Obituaries for February 22, 2013

By Observer Upload February 22, 2013 10:10 am


Donna May Stitzel Simpson




Donna May Stitzel Simpson, 57, of Union, died at St. Alphonsus Hospital in Boise, Idaho, Feb. 15. Celebration of Life services will be at the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Cove at 2 p.m. Sunday. A potluck dinner will follow the services. Those planning to attend the potluck should call Raychelle at 541-786-3174.

Donna was born March 1, 1955, in Baker City to Eugene and Jean (Miller) Stitzel. She grew up in Cove and graduated from Cove High School. She played volleyball in high school and was in the drama class.

Donna married David Wayne Simpson. She enjoyed playing pinochle and watching her favorite soap opera. She loved playing the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes. Dancing was her favorite hobby, and she showered her grandchild, Melinda, with lots of love.

She is survived by her husband, David of Union; six children, Dana Marie, David Wayne, Robert Lee and Cathleen Elizabeth of Washington and Yvonne and Tommy of Oregon; one grandchild; a sister, Judy Snyder; and a brother, Bart Hall.

Memorial contributions to help with funeral expenses may be sent to Loveland Funeral Chapel, 1508 Fourth St., La Grande OR 97850. Online condolences to the family may be made at