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(Age 85)  

Of Potomac Falls, VA, passed away on December 24, 2012. Donetha, known to her friends as Donna, was born to the late Harry and Lee Crist on January 8, 1927 in Phoenix, AZ. She graduated from Saint Joseph's Academy in Prescott, AZ, and attended Mount Saint Mary's College in Los Angeles. She married Ralph Bullock on July 25, 1943.
She and Ralph lived in many locations during his career in the Air Force, including France, Hawaii, Japan, Virginia, Colorado and Texas. During that time, Donna was active in the Officers' Wives Club, and in her church. She also, raised three sons and participated in many civic activities. After their Air Force career, Donna and Ralph established a land development company in the Colorado Springs area. Donna was very active in the Catholic Church, working with the Air Force Academy Cadets, at Cursillo retreats and the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults. After retiring, Donna and Ralph lived at Air Force Village in San Antonio, TX, then returned to Colorado. After Ralph's death, she moved to Falcons Landing in Potomac Falls, VA. Donetha is predeceased by her husband Col. Ralph Bullock, and her three sons, Gregory, Stephen and Thomas Bullock. She is survived by her grandchildren, Eric Gregory Bullock and Laura Crist Bullock.
Services will be at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church in Potomac Falls at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 29, 2012, a reception will follow at Falcons Landing. Memorials may be donated to the Falcons Landing Benevolent Fund in lieu of flowers.

Published in The Washington Post on Dec. 27, 2012