Donna Spitler White passed away Thursday, July 23, 2015 at a local hospital surrounded by family, friends and the wonderful, giving and caring staff at MCMC. Donna was a lifelong resident of The Dalles. Donna and her brother Bill grew up on Mill Creek Rd., and attended the small one room grade school, grades 1-8, then on to The Dalles High. Donna cherished her two daughters, brother and so loved her grandchildren.
Donna was very fortunate in later years to meet and marry her best friend and love of her life, John White. Donna and John met in the most unique way, via Ruralite magazine. John lived in Loyalton, Calif., Donna in The Dalles. After many conversations and visits they married June 20, 2004. A private memorial service was held at Mill Creek Grade School for family and friends Sunday, July 26, 2015.
Donna is survived by her husband John White, brother Bill Spitler, two daughters: Darlene Gibson, Beaverton, Ore., Diane Fredericksen, The Dalles, Ore., four grandchildren: Lisa Shallcross, Tina Neal, Donnie White, Jeff Bowman, as well as twelve great grandchildren and one niece, Kathy Tucker.
Donna was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and was a wonderful person loved by all who were blessed to have the privilege of knowing her.
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