Malinda J. Donaldson

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  • "I am going to miss you aunt Jane. Love you."
    - Charles Burchett
  • "What a beautiful woman of God. Heaven is a little brighter..."
    - Marc & Donna
  • "I'm going to miss you Granny. I know that you're in a..."
    - John Sawicki
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Malinda Jane Donaldson, 92, of Manchester, died Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at Longview Nursing Home.

Born March 25, 1920, in Jonesville, Lee County, Va., she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Mary Margaret Ingle Fortner. She was the wife of James Donaldson, who died in 2002.

She had worked for Joseph Bank Clothiers. She enjoyed spending time at the senior center, making ceramics and flower and vegetable gardening. She was a member of Hilltop Assembly of God.

She was the last of her immediate family.

Surviving are children and spouses Mary Osborne Sawicki, of Woodbridge, Va., Betty Osborne Kraft and Timothy Kraft, of Manchester, and Billie Osborne Phillips and Frank Phillips, of Upperco; daughters-in-law Carol Osborne, of Upperco and Carol Sue Osborne, of Westminster; 15 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by children Thomas and Donald Osborne and Christine Osborne Yarger; and sons-in-law James Sawicki and Roger Yarger.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Pritts Funeral Home & Chapel, 412 Washington Road, Westminster.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Brian Smith of Hilltop Assembly of God officiating. Interment will follow in Sandy Mount Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Hilltop Assembly of God, 30 North Cranberry Road, Westminster, MD 21157.

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Published in Carroll County Times on June 21, 2012
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