Donna Maxine Blackwell, 94, of Long Creek, Oregon, passed away on April 3, 2018, at Blue Mountain Care Center in Prairie City, Oregon
She was born on October 14, 1923, to Gilman and Dalla Shaw in Long Creek, Oregon. Donna went to school and graduated from Long Creek High School and during that time was Princes on the Grant County Fair and Rodeo Court. Donna then attended one year of college in Walla Walla, Washington.
On April 3, 1943, she married Harvey Blackwell of Long Creek and was married for 54 years. They lived in Long Creek and raised cattle on their ranch for many years.
Donna was a homemaker and also in her early years worked as a cook at the local café and then was a cafeteria cook for the Long Creek School for 26 years before retiring. She was known for her homemade maple bars, doughnuts and cinnamon rolls she served to the students.
She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, fishing, camping, and cooking for family gatherings. She also enjoyed playing the piano in the family band in the earlier years. She sang for many weddings and funerals through the years.
She had a love for dogs and her last companion for several years was a little white dog named Fred.
She is survived by her children, Gail and husband Tabeau Piquest of Winnemucca, Nevada, Harvey and wife Nicky Blackwell of Long Creek, Oregon and Sherri and husband Mike Hueckman of Long Creek, Oregon. She is also survived by 6 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren of which 2 sets are twins.
She was preceded in death by her sister Baby Shaw, her parents and her husband.
Donations may be made to:
Long Creek Ambulance Fund
241 S. Canyon Blvd, John Day OR 97845