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Eichele, Donna Jeanne

Courtesy photo/Sierra SunDonna Jeanne Eichele

Surrounded by family at her bedside, Donna Jeanne Eichele left this earthly kingdom to enter eternal peace with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Oct. 30, 2007.

Donna was born on Jan. 8, 1943, in Hartford, Conn. to Melvin and Dorothy Doerr. In 1947 her family moved to Wichita, Kansas and in 1953 moved again to Southern California. As an adult, Donna lived in Boulder Creek, Grass Valley and Truckee, then became a resident of Lincoln City, Ore. before returning to Truckee in 2006.

Donna loved the outdoors and often would take her family camping which usually included fishing too. Donna was also a very talented artist, using oils, pen and ink or water colors as a medium. Fortunately she passed this wonderful gift on to her granddaughter, Ashley. She will always be remembered for her great sense of humor. This was captured so well in her letters to friends and family. While Donna will be dearly missed, we will cherish her paintings and writings she left behind for our pleasure.

Donna left behind her devoted spouse, Art Eichele; her daughter Diana Williams of Truckee and her husband Joel, her granddaughter Ashley Williams; her son, Kevin McCarthy of Orangevale and his daughter, Mariah; her sister Elaine Leabman of Cherry Valley Calif.; her brother Bryan Doerr of Chico and her dog Sugie.

A memorial service will be held on Nov. 10, at 1 p.m. at Truckee Christian Church, 11556 Brockway Road, Truckee.

Condolences may be e-mailed to truckeetahahoemortuary@msn.com

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