Shannon LaMar, Wife of LaMar’s Donuts Founder, Dies at 71

Denver, Colo. (November 14, 2012) – Shannon LaMar, wife of Ray LaMar and a driving force behind the success of LaMar’s Donuts, died at age 71 on October 27, 2012. She is survived by three sons.

Mrs. LaMar was not only the wife of the company’s founder, she was also a former employee of the famous chain. Her husband Ray passed away in 2005.

Over the years, Mrs. LaMar helped the company build a loyal clientele, beginning with the first LaMar’s Donuts shop, which was opened in 1960 in a former gas station in Kansas City, Mo. Mrs. LaMar was instrumental in helping to develop the LaMar’s Donuts franchise in 1990.

Today, 27 LaMar’s locations produce more than 17 million donuts each year. LaMar’s Donuts was recommended by Zagat’s Survey, The New Yorker and Gourmet Magazine, and was chosen as one of America’s five best donuts by AOL Cityguide in the summer of 2008.