Donna Marie Moore
Donna Marie Moore passed peacefully in the presence of her family and was called into the presence of God on January 1, 2013.
Donna was born in her grandmother's farm house near Peever, South Dakota on May 16, 1927. In 1942, her mother left the Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux reservation with her four daughters and drove to Marysville, Washington to seek employment at the Seattle shipyards during World War II. Donna transitioned from a one room school house to a school of 300 students, and graduated from Marysville High School in 1945.
Following graduation, Donna attended Everett Business College and worked as an operator for General Telephone. In 1949, she married her beloved husband William (Bill) Moore and they enjoyed 48 years of family, friends, community and travel until his passing in 1997.
Donna and Bill embraced the Everett community through volunteerism and public service, developing many valued friendships over the years. Donna was actively involved in numerous volunteer efforts including helping establish St. Mary Magdalene Parish, involvement with the Providence Children's Association, Assistance League and St. Vincent de Paul.
After staying at home for several years raising three children, she worked as an administrative assistant at the Denny Youth Center for 27 years.
During their marriage Donna and Bill always put family first, but also were able to find time to travel to many places throughout the world. Whether with groups organized by the Elks, Rotary or their friends, they experienced most of Europe, areas of Africa, China and Japan.
Following retirement, Donna and Bill traveled across the US and enjoying the winter months in Mesa, Arizona.
Donna is survived by her daughter, Sandy O'Banion; sons, Greg (Kathy) Moore and Jeff (Renee) Moore; grandchildren, Carrie (Bob) Kessi, Alyssa O'Banion, Brian O'Banion, Aaron (Barry) Saunders, Stacey (Corey) Gunnerson, Bradley Moore and Alison Moore; seven great-grandchildren; and sisters, Janell Lozeau and June Tinsely.
Services at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Everett include, the Vigil of Holy Rosary, 5 p.m. on Thursday, January 10, 2013 and Funeral Mass at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, January 11 with a Reception to follow. St. Mary Magdalene Church is located at 8717 Seventh Ave. SE, Everett.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Vincent de Paul, Everett.