7/10/2013 6:33:00 PM Obituary: Donna Marie Graff, 1936 - 2013
Donna Marie Graff, 1936 – 2013
Donna Marie Graff, 77, of Othello, passed away Friday, June 28, 2013, at Othello Community Hospital. Donna was born Jan. 15, 1936, in Toppenish, to William and Wilhelmina (Waymire) Connor. She attended Toppenish High School. Donna worked for Del Monte, in Toppenish, and then as an usher at the Liberty Theater, also in Toppenish. In 1952, she married Wally Graff Sr. in Ocean Side, Calif. In 1955, they moved to Adams County, settling in Othello in the early 1960s. Donna went to work for Sprouse-Reitz in Othello then for Lep-Re-Kon Food Mart, and in 1985, went to work for John Lawrence as a clerk at his Conoco service station. Donna worked for Lawrence Oil for 22 years, retiring in 2007. Donna was an energetic fan for her grand- and great-grandchildren in all their endeavors. Her favorite times were those spent with her family. Donna was preceded in death by her parents, her stepfather Louis Netzer, a granddaughter Tanya and two brothers Albert and Eddie. She is survived by her sons Jerry and Steven, of Nampa, Idaho, Wally, of Yakima, Kenny, of Goldendale, and Kelly, of Selah, a sister Peggy Dawson, of El Cahon, Calif., 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A graveside memorial service will be held at the Bess Hampton Memorial Gardens at the niche wall on Friday, July 12, at 1 p.m. To sign the guest book and to leave a note for the family, please visit stevensfuneralchapel.com. Services are under the direction of Stevens Funeral Chapel.