Female bodybuilder Dona Oliveira passes away.
Another athlete has left us at a very young age.
Female bodybuilder Dona Oliveira has passed away at the age of 58.
The news about her death was revealed by Lonnie Teper via his Facebook page.
Dona is a former NPC and IFBB champion.
The cause of her death is not known.
These are the words of Lonnie Teper:
Always nice to hear from Steve Wennerstrom, but this time the news wasn’t good. Steve, who recently became a member of the International Society of Olympia Historians, informed me former great bodybuilder Dona Oliveira had passed away last Friday, December 7, at the age of 58. Steve said there are no further details of the cause of death at this time.
Besides being a terrific competitor–NPC USA champion, IFBB World Games champion, IFBB Women’s Pro World champion–Dona was an even better person.
She worked as a RN, and we would talk about various health topics often. Dona was the very first person to hire me to emcee an NPC contest…the Holland Classic in Holland, Michigan, in July 1988. She promoted the contest along with her husband at the time, Bob Lamb.
She retired inn 1990, but gave it another try –this time in Figure–in 2007. Not doing as well as she had hoped, Dona hung up the competition suit for good.
The last time I talked to her, she seemed full of life….I think she had remarried, or at least had a long time steady and lived in or around the Boston area. She was born in North Dartmouth, MA.
In any case, I hope to find out more information soon, but right nowI have to head out to East LA College to give a two-hour final exam.
Until then, Dona Oliveira, R.I.P.
Our condolences go out to Dona Oliveira’s family and friends.