Lois Ann Doninger (August 21, 1929 - September 8, 2012)

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Lois Ann Doninger (Ann) passed away in Port Angeles at her home on O'Brien Road on September 8, 2012.

She was born Lois Ann Stanley on August 21, 1929, in Emmett, Idaho. She spent her childhood years in Emmett and moved with her parents to Bremerton, Washington, where she graduated from South Kitsap High School.

After graduation, she worked for Northern Life Insurance Company, commuting from Bremerton to downtown Seattle on the Kalakala ferry.

She married Roy E. Doninger on February 4, 1950.

Roy and Ann lived several places while Roy worked on a traveling job with the railroad. After the railroad job in 1954, they moved to Port Angeles and bought their first home on East 10th Street, and Roy started a career with the Pacific Northwest Bell Systems. Ann worked at the Olympic National Park Visitor Center for a few years.

She was a lifetime member of Eastern Star and belonged to the Children's Orthopedic Guild. She enjoyed camping, hunting and trout fishing on the Olympic Peninsula, especially razor clam hunting on the West End beaches. She was also an avid reader, seamstress, knitter and gardener. She volunteered her time as a Camp Fire leader.

She will be greatly missed, and her warm smile and laugh will be remembered forever.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Roy E. Doninger; sister Betty Jo Granquist of Hillsboro, Oregon; daughter Debbie Barrett and son-in-law Bruce Barrett of Port Hadlock; son Jeff Doninger and daughter-in-law Gay Doninger of Port Angeles; grandchildren Joe Barrett of Port Hadlock, Peter Barrett of Sequim, Annie Barrett of Puyallup, Nicole Shmitz and husband Mike Shmitz of Port Angeles, and Becca Doninger of Port Angeles.

A memorial service honoring her life will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Drennan-Ford Funeral Home, 260 Monroe Road, Port Angeles. A reception at the Masonic Hall in Port Angeles will immediately follow the memorial service.

A special thanks to Hospice and Home Health Care.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Seattle Children's Orthopedic Hospital or Port Angeles Eastern Star Esther Chapter No. 19.
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Drennan & Ford Funeral Home and Crematory - Port Angeles
260 Monroe Rd.
Port Angeles, WA 98362
(360) 457-1210
Published in The Peninsula Daily News on Oct. 7, 2012
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