Donna Cheryl Bailey, 56, passed away at her home in Odell, Ore., on Feb. 28, 2012. She was born in Spokane, Wash., to Robert Lee Weatherill and Marlys Joyce Johnson Weatherill on Oct. 8, 1955.
In 1965, Donna moved to Hood River and graduated from Hood River Valley High in 1973.
While in high school she was involved in track, volleyball and choir. Later in life, Donna found joy in gardening and her dogs. She was a very creative person and loved music, especially classic rock. Donna was an excellent cook who made the best cookies and chili.
She will be missed by her husband, Jerry Bailey, of Odell; parents Ralph and Lois Claflin, of Odell; brother David Claflin and his wife, Arlette, of Norfolk, Va.; sister Dixie Arrington and her husband, Bryon, of Parkdale; brother Ken Claflin and his wife, Vikki, of Hood River; brother Dayne Weatherill, of Hood River; 10 nieces and 13 nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Marlys Weatherill.
The family will hold a private celebration of Donna's life at a later date. Gardner Funeral Home, 1270 N. Main, White Salmon, Wash., handled arrangements.
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