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Donna Jo Martin

July 23, 2012

 

Donna Jo Martin

1943-2012

 

Donna Jo Martin passed away July 15, 2012 after an extended illness. She was born Oct. 24, 1943 in Helena, Mont. to Elmer Olaf and Mary Josephine Olsen.

She is survived by brothers Roy (wife, Bev) Olsen of Greybull, Wyo., Gary (wife, Lois) of Townsend, Mont. and Bill (wife, Wanda) of Fort Collins, Colo.; sisters, Annette Lee Swisher of St. Anthony, Ida. and Mary Ann (husband, Gordon) of Townsend, Mont.; children, LaRena Wilson and partner Mark Pachol of Ridgecrest, Andrew (wife, Lacey) of Aloha, Ore., Terri Geffert of Clarksville, Tenn., Jennifer (husband, Vance) Johnston of Bishop, Tammy Holt and partner Mike Hoodman of Bishop and Paula Martin of Clarksville, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Donna moved to Bishop in 1985 with husband Eugene and daughters Tammy and Paula. Donna and Eugene managed Paradise Cabins when they first moved here for several years. When Eugene went to work for Union Carbide, Donna worked at the Mill Creek Store for the Youngs until they sold the store. Donna moved to Ridgecrest after Eugene passed away in 2005 and opened her own cleaning business with daughter LaRena and ran the business until 2011 when she became ill.

Donna was a very loving and devoted mother and grandmother and she will be missed by all.

A “Celebration of Life” will be held Saturday, Aug. 11 at 3 p.m. at the home of Vance and Jennifer Johnston, 173 Sierra Grande, Bishop.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pioneer Home Health Care or your favorite charity.

 

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