June 27, 1939 – May 26, 2011
Donna was born June 27 th 1939 in Duluth, Minnesota and passed
away May 26, 2011 in Stayton, Oregon.
Donna survived a brain aneurysm in 2004, although the
resulting stroke was devastating and eventually led to her death
at 71. Donna
loved life, her family and friends, and games.
She also loved to be of service to others working in lounge
and banquet services for over 30 years; her last position being at
Denny’s lounge (Ryan Dr). Her
last few years were spent at Marian Estates where the staff
brightened her life and enjoyed her quick wit.
She was known for loving cats almost as much as she loved
to play dice games. At her passing, she had over 1000 cat pictures
on her walls, along with having over 100 stuffed-animal cats that
rotated throughout her room.
She is survived by her
four children and their spouses; Mickey and husband, Bryan
Petersen (Sublimity), Debbie and husband, Mike Vaughn (Sublimity),
Leah and husband, Larry King (Lockeford, CA), and Scott and wife,
Michelle Pearson (Aurora, CO); and her grandchildren (8), and
great grandchildren (7), along with five sisters in Minnesota
(Janice, Bev, Betty, Peggy & Mary and their families).
In lieu of flowers, the
family asks that donations be made to Willamette Valley Humane
Society, PO Box 13005, Salem OR 97309.
Private family services will be held.
Serving the family, North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.