I'm having a hard time getting my head around Donalds' death. Wally and I and yourself have been thru a lot together, this is the hardest. Our thoughts prayers go out to you and all the family. Please give me a call when you feel like it as I have once again lost your phone number.

Posted by Dennis Mock - Hermiston, OR - Family Friend   January 13, 2018

May the love of God strengthen the family. John 3:16.

Posted by A friend   December 29, 2017

Please accept my sincerest condolences . May God sustain and comfort your family during this difficult time. Psalm 41:3

Posted by A friend   December 27, 2017

Dearest Beth and Family, we are so sorry and shocked to hear of Donald's passing. Please accept our heart felt condolences at this time of loss. We will definitely be there for the "celebration of life" in March. Do take care and know that we are thinking of you and sending prayers to you and your family.
Sincerely, Don and Crys.Elliott

Posted by Crystal Elliott - Folsom, CA - Friend   December 27, 2017

Please accept my condolences. Please know that the God of comfort feels your pain and sorrow. He actually provides something better to look forward to. Jeremiah 29:11 specifically tells us God wants to give us a peaceful "future and hope." He promises in the near future all the pain and sorrow you are experiencing about your loss will be gone and we will be able to enjoy perfect life with all our loved ones.

Posted by M C - Bronx, NY - neighbor   December 27, 2017

My condolences to the family. May you be comforted during this time of loss.

Posted by MP    December 27, 2017

Please accept my sincere condolences. May the God of all comfort, comfort you during this difficult time.

Posted by M M - GA   December 27, 2017

I am sorry for your loss. I hope Hosea 13:14 gives you a measure of comfort during this time.

Posted by A friend   December 27, 2017

May your memorries of the wonderful times shared with your loved one comfort you and your family today and always.Hosea 13:14

Posted by Angelina F - Conroe, TX   December 27, 2017

My sincere sympathies. Please find comfort in 'the God of all comfort' during your time of grief.

Posted by A friend   December 27, 2017

Posted by June - NY   December 27, 2017

My deepest condolences on your loss.
Losing some one you love in death is never easy, but please remember you are not alone. The peace and comfort we receive from prayer to God is insurmountable. God promises He is with those who are broken hearted. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by - neighbor   December 27, 2017

We are sad to have read about your loss. Our prayers and our hearts are with the family. God is close to the brokenhearted.

Posted by - Whittier, CA   December 27, 2017

Our condolences to the family. May God fulfill his promise of binding up the brokenhearted. Isa 61:1

Posted by A friend   December 27, 2017

Sorry for your loss. May God give you the strength and peace needed to endure this time of sorrow. Keep the memories close to your heart. Psalms 29:11

Posted by A. T.    December 27, 2017