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Donna Marie Haley-WhiteOctober 24, 1937 ~ April 24, 2017 (age 79)
HAMILTON – Donna Marie (Merrill) Haley-White, 79, long time resident of Hamilton, entered into eternal rest on Monday, April 24, 2017 at the Marcus Daly Memorial Hospice Center. She was born October 24, 1937 in St. Paul, MN.
Donna moved to Hamilton with her late husband, John in the early 1990’s. She was a lifetime member of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary and a member of several other organizations. Donna was an active volunteer at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital where she brightened so many days with her cheerful smile, colorful hats and her special candy dish. She loved the staff, along with all the volunteers and patients at Marcus Daly. Not only did she volunteer at the information desk, she also came quite often to sit with patients that were in the Hospice Center just so they would not have to be alone. Anytime day or night, Donna was happy to be there.
Donna loved her community which brought her to also be an active volunteer at the local Chamber of Commerce. Each year she looked forward to “Sprinkle Pink” and would go around the Bitterroot Valley collecting donations for the event. If there was a way she could help her community she was going to do it.
Donna passed beyond the veil in the quiet and loving company of one of her former colleagues at Marcus Daly. Her family is eternally grateful for the respect, love and care provided by the people of Marcus Daly, along with all her beloved friends and members of her Temple.
Donna was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Haley, Sr.; her husband, Harold “Gene” White and 6 children, Michael, Gregg Steven, Mark, Mary Jo, Johnny and David. She is survived by her children, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 5, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the Daly-Leach Chapel with a reception following in the funeral home’s community room. Donna will be place with her late husband, John, at the Montana State Veteran’s Cemetery in Fort Harrison, MT on their anniversary, June 2, 2017 at 2:00 pm.
As it did for Donna, the Bitterroot Valley will always hold a special place in the hearts of her survivors. Ale-ha Ha-Sholom.