Donna M. Mieshbuhler, 67, a longtime Raymond resident was born on September 1, 1944, in Raymond, Washington, and peacefully passed away at home, on Good Friday, April 6, 2012, with her family at her side.
She is survived by her sisters, Joann Carver of Raymond, Sandy Herbert (Bob Thorkelson) of Aberdeen; nieces, Tina Shapansky of Cosmopolis, Teresa Bloomstrom (Calvin) of Toutle, Darla Herbert of Aberdeen, Kim Howard (Jerry) of Aberdeen; nephew, Rory Hodge (Hortensia) of Raymond; great-nieces, Jennifer, Desiree, Danyelle, Johnnie, Nicole, Hailey, and Crystal; great-nephews, Jerry, Tyler, Justin, and Tyson; great-great-nephews, Talen and Logan. Her family was very important to her and she was known as “Aunt Nonnie” to family and close friends.
Her parents, John and Belle Mieshbuhler; and sisters, Dorothy “Nippy” Hodge and Sharon Mieshbuhler preceded her in death.
Donna graduated from Raymond High School in 1962 and was looking forward to her 50th class reunion this year and the Raymond School Districts 100th year celebration in June. After high school she attended Grays Harbor College and Photography School in Seattle, Wash. One of her first jobs was with Antilla and Kolcz as a photographer where she worked with many of the local schools taking photos for their yearbooks. She also worked for Weyerhaeuser in Raymond and the Rochester Nursery, Raymond Herald, Willapa Harbor Herald, Twin Harbor State Parks, and retired in 2009 after many years with The Daily World.
She was a member of the Raymond Eagles Auxiliary #1631. Donna was an avid reader, loved working outside, family get togethers, playing cards, going to casinos and was an avid sports fan especially the Mariners, Seahawks, Washington Huskies, WSU Cougars, and Gonzaga Zags.
Her greatest joy was helping others, and she never wanted any recognition. She was a good daughter, sister, aunt, and a loyal friend to many. Donna was a very private person and those that had the priviledge of knowing her loved her and she will be greatly missed.
At her request there will be no service.
Memorials may be made to the Raymond Schools Foundation, PO Box 345, Raymond, Wash. 98577.
Funeral arrangements are in care of Stoller’s Mortuary in Raymond.