June 13, 1943 - November 28, 2021
Donna Lee Olson
June 13, 1943 – November 28, 2021
Donna, 78, of Portland Oregon, passed away from complications related to COPD and COVID on November 28, 2021. She passed peacefully, surrounded by her loving family.
Donna was born in Portland on June 13, 1943. She resided in Portland and spent her life raising her 8 children. Donna was a strong woman, who held fast to her beliefs and fiercely defended the ones she loved. She was kind and thoughtful, and those who were blessed to know her love, will not forget the impact she made in their lives.
Donna and the love of her life, Richard lived happily together for 25 years until his passing in 1997.
Donna worked as a waitress more than 35 years, but she will be remembered most for the compassionate and loving mother, wife, sister, grandmother, and friend that she was. She enjoyed picnics, camping, traveling, celebrating with her family and friends, being near the ocean, and beating her siblings at Pinochle.
Donna is survived by her two sisters, Lorie Mallard and Charlotte Melbourne, one brother Donald Peterson, her eight children; Kathy Stark, Shena Eckhart, Sheri Carey, Donald Lambson, Kimberly Lambson, Steven Lambson, David Olson, Robert Olson, her 12 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren and many more extended family and friends.
Donna was predeceased by her parents; Donald and Betty Louise Stark, her husband Richard Olson, as well as her sisters Pam Burleson, Sharon Sheppard, her brothers Larry James Stark, Ralph Stark, and one great grandchild, Kaleb Morsette.
Donna has been cremated at Omega Funeral & Cremation Service. A private celebration to honor her life has been planned at a later date. Her ashes will be joined with the love of her life, her husband whom she has been patiently waiting to reunite with, for 24 years. Together they will join her parents, where they will rest peacefully.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation: 28 West 44th Street, Suite 609, New York, NY 10036.
The family of Donna wishes to thank the Doctors and Nurses at the Portland Adventist COVID Ward for providing impeccable service and a caring, supportive staff.