Donna Jean Kelly

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  • "We love the KellYs ( ESPECIALLY Bill) oUR HEARTs GO OUT..."
  • "My sympathies for your loss. May you find comfort in this..."
  • "Have known this family for may years. Always a model for..."
    - Monica Scheerer
  • "I worked with Donna at Clark College and we enjoyed dinners..."
  • "Our prayers are with the Schaplow and Kelly families. Greg..."
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April 4, 1945 ~ April 3, 2017

Donna Schaplow Kelly passed away peacefully at home on April 3, 2017. Born in Vancouver, Washington on April 4, 1945, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Samuel E. Kelly. She is survived by her loving family: Heather Blackthorn of Vancouver, Washington; and grandchildren, Cecelia and Malcolm, Sam Kelly, Jr. of Seattle, Washington, William Kelly, Brenda Kelly, Sharon Kelly-North, and grandson, Madison North. She is also survived by her brothers, Gary Schaplow and Don Schaplow.
Throughout her entire life and career, Donna was a known ally for educational and equal rights. Her grace, optimism, and spirit influenced everyone who knew her both personally and professionally. In her life's work, she strived to make the world a more peaceful place, and truly believed in the inherent good of people.
In lieu of flowers, Donna requested that donations be made to the Dr. Samuel E. Kelly Scholarship Fund through the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity at the University of Washington, or the Washougal High School Scholarship Fund in Washougal, Washington.
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Published in The Columbian on Apr. 9, 2017