Donna Mae Henry passed away Oct. 17, 2010 in Moab Utah. Donna was born Oct. 6, 1921, in Moab, to Pete Shumway and Harriet “Hattie“ Isabel Dalton. She is one of 12 children. Donna grew up and went to school in Moab.
Donna married Waye Neilson Blackham and they had two sons: Gordon and Gary. They later divorced and she married Fred Clark. Together they had three more children: Peggy, Bill, and Doug. After they divorced, Donna attended college in Redding, Calif., and graduated with a nursing degree. She moved to Fairbanks, Alaska and there met and married Glenn Henry. They remained together until his passing in 2005.
She loved the outdoors and was especially fond of playing softball. She enjoyed painting and was quite talented in art. Donna had a great love for the shopping channel QVC and purchased many hundreds of dolls, jewelry, and most anything else that was for sale. Many of the boxes she never even opened. It was enough just to have it delivered. Her grandchildren recall her favorite saying to be: “Wash your hands!” Then she would tell them gross stories that would emphasize her point.
She is preceded in death by her parents, 10 siblings, each of her husbands, and her son Gordon.
She is survived by her sons, Gary (Pattie) Clark of Salem, Ore., Bill (Pam) Clark of Albany, Ore., and Doug Clark also of Oregon; her daughter, Peggy (Dave) Jewett of Albany, Ore.; 17 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren.
A viewing will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010 at the Moab LDS Stake Center. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m., with burial at Sunset Memorial Cemetery.
Arrangements were by Kimmerle-Hefner Funeral Home.