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Donna Lee Orth


January 9, 2020

Donna Orth

Donna Orth

A celebration of life for Donna L. Orth, 83, will be Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, at the Colfax Church of the Nazarene at 2 p.m. with Pastors Don Moore and Lynn Nelson officiating.

She died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, at her home in Colfax after a short battle with cancer.

Born Oct. 29, 1936, in Everett to William P. (Ed) and Opal (Lee) Tromblay, she attended Snohomish schools and graduated with the class of 1954.

She and Richard Schaller were married Dec. 19, 1953, in Leesville, La., where he was stationed in the Army.

After Army service, the family moved to the Snohomish area before buying an apple orchard near Tonasket.

They were later divorced.

Donna married Fred Orth in 1992, and they later divorced. After living in Tonasket and Sequim she moved to Colfax to be near her daughter.

She was a member of the Christian Women's Club, Church of the Nazarene at Colfax and the Thrifty Grandmother's club.

Donna enjoyed going to thrift stores and yard sales.

Surviving are two sons, Tim Schaller, Tonasket, and Todd (Lisa) Schaller, Reno, Nev .; three daughters, Susan Tafuna, Snohomish, Carin (Ted) Jones, Tonasket, Sara (Darin) Berntgen, Oakesdale; 17 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. Also a special friend, Eugene Morris.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Cathy Wehmeyer.

Online condolences may be left at http://www.kramercares.com.


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