Sylvia M. Ordway Donner, 71, formerly of Havre, Mont., passed away, July 7, 2011, in her home from lung cancer.
She was born in Havre, on July 28, 1939, to Ed and Eileen Ordway. She married Alvin Donner on Jan. 21, 1956. They made their home in Havre until March 2011, then they moved to Milwaukie, Ore.
Sylvia was a caring, kind and loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Her sense of humor and smile would always make anyone laugh and smile too. She was a BSA leader for several years and volunteered at Northern Montana Hospital. She was a caregiver and friend to many.
Sylvia is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Raymond Ordway; and son, Steven Donner.
Sylvia is survived by her husband, Alvin of Milwaukie, Ore.; sons, James (Sue) Donner of Glendale, Ore., Douglas (Gail) Donner of Delavon, Wis., Duane Donner of Milwaukie, Ore., Byron Donner of Milwaukie, Ore.; a daughter, Teresa (Darryl) Greeno of Forest Grove, Ore.; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and sister, Janice Roberts.
Memorial may be made to Odyssey Hospice, 8625 SW Cascade Ave., S-500, Beaverton, OR 97008, or to the charity of one’s choice.
Memorial Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, Aug. 2, at noon at St John's the Apostle Catholic Church in Oregon City. Committal will follow at the Mountain Vie