Donna Jean Ockert died January 11 in Portland of complications from Influenza. She was born December 23, 1927 in Gifford, Idaho to Otto and Goldia Brammer. She graduated as valedictorian from Gifford High School in 1945. Donna continued her studies at Pacific Lutheran University and the University of Idaho. She married Clayton P. Ockert August 28, 1946. They were married until Clayton passed in 2007.
Donna spent her professional career working as an Elementary School Teacher and as a Bookkeeper/Secretary retiring June 1989 from the Lincoln County Health Department (Newport, Oregon).
Donna loved Traveling, Boating, Bicycling and Bowling. She was excellent with grammar and spelling winning several spelling bees in school. Donna will be remembered as a very gracious person and a faithful servant of the Lord.
Donna is survived by her sister Louise, daughter Cindie and son in- law Jerry; grandchildren: Kendra, Brenden, Katie and husband Michael, Alex and wife Neeka and Dylan; great grandchildren: Lila, Mary, Colton, Skyler, Alexander and Cory, along with many nieces and nephews.
A celebration for life is being held February 3, 2018, 11am at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 18865 SW Johnson Street, Aloha OR 97003.