Sublimity – Kathleen Ruth Donohue
passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 25th
with family by her side.
Kathleen was born on October 2, 1944 to
Carl and Bertha Schiewek in Minot, North Dakota. She and her
twin brother, Kenneth Schiewek, were the youngest of 9
children. Kathy graduated from Stayton High School and then
attended beauty school in Napa, CA. She married Thomas Edward
Donohue on 12/26/1965. Together, they started a family and
eventually moved to Lyons, Oregon in 1968, where they lived
and raised their 3 children. Kathy was preceded in death by
her husband, Thomas. She is survived by her children, Melanie
(Donohue) and Rich Gallagher, Troy and Theresa (Stavang)
Donohue, and Todd and Jackie (Osborne) Donohue. Grandchildren,
Mikeala Donohue, Troy Donohue, Sheree’ Donohue, Logan Moore,
and Ian Moore.
Kathy worked for over 30 years at Norpac
Foods, in Stayton Oregon until retirement. Upon her
retirement, she and her husband Tom purchased a 5th wheel trailer and enjoyed being campground hosts and
caretakers at Trout Creek Campground on South Santiam River.
They enjoyed their time there, often visited by their children
and grandchildren who would occasionally spend time camping
Kathy enjoyed many hobbies, which
included crocheting, camping, scrap-booking and jig-saw
puzzles. She was also a voracious card player who was known to
cheat “a time or two” in good humor! Kathy was a member of
Mill City Eagles Lodge and she hosted Christmas cookie
exchange parties for her friends and family after her
retirement which were enjoyed by all.
Kathy lived the last several years as a
resident of Marian Estates, where she was known as the Puzzle
Lady. If she wasn’t in her room, you could always find her
in the recreation room working on another beautiful puzzle or
crafting place mats for other residents. She was also known
for her sense of humor and would banter back and forth with
the workers and residents at Marian Estates, making
everyone’s day a little brighter. She was loved by so many
and has left lasting fond memories to all who knew her.
A Celebration of Life will be
Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 2:00 pm at St. Patrick's Hall
in Lyons. Serving the family, North Santiam
Funeral Services, Stayton.