January 7, 2021
Donna went home to be with our heavenly Father on December 29, 2020, in Spokane, Wash.
She was born on April 1st, 1936, to Wilber and Florence Crockett in Rosalia, Wash. Donna graduated from Fairfield High School in 1954. After high school, Donna worked for Pacific NW Bell Telephone Company in Spokane in the clerical department.
In 1958 she married Wayne Kjack and they recently celebrated 62 years of marriage. Donna and Wayne lived most of their married life in the Plaza and Rosalia areas, where Wayne farmed. Donna was a homemaker until her children went off to college and then she began working part time in Rosalia. First at Al’s True Value Hardware and then later at McCabe’s Grocery Store.
In 1998 Wayne and Donna moved to their home on Paradise Rd. Donna absolutely loved their home and enjoyed decorating every inch of it, especially at Christmas. She also enjoyed her outdoor flowers. Roses were her favorite. Donna worked for Northern Quest Resort and Casino in the early 2000’s in the gift shop, making numerous friends. Wayne and Donna enjoyed traveling with dear friends and created many wonderful memories. Donna’s greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved each one of them dearly.
Donna is preceded in death by her parents Wilber and Florence Crockett; sisters, Marjorie Teall and Dolores Lindhag and brother Edward Crockett. Donna is survived by her husband Wayne, of Spokane; daughter Karla (Jeff) Stehr, Plaza; son Kal (Kay) Kjack, Fairfield; sister Dorothy Bothman, Spokane; grandchildren, Brian (Casey) Jeske, Spangle, Nathan (Samm) Stehr, Spokane Valley, Janell (Chris) Gilmer, Fairfield, Caitlin (Jason) Jeske/Teske, Ritzville, Heather (Jacob) Lauderdale, Post Falls. Eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
There will be a family graveside service Monday January 11, 2020, at 1 p.m. at the Pine City Cemetery in Pine City, Wash. Memorials can be made in Donna’s name to the Shriners Hospital for Children or charity of one’s choice.
Heritage Funeral Home, Spokane Wash., in charge of arrangements.