Donna Ross, of Los Osos, died Thursday, Aug. 30 at her home. She was 58.
Donna was born June 20, 1955 in Gibsonia, Pa. to Oscar and Elanor Sahli. She attended Pine-Richard High School in Gibsonia. In 1985 she married Dennis and together they had one child, Meagan. Dennis passed away Dec. 19, 2001.
Donna worked as the finance manager at the Mammoth Community Water District from Oct. 18, 1985 until Feb. 12, 2010, at which point she moved back to Pennsylvania to be with her mother. She stayed in Pennsylvania for one year until her daughter’s senior year of high school, then returned so her daughter could graduate with her class.
After the graduation, Donna made the move to Los Osos to be near the beach, her favorite place.
A unique soul, Donna was very intelligent, funny and enjoyed being around those she loved. Donna would always be there for anyone, she had an enormous spot in her heart for people. She will be greatly missed.
Donna is survived by her daughter, Meagan of Mammoth Lakes; sister-in-law and best friend, Cheryl Day of Arroyo Grande; mother, Eleanor Jane Sahli, sister, Dianne Sondej; and brother, Bruce Sahli, all of Pennsylvania, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service for family and friends will be held from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 at Mill Creek Station in Bishop.
In lieu of flowers, cards and donations are asked to be sent in her daughter’s name, Megan Ross, P.O Box 7992, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546.