Grenell, Donna Mae

Grenell, Donna Mae

Female 1924 - 2010  (86 years)

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  • Name Grenell, Donna Mae  [1
    Nickname Donnie 
    Born 10 Feb 1924  Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Military 1944  [1
    Enlisted US Navy 
    Military 1946  [1
    Discharged US Navy 
    Residence 30 Mar 2010  Maple Valley, King County, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 30 Mar 2010  King County, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Buried Tahoma National Cemetery, Kent, King County, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I60511  Sackett | Descendants of Thomas Sacket the Elder, Descendants of Simon Sackett the Colonist
    Last Modified 28 Sep 2020 

    Father Grenell, Chauncey E.,   d. Unknown 
    Mother Armstrong, Clara,   b. Nov 1898, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown 
    Children 2 children 
     1. Grenell, William Armstrong,   b. 22 Mar 1920, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1993  (Age 73 years)
    +2. Grenell, Donna Mae,   b. 10 Feb 1924, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 2010, King County, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     
    Family ID F24561  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Peterson, Delton Orville,   b. 15 Dec 1917,   d. 18 Oct 1954, Seattle, King County, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Married 28 Jun 1947  Seattle, King County, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Children 
     1. Living
    Last Modified 28 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F24564  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Robertson, Dale Foster,   d. 1995 
    Married 8 Jul 1973  King County, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
    Last Modified 28 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F24565  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Feb 1924 - Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Jun 1947 - Seattle, King County, Washington, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Jul 1973 - King County, Washington, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 30 Mar 2010 - Maple Valley, King County, Washington, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Mar 2010 - King County, Washington, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Tahoma National Cemetery, Kent, King County, Washington, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S2367] Wayback Machine (Reliability: 3), 27 Sep 2020.
      https://web.archive.org/web/20100923044627/http://funerals.coop/obits.cfm?aId=2BBF1BC6-C29B-57E0-8F33D36708707AB7

      Obituaries
      Donna M. Robertson

      Donna M. Robertson was born on February 10, 1924 to Chauncey and Clara Grenelle in Minneapolis, MN. In 1936, Donnie, her two brothers, and her mother moved to Yakima, WA after her father's death at the young age of 36. Donnie graduated from Yakima High School in 1942, and then the family moved to Seattle. Donnie worked at Boeing until she enlisted in the Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service)in 1944 -1946. She moved back to Seattle, married Delton Peterson in 1947 and gave birth to her daughter in 1948. Delton died in a car accident in 1954.
      Donnie worked for the United States Postal Service beginning in 1951 and retired from its real estate division in 1979. She married Dale(Frosty) Foster Robertson, her best friend and love of her life, in 1973. Work transferred them to Portland until 1976 and then back to Seattle. They moved to Maple Valley in 1977 where they would share happy years together dancing to Marty Robbins and later raising granddaughter Michelle . Frosty died in 1995, and Donnie missed him every day since.
      In her earlier years, Donnie loved to garden, crochet, play the organ, and read. She even took flight lessons but chose not to get her pilot's license as she was "directionally challenged". During her later years, she enjoyed laughing and playing cards with her friends at the Maple Valley Community Center. Her passion throughout her life was to send greeting cards for all occasions to family members, friends and their children. She had a gift for making others feel special and remembered.
      Donnie will be remembered for her generous heart and loving spirit. She was a best friend to many people, and she was a rock of strength for her family. She passed away on March 30, 2010. Those who are greatly missing her include daughter Barbara Peterson; step daughters Lorna(Tim)Campbell, Jamie(Garry)Wohlgemuth, and Janis Robertson; grandchildren Michelle Robertson, Jenelle Nazario, Jason(Miriam)Nazario, Danny and Robbie Campbell; great grandchildren Jason II, Treasure, Charisma, Jaylon, Zachariah and Ximon Nazario and Marcus Dukes.
      A celebration of her life will be held on Wednesday, April 28th at 10:30 am at the Maple Valley Community Center. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Greater Maple Valley Community Center (GMVCC memo: senior programs) or any charity of your choice.

      Copyright 2007 People's Memorial Funeral Cooperative, owned by the members of the People's Memorial Association

      Researched by Ted Smith

    2. [S958] Legacy, (Legacy.com) (Reliability: 3), 27 Sep 2020.
      Donna M. ROBERTSON Of Maple Valley, passed away March 30, 2010 surrounded by her family. Her generous heart and peaceful spirit were blessings to all who knew and loved her. A celebration of her life will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at the Greater Maple Valley Community Center. Please visit obituaries at www.funerals.coop for more information on Donnie's life.

      To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
      Published in The Seattle Times on Apr. 25, 2010.

      Researched by Ted Smith

    3. [S2280] Washington, Death Index, 1940-2017, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 27 Sep 2020.
      Name: Donna M Robertson
      Gender: Female
      Age: 86
      Birth Year: abt 1924
      Residence Place: King, Washington, USA
      Death Date: 30 Mar 2010
      Death Place: King, Washington

      Researched by Ted Smith

    4. [S1517] Washington, Marriage Records, 1854-2013, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 27 Sep 2020.
      Name: Delton O Peterson
      Marriage Date: 28 Jun 1947
      Marriage Place: Seattle, King, Washington, USA
      Spouse: Dona Mae Grenell

      Researched by Ted Smith

    5. [S2247] Washington, Marriage Index, 1969-2017, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 27 Sep 2020.
      Name: Donna M Peterson
      Maiden Name: Grenell
      Marriage Date: 8 Jul 1973
      Marriage Place: King, Washington, USA
      Marriage License Place: King, Washington, USA
      Spouse: Dale F Robertson

      Researched by Ted Smith


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