Donna Mae Sherrell
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August 1, 1934 - October 11, 2019
Donna Mae Sherrell, 85, a longtime East Wenatchee resident, passed away on Friday, October 11, 2019 at Central Washington Hospital.
She was born on August 1, 1934 at Waumande, Wisconsin to the late Alvin and Helen (Moser) Falkenberg. She was raised on the family farm prior to the family moving to Chelan when she was five years old. She received her schooling in Chelan and graduated with honors from the Chelan High School, with the class of 1952. She married a fellow classmate, Elby Collins and while he was away serving in the Army, she attended the University of Washington, studying Radiology. Upon his return from the service, they made their home in East Wenatchee.
In 1966, she was married to James Lynn Sherrell. They made their home together in East Wenatchee. Donna went to work with her husband at Midland Trucking Company, where she was the Treasurer. She was preceded in death by her husband, James L. Sherrell on March 6, 2012. She continued working at Midland Trucking until 2016.
Donna was a member of the Spirit Life Center Church in Leavenworth, was a longtime member of the American Legion, Post 10, Auxiliary and a former member of the Kiwanis Club. She was actively involved at the American Legion in the Kitchen Band and Drill Team. She famous for her award-winning jams, liked fishing and going crabbing. In earlier times she was an accomplished Water Skier. She was known as the best Mom in the crowd at her son’s baseball games.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Stacey & Duffy Dukette, and a son and daughter-in-law, James A. “Jimmy” & Paula Sherrell all of East Wenatchee; one brother and sister-in-law, Jerry & Marlene Falkenberg, Yuma, AZ; five grandchildren, Brooklyn Stevens, East Wenatchee, Jade Romero, Ellensburg, Brynn Sherrell, Spokane, Nate Sherrell, East Wenatchee, Cameron Duoos, Walla Walla and three great grandchildren. Ethan and Amaya Borden both of Libby, MT and Kai Romero, Ellensburg. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, James L. Sherrell, a sister, Marlene Post and a son, Troy Collins.
A Service of Commemoration will be held on Thursday, October 17th at 11:00 a.m. at the Spirit Life Center Church, 210 Benton Street, Leavenworth, Washington, with Pastor Russell Esparza officiating. The service will conclude with a reception in the church and then private Entombment in the Evergreen Memorial Park Mausoleum. Visitation will be at Heritage Memorial Chapel, 19 Rock Island Road, East Wenatchee on Wednesday, October 16th from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. You are invited to visit her tribute online to share a condolence or leave a memory for the family. Arrangements are in the care of Heritage Memorial Chapel, East Wenatchee.