Donna Mae Jensen
Cornwell Wilsonville Funeral Chapel and Cremation
29222 SW Town Ctr. Loop E
Wilsonville, OR

May 7, 1938 ~ September 4, 2017
"Donna was a world traveler, a philanthropist,
a business owner and entrepreneur, and,
above all else, a loving and devoted mother."

Donna Jensen, 79, a resident of Wilsonville, OR, passed away while surrounded by family on Mon., Sept. 4th. She was born on May 7, 1938 in Vancouver, WA to William and Janet Wineberg, the youngest of three daughters. She graduated from Evergreen High School in Vancouver in 1956. She attended Clark College and later the University of Arizona, where she was a member of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority.
She operated Portland Meadows Race Track and Golf Course for a number of years, during which she played a key part in the horse racing industry.
Donna was an avid contributor to Oregon 4-H and was recognized by the Yamhill and Clackamas counties for her contributions. Other charities she supported include The Salvation Army, Camp Fire, Girl Scouts, and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
She will be remembered by many friends and her family for her outgoing personality and generous nature.
Donna is survived by her two sons, Eric Jensen and John Jensen Jr.; her grandchildren, John III and Jesse; her sister, Ellen Leigh; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Jensen; son, Steven Jensen; sister, Sella Hatfield; and her parents.
A service is scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Sat., Sept. 16, at Cornwell Funeral Chapel in Wilsonville, with a reception to follow at Holiday Inn in Wilsonville. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Donna's life and memory.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like any donations to be given to either the Oregon 4-H Foundation or the American Diabetes Association.
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Published by The Columbian on Sep. 10, 2017.
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Donna was a real sweet lady who cared about others she had a very big heart. I miss her deeply.
Daryl Kluth
Family Friend
April 1, 2019
I will regret loosing touch. I have not and will not ever forget your warm heart, infectious smile, and friendship. My heart it truly broken!! The world lost a light of Joy. Loved and Missed!!
Shawn Schoonover/Strine
February 17, 2018
Dear John, Eric and Family, It has been a pleasure working with Donna for a number of years. She was a very pleasant lady with a positive attitude. She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Cherie Studer
September 15, 2017
May God sustain you in this time of such great loss.
A. M.
September 15, 2017
A very special lady, she will be mised.
I loved her stories about her early years at the beach with her family-she loved it here.
Dick Reiners Sue Rogers
September 14, 2017
Sue AllenRogers
September 14, 2017
Although we can't be with you while you remember your loved one, you're in our thoughts from afar.
Annie Horne
September 14, 2017
So very sorry for your loss. I wish we had stayed in touch better.
Maxine Makinster-Brissett
September 12, 2017
Eric, John and family,
I am very sorry for your loss. Aunt Donna was a wonderful, compassionate woman, full of strength and kindness, greatly loved by so many. She will be truly missed in this world and so welcomed in her new one.
Rest in forever peace Aunt Donna.
Your niece,
Teri Heroux (Wick)
September 11, 2017
John, Eric and Family. I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed talking with Donna and helping her when I worked at a CPA firm. She was always very pleasant, funny and kind. We shared many laughs during our discussions together. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Gayla Alverson
September 11, 2017
Peace Aunt Donna. We all miss you so much.
Jan Hatfield
September 10, 2017
Eric and family, So sorry about your mother, I know you will miss her so much. Mike and I didn't know her well but she was always so nice to us when we saw her at the track and always talked to us and would make me laugh at times in the paddock. Such a sweet lady. RIP Donna.
Carolyn Kartheu
September 10, 2017
Aunt Donna,
May you Rest In Peace and rise in glory to choirs of angels sweetly singing.
You are missed.
Suzie Hatfield
September 9, 2017
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