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19 Rock Island Rd
East Wenatchee, WA 98802
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Donna Sherrell

Donna Mae Sherrell (Falkenburg)

Wednesday, August 1st, 1934 - Friday, October 11th, 2019
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Donna Mae Sherrell
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.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 | 3:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 3:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Heritage Memorial Chapel
    Address
    19 Rock Island Road
    EAST WENATCHEE, WA 98802
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    Visitation will be from 3:00 - 8:00 pm on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at Heritage Memorial Chapel, located 19 Rock Island Road, East Wenatchee. You are invited to visit her tribute online to share a condolence or leave a memory for the family.
  • Service

    Thursday, October 17th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Thursday, October 17th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Spirit Life Center
    Address
    210 Benton Street
    LEAVENWORTH, WA
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    A Service of Commemoration will be held on Thursday, October 17, 2019 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 at the church.
    Officiant
    Pastor Russell Esparza
  • Interment

    Location
    Evergreen Memorial Park and Mausoleum
    Address
    1301 10th St. N. E.
    EAST WENATCHEE, WA 98802
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    A private entombment will be held at Evergreen Memorial Park Mausoleum in East Wenatchee, WA.
  • Reception

    Location
    Spirit Life Center
    Address
    210 Benton Street
    LEAVENWORTH, WA
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    Following the service, friends and family are invited to join for a continued time of sharing with a reception at the church.

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  • American Legion Auxiliary

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My father, Arnie Stennes, worked with Elby Collins at Alcoa in the fifies and that is when I met Donna. I remember many great times with the two of them. She called me little Sandy Stennes throughout my adult life! I have fond memories of Donna. May she rest in peace. Sandy Stennes Weaver
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