Donna Marie Heller, 75, of Richland, died March 2, 2005, at her home.
There will be no funeral. A family gathering will be scheduled later.
Donna Marie was born on Dec. 29, 1929, at Wamic to Milo Oliver Wood and Madge Kistner Wood. She was raised and educated at Wamic. At the age of 16 she married Ralph Heller. They had two children, Bob and Judy.
During Ralph and Donna’s married life, Ralph worked for the U.S. Forest Service on the Fort Rock Ranger District in Central Oregon.
Donna was “everyone’s mother.” She enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing cards, gardening, flowers and games. She enjoyed cooking and baking, and most especially loved spending time with her family. She moved to Richland in 2000.
Survivors include her daughter, Judy North, and her husband, Don, and son, Bob Heller, of Richland; grandchildren, John North, Crystal North, Jeff Heller and Paul Heller; great-grandchildren, Christopher, Brittny, Elena and Candice; and a great-great-granddaughter, Cassie.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Jim.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Diabetes Association through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, March 11, 2005
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor