Donna Ruth Smith joined her heavenly family on Jan. 25, 2009. Donna was the blessed baby girl of Oscar and Theresa Swensen. Born in Butte on Oct. 27, 1939, she joined an older brother, Bob.
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Donna received her schooling in Bozeman and went to the College of Cosmetology.
In 1954 she married Richard F. Smith. They were later divorced, but two sons came from that union, Mike in 1955 and Jimmy in '56. The boys were the pride and joy of her life. Donna was known as "Mom" to everyone she met and she would do anything for anyone who walked through her door.
Donna is survived by her son, Jimmy and wife, Bonnie LaFranboise; grandchildren, Justin (Katie) Smith and great-grandson Kyan, and Nicole (Travis) Mason and great-grandchildren, Isaiah and Isabella. Donna is also survived by her daughter-in-law, Carolann Smith and grandchildren, Mike and Jimmy; and her brother, Robert (Janet) Swensen.
Donna was preceded in death by her parents, and son, Mike.
Special thanks to Gary Griffith for all his compassion and caring for our mom, and to the Belgrade police department and Chaplain Hiebert.
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Jan. 30, 2009