Donna Jean Westby

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  • "She was my friend she was my teacher and she was my mama..."
    - CJ Pearson
  • "Donna I am so honored to have know you. Heaven is blessed..."
    - Paula Hatton
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    - Paula Hatton
  • "Donna, After the sadness and grief, we will always remember..."
    - Nathan Mizrahi
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October 5,1944 ~ January 4, 2013

Donna passed away at OHSU surrounded by those who loved her. She had been battling cancer for the last year. She was very strong and optimistic about treatment and bravely accepted what was put in her path. Donna was retired from sales at Wickes Home Furnishings. She had worked in sales her entire life, starting at Skyline Sports, Dick Hannah Auto, and Wickes. She enjoyed meeting new people and being a part of their lives by helping them choose just the right furniture for their needs. She had an eye for decorating as well as fashion. Nordstrom was her favorite place to shop. When not working, she loved taking care of her yard and visiting with her neighbors. She was the "Matriarch" of the neighborhood, having lived in the same place for 43 years! She enjoyed San Francisco and Irish coffees.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Bob Knowling; sisters, Ruth Knowling and Mary Knowling Buckley.
She is survived by her son, Brett Westby; and daughter, Casey Westby; grandchildren, Michael and Alicia Stevens. She is also survived by her sister, Cora Knowling Brown; and many loving nieces and nephews.
There will be a celebration of her life on Feb. 2, 2013 from 2-4p.m. at her favorite pizza place...Benny's Rod n Custom at 4219 NE St. Johns Rd., Vancouver, WA 98661.
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Published in The Columbian on Jan. 20, 2013